If your kit includes a Gross Weight Increase (GWI), or change in operation airspeeds, there are two options for installation.
OPTION 1: No Change in Performance
The vortex generators are installed on the aircraft, but the airspeed indicator is not changed, and the Pilot's Operation Handbook is not changed to reflect the improvement in performance.
OPTION 2: Change in Performance
The vortex generators are installed on the aircraft, the airspeed indicator is changed, and the Pilot's Operation Handbook is changed to reflect the improvement in performance.
Option #1 allows the owner to continue to fly the airplane even if the airspeed indicator could not be upgraded during the vortex generator installation. An Option #1 installation may be upgraded to an Option #2 installation at any time.
Glue the portion of the Micro Vortex Generator that falls directly on the Inspection Plate to the cover, without moving the part fore/aft. The rest of the VG will not be glued to the aircraft.
Cessna 182 Wing with Micro VGs
Micro Vortex Generator(s) can be installed directly on the landing light lens with the provided Loctite® 330™ Depend® Adhesive. If it falls on the landing light lens frame, the Vortex Generator(s) may be moved LATERALLY the shortest distance necessary to clear the obstacle. The foot of the vortex generator may be trimmed, or shimmed as required as long as the blade remains intact.
The proper use of Template Placement Tool on Cessna Wing
Template Placement Tool on Cessna Wing
PA18006 Template Placement Tool - Clarification
The Vortex Generators should not overlap the deicing boot itself, but may overlap the adhesive material extending out from the deicing boot. If this occurs, the adhesive material may be carefully removed with an Xacto knife to provide a clean surface for the vortex generators.
DO NOT CUT INTO THE DEICING BOOT ITSELF!!
Look in the “note” section of the location drawing found in the back of the installation instructions for the official authorization to move the VG. You may move the Vortex Generator LATERALLY the shortest distance necessary to clear small obstacles, or you may file the foot of the vortex generator (leaving the blade intact) to fit over the rivet head.
Unfortunately, there are so many different airspeed indicators out there we can't stock dial faces for all possible configurations. We include a dial face only for the Self Compensating True Airspeed Indicator. If you have a standard airspeed indicator or a copilot's airspeed indicator, please remove the instrument from the aircraft and have an instrument shop mark your current dial face using the dial face drawing contained in the Option#2 envelope. The aircraft may still be flown if it is in Option #1 configuration.
Ice does not form far enough aft of the leading edge to affect the Vortex Generators. We have confirmed this through extensive flight testing in severe icing conditions, per FAA flight testing requirements.