Cessna 172

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Subjects covered in detail include an overall description of the aircraft, limitations, handling characteristics, and loading/performance data. All the information is gleaned from flying experiences by experts in the industry, and is presented in an easy-to-read format. Pilots will find each guide in the series an invaluable companion to the aircraft's Flight Manual and an excellent sourcebook for the aircraft's principal characteristics.
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Overview


Subjects covered in detail include an overall description of the aircraft, limitations, handling characteristics, and loading/performance data. All the information is gleaned from flying experiences by experts in the industry, and is presented in an easy-to-read format. Pilots will find each guide in the series an invaluable companion to the aircraft's Flight Manual and an excellent sourcebook for the aircraft's principal characteristics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560272113
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Series: Pilot's Guide Series
  • Edition description: U.S. ed
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 527,972
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author


Jeremy Pratt is the managing director of Airplane Flight Equipment (AFE).
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Table of Contents

Editor's Note ix
Section 1 General Description
Introduction to the Cessna 172 3
The Airframe 5
The Flight Controls 6
The Landing Gear 8
The Engine 10
The Propeller 11
The Ignition System 12
The Oil System 13
The Starter System 14
The Fuel System 15
The Carburetor 18
The Electrical System 20
The Stall Warning System 23
The Lighting System 24
The Vacuum System 25
The Pitot-Static System 26
The Heating and Ventilation System 28
Seats and Harnesses 29
Doors and Windows 32
Section 2 Limitations
Cessna 172 Dimensions 3
The "V" Airspeed Code 4
Cessna 172N Limitations 5
Airspeed Limitations C172N 1976-78 5
Airspeed Indicator Markings C172N 1976-78 5
Maximum Demonstrated Crosswind Component C172N 1976-78 5
Airspeed Limitations C172N 1979-81 5
Airspeed Indicator Markings C172N 1979-81 6
Maximum Demonstrated Crosswind Component C172N 1979-81 6
Airframe Limitations C172N 6
Flight Load Factors C172N 6
Performance Limitations C172N 6
Engine Limitations C172N 7
Oil Quantity C172N 7
Fuel System C172N 7
Miscellaneous Limitations C172N 7
Cessna 172P Limitations 8
Airspeed Limitations C172P 1981-85 8
Airspeed Indicator Markings C172P 1981-85 8
Maximum Demonstrated Crosswind Component C172P 1981-85 8
Airframe Limitations C172P 8
Flight Load Factors C172P 9
Performance Limitations C172P 9
Engine Limitations C172P 9
Oil Quantity C172P 9
Fuel System C172P 10
Miscellaneous Limitations C172P 10
Oil Grades 10
Fuel Grades 11
Section 3 Handling the Cessna 172
Ground Handling 3
Engine Starting 4
Starting with a Suspected Flooded Engine 4
Starting in Cold Ambient Conditions (below 0[degree]C) 5
Taxiing 5
Power and Pre-Takeoff Checks 7
Takeoff 8
Climbing 8
Cruising Flight 9
Engine Handling 9
Stalling 10
Spins 10
Descent 12
Landing 12
Parking and Tie Down 14
Section 4 Mixture and Carburetor Icing Supplement
Carburetor Icing 3
How Carburetor Icing Forms 3
Conditions Likely to Lead to Carburetor Icing 5
Symptoms of Carburetor Icing 5
Use of Carburetor Heat 6
The Mixture Control 7
Reasons for Adjusting the Mixture 9
Use of the Mixture Control 9
Section 5 Expanded C 172 Pre-Flight Check List
Approaching Aircraft 3
In Cabin 3
External 4
Port Landing Gear 4
Port Wing 5
Front Fuselage and Engine 6
Starboard Wing 7
Starboard Landing Gear 8
Starboard Fuselage 9
Tail Unit 10
Port Fuselage 11
Section 6 Cessna 172 Loading and Performance
Loading 3
Mathematical Weight and Balance Calculation 6
Use Of The Loading Graph 8
Cessna 172 Center of Gravity Moment Envelope 11
Cessna 172 Loading Graph 12
Performance 13
C172 Takeoff and Landing Performance Tables 13
Takeoff Performance 14
Takeoff Distance Calculation Example 15
Landing Performance 17
Landing Distance Calculation Example 18
C172 Takeoff Distances, Short Field (2,400 Ibs.) 19
C172 Takeoff Distances, Short Field (2,200, 2,000 Ibs.) 20
C172 Landing Distances, Short Field 21
Cruise Performance 22
Runway Dimensions 22
The Takeoff Run Available (TORA) 22
Runway Dimensions Diagram 23
The Accelerate/Stop Distance (A/SD) 24
The Takeoff Distance Available (TODA) 24
The Landing Distance Available (LDA) 24
Section 7 Conversions
Takeoff Distance Factors 3
Landing Distance Factors 4
Runway Contamination 5
Use of the Wind Component Graph 6
Wind Component Graph 7
Temperature Conversions 8
Distance--Meters/Feet Table 9
Distance--Nautical Miles/Statute Miles Table 10
Volume (Fluid) Table 11
Index
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