From what I read it is comparable, some specs showing slightly less strength and some showing slightly more. using the same T6 temper seems prudent. Doubtless your 6082 supplier can give you answers if they are ethical enough to offer facts before a sales effort. OH, and welcome to the forum quickcut !
Thank you for the replies and link as well as the welcome. I will check the temper in the morning, But perhaps I should check with the plans supplier first as well as the local regulations. I believe our local CAA is getting quite sticky .
6082 is less pliable and ductile. It has a much greater content of Si and Mn with less Cu and Fe. In other words, it's stiffer/more brittle and isn't as easy to shape/form. Likewise, it is mostly a EU distributed alloy. The US military has moved from 6061 more toward 7075 T73 over the past decade or so, which has better elongation properties is less brittle and forms better.