cessna 210 glide ratio

peter185

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Does anyone know what the approximate glide ratio of a normally aspirated cessna 210 is.
 

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Actually, it's not at all like a 172. I don't know what the ratio is but it's closer to that of a rock than a 172
 

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Vg at max wt. is 85KIAS and looks like glide ratio is 3:2 (3000' glide 2 miles).
 

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corytx said:
Vg at max wt. is 85KIAS and looks like glide ratio is 3:2 (3000' glide 2 miles).
Based on your "3:2" glide ratio(BTW, it's expressed in ft forward/(per)ft down normally), descent rate would be in the vicinity of 5000fpm. Not even close. I don't know the exact glide ratio, but I do remember many years ago cruising at 8,000ft, losing power, and making it to an airport about 6-7 miles away, and having a couple thousand feet to burn after reaching the traffic pattern area....and that was after a hard 180 right away to head toward the airport.
 

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peter185 said:
Does anyone know what the approximate glide ratio of a normally aspirated cessna 210 is.
Lots of variables....wing struts or no wing struts? gear up or down? gear doors or no gear doors?
 

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The reason I ask is that I am going to be crossing lake Michigan where it is about 70 miles across, my POH is at the airport and I don't want to drive out there. I am trying to figure out how high I would need to be to succesfully make it to the shore if the engine were to quit (not really interested in swimming).
 

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peter185 said:
The reason I ask is that I am going to be crossing lake Michigan where it is about 70 miles across, my POH is at the airport and I don't want to drive out there. I am trying to figure out how high I would need to be to succesfully make it to the shore if the engine were to quit (not really interested in swimming).
To make it to land from dead center, you would have to be at about....oh...FL280 or higher. Realisitcally, your glide will be 8 or 9 to 1 at ABSOLUTE BEST. That's also with the prop pulled all the way back. A good plan is for every 6,000'(roughly 1NM) of altitude you have, you can glide 7NM. This will vary with your technique and gross weight. If you don't want to take a chance on swimming, don't fly over large bodies of water. If you do, carry the proper gear.
 

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Are you landing in Chicago from the East? If so, you will most likely be brought down to about 4000' MSL just after crossing the Michigan shore. No chance of gliding anywhere.

If you are departing Chicago, you will most likely not be cleared high enough to glide back to shore in either direction (they keep you relatively low during the initial transition).

The same applies for many of the eastern Wisconsin cities.
 

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Leaving from the Des Moines area going to Mount Pleasant, MI. I think that I am just going to skirt around the south edge of the lake.
 
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peter185 said:
Does anyone know what the approximate glide ratio of a normally aspirated cessna 210 is.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH, I DON'T KNOW THE EXACT #, BUT I LOST AN ENGINE IN A T-210 AFTER DEPARTURE AND GOT TO WALK BACK TO THE AIRPORT. NO DAMAGE, THOUGH. :eek:
 

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210 clean 172 not so much

I thinks its more like 10:1 + but who really knows as long as you make the road/field who cares. its just another landing right. but if someone tries it please feel free to pass it a long to the rest of us:eek:
 

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For what it’s worth, I lost my engine in my T210 over the Ozarks many years ago at 10,500 ft and glided almost 20 miles to FSM. Had to dump full flaps to get down. That’s a tad over 10:1.
 
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