Cardinal RG dirt strip takeoff, pavement landing

January 6, 2011


Attached lipstick camera to the tail tie down to watch the odd Cessna gear retraction action. Watch for the spray of dirt from the nose wheel just before the plane lifts off.

Vernon Approach and Landing in Cessna Cardinal RG

October 17, 2010


Cessna Cardinal RG approach and landing at Vernon, BC, Canada in late August 2008.

The Cessna Cardinal (Model 177) Tribute (Lacuna Coil – My Wings)

May 17, 2010


The Cessna 177 was designed in the mid-1960s when the engineers at Cessna were asked to create a “futuristic 1970s successor to the Cessna 172”. The resulting aircraft featured newer technology such as a cantilever wing with a laminar flow airfoil. The 177 is the only production high-wing single-engined Cessna since the Cessna 190 & 195 series to have both fixed landing gear and a cantilever wing without strut bracing. General characteristics: Crew: 1 pilot Capacity: 3 passengers Length: 27 ft 8 in (8.44 m) Wingspan: 35 ft 6 in (10.82 m) Height: 8 ft 7 in (2.62 m) Wing area: 174 ft² (16.2 m²) Empty weight: 1495 lb (680 kg) Max takeoff weight: 2500 lb (1100 kg) Powerplant: 1× Lycoming O-360-A1F6D flat-4 engine, 180 hp (135 kW) Performance: Maximum speed: 136 knots (157 mph, 250 km/h) Cruise speed: 124 knots (143 mph, 230 km/h) Range: 604 nm (695 mi, 1120 km) Service ceiling: 14600 ft (4450 m) Rate of climb: 840 ft/min (4.27m/s) ***This video was made in Windows Live Movie Maker Beta (Windows Seven) Music: Lacuna Coil – My Wings #Rock and Aviation #CREDITS for AIRLINERS.NET

Cessna 177 Cardinal Landing Explained

May 21, 2009

Student pilot explains general power-off landings typically required of new students.

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