Cessna 152 : spécifications techniques

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Technical drawing of the 152 as seen from the front.

You will find technical drawings and some specifications below. Everything comes from the Pilot Operating Handbook for the 1982 Cessna 152. There is a separate page for Performance data.

Engine The Cessna 152 comes with a 4 cylinder Lycoming engine who can spit out about 110 Brake Horsepower at 2550 RPM and at sea level. Of course, as you climb this changes because the air gets scarcer.
Fuel This plane can be fed with a variety of gasoline, ranging from plain auto fuel to more arcane aviation fuels. The 152 can have in two types of fuel tanks, short and long range. You prefer the long range tanks with 37.5 Gallons of maximum usable fuel rather than the smaller (24.5 Gallons), because you can always decide to take less with the bigger ones. Go to Endurance to see how far you can go with full fuel.
Empty Weight A 152 in a standard configuration weights about 500kg (1100 lbs). Add to this fuel and some fancy avionics, and you could raise it to 600kg (1350 lbs)
Useful Load How much a plane can carry depends always on everything else ponderous on board. The more fuel, the less passengers and baggages. Usually you won't be able to take full fuel plus a passenger, but with a normal pilot and a few bagges it should be fine. Anyway, pilots should (and most often do) calculate the center of gravity and the total weight ot the plane before each flight, to be sure it is between legal limits.

The maximum useful load, that is the total of capacity that you should divide between fuel, passegenrs and luggages, is about 230 kg (520 lbs) in most 152's

Drawing of the 152 as seen from above.


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