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Don Madisen replied to the topic 'Maintenance Manual' in the forum. 6 hours 49 minutes ago

I have been looking for the same with no luck! I received it from the previous owner on CD but there is no way to access the files without some other Cessna subscription I am guessing and have had no luck in finding that either...
Let me know if you have any luck!
Don Madisen


David Kagey created a new topic ' Garmin FlightStream' in the forum. 4 days ago

Looking to add FlightStream to compliment my GTN750 and GDL-88 and am struggling between the 201 and the 510
The avionics shop is recommending the 210 due to it having the AHRS backup capability that the 510 does not have. I don't think their motivation is the extra install.
While I have the 750, the flight instruments are all old steam gauges and I don't see myself going to a glass panel anytime soon.
Anyone have an idea what I might be missing or gaining between these two choices


STEVE BIRDSALL replied to the topic 'miscellaneous parts for sale' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

nose gear hub caps: $25.00
stock original sun visors brown: $25.00
stock original vent tubes, w/o thermometer: 25.00.
All are from 1974 182P
all are sold as is where is
I'll also consider offers.
prices DO not include shipping.
Please contact me here or at:



STEVE BIRDSALL created a new topic ' Avionics parts for sale' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

here is a list of parts for sale - all worked, except where noted, when removed 2 years ago from a '74 182P.
Plastic instrument overlays, both sides, w/ post lights. painted grey, no cracks: $50.00
PS engineering 4 place intercom. p/n; 11920. $50.00
flight com II 2 place intercom: 25.00
Apollo II marrow GPS. 50.00
Apollo GX50 w/ course deviation indicator & ant.: $400.00
King KT 76TSO transponder: $50.00
King 170 B (3) w/ MAC 1700 conversons. One red tagged $100.00/ea. (red tagged goes with first purchase).
King audio panel KMA 20TSO: $50.00
King DME KN64: $50.00
King VOR head: $50.00. p/n: 066-3008-02
King VOR w/ GS: $75.00. p/n: 066-3052-01
Cessna DG $50.00. p/n: 0661075-0106:
US Avionix turn coordinator: $50.00. p/n: 303770
Cessna clock $10.00. INOP.
KN-75 Glide slope $25.00. p/n 066-3058-01
GPS alt serializer 3000u: $25.00. p/n 3230015-3
All of the above are sold as is where is. I'll also consider offers.
these prices DO not include shipping.
please contact me here or at:



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Bill Foulk created a new topic ' Skywagons - L.A. area autopilot volunteer needed.' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Trio is looking for a 180/185 for certification testing of its low cost digital autopilot:

180 owners,
I am looking for a volunteer airplane for the Trio A/P project.
If you know someone that lives close to Camarillo I could use their help. We’d like to get the 180 and 185 types handled over the summer.

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Scott Patterman replied to the topic 'Very slow gear retraction, doors do not close' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your help! In response:

Let's start troubleshooting.

1) did the gear work normally prior to the recent work??

For the most part, yes. I had a couple leaks on the power unit and it seemed that after five or six cycles I would have to top off the reservoir to get the gear to go up.

2) Does the gear work normally when you connect it to a hydraulic mule during shop ops??

No, the gear is a bit quicker on the mule, but it still will not go up enough to close the gear doors, we did this just the other evening after I changed the supply hose for the second time. It gets to a certain point, doors appear to be closing, and then it dumps oil out the overboard line, a relief lifting I suspect. During the annual 30 hours ago it did work fine with the same mule.

2a) Have you cleaned the hydraulic filter??

Yes sir, it did not appear to be overly dirty, but we cleaned it.

I also spoke with Rick Cox of Cox Airparts ( in Kansas about this and he advised me to consider the pump or the control unit, having the problem with the mule, we are going after the power unit which he is preparing for me now. If anyone has tips on the change out, these will be greatly appreciated.


Heather S created a new topic ' July 2017 Magazine Extras' in the forum. 4 weeks ago


This SAIB was issued on May 11, 2017 to alert owners, operators, maintenance technicians and inspectors of an airworthiness concern for the potential of loose bolts at the elevator attach points on Textron Aviation Inc. (Cessna Aircraft Co.) 150 and 152 airplanes. See SAIB CE-17-42 for the affected models and serial numbers.

The FAA recommends performing the inspections detailed in the Cessna supplemental inspection document (SID) 55-10-01.


STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Starter Solenoid' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi, Here's the plan. Put a voltmeter on the starter contactor (they're called contactors although many people call them solenoids) lug from the battery. While standing clear of the prop, turn the start key. You should have at least 10-11 volts at that lug. If you get 10 of 11 volts on the battery side of the contactor, then put your voltmeter lead on the starter side of the contactor. There shouldn't be a big voltage drop through the contactor. If there is you need a new starter contactor.
If you don't get 10 or 11 volts at the starter contactor, then you may have a bad main contactor (solenoid) that connects the battery to the airplane electrical system. This main contactor is located near the battery box.
Or there's corrosion either at the battery cables that's preventing the full charge from getting to the main or starter solenoid. Clean up the ground connection at the battery, and clean up both the ground and hot cables at the main contactor, at each lug of the battery and at the starter contactor,
You can track down the resistive part of the circuit by sequentially putting your voltmeter on each side of each contactor and at each end of the large diameter electrical cables in the starting system.
Fortunately, Skytecair ( sells FAA approved replacement main and starter solenoids (contactors) that are very reasonably priced is you find that your problem is in one or both of the solenoids.


STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Very slow gear retraction, doors do not close' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Let's start troubleshooting.
1) did the gear work normally prior to the recent work??
2) Does the gear work normally when you connect it to a hydraulic mule during shop ops??
2a) Have you cleaned the hydraulic filter??
3) The sequence of gear ops is as follows:
The following is the sequence of actions that occur when the landing gear handle of a 1968 Cessna 210 (its very similar to your 1964 model) is moved to the up position. 1) Following the movement of the gear handle to up, fluid flows through a check valve then through the solenoid-operated door-control valve to the gear-priority valve. The door-control valve is in the door-open position when the gear control valve is moved out of the neutral position. 2) Fluid flows to the door-control actuators and the doors open. The pressure to move the door actuator pistons is less than the pressure to unlock and move the landing gear so when the door-control pistons reach the door-open limit of travel in the cylinders pressure builds and 3) opens the gear-priority valve allowing fluid to flow to 4) pull back the down locks and 5) flow on to the gear actuating cylinders. 6) The gear legs move to the up position.
Once the gear legs are fully up, 7) a switch on each gear is closed which causes the door control valve to move to the door-closed position 8) causing fluid pressure to flow to the door closed side of the door-actuating cylinder to close the doors. Once the doors are fully closed pressure again builds up and 9) activates a 3- to 9 second time delay valve. After 3 to 9 seconds, fluid flows to the 10) gear handle release valve and the handle returns to neutral.

My suggestion is to post answers to questions 1), 2) , 2a) on this forum.
If all are yes, then it appears as if you have a pressure problem. Which means you have a pump or a hose problem.


STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'ADSB-OUT' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Installing the Trig TT31 will provide you with a Mode S transponder. However, you still need to have a WAAS GPS (high integrity position source) to feed the transponder position data.
I installed the TRIG TN70 which came with a GPS antenna and will interface (two wires) with the TT31.
I also installed a ground/air switch to complete the installation.

Another option is to install the Appareo Stratus ESG transponder. It does not require the additional installation of the WAAS (TN70) since a WAAS receiver is already part of the unit. It is a 1090 ES type ADS-B Out and can interface with your existing altitude encoder. It's not advertised as a "plug and play" unit for the KT 76 tranponders but it will fit in the same hole. It's also very attractively priced at $2995.

In hind sight I would have save about $2000 is I would have gone with the Stratus ESG. There's on e additional feature I like. If a Stratus ESG i is ordered that includes a Stratus 2 ADS-B In receiver that can be hardwired (this eliminates the need to charge batteries) to the airplane electrical system. The Stratus 2 send ADS-B In information to an iPad which can be placed anywhere in the cabin.

Please let me know if I can help further.


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Scott Patterman created a new topic ' Very slow gear retraction, doors do not close' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I need some help, I had some leaks on my 1964 210D hydraulic power pack, and we repaired them, but now the gear is very slow to retract, the doors do not completely close, and the handle does not return to neutral. We were supposed to depart on a cross country this morning, but that is not happening. Any advice will be appreciated.


Christopher Gill created a new topic ' ADSB-OUT' in the forum. 1 month ago

I have a C-150, L model- Need to get ADS-B out installed. I see in Cessna Flyer magazine TRIG advertises a unit (model TT31), basically calling it plug n play- (replaces my KT76a mode C) is this all I need, or is there more to it?
Thanks, Chris


TERRENCE TERRILL created a new topic ' Starter Solenoid' in the forum. 1 month ago

We have a 68 182M. We tried to start it and the prop moved 1/4 turn, prop stopped and the solenoid just clicked. Replaced battery, cleaned all contacts, benched tested starter and still does same thing. at wits end. Ideas?


STEVE BIRDSALL created a new topic ' spinner bulkhead, mount rings, & spinner for sale' in the forum. 1 month ago

all for $500.00. Removed from 1974 182 P for PPonk upgrade. approximately 200 hrs on backing plate and lug rings. Spinner is original and has been chromed and needs polishing. Spinner has an approxamently 1/4 inch stop drilled crack at center of the prop blade cut out. Pictures on request.
I also have lots of old avionics which were removed for a panel upgrade including fairly new plastic instrument panel overlays with post lights.
if your interested please contact my private email:


Airforms, Inc. Awarded EASA STC Approval for Installation of High Strength Wheel Hardware on C208/208B Main Wheels
BIG LAKE, ALASKA | June 12, 2017

WASILLA, ALASKA, 2-June-17– Airforms, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received EASA Approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that allows the replacement of the standard AN5 wheel bolts and hardware on Caravan main wheels with high strength Mil-Spec bolts and hardware. The EASA STC Number is 10062054.

“We have received numerous requests for assistance from Caravan operators that have experienced problems with wheel fretting caused by hardware elongating or, in extreme cases, shearing of the wheel bolts themselves. This has been particularly prevalent with aircraft operating at high weights with gross weight increase kits. The stronger Mil-Spec hardware greatly reduces the incidence of wheel damage for these operators,” said Steve Hunter, Sales and Marketing Executive for Airforms.

This STC has previously been approved by the FAA (STC # SA02410AK), and is now approved for the European market.

Highlights of the STC include:

Bolts available in standard length (058), or longer length (060) for use with brake disc spacer
Kits include high strength bolts, washers and nuts
Eligible for all S/N aircraft, Cessna model 208 and 208B
Available as a kit, or buy STC and hardware separately
Precision fit – bolts and hardware fit identically
STC Approved by FAA and EASA

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators. Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts.

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit Airforms operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-357-8244.

Download our official press release (PDF) here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 9-June-17 – C208-208B Wheel Bolt EASA STC

This part is available in our online store at this link: C208/208B Wheel Bolt STC & Bolts