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December 2022
What’s inside…

8 Featured Plane
Cessna 182 Tailwheel Conversion With Sportsman STOL Upgrade
By Dan Brownell

Cessna 182 Tailwheel Conversion Article Links
Wingx STOL
Stene Aviation

16 Avionics
New Pilot Gear
By Bob Hart

20 Product Review
Bushliner NextGen Panel System
By Rocky Landsverk

Bushliner Review Article Links
Bushliner Retrofit Installation Compliance Guide PDF download
Bushliner Panel System
Read a longer version of this article on the website here

26 182 Restoration Part 2
New Paint and JPI Engine Monitor Upgrade
By Dan Brownell

182 Restoration Article Links
Kevin Horrell 182 Restoration Part I: Interior & Panel, by Rocky Landsverk, October 2022 Issue
172 Restoration Part I; Disassembly & Paint by Elizabeth Gibbs, August 2022 Issue
Ceramic Coating Review by member Paul Howey, May 2022 Issue

36 Eliminate Exterior Screw Corrosion
By Scott Sherer

Eliminate Exterior Corrosion Article Links
Corrosion: Avoiding Costly and Deadly Mistakes, by Scott Sherer, September 2018 Issue
Under the Cowling: What Lies Beneath, How to Find & Fix Corrosion in an Aging Interior, by Jacqueline Shipe, May 2016 Issue
Keep Corrosion from Killing Your Aircraft by Floyd Allen, August 2011 Issue

Member Q&A

Member Q&A Article Links
Kevin Horrell 182 Restoration Part I: Interior and Panel by Rocky Landsverk, October 2022 Issue
Steve Compton 172 Restoration Part 3: Interior & Reassembly by Elizabeth Gibbs, September 2022 Issue
DIY Interiors: Owner’s Guide to What to Expect by Jim “Griff” Griffin, May 2021 Issue
A Custom Interior at an Affordable Price by Dan Meyer, February 2018 Issue
How to Spruce Up a Tired Interior Without Spending a Fortune by Jim Cavanagh, September 2015
Are Vortex Generators Worth It by Rocky Landsverk, August 2020 Issue
Vortex Generators: The Finishing Touch to Wing Design by Jim Cavanagh, August 2016 Issue

46 Hangar Tip
Best Substitute Lubricants
By Elizabeth Gibbs

On the cover: Photo of Blaine Pridgen’s Cessna 182 by Ferdara Hubbard,
EagleEyeAero Photography (
Read more about this plane on page 8.