Cessna 172R POH specifications

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WeightMax Take Off /Landing weight is 2450 lbs, Ramp Weight - 2457 lbs, Standard Empty Weight - 1639 lbs
Type of Fuel100 octane Low Lead 100LL
Color of FuelBlue (100 LL) Green (For 100 grade aviation fuel..lower grade that 100 LL)
Amount of fuel56 gallons is the total capacity from which 53 gallons is usable
How many seats does Cessna haveFour ( 1 Crew + 3 passengers)
Baggage Compartment Load120 lbs
Type of Under CarriageTricycle type fixed landing gear
Tyre pressure for nose wheel & main wheelMain wheel tyres 28 PSI (pounds per square inch) and Nose wheel tyre is 34 PSI
Consumption Rate of Fuel9.2 gallons per hour
Location of Fuel tanksLeft and right wings
Capacity of each Fuel tank28 gallons in each tank
Carburetor type is CessnaFloat type carburetor
Anti-icing facility available in Cessna?No, Flight in icy conditions not allowed for single engine A/C
Hydraulic system of CessnaSingle disc in each landing gear wheel
Battery Voltage & Electrical SystemThe electrical system is a 28 volt direct current, negative grounding, powered by a 28vdc 60amp engine driven alternator and by a 24vdc lead acid battery and uses the fuselage for grounding.The electrical power is distributed through electrical buses and circuit breakers.
Speed limitsMaximum at sea level 123 knots, Cruising speed 122 knots @ 8000 feet with 80% power
Stalling SpeedsFlaps up, Power off is 51 KCAS (Knots Caliberated Air speed) Flaps down, Power off is 47 KCAS
Flaps Operating SpeedVfe at 10degrees-110 KIAS (Knots Indicated Air Speed), Vfe at 10-30 degrees is 85 KIAS
Speed at which window can be openedAny speed around cruising 100-120 kts but not at Vne 163 kts NOR above Mach1 speeds
Electric Distribution System in CessnaCessna utilizes an APE (Aircraft Payload Extender) system with 3 bus bars - Primary, Avionics, Essential bus bars. Primary Bus bar is split between the Avionics & Essential. Avionics Bus is powered by Master Switch. Essential Bus provides power to to master switch, annunciator panel (warning, master alarm) and the lights panel (interior and exterior). The entire electrical system is regulated by circuit breakers that POP out if there is an electric overload
Oil system quantity Cessna can carry8 Quarts
Basic Empty Weight of Cessna1639 lbs (that includes unused fuel & oil)
Length of Cessna 17227 feet 2 inches
Wingspan of Cessna 17236 feet 1 inch
Height of Cessna 1728 feet 11 inch
Wing Area of Cessna 172174 square feet
Tail Width11 feet 4 inches
Type of Propellor in Cessna 172Fixed Pitch 2 blade propeller where pitch (blade angle) is prefixed. McCauley is the brand.
Diameter of Propellor in Cessna 17276 inches
Clearance required of propeller in Cessna 172 from the Ground level11.25 inches
How much can the cessna travel with 60% power at 10000 feet687 NM and with 53 gallons of usable fuel, it can travel upto 6.6 hours
How much can the cessna travel with 80% power at 8000 feet580 NM, and with 53 gallons of usable fuel it can travel upto 4.8 hours
Takeoff Performance of CessnaGround roll - 945 feet, total distance over a 50 feet obstacle is 1685 feet
Landing Performance of CessnaGround Roll - 550 feet, total distance over a 50 feet obstacle is 1295 feet
Service ceiling of Cessna13,500 feet
Engine manaufacturer of CessnaTextron Lycoming with Engine speed of 160 Break Horse Power BHP AT 2400 RPM. Engine Model number is IO-360-L2A. Engine is horizontally opposed, fuel injection system, direct drive, air cooled and 4 cyclinder piston engine configuration with each cyclinder having dual spark plug.
What type of additive is added to the fuelIsopropopyl alcohol OR DiEGME (Diethyl glycol Monoethyl ether). Concentration for DiEGME should not exceed for than 0.15%
Static RPM Range at full throttle?2065 - 2165 RPM
Specific Loadings14.1 lb/sq ft as Wing Loading, 15.3 lbs/horse power as Power Loading