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Cessna CG-2 Primary Glider

14.2k Viper3000ad  9 months ago
Auto Credit Based on JakeS's [CLOSED!] Ultralight Aircraft Challenge

Greetings friends of aviation

This build was created for the ultralight challenge of JSwannyGaming148.

For a long time I wanted to make a Cessna, many will rush to notice that the constructions of the famous company did not include ultralights. And yet there is a very special model. In 1930 the company faced the financial crisis and as people had money only for the basics, they tried to present something that would keep the company alive and would have minimal cost.
In 1930 the idea of gliding was very popular.So Clyde Cessna's son, Eldon, decided to build a very simple aircraft that would take off with the help of an elastic cord, from wood and canvas. Thus Cessna CG-2 was born.

The plane weighed empty 150lb.
The model, although it did not manage to save the company from bankruptcy, gave many ideas for the fuselage and the connections of many later known high-wing aircraft (In the photo the historic EC-1).

This construction takes off with the help of a 50 hp self-propelled tractor. Without him he weighs just 280 pounds (pilot included). Its characteristics are almost the same as the historical ones, the stall speed is 25 mph and takes off at 30.

The glider has completely functional control surfaces, that perhaps for the first time, work like a real plane with wires. Notice in this that each wire and each support has its purpose. Also as we have an open cockpit, of course the pilot moves.

This plane gives a special note of historicity, especially because its first pilot was the aeronautical genius of Eldon Cessna.


Finally, please remember that you are piloting a glider, to achieve a long stay, try to keep the wings parallel to the ground and use the rudder as much as you can for small corrections.


AG1 Tow cable release.

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General Characteristics

Performance

  • Wing Loading 6.0lbs/ft2 (29.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 164.1ft2 (15.3m2)
  • Drag Points 1425

Parts

  • Number of Parts 365
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    165k AN2Felllla

    Thanks! @Viper3000ad

    9 months ago
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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @jamesPLANESii Thanks for the vote and the spotlight. Your "182" was fantastic, it almost made me make a flight plan before I flew! The VSI and the stall horn were wonderful.

    9 months ago
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    5,540 JakeS

    upvote 2 from the challenge

    9 months ago
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    18.3k Renameduser4

    @Viper3000ad Np sir!

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    1,744 Y

    You ticked both of those boxes very well! @Viper3000ad

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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @codenamemorgan @acepilot109 @awesomness360 thanks for the vote and the spotlight. Happy flights

    9 months ago
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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @Noobybits123567 thanks friend, I wanted to create something fun and educational. The assembly is very close to what most modern general aviation models use today.

    9 months ago
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    1,744 Y

    Looks fantastic! I love it!

    +1 9 months ago
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    pwetty!

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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @Treadmill103 thanks for the vote and the spotlight. You are always great supporter and a fantastic builder.

    9 months ago
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    83.5k Treadmill103

    Great stuff as always!

    +1 9 months ago
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    5,540 JakeS

    @EternalDarkness https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/gwv3L9/Ultralight-Aircraft-Challenge

    +1 9 months ago
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    @Viper3000ad I can make your build a successor to the challenge if you give me a link to the challenge.

    +1 9 months ago
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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @JSwannyGaming148 I hope you enjoy it, unfortunately I have a problem with the succession system. I hope it is solved to get points.

    9 months ago
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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @Warhawk95 thanks for the first vote !

    9 months ago
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    5,540 JakeS

    yOoo, this is cool! Don't worry about being a few hours late, I'll still count it.

    9 months ago
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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @JSwannyGaming148.

    9 months ago
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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    @EternalDarkness Unfortunately I have a problem with the succession system. Although I have the original copy of the challenge aircraft, it does not appear as a successor. I uploaded a template earlier which I deleted a little later. Is this to blame? You can fix it ?

    9 months ago