RNAC have 3 Cessna 152’s – VH-RNO, VH-RNQ and VH-RNC, two of which are aerobats.
The Cessna 152 is a two-seat, fixed tricycle gear general aviation airplane, primarily used for flight training. Probably more pilots trained learned to fly in a Cessna 150/152s than any other single model of airplane.
The 152, first delivered in 1977 as an upgrade of the long serving Cessna 150. The 152 featured a long-overdue increase in engine power with the Lycoming O-235 engine featuring an increase in cabin size.
Cessna ceased production of the 152 in the mid eighties but it still retains a popular following from many pilots worldwide.
It has been stated that more than 75% of the 152s built are still flying today, providing an operational life span well beyond expectations of the day.
Engine Manufacturer: Avco Lycoming
Engine Type: O-235-L2C
Rated Horsepower: 110 BHP at 2550 RPM
No. Cylinders: 4
Fuel induction: Carburetted
Battery Location: Right forward side of firewall
Main tyre pressure: 21 psi
Nose tyre pressure: 30 psi
Fuel & Oil
Type: Avgas 100/100LL
Total Capacity: 148L
Useable Capacity: 142L
No. Tanks: 2 (conventional ‘wet wing’ type fuel tanks)
No. Of drain points 4
Oil Capacity: 6 Quarts (Min: 4 Quarts)
Vfe: 85kts (10o)
Max XW: 12kts (TKOF)
Max XW: 12kts (LDG) (Demonstrated XW)