General information about the Cessna 172 series
The Cessna 172 series is commonly referred to as Skyhawk. The machine is a light aircraft from the United States. It was designed and marketed by the eponymous company Cessna. The first flight took place in November 1955. 1956 followed then the market entry. The Skyhawk is the most widely used aircraft in the world. The model is based on the Cessna 170 and is not only a robust, but also a good-natured aircraft. From 1956 to 1986 the machine was built in France. Thereafter, the production paused until it was resumed in 1997. The Skyhawk is a single-engine satchel. The aerobatic plane is called Aerobat. The Cessna 172RG version benefits from a retractable landing gear and a variable pitch propeller. The RG stands for retractable gear. In addition, the 172 can also be equipped with floats and thus allows use as a seaplane.
Around the world, the Cessna 172 is used as a training aircraft for prospective pilots. Because of the good maneuverability and additional slow flight characteristics, as well as low maintenance costs, this model is very popular with club aircraft. Due to the high security, the aircraft is also offered for chartering. The Cessna 172C is also used for special tasks, such as search and rescue services. In general, the flight performance depends on the engine of the respective machine. The Cessna 172 is the first basic version with an air-cooled six-cylinder engine. The 172A has filed tail and rudder. The 172D benefits from a lowered fuselage back, as well as a large hedged window. As a result, they were able to significantly improve visibility. The Cessna 172RG got a retractable landing gear and stronger engines. The model was originally planned as a transitional version to the Cessna 182. The Cessna 172S is the latest model. To date, over 44,000 copies of the Cessna 172 series have been produced. Militarily, the machine is used by many countries. Some of them are: Chile, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iraq, Ireland and Austria.
Technical data for the Cessna 172 series
The following data refers to the Cessna 172 RG Cutlass. The crew has room for one person, so a pilot. Up to three passengers can be carried. In addition, the model is 8.36 meters long and 2.68 meters high. The span is 10.97 meters, with a wing area of 16.17 square meters. The empty weight is 815 kilograms. The maximum take-off weight is 1,198 kilograms, the maximum landing weight is equal to the maximum take-off weight. The Cessna 172 has a cruising speed of 250 kilometers per hour. The maximum speed increases to 300 kilometers per hour. The range touches at 1,910 kilometers and the maximal service ceiling is at 5,334 meters. The Cessna 172 is powered by an Avco Lycoming O-360 F1A6 with 134 kilowatts of power.
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