Cessna 172RG Light single-engine multirole © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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In the late 1960s, Cessna began the development and modernization of Model 172 aircraft.

The aircraft began to be fitted with engines Lycoming O320E, instead of O300. The first flight of the modified version was in 1968.

In 1970 appeared the Model 172K (built 2.055 aircrafts). The craft bore larger rear-side windows and modified wing tips.

In 1972 first appeared the Model 172L (delivered 1.535 aircrafts), that differed in increased surface at the root of the vertical stabilizer airfoil, which was extended up to the cockpit, landing gear and main landing projector, which was moved from the left wing to the bonnet.

The Model 172M version quickly became popular and made a total of about 6,825 units.

In 1977 began production of the Model 172N which was equipped with engine Lycoming O-320-H2AD of 160 hp, but in 1981, due to concerns raised by the engine, versions of Model 172N, was gradually replaced by the O -320-D2J.

The Model R 172K Hawk XP ( based on version Model 172N) bore the Continental IO-360-K engine, of 195 hp.

 

Cessna 172RG Light single-engine multirole © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

 

Cessna 172RG Light single-engine multirole © Konstantinos Panitsidis

The L.S. - ELAKT 1981 receives the Cessna 172RG. 

 

In 1980, Cessna delivered the first version of the Model 172 RG Cutlass or Cutlass RG with retractable landing gear, equipped with engine O-320-E20 of 180 hp with 3 wing propeller. 1,191 units were made.

The edition Model 172 Q Cutlass, with fixed landing gear appeared in 1982 and a total of 391 units were made.

The latest amended version of Model 172 P, equipped with engine Lycoming O320D appeared in 1985.

Based on the Model 172P, a special high-speed aircraft was developed, the Model R 172 Hawk XP equipped with engine IO360.

 

Cessna 172RG Light single-engine multirole © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

 

L.S. - ELAKT ( Service aerial means Coast Guard - Greek coastguard )Location: Airport Tatoi Founded: 1981 (from 1969, 359Sq M.A.E.D.Y of HAF, undertakes surveillance of marine and coastal areas from the air on behalf of the Coast Guard) Admission: aerial media serving: Cessna 172 RG Mission: Policing Greek and international waters, control and protection of the sea from pollution, survey by air, ship control, collecting information on behalf of Y.E.N, transportation of staff and mail, surveillance and woodlands etc.

L.S. - ELAKT ( Service aerial means Coast Guard - Greek coastguard ) Location:Airport Tatoi
Founded: 1981 (from 1969, 359Sq M.A.E.D.Y of HAF, undertakes surveillance of marine and coastal areas from the air on behalf of the Coast Guard)
Admission: aerial media serving: Cessna 172 RG
Mission: Policing Greek and international waters, control and protection of the sea from pollution, survey by air, ship control, collecting information on behalf of Y.E.N, transportation of staff and mail, surveillance and woodlands etc.

 


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Cessna 172RG © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Cessna
COUNTRY
USA
TYPE
Light single-engine multirole
CREW
1
POWER-PLANT
One reciprocating motor O-320-Ε20
Power h.p.
1 x 180
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
8,21
Height, m
2,68
Wing span, m
10,92
Wing area m2
16,2
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
649
Normal take-off, kg
-
Maximum take-off, kg
1.043
Useful load, kg
-
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
232
Cruising speed, km/h
-
Range, km
1.065
Rate of climb, m/min
235
Service ceiling, m
4.328
Payload, kg
Possibility  of transport 3 passengers

 


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