New Cessna Airplane?

bluesky421

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I have heard rumors that cessna will be introducing a new airplane at NBAA (in October?) Anywho, just wondering if anyone had any info on it. I kinda hoping that it isn't just a modification like the CJ1+ or something like that. I would like to see something like a light twin or a new 210.
 

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Not to be a smartass or anything, but why would they show a new light twin or single at the NBAA show?
 

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A new piston single or twin would be cool. It's been a LONG time. Cirrus has stolen a lot of their thunder in that market, so it's time for something.
 

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DGdaPilot said:
Not to be a smartass or anything, but why would they show a new light twin or single at the NBAA show?
Good point. I guess I could see a piston twin at NBAA, but not a single.
 

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I dunno what it will be. I wonder if Cessna would ever try to manufacture something that would compete with Gulfstream or Dassault. The X isn't a competitor to those i dont think.
 

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bluesky421 said:
I dunno what it will be. I wonder if Cessna would ever try to manufacture something that would compete with Gulfstream or Dassault. The X isn't a competitor to those i dont think.
The Sovereign is getting there. finally saw one up close the other day. looks big, lots of wing too.

The pilot, from a "well known fractional," ;) tried to tell our desk girl that it was a Seven which would mean a smaller ramp fee. He proceeded to get angry when a couple of us started to snicker that "You don't even know what plane you fly or you're trying to hoodwink us," snicker.

You fractional pilots crack me up. You'd think it was coming straight out of the captain's wallet.
 

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Probably talking about the Mustang. It will have four seats in a club configuration and will have the G1000 avionics package. About a month ago they flew an apporach at Independence next to a 172 at the same speed. Cessna is touting that if you can fly the 172 with the G1000 then you can transition to the Mustang fairly easy and from the demo, can fly an approach at the same speed.
 

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gkrangers said:
Maybe a tiny ass jet like the Eclipse ?
You mean the Mustang?
 

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viper548 said:
The Mustang is Cessna's answer to Eclipse.

For a couple of million more dollars.

It's a great looking little jet from the photos I've seen, but it's alot more money.
 

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They should bring back the Cardinal RG. Fix the doors so they don't rip off if the wind catches them just right, beef up the gear system, and upgrade to a Lyc IO-390. Garmin 1000 of course, and for the wives put on the parachute.

That would be a Cirrus killer.
 

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JimNtexas said:
They should bring back the Cardinal RG. Fix the doors so they don't rip off if the wind catches them just right, beef up the gear system, and upgrade to a Lyc IO-390. Garmin 1000 of course, and for the wives put on the parachute.

That would be a Cirrus killer.
Toss on some boots, other ice thingies, a PT-6 and I'd buy it...

...oh wait...no I wouldn't. But I'd want to.

-mini
 

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NRHPilot said:
Probably talking about the Mustang. It will have four seats in a club configuration and will have the G1000 avionics package. About a month ago they flew an apporach at Independence next to a 172 at the same speed. Cessna is touting that if you can fly the 172 with the G1000 then you can transition to the Mustang fairly easy and from the demo, can fly an approach at the same speed.
Why would i want to fly a jet at 172 speeds???? Isn't the point of the jet to go faster?

I wonder what the fuel burn is at that speed compared to the 172. I'm sure it is more than the 6-8 gph the 172 is burning.

As for if your able to fly the 172 you can fly the jet, me thinks that is some bs. Wait till a few of these people get high on final, pull the power to idle (to do one of those nice power off landings you can do in the 172) end up low(on the gs) and end up scraping the trees waiting for the engines to spool up.
 

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Well I guess the point is, it can haul ass in climb and cruise...but you can also make your approaches slow (safer?).
 

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I heard something somewhere from someguy that was sitting in a rusted out '78 Dodge that they were going to start making the T303 again. That would be a cool airplane to have with a couple of those tiny little turbines somebody posted about that they are putting into RV6's and stuff. Replace the 250hp continentals with the 255 hp turbine....
 
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