A bigger four seat advancement of the prior Cessna Model 120 and 140, the four seat 170 was in generation for 10 years, and is the ancestor to the fruitful and long running 172 arrangement.
The model Cessna 170 (Nx41691) flew without precedent for September 1947. Outstanding peculiarities incorporated the six chamber 110kw (145hp) Continental C145 motor, far reaching metal development and the trademark Cessna supported high wing.
The principal generation Cessna 170s were conveyed from March 1948, yet this model was soon supplanted by the enhanced 170a. The essential change with the 170a was metal rather than fabric secured wings, yet it additionally offered expanded tail range.
The third and last real variation showed up in 1952. The Cessna 170b emphasized the most huge corrections to the line, including the substantial wing folds (initially created for the military L-19 Bird Dog) that were to end up normal for later single motor Cessna models, overhauled tail wheel guiding, bigger back windows and changed and extended motor cowling.
The 170 stayed in creation until 1957, by which stage its ubiquity had disappeared and offers of the 172 had taken off. The early 172 was an immediate advancement of the 170, however presented tricycle undercarriage and squared up vertical tail surfaces.
It is fascinating to note that the 170 established the framework for Cessna's two best single motor light air ship lines, the 172 and 182, and also the 180 and 185. Separated from the 172 tricycle undercarriage advancement the 180 was created as an all the more influential, higher execution adaptation of the 170, while the resulting 182 was initially a tricycle undercarriage development of the 180.
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