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Questions tagged [cessna-182]

The Cessna 182 Skylane is a four-seat light aircraft

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Cessna 182 with canards?

I want to see if anyone knows what the heck is going on here. I was doing a flight out in Palo Alto California recently, and during the run up this Cessna 182 pulled in next to us. It appears to ...
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Do small aircraft have sockets for passenger headsets?

I am currently training for my PPL. in the Cessna 182s we use I've only ever noticed two sets of ports for the headsets. If there were additional passengers in the back seats, how would they ...
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What operations during preflight and pre-takeoff engine run-up cause a change in engine rpm?

In a Cessna 182, during certain preflight check procedures with the engine running, RPM drops. What are these procedures and why does rpm change?
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At what age does a regularly maintained airframe most commonly start needing frequent repairs?

I am looking to buy a Cessna 182. I am trying to work out the sweet spot between age and price. I am looking for a plane that will be really reliable. I am looking to spend several months flying ...
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Why is ditching speed higher than stalling speed?

I was looking for a checklist for the Cessna 182 and I stumbled upon this one. When I looked at the speed-table, I found an interesting entry. It says "Ditching" with a speed of 65 KIAS: Everything I ...
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What is the history of this specific Cessna propeller (s/n F2430)?

Hoping someone can help... I'm looking to get some information about a Cessna plane propeller my Fiancé recently bought. It's his birthday coming up and it would be great to have any sort of history, ...
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Why is white light more visible than red and green on this Cessna model on a sunny day?

Source: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/hNgu1vypV3g/hqdefault.jpg VS Why is the white Landing light more visible on a fine sunny day and not the other two? I would have assumed the Red one to be most visible ...
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How can I legally organise a high school football game flyover in Delta airspace?

If a high school had given permission for a low pass over a football game, would the controllers also give permission? The school is about 3-4 miles away from the class D airport. Also, would you have ...
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Does the 300 hp IO550 conversion require an auxiliary tank on the Cessna 182?

Does the 300 hp conversion with a continental IO 550 always require an auxiliary tank when used on a Cessna 182? I see some of these conversions indicate an auxiliary tank is present under pilot seat ...
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Is the Bendix/King KMD-550 airplane icon always oriented to the north?

I have a 2001 Cessna 182T with King avionics. The KMD-550 moving map display correctly shows "track up" but the little airplane icon is always pointed to the north. How can I set this so that it ...
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How do I interpret electrical system indications in a G1000 C-182?

I recently switched to a G1000 equipped aircraft C182 and trying to figure out the specifics of the G1000 and how it works in the 182. One that I can't really figure out with the manual and the POH ...
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Cessna 172/182: Should I set the tank selector to the R.H. tank after parking the airplane?

The single-engine Cessna 172 and 182 aircraft models have a dual gravity-fed fuel system, where you can draw from both the LH and RH tank simultaneously in flight. I've heard it said that when you ...
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Can one purchase a Cessna 182JT-A although it has not yet been certified?

To the best of my knowledge, Cessna's 182JT-A has not yet been certified. At least I couldn't find on Google any indication that it has. Lots of items that certification is "imminent" but no real ...