Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CESSNA 190/195


1947–54



STANDARD DATA: (190) Seats 5. Gross wt. 3,350.Empty wt. 2,015. Fuel capacity 80. Engine 240-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 170. Cruise mph 160. Stall mph 63. Initial climb rate 1,050. Ceiling 16,000. Range 750. Takeoff distance (50') 1,670. Landing distance (50') 1,495.

STANDARD DATA: (195) Seats 5. Gross wt. 3,350. Empty wt. 2,030. Fuel capacity 80. Engine 300-hp Jacobs Radial.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 180. Cruise mph 165. Stall mph 63. Initial climb rate 1,210. Range 750. Ceiling 18,300. Takeoff distance (50') 1,670. Landing distance (50') 1,495.

The model 190 and 195 have become Cessna classics. Some 995 of the 195s were produced between 1947 and 1954, and more than half of this number are still rated airworthy. Easily identified by their gleaming spinners and large cowlings encasing the nine-cylinder radial engines, these high-wing five-place airplanes have seen many years of service since production was discontinued. Both the 190 and 195 entered production in 1947. The 190 was powered by a 240-hp Continental radial driving a Hamilton Standard constant-speed airscrew. The 195 was virtually the same, with the exception of a more powerful 300-hp Jacobs. Engine variations resulted in two other versions, the 195B and the 195A. The 195B was fitted with the 275-hp Jacobs; the 195A, the last to be built, was powered by a Jacobs 245-hp radial and had a 50% increase in flap area on the huge, strutless wings. With an oil capacity of five gallons (minimum recommended is three gallons) the stock 195s with steel-cylinder engines will gulp about two quarts per hour, but chrome barrels will decrease the radial’s consumption.



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