Category Archives: Aircraft

All About Cessna 182: Its History and How it Holds Up Today

In 1956, Cessna Aircraft Company introduced  Cessna 182, a 1,202 kg four-seat light aircraft with a fixed landing gear that was popular among Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Over the years, it has been modified and improved to accommodate more passengers and to cover longer distances.  Related article: The History of Cessna Newer models are also faster, can carry more weight, and are equipped with a rear window. A year later, the company launched its higher-end version called Skylane equipped with wheel pants, standard radios, and full paint instead of the bare aluminum body of the previous model.  At a quick glance, Skylane and ...

What do I need to know about the Edgley Optica EA-7?

Once you have seen an Edgley Optica EA-7 before, you will never forget its iconic silhouette. This plane looks like it came straight out of a James Bond movie. Made in 1979, this British light aircraft still looks futuristic today. It was designed specifically for low-speed observation work as a cheaper alternative to helicopters.   John Edgley, the Optica designer, was a postgraduate student at the Imperial College of Science & Technology in London when he started working with the plane. The final aerodynamic design was completed in 1974 and was wind-tunnel tested in the following year. The first prototype was constructed ...

What’s Do I Need To Know About the Beechcraft King Air 260?

If you are a fan of turboprop engines, you’re in for a treat. Textron Aviation recently announced that they have made adjustments to the most popular business turboprop in the world, the King Air 360, to create an engine that significantly lessens pilot workload by using digital pressurization, among other advanced features. The resulting turboprop is called the King Air 260, and the company has already started production this year with target deliveries and certification expected by early 2021. (Photo of the Beechcraft King Air 260 from Textron Aviation.) The Beechcraft King Air 260 is currently being listed at $6.7 million by Textron Aviation. What ...

All-electric Cessna took its first flight as the largest zero-emission aircraft in the world

The latest milestone for aviation: the largest all-electric plane conquered the skies. A Cessna Grand Caravan was modified and turned into the world’s largest electric-powered aircraft, bringing hope to a greener future of air travel. The Cessna is a utility aircraft with a wingspan of 16 meters. The feat was achieved through the joint efforts of AeroTEC and MagniX. Originally a 14-seater turboprop aircraft, the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was fitted with a 750-horsepower (540kW) magni500 propulsion system that powered it through its first flight. It was “flawless,” according to MagniX chief Roei Ganzarski. The “eCaravan” as they call it, ...

History of Mooney Aircraft

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust systems of some of Mooney International Corporation’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Mooney and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now. Mooney Aircraft: Its Foundation Mooney started out as Mooney Aircraft Corporation in 1929. It was founded by Albert Mooney together with this brother Arthur with financing from the Bridgeport Machine Company in Wichita Kansas. In 1930, Mooney went bankrupt and the Mooneys had to work for other aircraft companies. Albert reopened Mooney as Mooney Aircraft, ...

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