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Victor Bravo

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There is hardly ever a mission described where a 182 isn’t recommended.
The big-block V8 full size pickup of aviation. A straight-tail 182 with some tires on it can do 95% of what a 180 can do, at half the insurance and more convenience to get in and out of.

But back On-Topic, the high wing Van's airplane is likely going to be some amount smaller and lighter.
 

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My next door hanger skydiving club had a 1959 Cessna 182 with the Cont 520 (280 hp )engine conversion. Plan on an easy 160 mph. It was a hotrod. I liked flying it.
 
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I have a good friend who is a big-shot surgeon and medical industry innovator who has a Katmai (and a Citation). Swears he's gonna give me a ride one of these days. I remind him frequently that I will give up the ride in the citation for a ride in the Katmai any day.
 

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Can’t believe I not only missed this thread but just found out about this today.

Will be interesting to see the final product and the actual target market.
 

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Try using the "New Posts" link instead of manually going to each sub-forum you're interested in. Picks up the stuff on the more obscure forums....

Ron Wanttaja

Thats what I do, I don't have the patience to go crawling though the sub-groups of the forum layout when it can all be spoonfed up on a plate.

In fact my browser shortcut to HBA is direct to "New Posts" so I'm right into the search results on arrival.
 

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A Cherokee with full flaps will lift off in 300 feet empty. Put slats on it and maybe 200 feet. There was a low wing rough field STOL with slats called Rallye. SOCATA Rallye family - Wikipedia
From the Manuel de Vol of my Socata 894E 220

T.O. At 15ºC / S.L. Max TOW - 250 meters 900kg TOW - 175 meters
Land. At 15ºC / S.L. Max LW - 150 meters 900kg LW - 135 meters
Cruise 6000ft 75% 245 km/h 40 litres/h
Cruise S.L. 65% 220 km/h 30 litres/h

Empty weight 662 kg Max TOW 1100 kg
 
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