Super Centurion

Sierra's update of the seminal Cessna retractable proves there's lots of life left in these old birds.

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Sierra Industries' dramatic update of the Cessna 210 includes a wealth of modifications, including wingtip leading edge cuff and fences, the "No-Doors" landing gear door simplification, and a remanufactured engine, not to mention a complete panel refurb.Robert Goyer
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A complete panel makeover includes the Garmin G500 flat-panel retrofit system with built-in ADAHRS and an EDM 900 engine monitoring system. The photo is a composite. We were sitting on the ramp when the panel shot was taken.
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A complete-span leading edge cuff lowers the airplane's stall and approach speeds substantially, according to Sierra. A series of aerodynamic fences stop the spanwise flow, making the new airfoil even more effective.
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The "No Doors" mod removes the hydraulically activated main gear doors, fairs in the opening and removes a great deal of the hydraulic mechanisms, cutting weight about 19 pounds while simplifying maintenance and all, according to Sierra, without cutting cruise speed.