1980 Cessna TR182
Turbo. Retract. Factory O2.
Fly high. Fly fast. Fly confident.

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My Thoughts on Flying...
and Ownership

Hello! My name is Troy. Here's my philosophy about flying, safety, and ownership maintenance practices.

If you're like me, you love to fly. You take a certain pride in items you own, and you care for them accordingly. You want to be 100% confident when flying with your family and friends, and you are willing to spend the time and money that is needed to ensure that your flying machine is always in perfect working order, and that your proficiency (not currency) is nothing less than top-notch.

Charitable Flying

I fly with my wife and family. As the NE Texas Wing Leader for Angel Flight South Central, I fly people on charitable missions. All of these people look to me as pilot-in-command to provide them with safe and reliable transportation. And I aim to do just that.

156 - 174 knots TAS, depending on altitude.

So, climb in. Sit down. Buckle up. We're gonna get there fast.

Well equipped "Birdie"...

AIRFAME

  • 1980 Cessna TR182, 3083 hours TTAF (as of 12-27-2017)
  • No corrosion - high desert history
  • 3100# gross, 1966 empty, 1134 useful
  • 92 gallons (88 usable); 65 gallons to the tabs (partial fuel)
  • Factory 4-place oxygen (48 cubic feet tank)
  • Fire extinguisher mounted to pilot's seat
  • 4-place light tan leather interior (2003 refurbish)
  • Gear system meticulously maintained: 2004 and 2010 overhauls, magnafluxed components
  • Complete logs - no accident history

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Well equipped "Birdie"...

ENGINE

  • Lycoming O-540-L3C5D, 235hp, carbureted, turbocharged
  • 2000 hour TBO, 900 hours on a Sep-2001 Lycoming factory overhaul
  • Regular oil changes (every 25 hours) with oil analysis program in place through Blackstone Labs
  • 3-blade McCauley controllable-pitch propeller, 250 hours SPOH
  • 60A alternator, 24V electrical system, battery in the tail (great for CG, stays cooler/lasts longer)
  • New engine mounts and fuel hoses - installed 2015
  • Complete logs

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Well equipped "Birdie"...

AVIONICS 1

  • JPI-830 Engine Monitoring System w/ fuel flow option (installed in the pilot's primary scan)
  • NAV1/COM1: Garmin GNS430W WAAS GPS (databases kept current, on subscription)
  • NAV2/COM2: King KX165
  • King KCS55A Slaved HSI system
  • King KN64 DME (selectable to NAV1, NAV2, or independent tuning)

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Well equipped "Birdie"...

AVIONICS 2

  • Garmin GMA350C Bluetooth / 3-D Audio audio panel
  • Cessna 300A Navomatic autopilot (fully functional)
  • Garmin GTX345 Mode-S 1090ES ADSB-IN/OUT Transponder
  • Garmin FlightStream 210 for flight plan transfer to/from panel
  • BFG WX900 Stormscope spherics detection device
  • New attitude indicator July 2015 with flag for no-vac

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Well equipped "Birdie"...

OTHER

  • BAS Inertial reel 4-point harness for front seat occupants - installed 2015
  • BE SEEN! Powerful Teledyne Alphabeam LED landing and taxi lights with multiple wig-wag and flashing modes - installed 2015
  • Rosen visors with fully-articulating 3-axis mounts - installed 2015
  • Scheme Designers paint scheme approved (see Flickr)

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Pilots Operating Handbook for the 1980 Cessna TR182 (Turbo Retract Skyland). Fully indexed and searchable PDF.

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Service Manual for 1978-1986 R182 and TR182 models. Fully indexed and searchable PDF.

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Illustrated Parts Catalog for 1978-1986 R182 and TR182 models. Fully indexed and searchable PDF.

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Lycoming O540 Engine Operator's Manual, Aug 2006 Revision. Fully indexed and searchable PDF.

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FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet 3A13 for R182/TR182 models (3A13). Fully indexed and searchable PDF.

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