“I am curious as to what year your 210 is and how it is equiped. Did you consider a cirrus. I am in the market and am considering one or the other.”
It’s a 78 P210N. I have a full Garmin stack…530/430, Aux. tanks, speed brakes and weather from a strike finder and yoke mounted 396.
Yes, I certainly considered Cirrus before making my present purchase. I started following Cirrus several years before they went into production and remember sitting in one of the prototype SR 20s at Sun n Fun 12-14 years ago. Cirrus is an excellent aircraft and there is not much I can say against it…Especially here on the COPA board.
Price… Not much more needs to be said on this point. A P210 is less then 1/2 the price of a TN22. Of course the TN22 is new and my 78 P210 is approaching 30 years old.
Load carrying… Both planes carry roughly 90 Gals. in the mains (92 in the TN22). With full mains My P210 will carry 895 #s the TN22 will carry 382 #s. I can fill my Aux. tanks with nearly 2 additional hours of fuel and still carry 715 #s. I have 2 additional seats also.
Performance… Edge is with the TN22 although not by much. I have a brand new engine in my bird and I’m still waiting for some of the CHTs to come down. For now I’m backing off RPMs and fuel flow to keep CHTs under 380 Deg. and I’m seeing 190 KTAS. Soon I expect to see 200 or a little more.
Ice… I live in the NE and icing is factor year round in the FLs. I’m adding FIKI TKS to my bird, can’t be done with Cirrus.
O2…I don’t need it. I have flown quite a bit with cannulas and masks…I don’t like it. With passengers I find it to be a real pain. The pressure vessel makes for a very quiet cabin also.
Comfort…Cirrus wins hands down. A very well designed cockpit.
Caps…I don’t have it…I’d like it, it’s a nice tool to have in the quiver. I mainly see the benefit in cases of pilot incapacitation or a mid air. I’ll avoid both.