Cessna 182RG/T182RG

Cessna 182RG/T182RG

I am looking to purchase a cessna 182RG/T182RG skylane within the next year, but I cant decide what will suite my needs better as I havn't had much experiance with RG's. I'm personaly looking for a RG to go boring holes in the sky with on most weekends and doing short day trips and mainly cruising at 5000ft, but I also want a RG that will give me plenty of guts to carry a full load from small airstrips up to 9500ft as sometimes I fly over mountains as high as 8000ft. In your views how would you go about this, I normaly hire a 172RG for a hour or so most weekends to go boring holes and every three to four weeks go on a day or weekend trip 2hours from origin but the 172RG just doesnt have the payload, power or room most of the time. And on another note can someone give me a referance or decribe how the landing gear system works so I can get a better idea as I dont have exactly a clear picture of how it works in my head, the main gear realy gets me most of the time and ive always wanted to know how it pivoits like that?
If I have anymore questions I will post them but thats it for now, thanks guys.

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Re: Cessna 182RG/T182RG

The 182 RG is quite an airplane!  If you are going to be flying at high altitudes, then I'm not sure the retract aspect is required.  At that high, the gear doesn't create that much drag.  With a straight leg 182, the insurance and maintenance is much cheaper.  Just thought I would throw that out there.

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Hi Luke

I am a proud owner of a 1978 Cessna 182RG for almost six months.  I finished my primary training in it and now working on instrument training.

I have made many trips to it from its home base, Monroe, outside Charlotte to places such as Roanoke, Virginia, Raleigh, the Outer Banks, Wilmington, etc. and have enjoyed them all - even with some 40 knot gusts and a rear end ripping President Day's ride back from ROA.

The RG does have a bit more maintenance but nothing major so far.  It does have a tad higher annual cost b/c they have to jack the plane and test the gear swing.  That takes all of 15 minutes - For the record, your gear swing should be about 7 seconds, no more than 10.

The tires on the RG are smaller than the fixed 182, so it handles more like a truck on the ground, and you must be a bit more aware of sudden braking and turns b/c the tad less grip due to smaller tires, but I'd say its worth it.

I have flown the 182 fixed as well, and it taxis easier on the ground, but in my view, planes weren't made to drive on the ground!  The retract will give you at least 15 knots faster cruise, which, over a longer cross country can mean 15-30 minutes or more time savings.

Yes, insurance will be higher esp. if you have low hours, but that comes down rapidly with experience, private,then instrument rating.

If you get one, just make the GUMP (gas, undercarriage, mixture, prop) check solid habit before landing.  I am glad I got the RG version over the fixed, and I think as the years go on I will be even more glad ( I hope). 

Plus, I talked to a NAAA (National Association of Aircraft Appraisers) appraiser when I bought mine.  At that time, fall of 2007, it was a buyers market.  He also said that the RG version is likely to appreciate more in value b/c Cessna stopped making the RG version long ago and the demand for RG airplanes will remain robust - so could make for a good investment.

Feel free to ask me any questions.

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BTW... Since it seems like you will be flying that thing high.. I would get one that has an engine monitor.  I have one, and it makes for easier and better leans.  With the engine monitor, Cessna says the service ceiling is 18,000 feet, without one, 14,300.

The highest I have gone so far is 9,500 just from Monroe to Wilmington to catch some 50-70 knot tailwinds... It was an easy climb and I did not really lean that carefully.

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george Wrote:
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> The 182 RG is quite an airplane!  If you are going
> to be flying at high altitudes, then I'm not sure
> the retract aspect is required.  At that high, the
> gear doesn't create that much drag.  With a
> straight leg 182, the insurance and maintenance is
> much cheaper.  Just thought I would throw that out
> there.
>
> Keep the greasy side down!

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The Cessna 182RG has many outstanding characteristics.  One of the most important is it has a Lycoming O-540 engine which is a workhorse and easily capable of going to TBO (The standard C-182 has a continental engine which will need overhaul or topping in 900 - 1100 hrs - check trade-a-plane to verify). My RG is a 1980 with an excellent set of avionics which gives a empty weight of 1869.6 lbs which in turn leads to a useful load of 1230.4 lbs (3100 lbs gross) and this is much better than most other airplanes in it's class.  Also, A cruise speed of 156 kts., a climb rate of 1140 ft/min, and with 92 gal of fuel (13 gph) great range (845 nm) and all these are better than most in it's class.  It has been noted that the wheels/tires are smaller which is a good thing leading to small wheel retract holes in fuselage, light weight/strain on retract system, less drag until retract and a high speed gear down speed of 140 Kts.  Just do not be heavy on brakes or even better don't use them unless you have too.  The 40 deg of flaps leads to very slow touch down speeds (nice safety emergency landing quality) and braking is easily optional.  The Cessna 300 autopilot (pretty standard) adapts nicely to a S-tec 60 which leads to a quality full autopilot with alt hold. The RG is for some not the most beautiful aircraft on the ground with it's spindly gear and tires, but any of you that have routinely spent hours under your Beechcraft, Piper or Mooney cleaning the retract system and gear doors will appreciate the easy cleaning, tire inflation and maintenance.  The RG is a bit of a sleeper (not generally realized or appreciated) which leads to reasonable purchase prices.  Also, for some reason the average RG owner does not fly his aircraft much and very low time examples can readily be found.  The RG has excellent handling qualities, and a proven safety record which makes for good insurance rates.  Just ask around and those that fly Cessna 182RG's have wonderful things to say about them.

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Our Agency has 3 (2-1982's & 1-1986) that were purchased new for law enforcement.  They have accumulated over 36,000 combined fligt hours and are still working great. (lowest time 10,000 and the older ones have over 12,500)

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I'm in somewhat the same boat I currently fly a Grumman tiger but got my high performance in a 182rg.  I'm considering a 182rg for hauling the tribe but I really like the tr182 and the cruise speed.  But I've also considered a 182 with the Texas Skyway upgrade HELP

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Re: Cessna 182RG/T182RG

I'm flying out of KAPA all the time in a straight-legged 182... no messin' around with gear needed.  More expensive, higher maintenance, not that big of a change in useful load... if you're trying to get higher, the T182 (if you're stuck buying new) is a better option than the C-182RG, in my not-so-humble opinion.

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Re: Cessna 182RG/T182RG

Hello,
I have been doing a lot of research on the 182 and am hoping to purchase one by the end of the year. I looked on the cessna website and tried finding any differences between the 182 and the T182. The only thing I could find was the engine(Cab size, avionics, ect. were all the same). Does this mean it would be possible to purchase a 182 at or near its TBO and replace it with the T182 motor? I am not sure if this is allowed due to the serial number, ect so I thought I would ask. I just figured it would be cheaper to go this route if it was possible. Thanks in advance for any info!

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