A propeller aircraft is an airplane that is powered by a propeller. A propeller, also known as an airscrew, is made up of small aerofoil blades that are placed around a central hub that spins on an axis aligned to the direction of travel. In 1903, the first successful propeller plane, Wright Flyer I, was designed and flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright, also known as the Wright Brothers. Prop planes tend to experience more turbulence and noise, but are smaller and consume less fuel. Prop planes are still used today by major airlines to complete short regional flights as they are less expensive to maintain and operate. Propeller planes are considered light aircrafts as they have a maximum gross takeoff weight less than 12,500 lbs | 5,670 kg. With uses that range from passenger and freight cargo transportation, to aerial photography, surveying, tourism, skywriting, business jets, and flight training, light propeller aircraft remain popular and practical aircrafts around the world.

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Cessna 172 Skyhawk Aircraft

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American single engine, fixed-wing, four-seater light aircraft made by Cessna Aircraft Company. The Cessna 172 is one of the most popular aircrafts in history and has successfully remained in production since it was first designed and built in 1955.

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk (1958) has an overall length of 27’2” (8.28 m), width of 36’ (11 m), and height of 8’11” (2.72 m).

Collection of drawings of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk with dimensions documented on the front, side, and plan views
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American single engine, fixed-wing, four-seater light aircraft made by Cessna Aircraft Company. The Cessna 172 is one of the most popular aircrafts in history and has successfully remained in production since it was first designed and built in 1955.

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk (1958) has an overall length of 27’2” (8.28 m), width of 36’ (11 m), and height of 8’11” (2.72 m).

Collection of drawings of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk with dimensions documented on the front, side, and plan views
Cessna 172 Skyhawk Aircraft
Height:
8’11” | 2.72 m
Width:
36’ | 11 m
Length:
27’2” | 8.28 m
Depth:
Weight:
1,669 lb | 757 kg
Area:

Tail Span: 11’2” | 3.4 m
Cabin Width: 3’11” | 1.2 m
Landing Gear: 8’4” | 2.54 m
Engine: Single
Seats: 4

Model
172 Skyhawk
Make
Cessna Aircraft
Year
1958

Drawings include:
Cessna 172 Skyhawk side elevation, front, plan

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