General information about the Cessna 180 series
The Cessna 180 is a light aircraft from the United States. It was designed by the US company Cessna. She had her first flight on May 26, 1952, followed a year later, the market entry. In the period from 1953 to 1981, 6,193 pieces of this specimen were produced. In the fall of 1951, Cessna began developing the 180 in response to the 170. The Cessna 180 is far heavier and more powerful than its predecessor. The engine utilization is 55% higher than the original model and thus requires a larger rudder and tail. The main rotor of the machine is made of spring steel and on a steel tube is the tail wheel. From 1953 to 1977 various engines were installed in the aircraft model. Thus, these also differ minimally in their design. Instead of the wheels, swimmers can also be mounted on the model. Due to the accessibility and the robust construction the model is used by many bush pilots. In 1964, the American pilot Geraldine Mock was able to fly around the world with the Cessna 180. Militarily, the machine is used among others by Australia, Mexico, Uruguay or Thailand.
Technical data for the Cessna 180 series
The Cessna 180 has room for one pilot and three passengers. In the later models but still had two child seats in the luggage space. The machine is 7.89 meters long and 2.29 meters high. The span is 10.98 meters and the wing area is 16.0 square meters. It has a empty weight of 690 kilograms and a maximum takeoff weight of 1,158 kilograms. The Cessna 180 has a cruising speed of a maximum of 257 kilometers per hour. The maximum speed varies from 264 kilometers per hour to 312 kilometers per hour, depending on the model and serial number. The maximal service ceiling touches at 6,098 meters and the tank has a range of 1,247 kilometers. The climb rate of the Cessna 180 is 350 meters per minute and the machine is powered by Continental O-470 engines.
Products and services for the Cessna 180 series
For the Cessna 180 we offer the installation of TKS Anti Ice Panels. We also like to carry out the paint job on your machine, which not only visually enhances, but also has protective functions. We upgrade the avionics with the cockpit upgrade or the new 8.33 kHz radio upgrade. We also like to carry out maintenance or maintain your machine. We are also happy to special requests, please contact us. Of course, we pay close attention to compliance with EASA regulations for all bushings.