Voodoolar This version could change the way pilots look at diesel powered aircraft. The last pdf in the list is quite important as it shows the recommended and necessary slider settings to enjoy flying in FSX. If the failure is on the side of the exit door the power was reduced to near idle anyway. The die hard Cessna fans will know this and mock you for this mistake. And may we assume that you are flying a Cessna product? Gabe on Feb 23, Still have never flown abut looking forward to that chance.
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So I thought I would try to answer it here. In general, I think any private pilot should be able to handle a Cessna with a little instruction from a instructor who flies a C regularly. Not all rental places have Cs, and they are not usually flown for general training, so make sure you get an instructor with some experience in them.
One other fun thing After getting your checkout in the C, you will also get a high performance endorsement to add to your logbook; the C has a hp engine which qualifies as high performance for the FAA. Looking around, I found one other blog talking about getting a C checkout. This is an excellent booklet, and I highly recommend it if you are thinking about buying a C General The Cessna is a great plane that can haul 4 people and baggage well.
In order to carry the extra weight, the C is a heavier plane to begin with and has a larger engine, a constant speed prop, and cowl flaps. The way the C was designed, it is very hard if not impossible to get the Weight and Balance out of the CG envelope.
The downside to this is that the plane is nose heavy. You will notice during flaring. The C is roomier inside than a C also. That will make your wife and family happy. The back seat is amazing roomy. The C has a higher avionics panel and dash; this is due to fitting more avionics and a larger engine up front. Make sure you crank the seat up high and use a cushion if you need to. Your sight picture during landing will likely be a little different due to this.
Constant Speed Propeller and Cowl Flaps One of the big questions for some is how hard is it to deal with constant speed propeller and cowl flaps. These really are not that big a deal. But once you know it, it is easy. You do not change them that often. The throttle is the main thing you move.
The RPM will just be set at your personal phase of flight setting. When you adjust the throttle during normal flight, you will be looking at manifold pressure MP usually. For takeoff, full throttle. I descend at 15" which is the bottom of the green MP arc.
On downwind or approaching the pattern, I usually go to 15" in level flight as well to slow down. They will occur around the same time. The other thing is to just listen to the engine and look outside and feel what it should be.
If you are flying IFR, you will want to determine your power settings for different phases there too. I use 17" approach, 12" ILS precision descent, 10" non-precision descent. I like to do this with 10 degrees flaps too. For cowl flap usage, just open them when you are climbing with high power, or close them during cruise and descents. That way I check prop and cowl flaps and other times occasionally. That is some of the main points, but there is more When ever you change your RPM, do it slowly at the lower power setting when possible, and other items Your instructor will give you all the extra details and specifics for your plane.
Takeoffs It is good to practice all the different take off types with different flap settings. My personal preference for general takeoffs is 10 degrees of flaps. When you takeoff, you will notice that more right rudder is required.
That is of course due to the larger engine. Speed and Slowing Down When you change from a C to a C, the C feels fast and does not seem to want to slow down. But it actually slows down pretty easily, you just have to take measures to do this. If you leave full power and level out, it will keep going fast. If you change to 15", RPM, and level out, it will slow down quickly. You can fly it almost as slow as a C if you want. It is important to slow the plane down before flaring.
The easiest way to do this when you are new to a C is approaching the pattern before you even enter the downwind. Landing and Flares There are a few important things with landings. They are important for Cs too, but you can be sloppy with a C, and it is not too bad.
It is very important to slow the plane down to the speeds mentioned in the POH. Extra speed will cause the plane to float and make the flare harder to do correctly. It will require more back pressure on the yoke during flare too. It is important to trim the plane correctly.
Since this is a heavier plane, it will be much easier to trim than to fight the yoke pressure. When you do flare, make sure you hold the nose high. Keep steadily pulling more and more back on the yoke. Remember a good landing is the stall horn bleeping right before the main wheels touch. Also do not relax on the back pressure until taxiing. You will find that you probably want some power during the base and final leg especially if you have flaps in.
You can, of course, do landings without power such as for emergency practice, but the C will drop fast especially with flaps in. This potential, fast descent rate can be nice if you are high on final. Of course, if you had power applied during final, you will need to reduce power to idle slowly before or while you are flaring.
I think it is key to practice landings a bunch and consistently. They get easier and easier over time. My personal preference is for 20 degree flap landings, although I practice all types. Stalls Power off stalls are pretty much the same as C The power on stalls are a little different due to the larger engine.
Remember to use lots of right rudder. If you are not fully loaded and it is a cool day, it requires an extremely steep pitch up attitude to cause a stall with full power. For this reason, I wonder if it is good to practice with slightly less than full power. If you ended up in a true power on stall condition, it would probably be when loaded heavy or on a hot day which would probably closer attitude with lower power.
Maybe practice both ways? Ask your instructor. Stability Since the C is a heavier plane to begin with, you will notice it is more stable and smooth on bumpy, turbulent days. It is nice and stable for IFR flying. If you trim it well, it will maintain altitude very nicely. I think crosswind landings are much easier in the C as well. Carb Heat Usage The carburated Cs tend to carb icing easier than other planes.
Most Cs have a carburator temperature gauge that helps with this. When in cruise flight, I usually pull the carb heat partially so that the gauge indicates 10 degrees C. This keeps the carburator out of icing conditions, and it also helps to keep the intake temperatures best for fuel atomization. Full carb heat is not as good for atomization, and it lets in more unfiltered air. This partial carb heat usage should only be done in a plane with the gauge. Summary 1st thing is to go find a good C instructor and get some instruction.
Get a C POH for the plane you will rent or buy, and read it through thoroughly. Look through the POH and determine your own procedures or the differences from what you are used to. I think most people become comfortable to practice on their own after only a few hours of instruction. The insurance may require a few more hours though. These are some of my thoughts. Please, go ask your instructor for their thoughts. Then you need to form your own thoughts after you have flown the plane for a while.
Cessna 182 POH
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Development[ edit ] The Cessna was introduced in as a tricycle gear variant of the In , the A variant was introduced along with the name Skylane. As production continued, later models were improved regularly with features such as a wider fuselage, swept tailfin with rear "omni-vision" window, enlarged baggage compartment, higher gross weights, landing gear changes, etc. The "restart" aircraft built after were different in many other details including a different engine, new seating design, etc. Design[ edit ] The Cessna is an all-metal mostly aluminum alloy aircraft, although some parts — such as engine cowling nosebowl and wingtips — are made of fiberglass or thermoplastic material. Retractable gear[ edit ] The retractable gear R and TR were offered from to , without and with engine turbocharging respectively.
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