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C172 limits

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wschildbach's version from 2017-10-03 08:21

Structural limitations

Question Answer
Gross weight (take-off and landing)2300 (lbs)
Baggage allowance (max combine area 1 and 2)120 (lbs)
Flight load factor (flaps up)+3.8g – -1.52g
Flight load factor (flaps down)+3.0g – 0
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Speeds for normal operation

Question Answer
Normal take-off climb out speed60-70 kts
Short field take offlift off 50ft, 50ft 59kts
Best rate of climb speed73-67 kts, sea level to 10,000ft
Normal approach flaps 30°55-65 kts
Normal approach flaps up60-70 kts
Short field landing60 kts
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Speeds

Question Answer
Never Exceed Speed (Vne)160 kts (red line)
Maximum structural speed (Vno) 128 kts (top of green arc)
Maximum flap extended speed (Vfe)85 kts (top of white arc)
Stall speed clean/cruise configuration (Vs)47 kts (bottom of green arc)
Stall speed in landing configuration (Vso)41 kts
Maximum demonstrated crosswind component15 kts
Maximum maneuvering speed (Va) 2300lbs97 kts
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