Cessna Skycatcher gets a longer tail

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Flightglobal has obtained the first pictures of a new larger tail for Cessna’s Model 162 SkyCatcher, a change made after the loss of the prototype light sport aircraft last September during a power on spin. Continue reading and see the older design…


5 Responses to Cessna Skycatcher gets a longer tail

  1. Ed Nonymous 27 April, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    All that money to build an over-priced, unsafe copy of a 150?

  2. Pepi 13 August, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    I was so disapointed. We will see the develoopment and tests of this new one.

  3. Chris 8 September, 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    This is not a copy of the 150/152 – you can actually get two people in this AND carry out instruction!
    The cabin width is equivalent to the 206.
    This isn’t the first time that Cessna has changed designs in the testing process. Also remember that the C441 had to have the Hor Stab redesigned after accidents in service.

    I think the C162 has the capability to generate significant interest in GA by being able to be operated in the LSA category.

  4. francisco molina 12 October, 2009 at 10:13 pm #

    cuando este proyecto se presento en oshkosh 2007,le hice notar a Neil junto con reportar mis impresiones en una encuesta que se le hacia al publico en general ,acerca de que a simple vista no me parecia seguro en una posible recuperacion de spin,el me dijo que en las simulaciones en computador aparecia no tener problemas,ante esta respuesta insisti diciendole que alrededor de la exhibicion habian por lo menos 5 diferentes aviones en la misma categoria,con notables aletas dorsales y grades timones ,que ese timon se veia muy pequeno y que tradicionalmente los mismos aviones de la compania tenian como caracteristica este dispositivo.

    lamento mucho que cessna no haya aprovechado mejor la experiencia de otros fabricantes de la categoria y los sugerncias de personas con experiencia.

  5. Chuck Frigerio 2 May, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    The new piston-engined Cessna singles have greatly surprised me. For a relatively long time, the most familiar ones, at least to me, have been the 182, 172 and 150 which were the ones I usually flew here in Argentina. To see those low-winged products that are the 350 and 400 gave me evidence that the great Wichitan creator is always ready to renew its superb fleet. The Skycatcher looks really cute and made right for fun. I strongly hope Cessna will allow it to do so.

    Obs. the Cessna 182 and 150 were built under license in our former FMA (Fábrica Militar de Aviones) settled in my native city of Córdoba

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