Starter Warning Indicator System
If for any reason the starter stays engaged after the engine starts severe damage to the engine can occur. A Texas Skyways warning light indicates if the starter is engaged or not. A safety device.
Texas Skyways has STCs for engine mounts for C180 and C182 aircraft. Through a stiffer, more ridged mount and the use of vibration isolators, these mounts support the additional horsepower and prevent excess vibration for a smoother flight. The mount is approved for two and three bladed propellers, land and floatplane operations.
This easily installed exhaust pipe extension will help keep the belly of your plane cleaner by channeling exhaust residue away from the plane.
Nose Gear Fairing
The steering mechanism of the nose gear of a Cessna 182 is an area that needs a cover. Texas Skyways has an approved cover for the steering mechanism which will reduce drag and greatly improve appearance.
Cessna 182S, 182T and T182T
This STC/PMA fairing fits around the exhaust pipe or the exhaust pipe extension giving a more pleasing appearance to the eye. However, the fairing is more than just pleasing to the eye; it blocks the air which normally enters through the exhaust hole in the cowling. Not only does it block the air entering the cowling, it creates a venture effect which draws more air out of the cowling and reduces CHTs.
This ram air pressurizes, to a small extent, the lower portion of the cowling thus, preventing the maximum amount of cooling air from passing thru the cowling for engine cooling. By placing a fairing around the exhaust pipe, the exhaust pipe is virtually hidden and the large opening around the exhaust pipe is covered.
The most powerful engine approved for a Cessna 182S,182T,T182T is the 310 HP IO-550-N to replace the 230 HP Lycoming. After 7 years of engineering and testing, Texas Skyways has received FAA approval for installation of this more powerful engine. This engine has a tuned top induction and tuned exhaust system. A 182 equipped with this engine can easily achieve under 400’ takeoff at gross weight, and over 1700 FPM climb rate with max speed achieved being slightly over 200 MPH.
Intake Air Fairing
Another area of the single engine Cessna needing attention is the area around the intake air filter. The early models of Cessna 182’s and all models of Cessna 180’s and 185’s have a large gap between the air filter and the engine cowling. A fairing around this area serves no purpose except greatly improving the appearance