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Hello Guys: I have C210M, and will be putting in an autopilot in June.
I’m just trying to figure out if I should get a Stec 3100 or a Garmin GFC500
So far I’ve learned the STec uses their tried and true servos and the Garmin servos are new and maybe not as robust.
Any other considerations or suggestions?
I will also be definitely putting in…[Read more]
My panel upgrade in my 1977 172N attached.
Avidyne IFD550 GPS/COM
Michael MX300 (new model)
Avidyne AMX240 audio panel
Avidyne AXP340 Transponder
Trio Pro Pilot 2 Axis A/P
Not shown: Factory new Engine O320-D2J, New Sensenitch Prop, Tannis heater, Plane Power Alt and regulator, 6 year paint. new interior- Plastic, l…[Read more]
Dear AJ: I’ll be buying a two axis A/P for my C210M this summer – Oshkosh. It will also get an Avidyne/King IFD550 this summer. Are your servos strong enough to lift the elevator on a 210 on approach at 150kts when it’s a bit out of trim and dropping the gear and flaps down?
I have the Trio Pro Pilot on my C172N works great. Turned me fro…[Read more]
I just had my spar inspected – no no corrosion, no cracks, no problems. I have the names of 4 guys on the East coast that can do the inspection at their locations or can go to your plane ($). If they do the inspection at their field the inspection price is $350 – $400 + travel.
I removed the foam with a plastic scraper as per the Cessna SB, the…[Read more]
Steve: On a different topic. I just had my spar inspected – no no corrosion, no cracks, no problems. I have the names of 4 guys on the East coast that can do the inspection at their locations or can go to your plane ($). If they do the inspection at their field the inspection price is $350 – $400 + travel.
I removed the foam with a pla…[Read more]
I got two eddy current quotes from east coast shops for a fly-in inspection with the headliner removed. $350 from one and $375 from the other. These didn’t include any priming or corrosion protection. just the eddy current inspection and report to be given to my mechanic who finishes the job and sends in the report to the FAA.
John Jenks started the topic 1977 Cessna 210 Left side exhaust manifold for Cont IO 520L in the forum Wanted & For Sale 4 months, 1 week ago
Just had my exhaust manifolds replaced one needed it and the LH one didn’t.
Very servicable, three holes in the pipes for EGT sensors.
I’ve been upgrading my 1977 C210 and replaced the fuel sensors with CiES sensors for my JPI 900.
I have the sensors, wiring, and module for sale.
I wish I could guarantee their operation but can’t
I have a Trio Pro Pilot Autopilot and Avidyne IFD550 in my 172N. I get GPSS and GPSV and from 500′ up and back down to 500′ I just have to adjust the throttle, trim, and mixture. Otherwise I just twist knobs and poke buttons on my A/P and IFD. And the Avidyne has a keypad on my yoke for data entry. You triple 7 pilots be jealous.
Update on 210M Fuel usage: Over three trips my line guys put in 89 gal measured at the fuel truck. At the end of the trips my JPI EDM900 fuel flow indicator said I used 77.4 gal. I dipped one tank with my calibrated dip tube and it read 7 gal in the tank. I emptied the other tank into a container and measured the amount and got 4.9gal. So 7…[Read more]
Bottom line first: Umbrella fuel caps will give you 79 gal of fuel when filled by even the reasonably competent line boys.
I’m back with a 6month evaluation of the fuel tank gauge issue. 210M with original capacitor sending units, JPI 900 installed 6 months agoand plane has umbrella fuel caps.
Filled the tanks last week and ran several f…[Read more]
JJ back with IPad mount pictures.
Pivot makes a very strong case that has an attachment on the back for suction mounting.
I cleaned the interior of the windscreen and the suction cup hasn’t moved in 8 months.
I mounted on the left side in front of the door post. Same place in my 172 and 210.
See attached pix.
I just put it on and it has stayed on after 3 TOs and is still well adhered. However I used to have a 160+ knot airplane but now after the Prop Guard kit it’s now a 145kt airplane. Huh?
Anyone else notice this?
Sorry for the slow response: The Plane Power regulator replaces the old Ford style regulator with a electronic one that can be adjusted to the exact voltage your plane requires. If you have a Cessna Alternator Control Unit, (under the panel somewhere) it also replaces that item, which can go bad – like mine did and took 3 hours of labor to f…[Read more]
Does anyone have any experience using the 3 blade McFarlane Prop Guard kit on their 210?
I have 35 hours on an overhauled McCauley D3A32C prop and it’s already pitted and the paint is chipped off the distal end of the LE of the prop. How do you increase the longevity of your props?
I had my mechanic and his assistant remove the cable assembly and they had it out in less than an hour.
It’s a little tricky.
Haven’t replaced the cable yet. The step is on a spring and sticks out with no cable attached so I taped it retracted. Been flying it with the tape on for the last month and it’s all fine. My copilots just have to step up!
Funny you’d ask. I just sent my broken cable and sheath to McFarlane.
Mine broke at the gear door pulley location.
They are doing the repair including full replacement of the cable and ends and putting it in my cable sheath.
I thought $225 was a pretty good price since Cessna wants $1340.
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