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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Winterization kit' in the forum. 15 hours 50 minutes ago

Sorry, I didn't realize that in order to copy ebay addresses to paste in other docs, there has to be some kind of ebay ID.
There are a set of left and right winter fronts advertised on ebay right now for $85 plus shipping. Type Cessna Winter Front into the ebay search bar.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Winterization kit' in the forum. 15 hours 53 minutes ago

Hi, I punched winterization kit into my search engine and came up with the following:
www.ebay.com/itm/CESSNA-182-WINTER-FRONT...8:g:IAsAAOSwxDtbQ9qV.
As you can see from the photos, the left and right plates block off around half of the cylinder cooling air coming in the front of the cowling.
But, if you look closely, the decal on one of the plates says that the plates should be removed when outside air temps are greater than 20 deg F.
This tells me that until the OATs drop below 20 deg. F, no winterization is required.
The POH suggested that when flying in cold weather that the engine should be run at higher power settings, for what that's worth.

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RALPH BENJAMIN replied to the topic 'Winterization kit' in the forum. yesterday

Jimmy, Thanks for getting back to me. I live and fly in Wisconsin which gets below zero. I am looking for the kit that will bolt on to my 182S. I know that they are available and don’t want to make my own for fear of blocking too much or too little air.

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Jimmy Kulbeth replied to the topic 'Winterization kit' in the forum. yesterday

What temps will be flying in? I just bought a C182E from state of Vermont that gad a set on it. It states on the kit “not to be used in temps over 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It was 32 degrees last Wednesday but I decided to put them on. I found my CHT temps jumped up a bit but oil temps did not change much. I have no experience with them so removed them until it gets colder. If it would help I could make a drawing of what I have. I do not know if this is a STC item. It does not look hard to make. Let me know if I can help.

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Jose Lopezdelpuerto replied to the topic 'STOL kits and Vortex Generators' in the forum. yesterday

If your intention is to operate in and out of short rustic land strips, your best source of information is BP. The most experienced backcountry pilots are there and STOL modifications have been discussed ad nauseam.

backcountrypilot.org/forum/vortex-generators-3782?start=60

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ROD KLEISS created a new topic ' STOL kits and Vortex Generators' in the forum. yesterday

I have a 172XP. As I look at upgrading incrementally, I have begun looking at vortex generators and STOL kits. There seems to be a pretty convincing majority that consider vortex generators to be worth the investment. I don't see the same unanimity in comments on STOL kits. There are quite a few differing opinions on how well they function and on the various brands available. It sure would be nice to have an article devoted to that subject.

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The topic of this Forum Entry is the Long running Cessna 172 skyhawk. With the first Aircraft produced in 1955, there are over 44,000 Plus produced. Many are still flying in the Air Today. The subject of this topic is the Structural wear and tear of this specific aircraft model and what to look out for. Are there any known areas that have known to deteriorate through time.

Attached below is a Cessna 172 Cutaway Drawing showing the interior structure of the aircraft (Flight Global). The Cessna 172 is known to be a very soundly designed Aircraft with its long history. However, we must not be complacent remain proactive. I am a retired aircraft mechanic, but don't consider myself to be any expert on the 172. There are so many types of Aircraft and its difficult to specialize on any single airplane.

In one catastrophic incident a wing separate which later resulted in the FAA issuing an Emergency Airworthiness Directive requiring fluorescent-dye-penetrant inspections of the wing-attach flanges at 200-hour intervals. Even with these mandates, its always better to be extremely diligent. We don't want to be "That Guy"

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RALPH BENJAMIN created a new topic ' Winterization kit' in the forum. 3 days 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. 3 days 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. 3 days 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. 4 days ago

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. 4 days ago

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. 5 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. 5 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. 6 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. 7 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. 7 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? 7 days ago

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