cessna r182 gear retraction

May 2, 2009

we had a retractable 182 up on jack stands in the shop. here’s a closeup of the gear actuation

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13 Responses to “cessna r182 gear retraction”

  1. Philscbx on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    I think your right, …
    I think your right, I may have been thinking of either the 210 or maybe the 337. Been a while. This view sparked a recall, but details of ship are foggy now. I did like the 337 a lot. Must of been it’s radical design.

  2. ferdmack on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    as for reliability, …
    as for reliability, the 182 has a hand lever that you can use to pump pressure into the system in the event of a gear pump failure. the only true failure mode is when the hydraulic system is breached, and without fall-down gear like a piper which is just held up by hydraulic pressure, and naturally returns to down-and-locked, the cessna setup is admittedly less robust. it does buy me 15-18 knots difference between gear down and gear up in cruise though… this plane trues out at 155-160 kts.

  3. ferdmack on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    do you mean the …
    do you mean the nosegear doors? they are not hydraulic on the 182. while at rest, springs hold them open; when the wheel fits into the well during retraction, it pushes against a bar that pulls the doors closed.

    if you mean the main gear doors, there aren’t any on a 182. i know that some 210s had them however. that would be nice, i would imagine it would buy you a few knots- as long as they don’t malfunction at the wrong time… i’ve also heard of 210 owners removing them for that very reason.

  4. Philscbx on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    Now get the …
    Now get the hydraulic timing to not close the doors on the gear while retracting. I had to solve that issue.

  5. veritasvg on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    You and everyone …
    You and everyone else.

  6. veritasvg on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    Yessir…and a fair …
    Yessir…and a fair number of Bonanzas, too.

    That’s what makes the Columbia and Cirrus so attractive. Fast and fixed gear.

    There’s also the Piper 6X, which is basically a modern day Cherokee Six…but she’s gonna drink ya out of house and home. She’ll also handle like a grand piano with wings.

  7. Outlaw1257 on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    Actually, …
    Actually, Futureflyer, what matters most is that the landing gear come DOWN when it’s supposed to!!

    The Cessna 210 and other Cessna RG planes have had a long history of trouble in that respect.

  8. MayoDK on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    Build them with …
    Build them with very long legs and fold them into the wings? 😛

  9. RobertGary1 on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    Makes me happy to …
    Makes me happy to have the simple Mooney gear system. No fluid leaking all over the place and everything comes up within 3 seconds.

  10. futureflyer16 on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    doesnt matter how …
    doesnt matter how it looks comin up only thing that matters is its up haha

  11. Xxflyboy10xX on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    haha thats funny …
    haha thats funny how they really do look like a retarded storks legs. but high wings do look good with their gear retracted

  12. marick626 on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    Certainly the way …
    Certainly the way pipers retract their gears is basicaly better. But how else would you retract the gear in a high wing airplane?.

  13. rippin187 on May 2nd, 2009 10:58 am

    LOL looks like a …
    LOL looks like a retarded stork legs retracting. I like Pipers design much better! 😉

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