How many gallons 100LL are required by cessna 152 to fly an hour?

November 21, 2008

The fuel consumption depends on the power setting and the altitude at which you intend to fly. A rough average for a Cessna 152 is around 5-6 gallons per hour, but it can range from about 4 to 7 gallons per hour. At todays prices that is around $25 to $30 per hour in fuel cost in the US.

In response to the person who said it is determined by weather is wrong. The weather (wind in particular) may determine the total fuel you need to carry to reach your destination, and temperature does play a very small part in absolute fuel consumption at a given altitude, but overall it is altitude and power setting that determine how much fuel you will use.

You also do not always need to depart with full fuel tanks on every flight. That is a completely erroneous statement. The Cessna 152 holds approximately 4 hours worth of fuel, so if you only need to fly for an hour to get where you're going, you obviously don't need full tanks. And there's a weight consideration. If you have two heavy occupants (say 200lb each) plus a bit of luggage you cannot carry full fuel or you'll be over weight. In that case you carry less fuel to remain within the maximum gross weight of the aircraft and you plan to stop more often to refuel

An Intriguing Aero-TV Interview: Thielert Talks Thielert

November 21, 2008

Frank Thielert Talks About The Engine That’s Creating A New Level of “Buzz”

A few years ago, the idea of a General Aviation diesel was pretty much… science fiction. Today, it’s science fact. While many have contributed to our ulative knowledge of aero-diesel technology, no one has done as much in the certified realm as Frank Thielert and Thielert Aircraft Engines.

Diamond Aircraft deserves aggressive pats on the back for being the first to truly integrate diesel engine technology into modern GA airplanes. On the DA40, a staple in the rental/flight training market (especially in Europe), the Thielert Centurion 1.7 achieved excellent fuel specifics and built up thousands of hours in heavy-duty service.

On the twin-engine DA42, the Centurion 1.7 and the newer Centurion 2.0 has been a big hit overseas and now here in North America as standard powerplants on the one of the most revolutionary piston aircraft currently produced by any GA manufacturer. And now, mighty Cessna has adopted the Centurion 2.0 for the new Skyhawk TD… the first Cessna piston aircraft capable of burning “Jet-A.”

The Centurion 2.0 engine is certified for the use of both kerosene and approved automotive diesel fuels. Just as innovative as the diesel technology is the use of FADEC systems to maintain proper efficiencies and operational parameters. The Centurion 2.0 is equipped with separate redundant FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) systems. The two independently operating systems health-check each other permanently; the healthier one takes control automatically, if one fails to meet proper specifications. FADEC controls and monitors engine functions and enables the use of a single lever control for all operating parameters including propeller pitch control. The FADEC also logs all relevant engine data for analysis.

The more recently developed and type certificated Centurion 4.0 met EASA certification requirements 28 October 2004 and has since received FAA certification. The CENTURION 4.0 is a V8-engine producing 350hp. The Centurion 4.0 is a V-arrangement with eight cylinders, each with four valves. It is dual-turbo charged and equipped with common rail direct injection. In addition, it is liquid- cooled, has a completely electronic engine and propeller control unit, and a wet sump oil system as well as a reduction gearbox. The engine is certified by EASA and FAA. The Centurion 4.0 is certified only for use with Jet-A.

It all sounds good… but somehow, we think you should hear more… and from the most knowledgeable person possible — the guy behind this massive undertaking… Frank Thielert, himself. So…. enjoy Aero-TV’s visit with Frank Thielert.

Copyright 2008, Aero-News network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved

Duration : 0:5:48

Read more

Very cool and amazing. crosswind landing. Cessna 172

November 21, 2008

Took my co-worker Alex for a flight.
All the credit for this video goes to him. He has an amazing sense of camera.
I always wanted to see how my gears close to the runway and he did it.
Could be used as a nice crab technique demonstration for crosswind landings.

You might want to check this out too

Duration : 0:3:7

Read more