The Cessna 172 Family
Cessna is an American manufacturer of general aviation aircraft owned by Textron Aviation.
The C172 Skyhawk is a four seat high wing monoplane that first flew in 1955 and over 44,000 have been built.
The 172 was developed from the Cessna 170 which was a tail dragger, when the aircraft gained a tricycle undercarriage the model was renumbered to the 172.
Powered by the Continental O-300-A six cylinder air-cooled engine and was built until 1959.
Introduced a swept back tail and rudder and an upgraded more powerful engine. This model also had a floatplane variant.
Introduced in 1961 this aircraft had a shorter undercarriage and a pointed spinner. The name Skyhawk was introduced for the first time and powered by an upgraded engine.
1962 Model area with fiberglass wingtips and redesigned wheel fairings.
The first model with a cut down rear fuselage. Reims Aviation started building the model in France as the F172D.
Introduced in 1964, circuit breakers introduced instead of fuses.
Introduced electrical flaps.
Longer more pointed spinner.
Aerodynamic improvements.
The first model powered by the Lycoming O-320-E2D which increased the power of the aircraft.
172K to M
Aerodynamic improvements.
172N Skyhawk / 100
Upgraded Lycoming O-320 engine and 28volt electrical system.
172P Skyhawk P
Increased power from the O-320-D2J engine and decreased maximum flap setting from 40 to 30 degrees.
172Q Cutlass
Introduced in 1983, this aircraft was fitted with an IFR avionics package. Note that the 172RG (Retractable Gear) was also introduced and called the Cutlas.
172R Skyhawk R
Powered by the de-rated IO-360-L2A which was the first factory fitted fuel injection engine. This model as all others also had interior and exterior improvements.
172S Skyhawk SP
This is the present production model of the 172 powered by the Lycoming IO-360-L2A with an increased maximum RPM giving more power. This model can be fitted with conventional instruments or the electronic Gramin G1000 avionics system and is called the NAVIII.


The cockpit diagrams / training posters are drawn using visits to aircraft as well as from Cessna documentation.

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