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  • If you want an old straight tail 182, find the best one you can and don’t worry about the model differences.

     

    We have a 1957 A model and love it. It has the P-Ponk engine upgrade and the lack of cowl flaps has not presented any cooling issues. I am based in Alaska, but we see lots of temps in the 80s in the summer. It is the stock cowling, by t…[Read more]

  • Hi Mark:

    I fly in AK so we regularly fly in the cold, although I don’t like to go when it’s more than about -10 F, just in case I have any problems. It’s one thing to be sitting in a semi-warm cockpit and another matter entirely to be out on a cold ramp trying to deal with problems. Lots of people up here fly around in lots colder temperatures…[Read more]

  • I’ve attached an article from Mike Busch last year that addresses this very topic. Hope it helps…….Ross

  • Ross Oliver replied to the topic Skybeacon in the forum Cessna 182 Forum 1 year, 4 months ago

    My installation finally passed the certification flight and I got the rebate check. After the first two attempts at a certification flight failed, the FAA both times blamed it on ground coverage. I then turned to uAvionix tech support and they suggested having the encoder checked. Avionics shop found the encoder was bad, replaced it and the next…[Read more]

  • My IA charges $1200 for the annual annual and the squawk list is extra. Anytime a new mechanic does an annual, he will find stuff. Own an airplane for years, switch mechanics and the annual cost will jump up. Buy a new to you airplane and the first annual will be pricey because the new mechanic is finding new stuff and you also have a squawk list…[Read more]

  • While I have no personal experience with them, Skywagon owners in that area rave about Beegles in Greely, CO. If you’re still looking, I would consider taking the plane to them.

  • Ross Oliver replied to the topic Skybeacon in the forum Cessna 182 Forum 1 year, 6 months ago

    I just installed one on our 182A. Flunked the first certification flight for the rebate, but the FAA is “out of the office” and the report by itself is indecipherable. I think it will be what we need, although being based in Alaska, our ground station coverage is very limited and I don’t think a lot of people based away from ANC are upgrading, so…[Read more]

  • Yup, go for the Odyssey. My IA says he runs them for 5 years and then changes them out.

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