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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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What is the small cylinder on the firewall to the left of the battery?

What is this and should the yellow wire be soldered to it? Any ideas on preventing the wire from detaching again? I checked the C150 parts manual but didn't see it. Is there somewhere else I should ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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, ...