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Offline Mike

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Turbo Skylane
« on: March 10, 2006, 10:51:08 PM »
Hey guys!
I should know this because I used to work on them before but:
Is a T182RG Skylane fuel injected or does it have a carburetor?

And while I am at it....does it have two magnetos or the pain-in-the-@$$-to-adjust-dual-mag?

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Re: Turbo Skylane
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006, 11:10:24 PM »
Carbed... and yes, it's got one of those single drive mags.  Nice and cheap. 
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Re: Turbo Skylane
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2006, 11:16:05 PM »
GEE, I would have thought it was injected if it was Turbo'd----HMMMM.  Learn something new every day.   Flew one a few years back but don't remember...........

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Re: Turbo Skylane
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2006, 11:18:46 PM »
They don't have auto wastegates like the big Continentals either.  It's a cable arrangemant that starts closing the gate after about half throttle.  Get's really sensitive too...
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Re: Turbo Skylane
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2006, 11:20:18 PM »
Carbed... and yes, it's got one of those single drive mags.  Nice and cheap. 

So, just to verify:

single drive mag = pain-in-the-@$$-to-adjust-dual-mag
 ??? ???

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Re: Turbo Skylane
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2006, 11:24:15 PM »
Carbed... and yes, it's got one of those single drive mags.  Nice and cheap. 

So, just to verify:

single drive mag = pain-in-the-@$$-to-adjust-dual-mag
 ??? ???



Roger that...
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Re: Turbo Skylane
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2006, 11:27:50 PM »
Thanks!!!

Yeah, I hate those.
What I remember most about the T-RG is the inlet for the turbo that's kind of open for all kinds of debris to fall into. I must have changed 3 turbos because of that. And every time I found some sort of clamp piece that broke off or something similar. I cleaned up the whole engine compartment after that and then, boom, I get the next plane with the same problem. (I think we maintained 3 or 4 of them...)
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Thanks Sleek!
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2006, 11:36:35 PM »
Thanks Sleek!

You have just participated in the creation of a new Chicken Wings Strip!
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Re: Turbo Skylane
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2006, 11:59:42 PM »
This should be good... ;D ;D ;D
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