John Frank, noted Cessna 210 expert, wrote this about the 1970 210: “Cessna had finally reached the peak of the mountain after a decade of climbing and could now look down on all the competition. No popular single-engine airplane could carry a greater payload a farther distance at a faster speed than the Cessna 210 Centurion.”, 1972: 28 volts and the end of the engine-driven hydraulic power. Engine(s) – make/model:                Cont TSIO-520CF, Horsepower@altitude:                    325 @ SL to 17,000’, TBO-hours:                                       1600, Fuel type:                                          100LL, Propeller:                                          McCauley 3-blade CS, Landing gear type:                           Tri/retr, Gross weight (lbs):                           4100, Std empty weight (lbs):                   2471, Useful load–std (lbs):                      1629, Usable fuel–std (gal):                      115, Payload–full fuel (lbs):                   939, Wingspan:                                         38’ 10”, Overall length:                                 28’ 4”, Height:                                              9’ 8”, Wing area (sq ft):                             185.5, Wing loading (lbs/sq ft:                  22.1, Power loading (lbs/hp):                 12.6, Wheel size:                                       6.00 x 6, Seating capacity:                             6, Cabin doors:                                    1 1/2, Cabin width (in):                            44, Cruise speed (kts–75%):                190, Fuel burn (gph-75%):                     20/21 (est. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website. As a result, many buyers purchased King radios and Cessna eventually responded by refusing to offer any competing avionics for a time. Technical Data For instance, in 1961 the optional fuel capacity was increased to a whopping 84 gallons for the 210B. Model year 1977 saw an engine upgrade in the T210M to a TSIO-520-R engine that had a takeoff power rating of 310 hp (2,700 rpm with a five-minute limit). Aviation Consumer’s Used Airplane Guide says this about the 210/T210 airplane: “Certified way back in 1959 as a 2,900-pound airplane with a strut-braced wing and a redline speed of 174 knots, it’s evolved into a 4,100-pound 325 hp pressurized behemoth with a 200-knot redline, designed to fly above 20,000 feet in icing conditions.” You’ll see early 1960 and 1961 210s out there priced lower than a 182. (Interestingly, rather than mount a second door on the P-Skymaster, Cessna chose to limit the airplane to five seats.). I believe this figure is still on the rich side of the peak EGT. Do Not Exceed Speed : 200 KIAS : 200 KIAS : Max. In 1969 the dihedral angle was reduced and the engine oil sump was changed to allow the nosegear to retract further into the fuselage. Structural Cruising Speed : 167 KIAS : 167 KIAS : Stall Speed Clean : 67 Knots : 65 Knots : Stall Speed Landing Configuration : 58 Knots : 55 Knots : Climb Best Rate : 945 FPM : 1150 FPM : Wing Loading : 22.9 lbs./sq. Steve Ells has been an A&P/IA for 44 years and is a commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. Back in 1960, the first 210s began life with four seats, struts and 260 hp, but the latter only lasted until 1964 when Cessna upped power to 285 and increased seating capacity to six. In late 2014 I was a passenger during a demonstration flight of a P210 that had been upgraded with a turbo-normalized IO-550 engine in accordance with an STC owned by Vitatoe Aviation in Circleville, Ohio. Once the gear legs are fully up. Note: Pressurized version has distinctive small windows. Cessna’s specs suggest the R model ascended at 1150 fpm—200 fpm better than the N Centurions. No retractable gear singles nor twins are in Cessna’s future. (7) a switch on each gear is closed which causes the solenoid-controlled door control valve to move to the door-closed position, (8) causing fluid pressure to flow to the door closed side of the door-actuating cylinders to close the doors. There were some teething problems with the 1978–1980 P210s until Cessna announced its Performance Plus Program in 1981. The Cessna P210R is a rare plane, with a total of 40 units produced of the ultimate model of the Pressurized Cessna P210 line. In 2000, Cessnas first retractable single turned 40. 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