At least the old ones like mine - the newer ones have too much added
complexity - electric this and that, retracting gear, etc. I think of it
more as the '57 Chevy of aircraft - not up to Mercedes standards of
elegance. I do regularly see 1400 fpm climbs out of pattern, but stick with
500 - 700 to cruise altitude to keep the cylinder heads cool (pre- cowl
flaps model). I didn't think it was fast on this last trip (Traverse City,
MI - Boston - Utica NY - home) as we had head winds on EVERY leg. Ground
speeds were 120 - 125 most of the way.

On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 6:52 PM, Larry T via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com
> wrote:

> Ahh.. I see a C182 in your sig lines. I had the pleasure once and recall
> it climbing "like a homesick Angel" as the saying goes. It would climb like
> crazy and fly fast and heavily loaded as well! Awesome airplane. The W123
> of Cessna's IMO.
>
> LarryT
> 91 300D
>
>
> --
>
OK Don

*“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of
our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain

"There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who
learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence
for themselves."

WILL ROGERS, *The Manly Wisdom of Will Rogers*
2013 F150, 18 mpg
2012 Passat TDI DSG, 44 mpg
1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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