Cessna 182 Skylane. Characteristics. Modifications. A photo
Cessna 182 Skylane. Characteristics. Modifications. A photo

Cessna 182 Skylane. Characteristics. Modifications. A photo


The Cessna 182 Skylane (Sky Trail) is an American single-engine, four-seater light aircraft, produced (intermittently) from 1956 to the present. At the moment, the light-engine Cessna 182 Skylane is one of the most mass-produced aircraft in the world, ranking second among civil aircraft.


Photo Cessna 182 Skylane


The first flight of the Cessna Skylane 182 1956 held in the year, and after a few months, the aircraft began to actively accustom customers, and, from year to year the number of orders is only continued to increase. At its core, the look and design of Cessna 182 Skylane is very similar to the 180-th modelBut several design innovations, and improved aircraft performance parameters of the aircraft made this aircraft a real legend.

The original model of the light-engine Cessna 182 Skylane was equipped with the Continental O-470-L piston engine, capable of developing power in 230 hp, which was really spectacular by the mid-50-x years of the last century. The aircraft was able to overcome distances of more than 1.5 thousand kilometers, at a cruising speed of about 250 km / h. The maximum take-off weight of the basic production model of Cessna 182 Skylane was 1157 kilogram, besides four persons on board the aircraft, it was possible to complete the aircraft with an additional cargo of 80 kilogram, or take on board two children, the total weight not exceeding the maximum permissible takeoff weight .


Photo Cessna 182P Skylane


Nine months after the base model, the American aircraft designers have presented a modification Cessna 182A Skylane, differs in a number of configurations changed inside the cabin and the increased take-off weight of up to 1202 kg.

Between 1958 of 1960 years, aircraft manufacturers have presented three more new models - Cessna 182B Skylane, Cessna 182C Skylane and Cessna 182D Skylane, no different technical innovations from the base model, but with a number of functional improvements (new seats, avionics, the ability to install a float Chassis and so on).


Cabin Cessna 182 Skylane


The Cessna 182E Skylane, which began production in 1961, received a fuselage reinforced with additional struts, and the maximum aircraft payload increased to 1270 kg. The models Cessna 182F Skylane and Cessna 182G Skylane were similar, with new avionics and a number of additional options (radio, light in the cockpit, etc.).

Due to the fact that the Continental O-470-L aircraft engine used on previous models was problematic in terms of maintenance, in 1964, American aircraft manufacturers presented the Cessna 182H Skylane model, equipped with a Continental O-470-R piston engine of the same power - 230 hp.

With 1964 on 1966 year, the American aircraft manufacturer unveiled three more models of its aircraft - Cessna 182J Skylane, Cessna 182K Skylane and Cessna 182L Skylane, having a change in the internal design of the cockpit - seats were adapted to a long flight, and the side windows are expanded to increase the FOV both the pilot and passengers.


Cessna 182 Skylane to float chassis


Introduced in 1968, the modification of the Cessna 182M Skylane is an experimental model with formoizmenёnnym wing profile, however, due to the increased price, despite the fact that the improved controllability of the aircraft, the aircraft did not become popular among customers.

Models Cessna 182N Skylane Cessna 182P Skylane and got a hard fuselage and can fly up to a maximum total weight in kilograms 1338, which is suitable for transporting goods on a par with passenger transportation.

Cessna 182Q Skylane got a new engine Continental O-470-U power in 230 hp, but due to a number of technical parameters of the power plant, produced by aircrafts stopped using the proper popular because their service has risen in price seriously.

Model Cessna 182R Skylane received new fuel tanks, resulting in increased maximum distance of following aircraft. Also, now, takeoff weight of the aircraft could be 1406 kg, while for planting this value remains the same - 1338 kg, mainly due to the nature of the chassis.

The Cessna 182S Skylane light aircraft is the first in the current model line to feature the new Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5 aircraft engine, which is inexpensive and easy to operate compared to the previous one. Engine power remained unchanged, amounting to 239 hp, while its service life was increased by 12%. Among other things, the Cessna 182S Skylane became the first in the program of restarting the production of these aircraft after an 11-year hiatus, and therefore enjoyed quite a lot of popularity.

Model Cessna 182T Skylane has undergone a number of changes in the cabin, the plane began to be placed more capacious tanks, allowing to overcome the distance in kilometers 1722 at a cruising speed of 269 km \ h and flight height to 5515 meters.

Aircraft Cessna 182R Skylane RG received a new, improved piston engine Lycoming O-540-J3C5D, 235 hp capacity, able to accelerate the aircraft to a top speed of 283 km \ h.


Photo Cessna 182 Skylane


Modification Cessna T182 Skylane getting new aviaoniki without changing the flight performance, but because of high prices, were released only about 200 units of the aircraft.

The Cessna T182T Skylane was equipped with a fuel injection function, as a result of which the flight speed of this aircraft increased to 280 km / h, however, the high price did not lead this model to the desired success from the aircraft designers.

Model Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG had retractable landing gear, making handling and maneuverability of the aircraft greatly increased. At the moment, in terms of the technical plan aviarazrabotchikov, this modification is the best. In addition, improved aerodynamics allowed to reduce aircraft fuel consumption, which increased the maximum flight range of up to 1870 km.

Modern modification Cessna T182JT-A Turbo Skylane JT-A was introduced in 2013 year, and has not only a new diesel aircraft engine SMA SR305-230 227 hp capacity, and could accelerate to 289 km \ h (cruising speed). Currently produced only a few pieces of the aircraft as a negative was the price of components, currently reached 535 thousand dollars.

Cessna 182 Robertson STOL is a modified version of the basic production model, has the ability to take-off and landing on runways small extent.

Total for 48-year period, the US Cessna Aircraft Corporation produced about 23 thousand airplanes of this model, which continue to be popular, like private owners, and schools for the training of pilots.


Specifications Cessna 182 Skylane.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • 3 Passenger Rights (allowed additional transportation two children);
  • aircraft Length: 8,84 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,8 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 894 kg. (Depending on the modification);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1406 kg. (Depending on the modification);
  • Payload: 517 kg. (Depending on the modification);
  • Cruising speed: 269 km \ h. (Depending on the modification);
  • Maximum flight speed: 324 km \ h. (Depending on the modification);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1722 km. (Depending on the modification);
  • Maximum flight height: 5520 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5 (depending on modification);
  • Power: 230 hp (Depending on version).


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