Cessna 172XP VH-SPW

Based on the Cessna 172. The XP (extra performance) or otherwise known as Cessna R172K is a step up in performance from its closest relative. The 172XP is a 6 Cylinder, 200HP aircraft with a constant speed propeller. There are slight cosmetic differences between the standard 172 and the XP

VH-SPW is maintained in charter category and is certified for IFR.

A copy of the Pilots Operating Handbook for this aircraft is available by clicking the link below.

A copy of the North Queensland Aero Club company approved checklists are available by clicking the link below.

A copy of the performance charts for this aircraft are located on the links below

General Characterstics VH-SPW

Seating Capacity1 Pilot & 3 Passengers
Length8.28m
Height2.72m
Wingspan11.0m
Basic Empty Weight670kg
Maximum Take off Weight1043kg
Useful Load363kg

Performance Characteristics VH-SPW

EngineContinental IO-360K
Horsepower195 BHP @ 2700 RPM
CylindersSix
Propeller3 blade Hartzell Constant Speed
Take off Roll
Take off Safety Speed 62 knots
Vx (Best Angle of Climb)
Vy (Best Rate of Climb)73 knots
Vso (Stall Speed Clean)48 Knots
Vs1 (Stall Speed Landing Configuration)
Cruise Speed120 Knots
Service Ceiling13,500 feet
Fuel Burn38 litres / hour
Fuel Capacity186 Litres
Fuel TypeAviation Gasoline 100LL
Maximum Range750 Nautical Miles

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