The airplane we were flying was brand new, fewer than 10 hours on it, so starting it took a little fiddling. But after a few tries, I managed, with some helpful advice from Chris, to get it going. I really like the sound of the turbocharged Lyc in the 182. It's very throaty and smooth. There's no lever for the gear, but other than that, the Skylane retains all of the panel controls you'll remember from the old days. Still, engine management is dirt simple. For takeoff you simply push the throttle full forward -- there's an automatic wastegate, so you don't have to worry about overboosting the engine too much. If the manifold pressure goes into the red, which it never did on either of my takeoffs even with full throttle, you can simply dial it back a little, but that's about all there is to it. It's the same with the prop. It might sometimes slightly exceed 2400 rpm, but if it does, all you need to do is twist it back a hair and you're good again. Unlike most new-design airplanes, you've also got cowl flaps to deal with in the 182. Again, nothing is particularly complicated or critical, but there are systems, however rudimentary, to manage.