Cessna CG-2

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Model CG-2
CESSNA CG-2 GLIDER.jpg
A CG-2 on display
Role Primary Glider
Manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company
Designer Clyde Cessna, Eldon Cessna
Introduction 1930
Unit cost
$398 (1930)

The Cessna Model CG-2 was a 1930s American primary glider built by the Cessna Aircraft Company.

Design and development[edit]

Cessna Aircraft was suffering in the depression and downturn in the economy following the Wall Street crash. The company designed a simple primary glider (the Model CG-2) in an attempt to keep the factory going. Cessna marketed the aircraft for sale in a catalog. The glider did go into limited production before the company ceased operation for a number of years.

Operational History[edit]

An example of a CG-2 resides on display at the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and another resides in the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • Cessna CPG-1 A motorized variant using a 10hp Cleone engine.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from AirVenture Museum website[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 18 ft 0 in (5.49 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 2 in (11.02 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
  • Wing area: 157 ft2 (14.6 m2)
  • Empty weight: 120 lb (54 kg)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 25 mph (40 km/h)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cessan CG-2 Glider". Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  2. ^ AAHS Journal volume 29. 
  3. ^ AirVenture Museum website