Cessna 150 Performance and Specifications

Below are the Performance and Specifications for N60146, a 1969 Commuter model taken from the Cessna Owner's Manual.

Gross Weight.............................................1600 lbs

SPEED:
Top Speed.................................................122 m.p.h.
Cruise, 75% Power at 7000 ft..............................117 m.p.h.

RANGE:
Cruise, 75% power at 7000ft...............................475 mi
22.5 Gallons, No Reserve..................................4.1 hr.

RATE OF CLIMB AT SEA LEVEL................................670 fpm
SERVICE CEILING........................................12,650 ft

TAKE-OFF:
Ground run................................................735 ft
Total Distance Over 50-ft Obstacle .....................1,385 ft

LANDING:
Landing Roll..............................................445 ft

EMPTY WEIGHT: (APPROX)..................................1,060 lbs

BAGGAGE: .................................................120 lbs

WING LOADING: LBS/SQ FT .................................10.2

POWER LOADING lbs/HP.....................................16.0

FUEL CAPACITY ...........................................26 gal

OIL CAPACITY..............................................6 qt

PROPELLER: Fixed Pitch (Diameter)........................69 in

ENGINE: Continental ..................................O-200-A

100 rated HP at 2750 rpm
So, what do these figures mean?
Specifications and Performance, an owner's Perspective. 

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