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RALPH BENJAMIN created a new topic ' Winterization kit' in the forum. 2 hours 49 minutes ago

I could use some help locating the winterization kit for my 1999 Cessna 182S.This is the kit with covers that partially cover the air cooling inlets in the cowling and insulation for the crank case breather tube. I just purchased the plane which was from Florida and didn’t need the cold weather protection.Ralph Benjamin

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george douglas replied to the topic 'New member from north FL with 1956 182' in the forum. 14 hours 46 minutes ago

I thought it was. I have bumped into you and your family a few times at Sun N Fun. I have a guy coming to look at my 182Q tomorrow for a possible trade for his RV9A. Thinking about going over to the dark side.
george

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Jesse Saint replied to the topic 'New member from north FL with 1956 182' in the forum. 16 hours 22 minutes ago

Yes, that’s me.

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george douglas replied to the topic 'New member from north FL with 1956 182' in the forum. yesterday

Jesse, aren't you the RV Vans guy in your area?
george

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Jose Lopezdelpuerto replied to the topic 'Window seals' in the forum. yesterday

Knots2u has the seals, adhesive remover and adhesive.

www.knots2u.net/door-seals-5/



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Lyle Mann created a new topic ' Window seals' in the forum. 2 days ago

I have a 1957, 182A and would like to replace the window seals on the doors. Is there a good place to get easy to replace seals, and what is the best way to remove the old seals without scarring the frames?

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Almost like you knew it was coming. :)

Thanks for the update - I really appreciate it.

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Jen D replied to the topic 'Anyone have news on the GFC 500 Digital Autopilot STC?' in the forum. 2 days ago

And I do mean soon!
The autopilot is now approved for the 210M:
Good morning,

Garmin is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) in several aircraft models for the GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots. The GFC 500 and GFC 600 deliver superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared to older generation autopilot systems. The GFC 500 is intended for single-engine piston aircraft, while the GFC 600 is intended for high performance piston single/twin-engine and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed and performance characteristics.

New aircraft models approved for the GFC 500 autopilot include:

• Cessna 210
o Models: 210K, T210K, 210L, T210L, 210M, T210M, 210N, T210N

New aircraft models approved for the GFC 600 autopilot include:

• Cessna 208B (cargo pod-equipped only)

The GFC 500 autopilot uniquely integrates with the G5 electronic flight instrument or a combination of both the G5 electronic flight instrument and the G500 TXi or G500 flight displays to provide pilots with an economical and modern autopilot solution. The GFC 600 is designed as a standalone autopilot and also boasts superior integration potential when paired with the G500 TXi/G600 TXi or G500/G600 glass flight displays, Garmin navigators, as well as a variety of third-party flight displays, instruments and navigation sources.

The full-featured GFC 600 and GFC 500 autopilots provide thousands of existing general aviation aircraft with a simple, light-weight, cost-effective autopilot upgrade path. The GFC 600 and GFC 500 incorporate solid state attitude with robust self-monitoring capabilities to provide superior autopilot performance, greater reliability and safety benefits that are similar to the popular GFC 700 autopilot. In addition to traditional autopilot capabilities such as altitude hold, vertical speed and heading modes, the GFC 600 and GFC 500 also include altitude preselect, VNAV1, Level Mode, underspeed and overspeed protection and more. Pilots can also select, couple and fly various instrument approaches, including GPS, ILS, VOR, LOC and back course approaches when paired with a compatible GPS navigator.

As a standard feature on both the GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots, pilots receive Garmin Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP), which works to assist the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a stable flight condition. ESP functions independently of the autopilot and works in the background to help pilots avoid inadvertent flight attitudes or bank angles and provides airspeed protection while the pilot is hand-flying the aircraft.

For customers who already have a G5 electronic flight instrument, the GFC 500 starts at a suggested retail price of $6,9952 for a 2-axis autopilot. The GFC 600 autopilot is available for a suggested retail price of $19,9952 for a 2-axis autopilot with electric pitch trim. Garmin continues to add additional aircraft models to the growing STC list for the GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots. To view the most up-to-date aircraft STC list, to view certifications that are expected to begin in the next 12-months, or to express interest in a specific aircraft make/model, visit: www.garmin.com/GFC500 or www.garmin.com/GFC600.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'The Benefits of a 3 blade prop on a 182P?' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi, The other benefit is more prop tip to ground clearance.
Industry scuttlebutt claims slightly better climb rate but very little increase in cruise.
Major disadvantage is at overhaul time when you pay to have three blades overhauled instead of two.

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Les Pierce replied to the topic 'The Benefits of a 3 blade prop on a 182P?' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hey Jose,

Thanks big time for the information. That MT-Prop seems incredible. Thats the improvement that I was looking for.

Thanks!!!!

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Jen D replied to the topic 'Anyone have news on the GFC 500 Digital Autopilot STC?' in the forum. 4 days ago

Talked to my contact at Garmin and they may have news soon. Will post as soon as I hear something.
Jen

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Thanks for the info Jen.

We're flying a T210M - which shows on the list. We're getting ready to pull the plug on a new panel and the AutoPilot is one of the main features we're going for since our Century is beyond repair.

Brian

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Jen D replied to T-210 on floats? 4 days ago

Good question. Let me see if I can get someone to answer.

Jen D replied to the topic 'Anyone have news on the GFC 500 Digital Autopilot STC?' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi Brian,
I've attached the latest info we've received from Garmin. What model Cessna are you flying? If your model isn't on the list of "coming soon" you can click the links below to express interest, but please also post here, so that we can gather information from the membership. If we have enough members who want the STC Garmin will likely move on it.

File Attachment:

File Name: GarminMediaAdvisoryGFC500STCAA5PA28final.pdf
File Size: 149 KB



• To view the most up-to-date aircraft STC list, to view certifications that are expected to begin in the next 12-months or to express interest in a specific aircraft make/model, visit www.garmin.com/GFC500 or www.garmin.com/GFC600.

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Jose Lopezdelpuerto replied to the topic 'The Benefits of a 3 blade prop on a 182P?' in the forum. 4 days ago

Les Pierce wrote:

.., what are the true benefits and cost of a 3 blade prop?
If the engine is stock:
Pro: Aesthetics. Less vibration. Less noise
Cons: Heavy nose. Harder to remove bottom cowling. No aerodynamic improvement.

Best option: MT-propeller 2 blade.

www.mt-propeller.com/en/entw/stcs/cessna_180_1.htm



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My partners and I are working on re-doing our panel and want to put in the GFC 500 once the STC is complete. Has anyone heard anything on when that may be announced?

TIA - Brian

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I am wondering if this comment was made on the basis of the laminar wing introduced in the late 60s or if this is true of all 210 wings?

Les Pierce created a new topic ' The Benefits of a 3 blade prop on a 182P?' in the forum. 6 days ago

HI CFA!
I was wondering what are the true benefits and cost of a 3 blade prop?
Thanks!
Les

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Universal Amsafe airbags for 182' in the forum. 6 days ago

Did not know this, thanks for your report.

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