172 Wing

Sep 25
2013

What is your opinion of the Cessna 172?

What are the good and bad things about the cessna 172

Some of the answers given are pretty good some aren't (so far)

The C-172 is a good aircraft, I have many hours in them. They aren't really fast (about 120 mph) so they aren't too good for long cross country flights. But then neither is the Piper Cherokee 140.

If you fill the fuel tanks and put four average people in it on a hot day you may run out of runway before you get in the air. They don't have a great useful load.

For a little more advanced trainer especially for instrument flight instruction they do quite well.

No, they don't have the ground effect for landing like a low wing aircraft, but you don't have to crawl up over the wing to get in either. But I do know quite a few pilots with funny looking scares on their foreheads from finding the trailing edge of a flap with their head.

For a good basic airplane they are very good. Easy to maintain and fly fairly enexpensively.

For more speed, you need at least a C-182 which is a little larger than a C-172. It goes fast enough to be used for longer X-country flights. Tail draggers are also great such as the C-180 or C-185.

Be sure to check all the maintenence records and log books on the aircraft if you are looking to buy one. Be sure all ADs (latest revision) are complied with. Don't go just by the log books..see that they are complied with by S/N, Time, etc. Be sure that all STC's have their proper paper work and log entries. There are also manditory service letters issued by Cessna that although not absolutly required it is a good idea to at least check them out. Have the airplane inspected by a qualified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic that you know and trust. Know everything about that airplane before you buy it you can save yourself lots of headachs. Most C-172's are getting older and although good airplanes they need to be properly maintained. This is true for any airplane.

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Cessna 172N Left wing P N 0523011 57 complete with fuel tank flap and aileron
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1971 CESSNA 172L SKYHAWK LEFT WING FLAP BELLCRANK ASSEMBLY
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Cessna 172RG RH Wing Strut 2421000 2
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Cessna 172 175 RH Wing Inspection Plate P N 052007 2
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Cessna 172 175 LH Wing Inspection Plate P N 052007 3
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Cessna 172 Wing Block with Bolts C172
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Aircraft 2004 Cessna 172 Left Wing Strut Mounting Bracket PN 0523305
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Cessna 172 175 LH Wing Strut P N 0523606 12
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Cessna 172 175 RH Wing Strut P N 0523606 13
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Cessna 172R R H Wing Shield P N 0723201 4
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1970 Cessna 172L L H 0523005 61 0523005 88 Wing Fuel Tank Cover Panel
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1970 Cessna 172L 17259592 R H Wing Strut Assy W Step 0523606 18 172 F172
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Cessna 172S Wing Tip Stiffener Lower LH P N 0523565 22 Use 0723629 4
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Aircraft 1976 Cessna 172 M LEFT Wing Flap Fuselage Junction Fairing Plate
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74 CESSNA 172M SKYHAWK AIRCRAFT WING ATTACH BLOCK LEFT FORWARD
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Cessna 172 Wing To Strut Right
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Cessna 172E Right Wing Tip Cuffed
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ABS Plastic Cessna 172 Late Model Wing Strut Fairing Upper Left 1974 and up
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Cessna 172 182 Wing Tip P N 0523700
Cessna 172 182 Wing Tip P N 0523700
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Cessna 172RG RH Wing Lwr Rear Fairing Assy PN 2420001 2
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Cessna 172RG LH Wing Rear Lwr Fairing P N 2420001 1
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Cessna 172 C172 Fiberglass Wing Tips 0523565 3 LH 0523565 4 RH
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