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For what program was this Cessna 182 fitted with canards?

It's a King Katmai STOL mod for a Cessna 182. From https://www.avweb.com/ownership/king-katmai-mod-safe-stol/ The full King Katmai modification consists of the canard, 300-HP IO-550, choice of 82- or ...
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Cessna 172/182: Should I set the tank selector to the R.H. tank after parking the airplane?

The C172S manual I have says to set the selector to left or right as part of the "securing airplane" checklist: Fuel Selector Valve -- LEFT or RIGHT to prevent cross feeding I was also ...
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What is this little strake on Cessna 182 vertical tail?

It's one half of a VOR receiver antenna. There will be a corresponding element on the otherside of the tail. The complete unit looks like this: Source Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the the ...
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Why is ditching speed higher than stalling speed?

As far as I'm aware - and maybe a seaplane pilot could give a better answer - one of the big issues with ditching is judging your height above the water. If you stall it in, you might get it wrong and ...
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How can I legally organise a high school football game flyover in Delta airspace?

First, the high school has no authority over the national airspace system so any 'permission' is meaningless, at least from the aviation point of view. I assume you want to coordinate with the school ...
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Why is ditching speed higher than stalling speed?

This is somewhat restated and overlaps the other postings. Here are my thoughts on this: The ditching speed is to provide a safe approach speed. Depending upon the seas, you may not have the ability ...
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What would cause a Cessna 182T G1000 to show red X's on Manifold, Fuel, M & S Batt Amps?

It's pretty simple. If you want to avoid swapping out the GEA71 with a known good unit to see what happens, the way an airline would normally do it when they have spares on hand, you have to go ...
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What is this metal piece sticking up on the roof of a 182?

This appears to be an Outside Air Temperature probe.
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For what program was this Cessna 182 fitted with canards?

Terry got it right! It’s a King Katmai STOL Kit. You can practically squeeze that thing into a parking lot!
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For what program was this Cessna 182 fitted with canards?

For those who do not know -- the difference between a King Katmai and a Kenai is whether or not the plane includes the Wing-X STOL wing extensions, which add about 3' to the wingspan. AFAIK, ...
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Why is ditching speed higher than stalling speed?

I tried to put this in as a comment to @Pondlife's answer, but ran out of room, thus this answer is an amplification of what he said. He is correct. Judging height above the water is a challenge, ...
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Why is white light more visible than red and green on this Cessna model on a sunny day?

Navigation or Position Lights are meant to be used at night-time and can be used when precipitation or weather in general deteriorates to the point where the lights will help you identify an aircraft'...
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Why is white light more visible than red and green on this Cessna model on a sunny day?

The navigation lights are meant to give away the airplane's orientation (i.e. which direction it is travelling) at night. The red and green lights are small. Their purpose is to be observable from a ...
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Do small aircraft have sockets for passenger headsets?

The rear seats of a Cessna 172 has headset jacks, I imagine the 182 has the same. You can see them in this picture: Image source You might also find them over the shoulder of rear passengers - as ...
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How much drag is actually caused by open cowl flaps?

I did some flight testing last night in a C182, and I saw a speed increase of 3-4 knots when I closed the cowl flaps at cruise. While I won’t pretend my methodology was rigorously scientific, the ...
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How much drag is actually caused by open cowl flaps?

Turbo 210 driver here. Our closing our cowl flaps in cruise typically gains us 3-5kts. Who ever claims 20kts for closing cowl flaps is insane. Must be confusing them with speed brakes 😂
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Cessna 182Q (parachute operation) - climb leaning with CHT

Don't bother will all that. Without a proper 6 channel Exhaust Gas Temperature gauge, and fuel injection, you can't hope to do any of that sort of anal-retentive leaning to the nth degree kind of ...
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Can a Skylane fly without electricity?

The engine wouldn't fail. Avgas powered engines use 2 magneto systems which are independent of the battery and alternator, so if your alternator dies or you lose the electrical system it will run as ...
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Does the 300 hp IO550 conversion require an auxiliary tank on the Cessna 182?

This article gives a slightly dated (2002) overview of the engine upgrade options for a 182. There's no mention of auxiliary tanks being required, but it does note that for at least one option they're ...
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What operations during preflight and pre-takeoff engine run-up cause a change in engine rpm?

You will get a change in engine speed doing a mag check, cycling the carburetor heat, if equipped, and cycling the propeller governor. You will also see a drop in oil pressure and a rise in manifold ...
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How do I fix a slipping throttle friction lock in my C182?

I suspect there is only one sensible answer to this, and that is to have a qualified mechanic check/replace as necessary. To continue flying in the meanwhile I would add a check for throttle friction ...
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Do small aircraft have sockets for passenger headsets?

It depends on the airplane and what year was manufactured in. Generally though the answer is yes. Most modern general aviation airplanes include headset jacks at all passenger seats. Diamond ...
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How do I interpret electrical system indications in a G1000 C-182?

You can find this in the C182T Operating Handbook. Section 3 has information about what values should be considered a malfunction: HIGH VOLTS ANNUNCIATOR COMES ON OR M BAT AMPS MORE THAN 40 It ...
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What is the metal sheet in front of the engine called on a Cessna 182 or similar?

The forwardmost part of the cowling is called the Nose Bowl. On most modern airplanes it's made of fiberglass, and attached to the adjacent aluminum of the main cowling with rivets designed for ...
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How do I interpret electrical system indications in a G1000 C-182?

This all very much depends on the specific aircraft and how its set up but in general.. +Amps means that the system is charging (pushing current onto the batteries/across the ammeter reading the ...
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Cessna 172/182: Should I set the tank selector to the R.H. tank after parking the airplane?

If you leave the tank on dual and you put fuel in the right tank by the time you are ready to put fuel in the left tank some of the fuel will have flowed into the left tank. The right tank would have ...
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Does the 300 hp IO550 conversion require an auxiliary tank on the Cessna 182?

I don't think so. The modification is done in accordance with AIR PLAINS STC SA00152WI, which has no mention of any auxiliary fuel tank in the 'parts installed' section. Also, the document says, ...
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How can I legally organise a high school football game flyover in Delta airspace?

See the answers here. With that in mind, you can get waivers to get past these kinds of laws although that is up to the FAA NOT the high school's permission and frankly their permission means little ...
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How do I fix a slipping throttle friction lock in my C182?

The throttle system is a metal plunger connected to a cable that pushes and pulls the throttle control on the carburetor. The friction device puts pressure on the metal arm of the plunger, usually ...
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Can a Skylane fly without electricity?

Need electricity for a Beacon Light. Big discussion having it on all the time here When to use beacon, anti-collision, strobe, logo, and navigation lights?
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