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1974 Cessna 172M – (POH Part 1)

by Flight Learnings

in Cessna 1974 172M

It’s important to know your airplane before you fly.  A study of the Pilot’s Operating Handbook is necessary before you have the proper knowledge to act as pilot in command.  Be careful that you have the specific serial numbered POH for your 1974 Cessna 172M.  The only way to obtain an FAA approved POH for your specific aircraft is through the manufacturer.

Beginning with the basic performance and specifications from the POH:

GROSS WEIGHT – 2300 lbs

SPEED:

Top Speed at Sea Level – 140 mph

Cruise 75% Power at 8000 ft. – 135 mph

RANGE:

Cruise, 75% Power at 8000 ft, 48 gallons no reserve – 795 mi, 5.9 hrs, 135 mph

Maximum Range at 10,000 ft, 48 gallons no reserve – 870 mi, 7.5 hrs, 116 mph

RATE OF CLIMB AT SEA LEVEL – 645 fpm

SERVICE CEILING – 13,100 ft

TAKE OFF:

Ground Run – 865 ft

Total Distance Over 50 Foot Obstacle – 1525 ft

LANDING:

Ground Roll – 520 ft

Total Distance Over 50 Foot Obstacle – 1250 ft

STALL SPEED:

Flaps Up, Power Off – 57 mph

Flaps Down, Power Off – 49 mph

EMPTY WEIGHT (Approximate) – 1300 lbs

USEFUL LOAD (Approximate) – 1000 lbs

BAGGAGE – 120 lbs

WING LOADING – 13.2 Pounds/Sq Ft

POWER LOADING – 15.3 Pounds/HP

FUEL CAPACITY: Total

Optional Long Range Tanks – 52 gal

OIL CAPACITY – 8 qts Total

PROPELLER – Fixed Pitch, 75 inches

ENGINE – 150 Rated HP at 2700 RPM Lycoming O-320-E2D

This particular POH covers both the Cessna 1974 172M and the the Reims/Cessna F172 Skyhawk so, it’s important to be certain that you’re using the correct numbers.

1 colin lake February 3, 2010 at 8:16 am

What is the standard prop for O-320-E2D motor. Pitch in degrees.
Thanks

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