2021

June / 2021.06.06 /

Starting summer with some new projects


Service group / 2021.05.12 /

Pictures from our service group in Germany / pict. Vidas Tamošiunas /


Service group / 2021.03.17 /

Pictures from our service group in Italy and Germany / pict. Vidas Tamošiunas /


Spring / 2021.03.01 /

Saying farewell to Piper PA-28-181 Archer II


Snowy winter / 2021.02.14 /


Cessna 180 / 2021.01.24 /

The Cessna 180 is a four- or six-seat, fixed conventional gear general aviation airplane which was produced between 1953 and 1981. Though the design is no longer in production, some of these aircraft are still in use as personal aircraft.

The prototype Cessna 180, N41697, first flew on May 26, 1952. Cessna engineering test pilot William D. Thompson was at the controls.

The airframe of the Cessna 180 is all-metal, constructed of aluminum alloy. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque structure, with exterior skin sheets riveted to formers and longerons. The strut-braced wings, likewise, are constructed of exterior skin sheets riveted to spars and ribs. The landing gear is in a conventional arrangement, with main gear legs made of spring steel, and a steerable tailwheel mounted on a hollow tapered steel tube.

The Cessna 180 gained recognition as the aircraft chosen by Geraldine Mock, the first woman pilot to successfully fly around the world. The flight was made in 1964 with her 1953 model, the Spirit of Columbus (N1538C). It is currently on display at the National Air and Space Museum US

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
Crew: 1 Capacity: 5
Length:  7.85 m ( 25 ft 9 in ) Height: 2.36 m ( 7 ft 9 in )
Wingspan: 10.92 m ( 35 ft 10 in ) Empty weight: 771 kg ( 1.700 lb )
Wing area: 16.2 m2 ( 174 sq ft ) Gross weight: 1.270 kg ( 2.800 lb )
Propellers: 2-bladed constant speed, 2.08 m ( 6 ft 10 in ) diameter
Powerplant: 1 × Continental O-470-U , 230 hp (170 kW)
PERFORMANCE
Max. speed: 274 km/h ( 170 mph, 148 kn )
Cruise speed: 263 km/h ( 163 mph, 142 kn )
Stall speed: 89 km/h ( 55 mph, 48 kn )
Range: 1.650 km ( 1.020 mi, 890 nmi )
Service ceiling: 5.400 m ( 17.700 ft )
Rate of climb: 5.6 m/s ( 1.100 ft/min ) 
Wing loading: 79 kg/m2 ( 16.1 lb/sq ft )