Batt 2 Abandonment

During transition training to a Cirrus, many new owners get to experience their first aircraft with multiple electrical buses. For most, it’s also likely their first airplane with multiple batteries. One of the many preflight procedures presented in the POH, and by...

The latest 177 and 210 Spar AD 2023-02-17

FAA AD 2023-02-17 for Cessna 210 and 177 wing spar carry through inspections. The FAA is issuing a new carry through spar AD similar to AD 2020-03-16 published earlier that applied only to the 1967 through 1978 210 series.  The effective date will be March 20, 2023....

210 Fuel Filters (and the one that gets ignored)

There are basically three fuel filters (four if you count both tanks and six if you have a model with two screens in each tank.) in the standard 210 fuel system. Each fuel tank has one or two fuel ports, depending on the model, each having a very coarse screen called...

Cessna 210 Snippet-Oil Drain Safety

The oil drain plug safety wire attachment should be a very simple straightforward application. Unfortunately, the design of the attachment hole on the oil sump drain boss leaves a lot to be desired. A small hole is drilled in the boss to use as the anchor for the...

A Few Insights on the 210 Carry Through Spar Replacement

We are receiving many calls and emails from shops and mechanics that are taking on the job of the spar replacement on the 210. This article is in response to the questions we are being asked, but please don’t consider it a training manual or instructional procedure. I...