Cessna 140. Specifications. Photo.
Cessna 140. Specifications. Photo.

Cessna 140. Specifications. Photo.


Cessna 140 - single-engine multipurpose aircraft ultralight aircraft used for transportation of passengers and cargo for transportation.

Screw the plane Cessna 140 appeared almost simultaneously with the aircraft Cessna 120, but has been specifically adapted to the more affluent customers, and is focused to private use. On board the aircraft can accommodate up to two people, including the pilot, with a carrying capacity of the aircraft, including crew, is 254 kilos, which is why the full "chelovekozagruzke" aircraft, on board can be raised about 70 kilogram.


Photo Cessna 140


Unlike the Cessna 120, the Cessna 140 was more popular, and over a 5-year production period, about 6 thousand aircraft of this model were created. The aircraft had an all-metal fuselage, with the exception of the wings, which were additionally sheathed with a fabric cloth to improve the aircraft's flight qualities, maneuverability and stability during flight. In addition, while the Cessna 120 had no flaps, the Cessna 140 had them, which made the plane more manageable. The Cessna 140 was produced in only one configuration, and was immediately equipped with everything necessary - light, radio, battery, etc.


Cessna 140A photo


At most, Cessna 140 used to bridge the gap between small cities and major airports, where passengers could then use the aircraft for a scheduled flight to any city of the world. Despite the fact that the tank of the aircraft contained in itself only about 95 liters of combustible fuel, the plane could cover the distance in kilometers 720, which is great for neprotyazhёnnyh routes.

Starting in 1949, the Cessna 140 aircraft received a modification - the Cessna 140A, in which the landing gear was replaced, the wings were made of aluminum, and the aircraft itself could be equipped with two types of power plants at the choice of the future owner: the Continental C-90-12 piston engine, with a capacity of 90 hp. or a Continental C-85-12 piston engine with 85 hp.


The cockpit Cessna 140


The most popular among Cessna 140A was only at the beginning of the first year of sales, however, later, with the emergence of new models, the aircraft stopped paying attention to customers who believe that to pay for a number of small changes does not make sense, which is why, for all time was made only about 700 units of this aircraft.

Despite the fact that the previous model Cessna 120 considered more economical option, in fact, the plane can fly Cessna 140 724 only a kilometer (from Cessna 120 732, the figure was a kilometer). In addition, the maximum and cruise speed at Cessna 120 were larger than the aircraft Cessna 140, however, these minor changes were subsequently eliminated in the model Cessna 140A.


Technical characteristics of the aircraft Cessna 140


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,56 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,16 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,91 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 404 kg .;
  • Maximum Capacity: 254 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 658 kg .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 724 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4724 m .;
  • Maximum speed: 201 km \ h .;
  • Cruising speed: 169 km \ h .;
  • Engine Type: Piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C-85-12 (depending on modification);
  • Power: 85 hp (Depending on version).


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