richard heinichen replied to the topic 'New Member - Looking for 182S / T' in the forum. 2 months ago

Great plane the S model.
Just call Van Bortal. They don’t sell bruised aircraft. I got mine from them.
The G 1000 is outdated already.
Look for a GTN 750 with it.

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'New Member - Looking for 182S / T' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi there Robert.
I have a 1999 182S. It is my fourth plane. I have had a 1976 150, 1954 180, 1978 Grumman traveler.
The S is wonderful. Relocated the six pack. Installed a G500 GTN 750. JPI 830. Gami’s. Ceis fuel senders. Parachute. And just this week a Alpha Eagle AOA.
I fly it at 11 gallons an hour.
Hope you get one soon.

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'O-470 Stumbles During Mag Switch' in the forum. 2 months ago

I had Surefly which didn’t. Worst company ever. Still after a year this month they don’t know what went wrong with the unit. I had a complete failure in flight and declared a emergency.
I was stranded for 10 days.
I reinstalled the Slick mag after kissing it.

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'flying west' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thank You Scott and Steve for the suggestions. I think I will look into and buy some oxygen program and get up early and try flying over the peaks... That is after I fly in the mountains with a CFII , in my plane, and learn some common sense.
Also, I like the idea about mountain passes on a nice VFR day. With the parachute, if the thing in fronts stops turning I'll look for a pick nick table by a river and float down and wait.
My nephew lives in Bend and I have seen what has come to this little town. Private jets.
Now that Texas has closed down again in 90 days I will have more time to iron out the legs.
Thanks Guys.

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'one cold CHT.' in the forum. 3 months ago

Great news and all makes sense.. Did not know any of that. What is a primary CHT monitor? And Thanks again.

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'AOA it is time.' in the forum. 3 months ago

I will look into a dual and see what that is..to ask, two HUD's, is one for the co-pilot? send me your email and I will forward my research on our problem.
Your 182 with VG's, let me know how much more better it handles in slow flight please. Do you fly in the mountains?
I put a parachute in.
see ya.

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'flying west' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks...looking to get one soon...will support CFA

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richard heinichen created a new topic ' AOA it is time.' in the forum. 3 months ago

Any one out there have a Alpha Eagle AOA?
I'm installing one now, well not me but the shop.
I can't wait. I had one other model on my C150. With Vortex gens. Landed at 38 mph all the time without looking at airspeed on final.

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'one cold CHT.' in the forum. 3 months ago

Ive got some info from Savvy. Hard to send it in this forum. If you give me your email I will forward to you. I think you are on the right tract. I'm at

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'flying west' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks Steve. Thanks for the information. I enjoy paper charts also. They are personal. I have one of those wall maps that I constantly look at. If there is a way to go up from Texas and cut right to salt lake from Colorado that would be easy. What oxygen systems would you recommend for two pilots? I like flying around 8000.
Again thanks.

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Go Electroair. No go with a Sure fire. I made the big mistake of installing the Surefire. After installing and a few flights the mag missed a few beats. Scary. The mechanic and surefire talked and made some adjustments. Flew some more. Seemed okay to fly to Oshkosh 2019. On the way a few more cut outs. After getting there I went and met with the surefire folks and they insured me it was a stuck valve on my factory new IO540. (860 hours). One hour out of Oshkosh it stopped working altogether. Declared an emergency and landed. I had the old mag installed and two weeks later flew home never a miss. To this day surefire does not know what went wrong. They say they will tell me when they do. They did confirm failure on the bench. They sent me $6000.

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'one cold CHT.' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hello fellow S man. It sounds as if you have done a lot more research into this Cessna phenomenon than I.
So have you a fix? Have you contacted Gami?

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'one cold CHT.' in the forum. 3 months ago

I don’t want to use the spark plug washer route.
Do you have gami injectors?
The probes are from JPI and I replaced the #1. Did not fix it.
I will send the 830 down load to Gami. I’ll report back.
By the way don’t install the SureFire electronic mag. I did and the plane started amazingly well but it broke in flight and I declared a emergency. They still don’t know what went wrong. Great!

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'one cold CHT.' in the forum. 3 months ago

We have done your recommendations without any change. I guess It’s really cold up there in front. Maybe it’s the prop adjuster slowing the flow?
Thanks

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'one cold CHT.' in the forum. 3 months ago

I’m not sure what JPI probe is installed. It is not the spark plug types it has its own threaded hole. Since I have the Gami jets the other 5 cylinders are rock solid with very even temperatures.
It’s reassuring that you have the same symptoms.
I do have the Cessna cylinder temp gauge but it shows a overall range not individual cells. I do dump the information and send to Mike Busch. They just scratch their heads. Not to worry is the reaction. I was thinking that maybe #1 is getting more fuel?
What do you mean about going primary?
Thanks for the reply. Good to talk to a S person.

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richard heinichen created a new topic ' one cold CHT.' in the forum. 3 months ago

Anyone ever have a cold CHT on #1 in a 1999- 182S?
I asked the smart folks (lycomming) at Oshkosh last year and no one knew. Swapped leads. Installed new probe. Has a JPI 830. Gami's the number one is always 70 degrees cooler or more. Savvy says don't worry. Well I do.
Thanks.

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'flying west' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hello Steve. Thanks for the route.
I fly a 182S. I have flown in my friends RV9 to San Francisco using that route. Never higher than 8.5. Also up the middle of the central valley... I don't know why I seem to want to fly sorta of direct since the plane has no oxy. It does however have a parachute. Not a mountain man.
I like your idea. I want to go to Bend. Might just go up the coast past LA and all that.
I have also thought of going zig and zag through the hiway route and train routes.
Thanks again..

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richard heinichen replied to the topic 'Goulding's Lodge in Monument Valley (UT25)' in the forum. 3 months ago

Just about everywhere is over. I remember camping in Yosemite, in the summer, and the campgrounds were not full. But that was when they did the fire-fall every night. And in the winter there was only the bears and a few campers.. oh the 60's were a delight.

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