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...

Frequently asked questions about the BRS system

We have requests for information every month about the BRS system for the Cessna 172 and Cessna 182. For details about the system itself, their website is https://brsaerospace.com/ We usually schedule about two weeks down time for the plane. It takes roughly 55 hours...

Cessna 210 Snippet – Saddle Pads

Improperly installed or detached saddle pads are a serious and common cause of Cessna 210 main gear not successfully engaging the down locks. A partially detached pad can fold over which doubles the effective thickness and prevents the gear leg from getting far enough...

Cessna 210 Snippet – Hidden Brake Hoses

Cessna recommends replacing the flexible brake hoses every five years or 1000 hours. Of course, for those flying under FAA CFR Part 91, the manufacturer’s recommendations are not requirements as far as the FAA is concerned. One can choose to continue with these...