Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cessna LC-126

Cessna LC-126 floatplane

First flown in 1945, and descended from the Cessna 165 of a decade earlier, the Cessna 195 was the company's first all-aluminum aircraft, and the only postwar type with a radial engine. The USAF, ANG, and Army bought 83 LC-126 variants for utility work in the far north, with these aircraft having skis or Edo floats fitted as necessary; a triple tail was added to ensure lateral stability with the floats. LC-126A 49-1949 is seen here in July 2012 on display at the National Museum of the US Air Force.

LC-126 memorabilia

Article on building a large scale RC Cessna 195

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