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2005 Cessna 172SP N456DX


With more than 43,000 delivered, the Cessna Skyhawk is the best-selling, most-flown airplane ever. Maybe that's because of its proven reliability. Or its forgiving flight characteristics. Or its reputation as the safest general aviation aircraft ever built. Because not only is the Skyhawk the most direct route to fulfilling your dreams of flight, it's also an ideal instrument trainer and one of the world's truly great airplanes. And with 180 horsepower attached to a high-performance McCauley propeller with polished chrome spinner, the Skyhawk SP climbs faster and cruises at a greater speed than the original Skyhawk.

Vr (rotation)55Vs1 (stall clean)48
Vx (best angle of climb)62Vso (stall dirty)40
Vy (best rate of climb)74Vno (max structural cruising)129
Va (design maneuvering)105Vne (never exceed)163
Vfe (max flap extended)85


AHRS: Garmin GRS-77
Air Data Computer: Garmin GDC-74A
Audio Panel: Garmin GMA-1347D
Autopilot: Bendix/King KAP-140 two-axis with alt. preselect
Engine Airframe Monitor: Garmin GEA-71
GPS/Nav/Com: Garmin GIA-63 Integrated Avionics Unit
Magnetometer: Garmin GMU-44
Multi-Function Display: Garmin GDU-1040
Primary Flight Display: Garmin GDU-1040
Transponder: Garmin GTX-33 Mode S with TIS (Traffic Alerting)
Weather Receiver: Garmin GDL-69A XM Satellite Weather Subscription


Pilot Guide: Garmin G1000 Cessna Nav III System
Pilot Guide: Bendix/King KAP-140


Engine: Lycoming IO-360-L2A Rated 180 hp (134 kW) at 2700 RPM

Weight and Balance

This table is provided for your convenience in calculating the weight and balance, but is not a substitute for doing so using the latest data from the Pilot's Operating Handbook and taking into account all circumstances including the difference between takeoff and landing fuel quantity and weight.

MGTW (lbs): 2550.0MRW (lbs): 2558.0MLW (lbs): 2550.0
ItemWeight (lbs)Arm (inches)Moment (lbs-inches)
Empty Weight1756.441.773241.0
Front Seats37.0
Fuel (6 lbs/gal)48.0
Rear Seats73.2
Baggage 195.0
Baggage 2123.0
Takeoff C.G.

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