Dive Into The Details Of Cessna’s Skylane RG182 & TR182 Turbo

By Jason Zilberbrand

November 7, 2022 Educational

Cessna Skylane RG182 & TR182 Turbo

Cessna By Textron Aviation

Before creating his own initial aircraft, Cessna's founder Clyde V. Cessna made his first appearance at an airshow in 1911. It was there that he quickly became interested in designing and producing aircraft. With experience as a mechanic and auto salesman, Clyde put together his aircraft with a kit from Queens Airplane Company in the Bronx. Over time, Clyde became a fairly good pilot.

In 1916, Clyde got the opportunity to use a space for his aircraft dreams rent-free on one condition – any new aircraft he made had to have the name of a particular car model called "Jones-Six" painted on the underside of its wings.

In 1917, he built the Comet. However, World War I impacted his vision, halting sales and production altogether as most critical parts and supplies became essential for war use. After coming to terms with his failed venture, he returned to farming.

Years later, in 1925, wealthy businessmen Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman offered Cessna an opportunity to build and produce more aircraft. After teaming up, they created Travel Air Manufacturing Company with Cessna as its president. But Cessna didn't enjoy his role as president and missed being heavily involved with aircraft design and production. So, two years later, Cessna teamed up with Victor Roos to create the Cessna-Roos Company. His partner Roos left the business shortly after for another job.

Cessna had successful sales through the business's A and D series, but tough times were still up ahead. After private aircraft sales fell to an all-time low in 1931, Cessna closed his company again.

By 1933, Cessna's nephew Dwane Wallace had obtained his degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Wichita University. He eventually worked for Beech Aircraft Company, where he convinced executives to allow his uncle to reopen his shop and continue making aircraft. At the time, Beech occupied a small section of Cessna's former factory.

After Cessna's retirement in 1936, he allowed the sale of all of his shares to his nephews, Dwane and Dwight Wallace. Under the Wallace Brothers' leadership, Cessna designed and built its first twin-engine aircraft in 1938. Before World War II, government demands from the U.S. and Canada poured in for aircraft to be used for military training. From there, Cessna's business expanded quickly, embracing its newfound success.

  • Country of Origin: America

Cessna Skylane RG182 & TR182 Turbo

Below are the average statistics for the latest Cessna Skylane RG182 and TR182 Turbo models. Find more information on Cessna's Skylane series by joining VREF Online.

Cessna Skylane R182 (1986) Statistics

159 kts

Maximum Speed

800 nm

Maximum Range

4

Maximum Occupants

1978-1986

Range Of Years Manufactured


2,041

Total Aircraft Build

Unknown

Current Operational Aircraft


1,291 lbs.

Useful Load

$218,427

Average Sale Value

Unknown

Average Days On Market For Sale

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Cessna Skylane RG Turbo TR182 (1986) Statistics

187 kts

Maximum Limit Speed

900 nm

Maximum Range

4

Maximum Occupants

1979-1986

Range Of Years Manufactured

2,041

Total Aircraft Build

Unknown

Current Operational Aircraft

1,110 lbs.

Useful Load


$225,803

Average Sale Value


Unknown

Average Days On Market For Sale

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Operational Resources

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Cessna Skylane Details

The following is information about the latest Cessna Skylane RG182 and TR182 Turbo models (1980s).

Interior

RG182

The RG variation of the 182 features optional weather radar technology and a larger interior cabin than many other piston models. It also has deep-cushioned, reclining seats for additional comfort.

TR182 Turbo

Cessna's Turbo TR182 model features a quiet and comfortable cabin with a spacious rear baggage area and rear access door. This model also offered air conditioning as an option during production.

Exterior

RG182

The RG182 features retractable gear and a high-wing design for better flight life, stability, and safer landings.

TR182 Turbo

The turbo model has a high-wing retractable undercarriage and is equipped with long-range wet-wing fuel tanks. This model also features an optional 3-blade propeller.

Avionics

RG182

  • PS Engineering PMA 7000B-T Audio Panel/Intercom System (Bluetooth)

  • Dual King KX 170B Navigation/Communications

  • Dual Glideslopes

  • King KCS 55A Compass System

  • L3 Lynx NGT-9000 Multilink ADS-B In/Out Transponder with traffic display

  • Northstar GPS-60 Navigator

  • Davtron digital clock

  • King KR 87 ADF

  • King KN 64 DME

  • Cessna 300 A Autopilot with ST-60 Altitude Hold, Vertical Speed, and Glideslope Coupling

  • Eventide Argus 5000 Moving Map

  • WX-10A Stormscope

  • Shadin Digital Fuel Flow/Totalizer

  • Electronics International UBG-16 Engine Analyzer with Burst Recorder

  • Precise Flight Standby Vacuum System

  • Pulselight Landing and Taxi Light System

TR182 Turbo

  • Garmin 3X GDU PFD Touch

  • Garmin G-5 Standby

  • Garmin GTN-750Txi

  • Garmin GTR 225 Navigation/Communications

  • Garmin GNX375 GPS WAAS ADS-B in and out

  • Garmin GAD 29B

  • Garmin GSU 25D ADAHRS

  • Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel

  • Garmin GFC 500 Autopilot System

Specifications

RG182

Configuration: Single Engine, Piston, Retractable Gear

Max Take Off Weight: 3,100 lbs.

Range: 800 Nm

Take Off Run: 820 ft.

Landing Roll: 600 ft.

Wing Span: 35 ft. 10 in.

Length: 28 ft. 8 in.

Height: 8 ft. 11 in.

Take Off Run (50 ft.): 1,570 ft.

Max Seats: 4

Cruise: 160 Kts

Payload: 739 lbs.

Useful Load: 1,291 lbs.

TR182 Turbo

Configuration: Single Engine, Piston, Retractable Gear

Height: 8 ft. 11 in.

Length: 28 ft. 7.5 in.

Wing Span: 35 ft. 10 in.

Fuel: 88 gal

Gross Weight: 3,100 lbs.

Useful Load: 1,256 lbs.

Baggage Capacity: 200 lbs.

Cruise Speed: 173 Kts

Max Range: 905 Nm

Endurance: 6 hours

Rate Of Climb: 1,040 fpm

Service Ceiling: 20,000 ft.

Takeoff Ground Roll: 820 ft.

Landing Ground Roll: 600 ft.

Cessna Skylane Models

182

After receiving its certification in 1956, the first 182 features four seats and is powered by a carbureted 230-horsepower Continental O-470-L piston engine. It has a gross weight of 2,550 lbs.

182A Skylane

This four-seater, light aircraft has fixed landing gear and is powered by a carbureted 230-horsepower Continental O-470-L piston engine. This model received its first certification in December 1956, and it has a gross weight of 2,650 lbs.

182B Skylane

The 182B received its certification in August 1958. Furthermore, this version also seats four with fixed landing gear and is powered by a carbureted 230-horsepower Continental O-470-L piston engine. It has a gross weight of 2,650 lbs.

182C Skylane

This four-seater 182C Skylane received its certification in July 1959. It features fixed landing gear and is powered by a carbureted 230-horsepower Continental O-470-L piston engine with a gross weight of 2,650 lbs.

182D Skylane

Powered by a carbureted 230 horsepower Continental O-470-L piston engine, Cessna's D variation of the Skylane seats four with a gross weight of 2,650 lbs. It received its certification in June 1960.

182E Skylane

Skylane's E variation uses a carbureted 230 horsepower Continental O-470-L or O-470-R piston engine, seats four with fixed landing gear, and has a gross weight of 2,800 lbs. Its certification was received in June 1961.

182F Skylane

After the 182E became certified, the 182F also received its certification in August 1962. This variation is a four-seater light aircraft with fixed landing gear, powered by a carbureted 230 horsepower Continental O-470-L or O-470-R piston engine with a gross weight of 2,800 lbs.

182G Skylane

Cessna's G variation is a four-seat light aircraft with fixed landing gear powered by a carbureted 230-horsepower Continental O-470-L or an O-470-R piston engine. It has a gross weight of 2,800 lbs. and was certified in July 1963.

182H Skylane

Certified in September of 1964, this four-seater light aircraft uses a carbureted 230 horsepower Continental O-470-R piston engine with a gross weight of 2,800 lbs.

182J Skylane

Skylane's J variation received its certification in October 1965. This four-seat light aircraft with fixed landing gear is equipped with a carbureted 230-horsepower Continental O-470-R piston engine. The J variation has a gross weight of 2,800 lbs.

182K Skylane

Following its J-model predecessor, this light aircraft seats four with fixed landing gear and is powered by a carbureted 230 horsepower Continental O-470-R piston engine. It has a gross weight of 2,800 lbs. and received its certification in August 1966.

182L Skylane

With a gross weight of 2,800 lbs., this is a four-seat light aircraft with fixed landing gear that uses a carbureted 230 horsepower Continental O-470-R piston engine and received its certification in July 1967.

182M Skylane

The M variation of the Skylane is a four-seat light aircraft with fixed landing gear and a carbureted 230-horsepower Continental O-470-R piston engine. Its gross weight is 2,800 lbs, and it was certified in September 1968. An experimental version of the 182M also exists with a full cantilever wing.

182N Skylane

Cessna's N variation seats four with fixed landing gear and has a carbureted 230 horsepower Continental O-470-R or an O-470-S piston engine. Its gross weight is 2,950 lbs. for takeoff and 2,800 lbs. for landing. It was certified in September of 1969.

182P Skylane

Powered by a carbureted 230 horsepower Continental O-470-R or O-470-S piston engine, the P variation has a gross weight of 2,950 lbs. It seats four and received its certification in October 1971.

182Q Skylane

Closing out the 70s, Cessna produced this four-seater light aircraft with fixed landing gear and carbureted 230 horsepower Continental O-470-U piston engine. It has a gross weight of 2,950 lbs. and was first certified in July 1976. But significant changes were made to transform it into a 24-V electrical system in its 1978 model year. It also had a change from the bladder to wet-wing fuel tanks in its 1979 model year.

182R Skylane

This four-seat light aircraft with fixed landing gear is powered by a carbureted 230 horsepower Continental O-470-U piston engine with a gross weight of 3,100 lbs. for takeoff and 2,950 lbs. for landing. Certified in August 1980, this variant, along with the 182Q, can alternatively be equipped with the jet fuel-burning SMA SR305-230 diesel engine.

182S Skylane

Cessna's S variation seats four with fixed landing gear, using a fuel-injected 230-horsepower Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5 piston engine. It has a gross weight of 3,100 lbs. for takeoff and 2,950 lbs. for landing. This model received its certification in October 1996.

182T Skylane

Cessna's 182T received its certification in February 2001. It seats four with fixed landing gear and is powered by a fuel-injected 230-horsepower Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5 piston engine. It has a gross weight of 3,100 lbs. for takeoff and 2,950 lbs. for landing. This variation is still in production.

R182 Skylane RG

This four-seater light aircraft has retractable landing gear and uses a 235-horsepower Lycoming O-540-J3C5D piston engine. It has a gross weight of 3,100 lbs. and was certified in July 1977.

T182

Using a turbocharged 235 horsepower Lycoming O-540-L3C5D, this piston-engine aircraft seats four and has a gross weight of 3,100 lbs. for takeoff and 2,950 lbs. for landing. This aircraft received its certification in August 1980.

T182T Skylane

Cessna's turbocharged four-seater version features fixed landing gear and is powered by a turbocharged and fuel-injected 235-horsepower Lycoming TIO-540-AK1A piston engine. Skylane's turbocharged model has a gross weight of 3,100 lbs. for takeoff and 2,950 lbs. for landing. It received its certification in February 2001. After being produced from 2001 to 2013, a press release dated February 2022 by Textron announced resumed production for its delivery in 2023.

TR182 Turbo Skylane RG

Certified in September 1978, this four-seater light aircraft with retractable landing gear is powered by a turbocharged 235 horsepower Lycoming O-540-L3C5D piston engine. It has a gross weight of 3,100 lbs.

T182JT-A Turbo Skylane JT-A

Initially introduced as the Turbo Skylane NXT, Cessna changed the name to avoid confusion with the Remos NXT. This light aircraft seats four with fixed landing gear and is powered by a 227 horsepower SMA SR305-230 diesel engine. It burns 11 U.S. gallons per hour of Jet-A fuel and cruises at 156 knots. It was first flown in May 2013; however, it has since been discontinued.

Top Cessna Skylane RG182 & TR182 Turbo Questions

Check out FAQs about Cessna's Skylane.

How Much Does The Most Recent Skylane Cost?

A 2023 Cessna Turbo Skylane T182T has a base price of $653,000. A non-turbo variation of the Skylane has a base price of $530,000.

How Fast Is The Turbocharged T182T?

Cessna's Skylane T182T has a maximum cruise speed of 165 ktas and a top limit speed of 175 kias.

What Is The Difference Between A Cessna Skyhawk & Skylane?

While Cessna's 172 is widely popular, the Skylane is known for having a larger airframe, more power, and more interior space. However, when it comes to pricing, the 172 is the more affordable option for the two aircraft, which is largely due to its lower engine costs to repair when necessary.

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