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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Cessna 172R annunciator fuel light out' in the forum. 12 hours 29 minutes ago

I've tracked down the manufacturer but it's closed today due to President's Day. I'll find out more tomorrow.
Steve

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Cessna 172R annunciator fuel light out' in the forum. 13 hours 33 minutes ago

The service manual doesn't have any instruction except how to change the panel. I'm reaching out to mechanics I know for more information. I'll get back on here as soon as I get more information

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John Rucker created a new topic ' Cessna 172R annunciator fuel light out' in the forum. yesterday

My 1998 stock Cessna 172R annunciator on the top center of the panel is lighting up when switched to test but the word "fuel" is missing. Any ideas?

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Tug Wanted' in the forum. 6 days ago

Hi Steven;

The two types are gas-motor powered and electric motor/battery powered.
The tug most used at most airports I've been at is the 40 EZ gas powered tug by www.powertow.com. These seem to be indestructible and they often become available used when an owner sells his airplane. If allowed, I would post a notice on the airport bulletin board expressing your need.

Another company is www.Aero-Tow.com.

I have also found them for sale from time to time on eBay and even on your local Craigslist.

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Adnan Dreamwarrior added a new event 6 days ago

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  • Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:00 AM
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Kannad Integra Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)

Kannad Integra Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)

The Integra ELT operates on the 121.5 MHz and 406 MHz frequencies. It is the world’s only ELT equipped with a 406 MHz back-up antenna, which enables...

Steven and Lu Beekman created a new topic ' Tug Wanted' in the forum. 7 days ago

Hello, I am looking for a gas or electric tug for my 182. Thanks, Steven

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Fuel Burn 182Q?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hey George;
I type digital optical propeller tachometer into a search engine and lots of units came up. Some priced as low as $30. If you want a stand alone battery powered one, there seem to be plenty available.

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ROD KLEISS created a new topic ' Cessna 172XP LED lights' in the forum. 1 week ago

I have a new to me 172XP, which is also referred to as a R172K. It is in for its annual and I decided to replace nav and tail lights with LED's. My shop is telling me that all of the STC's they can find are for lots of different 172's but don't include the R172K. Does anyone know if there is such an STC that will allow me to put good lights on this plane right now? Thanks.
You can repond to this or call me at 715 220 5215

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george douglas replied to the topic 'Fuel Burn 182Q?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

STEVE ELLS wrote:

Hi George;
I bought a stand alone portable tach years ago that I use. It's been a good unit but now I see that there are many much less expensive units out there. I looked in the Apple App store and didn't find a tachometer app that seems usable. Which one do you have/use?
Thanks

I had used a free app and it didn't work that well and I must have deleted it because I can't find it on my IPhone now. Some of the guys on the grumman gang use one that cost a few dollars, but don't remember the name of it. When i get some time I will search for it and let you know.
george

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Kent Dellenbusch created a new topic ' T182R or T182T' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hello Everybody.
A friend of ours is looking to purchase a well-equipped 1981-1986 Cessna T182R Turbo Skylane (Straight Leg).
Should we not find this pristine 81-86 his second option would be to have a ½ share partnership in Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane or possibly Cessna T206 Turbo Stationair.
Don has the flexibility of being based in North San Diego County or South Orange County. If you or any of your friends know of someone please contact me. I’ll put you in touch with Don.

Happy Flying!
Kent


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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic '182-N Door lock replacement' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

According to the parts book, the part number for a new door lock assembly from Cessna is C253001-0101. Not in stock at Cessna or available as New Old Stock (NOS) revealed during an internet search.
I did find these lock sets offered by salvage yard such as Wentworth Aircraft (www.wentworthaircraft.com) or Dawson Aircraft (www.aircraftpartsandsalvage.com).
A used, guaranteed lockset from Dawson was quoted at $150.
A new Medeco lockset for your 182 from www.aircraftsecurity.com retails for $219.
There's a huge difference in the effectiveness between the original lockset and a Medeco lockset.
I have a large ring of keys in my tool box that I have collected over the years and I guarantee that I can open any Cessna lockset with one of my keys. I have no chance against a Medeco lockset.
If you are truly interested in lock security, Medeco is the only option.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Contactor' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The old (Cessna) contactor consisted of two large studs where the power wires were connected. The single small wire was part of what I call the actuation circuit and is connected to power from the start position of the magneto switch--the other end of that "small wire" circuit; the ground end of the circuit--is connected internally to the case of the contactor . When the contactor was bolted into position the ground end of the small wire circuit is connected through the case to ground.
The newer Skytec contactors do not connect either end of the actuation (small wire) circuit to ground internally. Instead the "other or ground end" of the actuation circuit is connected to the other small terminal.
In order to complete the small wire circuit, the existing small wire is attached to (S 1) of the small wire studs, and the other stud (S2) is attached to ground through a small jumper wire.
One of the small terminals has to be connected to the start circuit, or the single existing small wire; the other is connected to ground.
Grounding is usually done with a small jumper wire with a small terminal on one end to connect to the other stud on the small wire circuit; the other end has a large terminal and it usually installed under one of the large contactor mounting bolts.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Fuel Burn 182Q?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi George;
I bought a stand alone portable tach years ago that I use. It's been a good unit but now I see that there are many much less expensive units out there. I looked in the Apple App store and didn't find a tachometer app that seems usable. Which one do you have/use?
Thanks

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george douglas replied to the topic 'Fuel Burn 182Q?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

STEVE ELLS wrote:

Hi George;
I checked your figures against Chapter 5 in the 182Q Information Manual for that power setting and approximate altitude. Book cites 13.1 gallons per hour at recommended lean mixture settings.
The fuel consumption numbers you cite are very closely in line with a power setting of 22 inches MAP and 2200 rpm.
If you still have the original tachometer it's very likely that it is no longer accurate and may be showing 2300 while the engine is turning 2200 rpm.
Your mechanic may have a tachometer checker to check the actual propeller rpm.

Steve, thanks for posting on this. I am an A&P and do all my own work and I do have an app on my IPhone for checking this, but never bothered to check it yet since the tach had been replaced some years back. I do understand that many older aircraft have inaccurate tachs.
george

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Fuel Burn 182Q?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi George;
I checked your figures against Chapter 5 in the 182Q Information Manual for that power setting and approximate altitude. Book cites 13.1 gallons per hour at recommended lean mixture settings.
The fuel consumption numbers you cite are very closely in line with a power setting of 22 inches MAP and 2200 rpm.
If you still have the original tachometer it's very likely that it is no longer accurate and may be showing 2300 while the engine is turning 2200 rpm.
Your mechanic may have a tachometer checker to check the actual propeller rpm.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Used Avionics- Wentworth or Bennett?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I've bought from Bennett. And have been telling Cessna Flyer readers to deal with Wentworth for a long time without any negative feedback. I believe both companies are reputable.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Skytec contactor' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The old (Cessna) contactor consisted of two large studs where the power wires were connected. The single small wire was part of what I call the actuation circuit and is connected to the power--the other end of that "small wire" circuit was connected to the case of the contactor internally. When the contactor was bolted into position the other end of the small wire circuit is connected through the case to ground.
The newer Skytec contactors do not connect one end of the actuation (small wire) circuit to ground internally. Instead the "other end" of the actuation circuit is connected to the other small terminal.
In order to complete the small wire circuit, power is attached to one of the small wire studs, and the other is attached to ground through a small jumper wire.
One of the small terminals has to be connected to the "hot" side of the contactor; the other is connected to ground.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Forward Cabin Doorpost Bulkhead - Proposed AD' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi John,
At the present time it is a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
The FAA will keep the comment period open until March 19, 2018.
The FAA specifically invites commenters to address issues that relate to “overall regulatory, economic, environmental and energy aspects of the NPRM.”
The NPRM states the comments must be written and identified with the following: “Docket No. FAA-2017-0049; Product Identifier 2017-CE-031-AD” at the beginning of the comments.
Comments may be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to: www.regulations.gov and follow the directions for submitting comments.
Comments may be mailed to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. S. E., Washington, DC 20590.

The AD is estimated to cover over 14,000 single engine Cessnas.
Models include Cessna 172N, P, Q; R172K; 182H, J, L, M, N, P, Q and R; T182, F182P, F182Q, F182RG, R182, TR182, 206, P206/TP206, 207/T207, 210-5 (205), 210 B, C, D, E,F and T210F airplanes.

The NPRM estimates the inspection will take 1.5 hours. Cessna service kits costs range from $500 to $952 per airplane. Labor to install the kits is estimated at 24 man hours.

I’ll know more soon, but that’s an outline for now.

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