Cessna CW-6

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Model CW-6
Cessna CW-6.jpg
Role Six-seat tourer
Manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company
Designer Clyde Cessna
First flight November 1928
Variants Cessna DC-6

The Cessna Model CW-6 was a 1920s American six-seat touring aircraft built by the Cessna Aircraft Company.

Design and development[edit]

Following development of the four-seat Model A the company designed a six-seat aircraft, the Model CW-6. The aircraft first flew in November 1928, powered by a 220 hp (164 kW) Wright Whirlwind J-5 radial engine. The aircraft was displayed at the 1929 Auto Show in Wichita, Kansas. A scaled-down four-seat version, the Cessna DC-6, was also developed.

Specifications (CW-6)[edit]

Data from Manufacturers Specifications on American Commercial Airplanes as Compiled by Aviation[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Length: 29 ft 4 in (8.94 m)
  • Wingspan: 43 ft 4 in (13.21 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m)
  • Wing area: 296 sq ft (27.5 m2)
  • Empty weight: 2,175 lb (987 kg)
  • Gross weight: 3,950 lb (1,792 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 80 US gal (67 imp gal; 300 L)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright J-6 Whirlwind radial engine, 300 hp (220 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 148 mph (238 km/h; 129 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 120 mph (193 km/h; 104 kn)
  • Range: 610 mi (530 nmi; 982 km)
  • Service ceiling: 17,500 ft (5,300 m)
  • Rate of climb: 900 ft/min (4.6 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aviation January 18, 1930