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Questions tagged [cessna-172]

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat light aircraft, very commonly used in flight training

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What are possible causes for the flaps not deploying on a Cessna 172?

I would like to seek some expert opinion on why my flaps failed to deploy when I took it to Flaps 20. I was turning from Downwind to Base when I took flaps 20 and noticed that my speed was creeping ...
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What's this fuel line for?

Cessna 414 ram conversion What's this fuel line for that is coming to injector , other then the one from fuel disturbutor ?
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Cessna 172 steering system and torque link purpose

How does the Cessna 172 steer while taxiing? Is it by using differential braking (braking one wheel at a time)? Are there any connections between rudder or toe brake and nose landing gear related to ...
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How can I calculate a pitch/power table?

I want to make a pitch and power table for C172s based on calculation, just like I attached above. I picked up this table on internet, but I'm not sure where it comes from. Do you have any ideas how ...
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Is there an ideal air temperature for best performance in a light aircraft?

I know cold air is better for engine performance in general, colder air is also denser making lift components stronger(from what I understand). I was just wondering if there is a temperature or a ...
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Which way (if at all) do the ailerons need to be deflected in a full-rudder sideslip in a Cessna 152 or 172?

Do you typically have to maintain an aileron deflection in a constant-heading full-rudder sideslip in a Cessna 152 or 172? If so, in which direction? And why -- what is the source of the roll torque ...
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How much physical strength is required to control a Cessna 172?

I have heard a number of folks tell me that one needs a certain amount of physical strength to be able to control the Cessna 172. Is that true? I'm flying sims now, just wanted to know.
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How much rudder input does a Cessna 172 require during the take off roll?

I am part of an open-source project developing a simulation of a Cessna 172P. We are tweaking our flight dynamic model at the moment and we are looking for feedback from people with real life ...
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What is the stalling speed of a Cessna 172SP at an altitude of 2000 feet?

What is the stalling speed of the Cessna 172SP if the temperature is +11 degrees Celsius, the power is off, the CG is at the forward limit, the flaps are at 0 degrees and the altitude is 2000 feet?
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Does currency in one C172 model apply to other models?

If I am current on one model of a Cessna 172, am I also legally meeting the currency requirements for a different version of the same aircraft model? For example, if I have many hours in a Cessna 172M,...
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What's the name for this part on a Cessna 172P?

I am trying to figure out what the name for this part is. I believe that's the door seal, but all seals I am looking at, seem to be glued to the outside now.
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What flaps position should be used for taking off from a wet runway?

If I have to take off in a C152 or C172 from a runway that's 800-900 meters (2600-3000ft) long and wet but not contaminated, what flap setting should I use to get the shortest ground roll?
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Is it possible to install a bike rack on a Cessna 172?

I stumbled upon a nice photo manipulation on aviationhumor.net. Source My question is short and concise: Is it practically possible to do that? Is it okay in terms of aerodynamics, weight, CG? ...
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What are the best traffic pattern airspeeds in a Cessna 172N?

I have problems with my landings, and I would like to know what is the best speed in the traffic pattern, especially on base and final? I am landing with 20 degrees flaps (in different weather ...
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Is the standby altimeter required for day VFR flight in a C172 Nav III?

I am very confused about whether the standby altimeter is required for day VFR flight: the KOEL (Kinds of Operations Equipment List) says “0” for day VFR but “1” for day IFR, while the equipment list ...
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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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How to calculate normal takeoff ground roll when the POH only has Short Field Takeoff tables?

The Cessna 172S POH only has Short Field Takeoff Distance tables. How do pilots determine ground roll for a normal takeoff on a long field with hard surface? The examples in the POH only deal with ...
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Is it possible to calculate the distance to climb to 1000 Ft in Cessna 172S?

Is it possible to calculate the ground roll and distance to climb to 1000 ft in a Cessna 172S? Why? I live near a small airport with 2 active flight schools. As part of a new noise abatement ...
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Is there a 180HP conversion available for a 2011 160HP Cessna 172R with a Garmin G1000?

I've recently purchased a 2011 172R (160HP) with a G1000 on the sellers promise that I can apply a propeller switch and modified air intake STC to get the derated engine back to 180HP. However, the ...
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Should I land a Cessna 172 with or without a little power?

Cessna 172 landings with full flaps. I have been taught to land with and without power. Give me feedback please. Which way should I continue my training?
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What is the appropriate fuel tank selection to land a 172?

On a recent checkout on a C172 I was told to select "fullest tank" as opposed to "both" that I have been doing for years. Given the aircraft is high wing (gravity feed) with no auxiliary fuel pump ...
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Cessna 172: at which RPM should the oil pressure reach the green arc?

I am part of a team developing a Cessna 172 P model for FlightGear, an open source free flight simulator. We are now trying to improve the oil pressure and temperature simulation, and we have a ...
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In which phases of flight should the carb heat be turned on?

I have about 200 flight hours in a fuel-injected C172. I have just jointly bought a C152 with a carburetor and I am getting used to using the carb heat. I am scared whenever I hear stories about ...
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Why are some fuel-injected engines started with the mixture at idle cut-off?

The POH for a C172N with a carbureted Lycoming O-320 says: STARTING ENGINE Mixture -- RICH Carburetor Heat -- COLD Master Switch -- ON Prime -- AS REQUIRED Throttle -- OPEN 1/8 INCH ...
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How to check if (small) aircraft's radio is working properly?

Is there a standard way to test/check aircraft's radio without calling anybody (Ground/Tower) to see if it is receiving and transmitting? Is there a way to check aircraft radio with your own ...
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Should you immediately attain max glide speed after engine failure?

For the Cessna 172 Skyhawk maximum glide is attained at a speed of 65 KIAS. If you're flying well above this speed, let's say 90 KIAS, and suffer an engine failure, what would be the best practice: ...
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What is a Cessna 172's maximum altitude?

What is the maximum altitude at which a Cessna 172 can fly?
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Is there anything extra required to spin a Cessna 172 in the Utility category?

I'm trying to find a suitable aircraft to get my spin endorsement for my CFI rating but am running into trouble with most aerobatic aircraft due to my height (too tall). My last thought is that I ...
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What are these holes in my Cessna 172, just in front of the elevator?

Been wondering about these for a while. Student pilot working on my PPL. When preflighting my Cessna 172 the other day, I noticed these holes just in front of the elevator. What are they for? The ...
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What are good tips for flying across Tejon pass?

I will be flying from Northern California to Southern California this weekend for the first time in a C172SP (KPAO to KFUL). My planned altitude is 9500 feet. I had a talked with my former instructor ...
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Does full nose up trim yield best glide in Cessna 172/152 for a given load?

I heard from a ground instructor that full nose up trim will yield best glide in a 152 and 172. As I understand best L/D, a lighter loaded plane will require a slower glide than the same craft ...
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Is there a maximum airfield elevation in which a Cessna 172P can operate?

The title says it all: is there a maximum airfield elevation in which a Cessna 172P can operate? Or a maximum density altitude at which take off shouldn't be considered?
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What are the landing stall speeds of a Cessna 172?

I understood from Why is stall speed listed in a POH? that the Cessna Skyhawk POH lists stall speeds for specific conditions due to a lack of AoA indicator. However, what's unclear to me is what the ...
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How many aluminum panels on the top of a 172M wing from 1972?

I'm looking into getting a wing to do some experiments prior to modifying an actual aircraft. Thanks to awesome folks on this forum, I've been able to find the wing of a 172M from 1972 that I can pick ...
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Is there any load and balance and attitude that can put positive G on one wing and negative on the other?

I got caught in gusty cross wind on the final approach to Catalina airport last week and decided to add power and push for quick turn to come back over laterally sliding runway in a Cessna 172N. ...
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What is the difference between MCP and METO?

I was reading the Cessna 150H POH earlier today and noticed that the manual mentions something like "Normal cruising is done at 65% to 75% of METO power." The Cessna 172S POH charts refer to cruising ...
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How is the Cessna 172S G1000 Electrical System powered?

Why, on a Cessna 172S, there is a positive voltage reading on the Main bus when only the standby battery switch is on? In the checklist it says verify M BUS Volts are 1.5volts or less. I thought ...
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What lights does the Cessna 172 light rheostat control?

I am part of a team developing a Cessna 172 P model for FlightGear, an open source free flight simulator. We are now programming how the panel and radio lightning rheostat should work, but we found a ...
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What is this stem on the underside of a Cessna 172R (1997)?

There is a stem that is located on the underside of the airplane between the drain valves for the fuel strainer and reservoir tank. It looks like a small stem that is protruding. I have noticed it ...
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What is the safe separation for landing a Cessna-172 behind a commercial airline jet?

When is it safe to land a Cessna-172 after a commercial airline jet has landed?
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What happens if you exceed the maximum speed on a C172?

The airspeed indicator has a red marking that means: "never exceed this speed" ($V_{NE}$, around 160 KIAS). Why can't you exceed that speed?
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Which way should I rotate the propeller of a C172?

During pre-flight which direction should I be rotating the propeller of a Cessna 172 if I need to reach the alternator belt? I thought I was told "In the direction it rotates during flight"; however ...
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Is an aircraft's maximum landing weight really weight, or is it mass?

I'm calculating the lift of a Cessna 172 and I don't understand the numbers given for weight. The maximum landing weight is 2550 pounds which is nearly 1134kg. But does that mean 1134 Newtons (weight) ...
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Where can find Service Ceiling of an aircraft?

I would like to figure out the service ceiling for Cessna 172N and I couldn't find it anywhere in the POH. Where can I find it? In POH or somewhere else? If in POH, please post a snapshot of it.
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What are the Autopilot Minimums for a C-172 G1000?

(GA Pilot) On a C-172 (G1000 Avionics), what would be the AutoPilot minimums OR at what altitude would one need to disengage the auto-pilot and take controls for: 1) Precision Approaches 2) Non-...
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How should wake turbulence from aircraft on the ground be avoided during landing?

If a large jet aircraft is holding short of runway 28L while I am landing a single-engine aircraft on runway 28R, how should I proceed with such a landing?
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Why does the Cessna 172S Skyhawk use only two blade fixed pitched prop?

Surely it would get more thrust from a three blade variable pitch propeller. From what I've read it's all about the area swept and also should be far enough apart to not cause too much interference. ...
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What difficulties would would a person face, trying to use a Cessna as a car? [closed]

The older Cessna's (like 172,152) have an average wing span of about 10m, which would need about 2 lanes of some highway or some other road and would be easily available on some National Highway. The ...
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How to do Weight & Balance for Cessna 172?

What is the best method to do Weight & Balance for a Cessna 172? (If it's possible with a small tutorial!) Thanks