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2001 Cessna 172SP N850SP


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


Audio Panel: Bendix/King KMA-28
Autopilot: Bendix/King KAP-140 two-axis with alt. preselect
Clock: Davtron M803 with OAT
GPS: Bendix/King KLN-94
Multi-Function Display: Bendix/King KMD-550
Nav/Com: Bendix/King KX-155A with G/S
Nav/Com: Bendix/King KX-155A
Transponder: Bendix/King KT-76C Mode C


Pilot Guide: Davtron M803
Pilot Guide: Bendix/King KMD-550
Pilot Guide: Bendix/King Silver Crown Plus Avionics System
Pilot Guide: Bendix/King KAP-140
Pilot Guide: Bendix/King KLN-94
Pilot Guide: Bendix/King KLN-94 Quick Reference


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 Weight1701.040.468720.4
Front Seats37.0
Fuel (6 lbs/gal)48.0
Rear Seats73.0
Baggage 195.0
Baggage 2123.0
Takeoff C.G.

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