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A brand new Cessna 182 Price is around $653,000 for their base model.

You can find that the used Cessna 182 price range is currently anywhere from from $110,000 up to $459,000 or more on Aircraft For Sale.

Of course, the cost of owning a 182 is attractive to most because if you decide to go used, you are entering the aircraft market with one of the more affordable airplanes to get flying in but you also get a little added power over a 172.

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Wind the clock back to 1956 to reach the beginning of the 182 evolutionary history. The fact that it looks like a giant Skyhawk which itself looks like an inflated 150 shows that Cessna just did what it does best: It built on its experience with previous designs and scaled them up. The 182 evolved from the 180 taildragger, so Cessna added the tri-gear, redesigned and relocated the exhaust and reworked the fuel vent system. Wet wings were used to hold fuel.

With the new gear, the 182 developed a nose-heavy tendency and Cessna never did sort this out.

Even new ones require deft trimming or the lazy pilot risks smashing the nosegear into the runway and crow hopping down the strip. It’s not unusual to see an older 182 with repaired gear and firewall due to a nose prang.

In the first 182s, power was provided by a 230-HP Continental O-470-L, an engine that proved to be such a worthy choice that some variant of it was retained until the airplane went out of production in 1986. The engine remains easily overhaulable, for prices under $30,000.

With its straight tail and windowless back, the original 182 looks like an antique, but Cessna soon sleeked it up with a rakish tailfin and the classic rear window everyone loves. Gross weight was 2550 pounds, compared to the modern Skylane max takeoff weight of 3110 pounds. (More on that later.)

Cessna embarked upon a continuing improvement program, introducing new model designations every couple of years. The 182A saw redesigned gear with a wider track and a lower stance, with the mains 4 inches shorter and the nosegear 2 inches shorter. The 182A got an external baggage door and a 100-pound higher gross weight.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much fuel does a Cessna 182 burn?

The fuel burn rate of a Cessna 182 can vary depending on several factors, including altitude, speed, weight, and engine condition, and specific model. However, as a general guideline, a Cessna 172 typically burns around 12-15 gallons of 100LL fuel hour during cruise flight.

Keep in mind that this estimate is approximate, and the actual fuel consumption may differ based on the specific conditions and configuration of the aircraft. It's always best to consult the aircraft's operating manual or check with the manufacturer or an experienced pilot for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

How fast does the Cessna 182 go?

The maximum speed of a Cessna 182 is approximately 125 knots in level flight, depending on the specific model and conditions. This speed is typically achieved during cruise flight at optimal power settings.

How far can a Cessna 182 fly?

The maximum range of a Cessna 182 Skylane, can vary depending on factors such as fuel capacity, weight, altitude, weather conditions, and power settings. However, as a general guideline, a Cessna 182 can typically fly around 915 nautical miles on a full tank of fuel, assuming standard conditions and cruise settings.

It's important to note that this is an approximate range, and actual range may vary based on the specific model and configuration of the aircraft, as well as the operational considerations such as wind, altitude changes, and reserves for safety.