Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CESSNA 182 “SKYLANE”


1997 – Present



STANDARD DATA: (182T) Seats 4. Gross wt. 3,100. Empty wt. 1,897. Fuel capacity 92. Engine 230-hp Textron Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5.
PERFORMANCE: Top 149 kts. Cruise 145 kts. Stall 4-54 kts. Initial climb rate 924 fpm. Service Ceiling 18,100'. Takeoff distance (50') 1,514. Landing distance (50') 1,350.

STANDARD DATA: (T182T) Seats 4. Gross wt. 3, 100. Empty wt. 2,017 lbs. Fuel capacity 92. Engine 235-hp turbocharged Textron Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5.
PERFORMANCE: Cruise Max 175 kts. Cruise 158 kts. Stall 49-54 kts. Initial climb rate 1,040'. Service Ceiling 20,000. Takeoff (50') 1,475. Landing (50') 1,350.

The reintroduction of both the normally aspirated (182T) and in 2001the turbocharged (T182T) Skylane was eagerly awaited. Despite putting on a little weight with age, the new Skylanes equaled or surpassed their predecessors in every category except useful load. As with all the newest Cessna models, the emphasis was on refinement. The new batch of Skylanes came with a noticeable increase in creature comfort and weather capable instruments and avionics. In 2004, Cessna introduced Skylanes with all glass panels, and in 2005, airbags became standard equipment on all four of the C-182’s seats.



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