World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Cessna CG-2

Article Id: WHEBN0012237717
Reproduction Date:

Title: Cessna CG-2  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of Cessna models, Cessna aircraft, Glider aircraft, Cessna Model A, Cessna EC-1
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Cessna CG-2

Model CG-2
A CG-2 on display
Role Primary Glider
Manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company
Designer Clyde Cessna, Eldon Cessna
Introduction 1930
Unit cost
$398 (1930)

The Cessna Model CG-2 was a 1930s American primary glider built by the Cessna Aircraft Company.

Design and development

Cessna Aircraft was suffering in the depression and downturn in the economy following the Wall Street crash. The company designed a simple primary glider (the Model CG-2) in an attempt to keep the factory going. Cessna marketed the aircraft for sale in a catalog. The glider did go into limited production before the company ceased operation for a number of years.

Operational History

An example of a CG-2 resides on display at the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and another resides in the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.[1]

Variants

  • Cessna CPG-1 A motorized variant using a 10hp Cleone engine.[2]

Specifications

Data from AirVenture Museum website[3]

General characteristics
  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 18 ft 0 in (5.49 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 2 in (11.02 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
  • Wing area: 157 ft2 (14.6 m2)
  • Empty weight: 120 lb (54 kg)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 25 mph (40 km/h)

References

  1. ^ "Cessan CG-2 Glider". Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  2. ^ AAHS Journal volume 29. 
  3. ^ AirVenture Museum website
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • AirVenture Museum website
  • Museum of Flight (Seattle) website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.