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Jen D created a new topic ' February 2017 Magazine Extras' in the forum. 15 hours 25 minutes ago

February Cessna Q&A
TCDS No. E8CE; Slick Service Bulletin SB 1-88B


Jen D thanked Peter Horn in topic key blanks 15 hours 35 minutes ago
Peter Horn replied to the topic 'key blanks' in the forum. 4 days ago

Believe it or not I found the blanks on Ebay($4.49 each, free shipping). They are used for a Triumph motorcycle too. I went to Lowes, Home Depot, and all my hardware stores with no luck.
The hardware stores with the old style key cutters said they would have no problem cutting the key but , didn't have the blanks.
Thanks for the reply. Hope this helps anyone else looking for a key to a 1973 182P.



John Bradley replied to the topic 'key blanks' in the forum. 4 days ago

Just curious...

Are you looking for keys to a Cessna?
If so, I just went to a local hardware store and had duplicates made.


Peter Horn created a new topic ' key blanks' in the forum. 5 days ago

Any one know where to buy ilco 62fs key blanks?


Kent Dellenbusch replied to the topic 'flying tips' in the forum. 6 days ago

Thank you Steve for your advice and insight. Ever so much appreciated!


Allen Churchwell replied to the topic 'flying tips' in the forum. 6 days ago

thanks for your input. I have downloaded the POH and studied the information. Your advise to lean on the ground is useful info and I agree, thanks for the 35hr. oil change, I used 30 hrs for my 421 and always ran at 65% power, it served me well. I have owned a 185 and went into some fantastic places, but those days are gone.Your advise on the engine monitor info forwarded to savvy analysis is exactly what kind of advise I am looking for. Back in the mid 60's i had a friend with a 205, learned to fly the prop with power as to land at 40mph, stop in a 100 ft. those were great days, again thank you for your time ( as that is the most important "one thing" you can do for others, cant buy more of it.


STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Returning member' in the forum. 6 days ago

Nice! I've never flown the Peterson-modified 182 but I'll bet it's lots of fun.
Glad you're back and hope things get resolved soon


STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'flying tips' in the forum. 6 days ago

Hi Mr. Churchwell
I think you're making a good decision if the T206 fits your needs.
You're an experienced pilot and my guess is that if you can get the GTSIO engines in a 421 to TBO you won't have any problems making the right decisions on how to operate the engine in a T206.
My recommendation is to fly it by the book except for a couple of things.
1) Lean aggressively on the ground--this will help keep your combustion chambers free of lead build up and will slow the build up of lead on the valve stems.
2) Apply power gradually and always take off at full power. A turbo charged engine is always operated with the mixture at full rich at takeoff--there's no need to lean the mixture when taking off at airports above sea level.
3) Change oil every three months or every 35 hours.
4) I believe that an oil additive called Camguard is worth every penny. Add it to every oil change and when ever you add a quart of oil.
5) I believe new T206s are equipped with an engine monitor. Learn all you can about how to use it. Learn how to set in the warning trigger levels for cylinder head temperature. Do all you can to keep CHTs below 400 deg F.
6) Learn how to download the data from your engine monitor. If you want help deciphering it, sign up for It's amazing how much these guys can tell about how you're operating your engine from the monitor data.
7) Type "T206H POH' in your favorite search engine window; you'll be able to download (for free) a pilots operating handbook for that airplane. Study it and learn the systems.
8) The POH contains performance data for flights up to 24,000 feet. The books seems to suggest that 75 percent power is the recommended maximum power setting at all altitudes. I agree. 65 to 75 percent power settings provide a good combination of performance, stable fuel burn and engine longevity.
9) If you're going to flying into the back country, get some specialized instruction for that kind of flying.
10) I have a copy of Sparky Imeson's "Mountain Flying Bible and Flight Operations Handbook" that I look at often. I suggest that this book will help you answer a lot of the questions you have about a wide range of flying topics.
The best thing you can do to keep your engine healthy is to fly often. Pretty good advice, huh??


Allen Churchwell created a new topic ' flying tips' in the forum. 7 days ago

I am looking to purchase a new T206H after 40 years of flying cessna twins, 414's 421's and others but at 71 i want to keep it safe and simple . Any info on climb mp,rpm,fuel flow in order to protect the engine as well as reasonable cruise settings for 8k and 17.5k.


Allen Churchwell created a new topic ' purchasing a new T206H.' in the forum. 7 days ago

;) flying tips on engine settings for climb, cruise etc.


Jen D added a new event 7 days ago

2017 Gathering at Waupaca

Cessna Flyer and Piper Flyer association members fly in to...

  • Saturday, 22 July 2017 12:00 AM
  • Waupaca, WI
Jen D replied to the topic 'Santa Monica airport' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I don't know if it's too late, but with a new Secretary of Labor coming in, might be good to express our dismay.


Jim Rogers created a new topic ' Alton Bay, NH B18 ice runway' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Alton Bay B18 the ice runway is OPEN!
3000FT. RWY 19 TORA 3000FT TODA 3000FT ASDA 3000FT LDA 3000FT. 29 JAN 16:18
2017 UNTIL 05 FEB 23:59 2017. CREATED: 29 JAN 16:18 2017
603 875 3498 is the number to call to get the latest info. He updates almost every day. Right now only the runway is open so you'll have to back taxi on the runway back to parking at the southwest corner.


Jim Rogers created a new topic ' Santa Monica airport' in the forum. 4 weeks ago
Jen D replied to the topic 'Conquest I operating Costs' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Kent,
For an article about the 425 with Blackhawk conversion, please check this link:
If you have specific questions after reading the article, I can see if Jim Irwin would have some time to answer.


Jen D replied to the topic 'Conquest I operating Costs' in the forum. 1 month ago

Here are a couple of resources from Jerry Temple Aviation. I'll also see what other info I can gather:
"Have him call JTA Sales Associate Dan Moore at Cell 423 647-4359. Dan is a ATP, A&P, CFI for 425s.
And, he can call me to discuss a 425 Acquisition.
Jerry Temple
972 712-7302"



Kent Titcomb replied to the topic 'Conquest I operating Costs' in the forum. 1 month ago