Why is my new engine running so much hotter than my old engine?

Q: I fly a Cessna 182S registered HP1401. It has a Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5, 3 blade prop. Sea level OAT is 90°F or so year round. It had a single probe analog CHT display connected to cylinder #1, which always remained around 320°F. I then installed a digital engine monitor, which showed the rest of the […]

Garmin begins shipping GFC 500 autopilot

Garmin has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for several aircraft models for the GFC 500 autopilot, including a wide range of Cessna 172 and 182 aircraft. Intended for less complex piston single-engine aircraft, the GFC 500 integrates with the G5 to provide pilots with an economical autopilot and modern flight instrument, according to Garmin […]

Backcountry flying at its best

Scott Newpower sent in these photos taken by his son Tom at Schafer Meadows (8U2) in Montana of his Cessna 182 and Beech Bonanza landing at the backcountry airstrip: Want to see your photo online and in the pages of General Aviation News’ print edition? You can submit your photo via the form below or […]