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Questions tagged [cessna-150]

The Cessna 150 is a two-seat light aircraft, often used for flight training

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Why would a C150 tachometer bounce so much that the needle fell off?

On a long flight in a C150E, the tachometer started bouncing a little bit and the severity of the bouncing gradually increased until it was extreme: The tachometer was spinning in loops and making a ...
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Could this “Wingless Dodo” fly in real life?

There is a wingless Cessna in GTA 3 that is so impossible to fly that the game counts how many seconds you manage to fly it. Would that plane fly at least 1 second in real life? The plane looks like ...
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Long pole on the tail of a Cessna, what could it be?

I live just near the finals for our local airport. Today while in the backyard I saw a Cessna fly overhead for landing, it was a tricycle gear and looked like a 150/152, but may have been a 172. There ...
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What is the maximum crosswind limit for a C150/2 aircraft?

What is the maximum crosswind limit for a C150 or C152 aircraft? Does this change depending on the class of licence? Are there exceptions for emergencies?
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Why did Cessna use a new design for the C162, instead of updating the C150 design?

As I stare at the ceiling unable to fall asleep, airplanes are on my mind. Failed airplanes. Specifically: the Cessna 162. I understand that Cessna perceived a need for a two seat trainer. The CEO ...
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What is the history of this specific Cessna propeller (s/n F2430)?

Hoping someone can help... I'm looking to get some information about a Cessna plane propeller my Fiancé recently bought. It's his birthday coming up and it would be great to have any sort of history, ...
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Is a recoil start (hand propping) allowed if it isn't mentioned in the aircraft manual?

Is a recoil start (hand propping) allowed without it being referenced in the aircraft manual? In a Cessna 150, for example.
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What is the best way to remove stuck screws from Cessna wing tank cover?

We need to replace the fuel tanks on a Cessna 150 and the screws holding the wing cover won't come out. They are just frozen in place. I think that the paint also may be working against us: Getting ...