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General
Created
Saturday, 02 February 2013
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Jen D
  • I am presently working on improving engine cooling on Bill. Last year after installing some mods the the inter-cylinder baffles I thought I had the high temperature problem licked. I took a short flightds last month in warm weather and found that the two middle cylinders were still running hot.

    I am in the process of installing McFarland Aviation Teflon coated baffle seal material. In addition I am in zealous pursuit of sealing any place in the Cessna sheet metal baffles to force every molecule I can to exit around cylinder hear and barrel fins.

    Stay tuned for results in a Flyer article.
    12 months ago
  • I have a Battery Minder connected directly to my 182J battery and have used it for 7 plus years. I works so well that I have one on my lawn tractor...
    1 year ago
  • John, The engine mounts for the Lycoming and Continential are differend, so I don't think so. However, call Air Plains and talk to Mike Kelley...
    1 year ago
  • I have a Horton STOL kit on my C182J. The leading edge cuff gives a significant decrease in stall speed. At flaps 40 degrees the stall break is a...
    1 year ago
  • John, Sounds like you may have a King KT 76 transponder. That was the most popular unit in the past. Anyway maintenane is starting to become an...
    1 year ago
  • this is a reply to "I have been using my engine analyzer"
    1 year ago
  • I am working a gear warning horn problem on a 182RG, and the issue is that the warning horn for the flap AND throttle is inop. With the AC on...
    1 year ago
  • John Bagnas posted a new discussion, Transponder
    I have a C-182 with a transponder that is about to fail. Should I get a used replacement and wait for the new Code S transponder? Any suggestions...
    1 year ago
  • Evenin' Folks, I've been researching potential performance improvments for GA aircraft. One relatively inexpensive upgrade I saw was the Challenger...
    1 year ago
  •   Hey there, I can't find the topic, sorry if there is redundancy. I am still training and dont have much time to fly at the moment. Recently I...
    1 year ago
  • Anybody got a tip to make it easier to get the lower cowling back on by yourself? 1.       This is the trick I use on my 150 don't know why it...
    1 year ago
  • Checking into the photo feature. Will reply back soon.
    1 year ago
  • Hi Tom, I'm able to see and open the file. It appears to the right of the post in "Available files."
    1 year ago
  • Clicked on the file MagCheck2.pdf and a window opens and then closes but never get to see the contents of the .pdf file. I will give up[ for now I have tried about 6 different things and they appeared to be accepted by the system but they don't work.
    1 year ago
    TOM SCHIFF This is a reply to the comment that I just posted.
    1 year ago
  • Well let us see if now I can upload the image
    1 year ago
  • TOM SCHIFF posted a new discussion, Engine Analyzer as a Tool
    I have been using my engine analyzer to help me diagnose what the engine is doing when it is doing things that I don't expect it to do. I hope to...
    1 year ago
  • I have been doing a lot of research on the 182 and am hoping to purchase one by the end of the year. I looked on the Cessna website and tried...
    1 year ago
  • Jen D posted a new discussion, From the old Forums - Passing TBO
    Passing TBO Hi all: I am considering trading my 1978 C152 with 10,000 airframe hours and 1200 engine hours for a 1972 C172L with 1975 TTAF &...
    1 year ago
  • Jen D - created a new group, Maintenance

Here\\\'s the place for discussions about maintenance topics, tech tips and troubleshooting.

Category
General
Created
Saturday, 02 February 2013
Group Admin
Jen D
  • John Bagnas
    From the old forums...Battery tender
    CHARLES LLOYD

    I have a Battery Minder connected directly to my 182J battery and have used it for 7 plus years. I works so well that I have one on my lawn tractor and used to keep one on a dear a departed 1998 Corvette. Dean Ritter sells these units. Call him at 405 722-1270

    Last replied by CHARLES LLOYD on Sunday, 10 March 2013
  • John Bagnas
    From the old forums- 182 Engine Swap
    CHARLES LLOYD

    John, The engine mounts for the Lycoming and Continential are differend, so I don't think so. However, call Air Plains and talk to Mike Kelley (800) 752-8481. They do many Cessna engine mods and he may have one for you.

    Last replied by CHARLES LLOYD on Sunday, 10 March 2013
  • John Bagnas
    From the old forums....Challenger Air Filters
    CHARLES LLOYD

    I have a Horton STOL kit on my C182J. The leading edge cuff gives a significant decrease in stall speed. At flaps 40 degrees the stall break is a 36 knots indicated airspeed that works out to a corrected 41-42 knots at a mid weight. The wing fences definitely make a difference in the aileron control. This control may be enhanced by the aileron gap seals. A Horton test pilot told me that the flap gap seals do nothing for stall speeds. They may help climb some buy not enough to do much good. The only thing they do really is cosmetic. I bought the 182 with the kit installed so I cannot say how the aircraft performed without the Horton Kit.

    Last replied by CHARLES LLOYD on Sunday, 10 March 2013
  • John Bagnas
    Transponder
    CHARLES LLOYD

    John, Sounds like you may have a King KT 76 transponder. That was the most popular unit in the past. Anyway maintenane is starting to become an expensive pain with older transponders. I am not sure you need a Mode S transponder when a new Mode C may work quite well. How you plan to implement ADS-B is the question and whether you plan to fly outside US boundaries. If all US flying then you can use a Mode C transponder with a UAT ADS-B installation. If you fly in Canada or Mexico you will need a Mode C transponder with extended squitter capability such as the Garmin GTX 330 ES and couple with the GDL 88 ADS-B receiver transmitter. I installed a GTX 330 7 years ago. The only maintenance is the biannual recertification test. The easy way is to find a used GTX 330 and add the ES service bulletin later and wait for ADS-B to install just before 1/1/2020.

    Last replied by CHARLES LLOYD on Sunday, 10 March 2013
  • TOM SCHIFF
    Engine Analyzer as a Tool
    TOM SCHIFF

    this is a reply to "I have been using my engine analyzer"

    Last replied by TOM SCHIFF on Tuesday, 19 February 2013
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