In January , Cessna flew an improved variant of the Cessna , a Continental OA -powered Cessna C with larger elevators and a more angular tailfin. In , the A incorporated revised landing gear and the swept-back tailfin, which is still in use today. The final aesthetic development, found in the D and all later models, was a lowered rear deck allowing an aft window. Cessna advertised this added rear visibility as " Omni-Vision. Other modifications include additional fuel tank capacity in the wing tips , added baggage compartment tanks, added wheel pants to reduce drag, or enhanced landing and takeoff performance and safety with a STOL kit. Citing safety issues, the FAI has since stopped accepting new entries, so the record will stand.
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Here are some of the frequently asked questions about this aircraft: Q: I am experiencing grey windows, what is happening? A: If you are experiencing grey windows, you do not have the minimum FlightGear version to run this aircraft. Consider upgrading your Flight Gear version. Q: Why does the aircraft keep turning left? If using the amphibian model on a solid runway, note that at the taxiing is done by differential braking the rudder becomes more and more effective as the plane gains speed.
Q: Why will the engine not start? A: You can start the engine automatically by clicking on the menu "Cessna CP" and selecting "Autostart". For a manual start, please follow the checklists available by clicking on the menu "Help" followed by "Aircraft Checklists".
As seen above, the engine must by "primed" before starting. If oil management is activated, you must have enough oil for the engine to work more than 5. If fuel contamination is activated, the fuel must be light blue in order for the engine to properly work. You must also make sure that the battery is charged enough you can check and recharge it in the Aircraft Options dialog. Q: Why does the Autostart fail to start the engine? Autostart always tries to start the engine with the mixture full rich, and if it fails to do that properly then you must manually start the engine after properly leaning the mixture.
Q: Why does the engine die immediately after startup? A: Probably because the throttle is being incremented too fast after startup as the engine needs a few seconds to stabilize itself. A: You can! Q: Why I keep running out of battery? When the engine is running, the alternator will make sure that the battery is always recharging.
If you run out of battery charge, go to the Aircraft Options dialog and recharge it. A: If the option "allow securing aircraft" is enabled in the aircraft menu, then very likely you forgot to remove the pitot tube cover. A: By clicking in menu "Cessna P", selecting "Aircraft Options" and then selecting the other landing gear options.
Q: How can I switch to the HP engine? A: This is also done by clicking in menu "Cessna P", selecting "Aircraft Options" and then selecting the engine power option. A: Taking off and landing on water can be quite tricky.
Try applying a little bit of back pressure on the yoke while accelerating to 55 KIAS. Q: Why is the simulator lagging so much? A: As with any complex 3D model, this new version of the cp is a bit more demanding on the computers than the older one.
If you are having troubles with performance, try using non-HD liveries which use textures with lower resolutions, as well as other solutions that can improve performance disabling certain graphical options in the Rendering Options, lowering the resolution of FlightGear, etc. Some tricks that help to increase fps is by disabling all GUI windows, including the menu bar and the orange fps counters at the bottom of the screen.
You can display an alternative fps counter in the top left corner via the "Debug" menu and then selecting "Cycle On-Screen Statistics".
Make sure to hide the menu bar by pressing F10 to see the counter. A: If the dew point of the cabin air temperature is higher than the surface temperature of the windshield, the windows will get either foggy or frosty. Use the Cabin Heat and Cabin Air levers on the right of the flaps to control it. The dew point rises with the temperature in the cabin, and it rises faster than the windshield temperature can adjust, resulting in temporary fog. If the air is very humid, the dew point is going to be very close to the cabin temperature, which makes it likely that it will be higher than the windshield temperature.
Extra passengers will create a more humid atmosphere in the cabin. Try to increase air flow using the Cabin Air lever or overhead air vents in order to decrease the humidity or temperature. Alternatively, disable the effect by going to the menu "Cessna P", selecting "Aircraft Options" and disable the option "Enable frost and fog".
Q: How do I increase the cabin air temperature? A: Increase the cabin air temperature by opening the Cabin Heat lever.
Q: How can I click on a switch which is being covered by the yoke? Q: Why my engine seems to be losing power? A: Assuming that you have the mixture correctly leaned according to your altitude and atmospheric pressure, then another possibility is that you are accumulating carburettor ice which results in loss of power. Apply carb heat and the ice should slowly melt.
Notice that if the engine starts to cough when you apply carb heat, it means that ice is being melt and is a sign that icing was indeed your problem. To reduce the cough during the melting process, lean the mixture.
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