Cessna 180 & 185 Skywagon

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeFour to six seat utility light aircraft
  • Powerplants180 - One 170kW (225hp) Continental O-470-A flat six piston engine driving a two blade constant speed McCauley prop. 180G - One 170kW (230hp) O-470-R. A185F - One 225kW (300hp) fuel injected IO-520-D driving a three blade constant speed prop.
  • Performance180 - Max speed 267km/h (144kt), cruising speed 260km/h (140kt). Initial rate of climb 1150ft/min. Service ceiling 20,000ft. Range 1247km (673nm). 180G - Max speed 273km/h (147kt), max cruising speed 260km/h (141kt), long range cruising speed 195km/h (105kt). Initial rate of climb 1090ft/min. Service ceiling 19,600ft. Range with no reserves 1490km (804nm). A185F - Max speed 283km/h (153kt), max cruising speed 272km/h (147kt), long range cruising speed 207km/h (111kt). Initial rate of climb 1075ft/min. Service ceiling 17,900ft. Range with reserves 1575km (850nm).
  • Weights180 - Empty 690kg (1520lb), max takeoff 1158kg (2550lb). 180G - Empty 692kg (1525lb), max takeoff 1270kg (2800lb). A185F - Empty 783kg (1727lb), max takeoff 1520kg (3350lb).
  • Dimentions180 - Wing span 10.98m (36ft 0in), length 7.98m (26ft 2in), height 2.29m (7ft 6in). Wing area 16.2m2 (174sq ft). 180G - Wing span 11.02m (36ft 2in), length 7.77m (25ft 6in), height 2.29m (7ft 6in). Wing area 16.2m2 (174sq ft). A185F - Wing span 10.92m (35ft 10in), length 7.81m (25ft 8in). Wing area 16.2m2.
  • Capacity180 has standard seating for four, 180 Skywagon and 185 have seating for six. 180H has optional 1360kg (3000lb) cargo pod. Often used with rear seats removed for cargo work. 185 AgCarryall is fitted with a 571 litre (126Imp gal/151US gal) chemical hopper.
  • ProductionTotal 180 production amounted to 6210. Total 185 production 4339 aircraft including 265 U-17A and 215 U-17B military variants and 109 AgCarryalls.

The 180 began life as an all the more capable improvement of the 170, and advanced into a group of helpful utility air ship that was in generation in excess of three decades.

The initial 180s were basically Model 170s with an all the more capable 170kw (225hp) O-470-A motor. The main of the sort flew in 1952 and conveyances started in February the accompanying year. The 180's vocation as an elite single was fleeting because of the entry of the tricycle 180 based 182 in 1956, yet by then the sort had secured itself a valuable corner as an utility air ship.

Dynamic redesigning of the line prompted a scope of overhauled models including the 170kw (230hp) 180a, and 1964's 180g with a third lodge window which from 1966 was offered as a six seater, by then having the same fuselage as the all the more compelling 185 Skywagon. The Skywagon name was connected to the 180 in 1969. The 180 stayed in creation until 1981.

The initial 185 Skywagon flew in July 1960. It contrasted from the 180 in having an all the more influential motor (195kw/260hp) and bigger lodge, permitting six seats. Upgraded models incorporate the 225kw (300hp) A185e from 1967 and the Agcarryall fit for synthetic spreading.

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