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Jimmy_Norton

Opie killer
Well, I don't get to autoslew like Jerry. The airplane had bad corrosion in the wings. Like, need new wings bad. We could probably ACF-50 it to death, and keep it from getting worse, but it is just going to bite us in the ass if we ever try to sell it.

Oh well.....
 
That panel is oddly configured...

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You’re oddly configured! :bounce: Just kidding. It’s in Alaska, so I’d say it’s well configured for up here.
ETA: I wouldn’t want to do IFR single engine, so a hand held gps would meet all my needs, but I could see how more/better avionics would come in handy.
 
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Jimmy_Norton

Opie killer
Thoughts on the 182RG, or as it is officially know, the R182? Sounds like the gear system can get expensive if abused, but most of the horror stories I have heard about on line come from airplanes that were part of a club or a flight school. A good prebuy by someone that knows about the gear and treating it well should hopefully keep the system reasonably inexpensive. The O-540 seems to be a great engine, and with a 2000 hour TBO, possibly better than the O-470. For whatever reason, R's are cheaper than fixed gear airplanes of the same vintage and equipage.
 

killbilly

Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens
Thoughts on the 182RG, or as it is officially know, the R182? Sounds like the gear system can get expensive if abused, but most of the horror stories I have heard about on line come from airplanes that were part of a club or a flight school. A good prebuy by someone that knows about the gear and treating it well should hopefully keep the system reasonably inexpensive. The O-540 seems to be a great engine, and with a 2000 hour TBO, possibly better than the O-470. For whatever reason, R's are cheaper than fixed gear airplanes of the same vintage and equipage.
Could you get a Cherokee 6 for the same money? What about a Cardinal?
 

Jimmy_Norton

Opie killer
Could you get a Cherokee 6 for the same money? What about a Cardinal?
Mission has changed since I first posted, so no desire for a Cherokee 6 any more, and with the new spar AD, not sure I want any piper product right now. Haven't really thought about the Cardinal, but what advantage do they have over the 182/R182?
 

killbilly

Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens
Mission has changed since I first posted, so no desire for a Cherokee 6 any more, and with the new spar AD, not sure I want any piper product right now. Haven't really thought about the Cardinal, but what advantage do they have over the 182/R182?
They're prettier, for one. :) - Also hold their value really well. I know a guy who has a fixed-gear 177B and he refuses to part with it despite getting several very generous offers for it. To me, they seem to fit in a niche right in between a 172 and a 182 (Hence the model number?) so since your mission changed, I didn't know if one was an option.

Also - if you're gonna hangar it, the Super Viking that @fholbert mentioned is still an amazing option.
 

Jimmy_Norton

Opie killer
They're prettier, for one. :) - Also hold their value really well. I know a guy who has a fixed-gear 177B and he refuses to part with it despite getting several very generous offers for it. To me, they seem to fit in a niche right in between a 172 and a 182 (Hence the model number?) so since your mission changed, I didn't know if one was an option.

Also - if you're gonna hangar it, the Super Viking that @fholbert mentioned is still an amazing option.
Really? I think the 182, especially the RG, is way better looking than the 177. The 177 looks flimsy to me.

The Viking looks like an awesome airplane, I am just not sure I want to buy something that exotic.
 

Cessnaflyer

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Thoughts on the 182RG, or as it is officially know, the R182? Sounds like the gear system can get expensive if abused, but most of the horror stories I have heard about on line come from airplanes that were part of a club or a flight school. A good prebuy by someone that knows about the gear and treating it well should hopefully keep the system reasonably inexpensive. The O-540 seems to be a great engine, and with a 2000 hour TBO, possibly better than the O-470. For whatever reason, R's are cheaper than fixed gear airplanes of the same vintage and equipage.
At the FBO I worked at the pilot and passenger pulled the gear down with an umbrella handle. That was interesting.
 

Urp99

Well-Known Member
I don't have any 182RG time, but from a maintenance perspective I like them, Cardinals also. I don't know a mechanic that enjoys jacking them for a gear swing, but I've had very few problems with Cessna retractables. Interestingly enough both 182RG's that flew into my home airport landed gear up within a short period of time, but they were both pilot error, so I wouldn't let that affect your decision!
 

milleR

Well-Known Member
I have about 40 hours in a 182RG, it would haul 4 adult men, their overnight stuff and enough gas to get somewhere at 160 knots true iirc. Was a good plane. I also owned a P210 for a year, the only gear issue I had was an unsafe light that went out with one handle pump. Bad down lock connection a little degreaser fixed, but check the hydraulic fluid reservoir before every flight. 190-200 true in the low FL’s, but it took some work to get there.
 

Cessnaflyer

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
I have about 40 hours in a 182RG, it would haul 4 adult men, their overnight stuff and enough gas to get somewhere at 160 knots true iirc. Was a good plane. I also owned a P210 for a year, the only gear issue I had was an unsafe light that went out with one handle pump. Bad down lock connection a little degreaser fixed, but check the hydraulic fluid reservoir before every flight. 190-200 true in the low FL’s, but it took some work to get there.
The FBO had a 210L I think that was my favorite Cessna single airframe.
 
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