Is this low?
- Mar 14, 2003
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Does anyone know what the approximate glide ratio of a normally aspirated cessna 210 is.
Based on your "3:2" glide ratio(BTW, it's expressed in ft forward/(per)ft down normally), descent rate would be in the vicinity of 5000fpm. Not even close. I don't know the exact glide ratio, but I do remember many years ago cruising at 8,000ft, losing power, and making it to an airport about 6-7 miles away, and having a couple thousand feet to burn after reaching the traffic pattern area....and that was after a hard 180 right away to head toward the airport.corytx said:Vg at max wt. is 85KIAS and looks like glide ratio is 3:2 (3000' glide 2 miles).
Lots of variables....wing struts or no wing struts? gear up or down? gear doors or no gear doors?peter185 said:
To make it to land from dead center, you would have to be at about....oh...FL280 or higher. Realisitcally, your glide will be 8 or 9 to 1 at ABSOLUTE BEST. That's also with the prop pulled all the way back. A good plan is for every 6,000'(roughly 1NM) of altitude you have, you can glide 7NM. This will vary with your technique and gross weight. If you don't want to take a chance on swimming, don't fly over large bodies of water. If you do, carry the proper gear.peter185 said:The reason I ask is that I am going to be crossing lake Michigan where it is about 70 miles across, my POH is at the airport and I don't want to drive out there. I am trying to figure out how high I would need to be to succesfully make it to the shore if the engine were to quit (not really interested in swimming).
NOT GOOD ENOUGH, I DON'T KNOW THE EXACT #, BUT I LOST AN ENGINE IN A T-210 AFTER DEPARTURE AND GOT TO WALK BACK TO THE AIRPORT. NO DAMAGE, THOUGH.peter185 said: