Number built: 7, Developed from: Cessna The Cessna is an American two-seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation airplane, used primarily for flight training and personal use. It was based on the earlier Cessna , including a number of minor design changes and a slightly more powerful engine running on LL aviation gasoline. The Cessna has been out of production for more than thirty years, but there are still a large number of aircraft in flying condition. Development 2 First delivered in as the model year, the was a modernization of the proven Cessna design. The was intended to compete with the new Beechcraft Skipper and Piper Tomahawk, both of which were introduced the same year.
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Number built: 7, Developed from: Cessna The Cessna is an American two-seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation airplane, used primarily for flight training and personal use. It was based on the earlier Cessna , including a number of minor design changes and a slightly more powerful engine running on LL aviation gasoline.
The Cessna has been out of production for more than thirty years, but there are still a large number of aircraft in flying condition. Development 2 First delivered in as the model year, the was a modernization of the proven Cessna design.
The was intended to compete with the new Beechcraft Skipper and Piper Tomahawk, both of which were introduced the same year. Additional design goals were to improve useful load through a gross weight increase to 1, lbs kg , decrease internal and external noise levels and run better on the then newly introduced LL fuel.
As with the , the great majority of s were built at the Cessna factory in Wichita, Kansas. Production of the was ended in when Cessna ended production of all of their light aircraft; by that time, a total of 7, examples of the , including A and FA Aerobat aerobatic variants, had been built worldwide. In Cessna announced that it would build a light sport successor, designated the Model Skycatcher, although production ended in Design 2 Powerplant All Cessna s were manufactured with a Lycoming O engine which has been in production since The Lycoming provided not only an increase in engine power over the Cessna , but also was more compatible with the newer LL low lead fuel.
Cessna s produced between and were equipped with Lycoming OL2C engines producing hp 82 kW at rpm. This engine still suffered some lead-fouling problems in service. In it was succeeded by the hp 81 kW ON2C which featured a different piston design and a redesigned combustion chamber to reduce this problem.
The N2C engine was used until production ended in Airframe The airframe is mainly of metal construction. Components such as wingtips and fairings are made from glass-reinforced plastic. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque with vertical bulkheads and frames joined by longerons running the length of the fuselage.
This allows greater aileron effectiveness during a stall. The model has a one piece cowling nose bowl that requires removing the propeller to remove it.
The model introduced a split-nose cowling nose bowl that can be removed without removing the propeller. Flying Controls Dual controls are available as optional equipment on the Cessna and almost all s have this option installed. An adjustable trim tab is installed on the right elevator and is controlled by a small wheel in the center of the control console. Landing Gear The Cessna is equipped with fixed tricycle landing gear. The main gear has tubular steel legs surrounded by a full-length fairing with a step for access to the cabin.
The main gear has a 7 ft 7 in 2. The nosewheel is connected to the engine mount and has an oleo strut to dampen and absorb normal operating loads.
It is connected to the rudder pedals through a spring linkage. The braking system consists of single disc brake assemblies fitted to the main gear and operated by a hydraulic system. Brakes are operated by pushing on the top portion of the rudder pedals.
It is possible to use differential braking when taxiing and this allows very tight turns to be made. The is also fitted with a parking brake system. The toe brakes are then released but pressure is maintained in the system thereby leaving both brakes engaged. Modifications There are hundreds of modifications available for the Cessna It involves strengthening the fuselage for the main gear being moved further forward, removing the nosewheel and strengthening the tail area for the tailwheel.
Stalls with these modifications are almost off the Airspeed indicator, since instrument error is high at high angles of attack. It has been said that landings can be achieved in two fuselage lengths with the kit installed in addition to a taildragger modification, by balancing power against drag. Takeoff performance is also improved by varying degrees depending on the surface. The disadvantage of the Sparrow Hawk conversion is that it uses pistons from the OF series engine and therefore the engine recommended time between overhauls is reduced from 2, hours to 2, hours.
Other Popular Modifications Include: Flap gap seals to reduce drag and increase rate of climb. Different wingtips, some of which claim various cruise speed increases and stall speed reductions. Auto fuel STCs, which permit the use of automobile fuel instead of the more expensive aviation fuel.
Auxiliary fuel tanks for greater range. Door catches to replace the factory ones that often fail in service. Belly fuel drain valves to drain fuel from the lowest point in the fuel system. Variants 2 Model Two-seat light touring aircraft, fitted with a fixed tricycle landing gear, powered by a hp kW Lycoming OL2C piston engine, 6, built.
Available with a number of avionic options, aside from the standard Model there was a Model II with an enhanced package of standard avionics and trim features.
The Model T was a standard option package for use by flying schools, the "T" indicating "trainer" and not a sub-model. Type approved in and produced as to model years. Model A Aerobat: Two-seat aerobatic-capable aircraft, built.
The following aerobatic maneuvers are approved: chandelles, steep turns, barrel rolls, snap rolls, loops, vertical reversements, lazy eights, spins, aileron rolls, Immelmann turns, Cuban Eights and stalls except whip stalls. Model F Reims-built Model , built. Operators 2 Civilian Operators The is popular with flight training organizations and is also widely operated by private individuals.
Bangladesh: Bangladesh Army four A Aerobat procured in Bolivia: Bolivian Air Force - 12 in service as of Gabon: Gabonese Air Force one F Lesotho: Lesotho Defence Force one A Mexico: Mexican Navy operated seven from Cessna Specifications and Performance Data 2 Type.
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One of the first Cessna s produced, a model year built in The was intended to compete with the new Beechcraft Skipper and Piper Tomahawk , both of which were introduced the same year. In Cessna announced that it would build a light-sport successor, designated the Model Skycatcher ,  although production ended in Powerplant[ edit ] All Cessna s were manufactured with a Lycoming O engine which has been in production since
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