General Product Description
Our PlaneArts Cessna 140 140A Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Cessna 140 140A Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original aircraft. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual aircraft.
If you require we can also make the Cessna 140 140A Model in any other airline, private livery or colour scheme you require and if necessary in a different size or scale. Just click here to contact us with a description or photographs of what you require and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customization by return email. We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military jet, warplane jets, propeller warplanes, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce model airship, blimp, dirigible, blimps, boat and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. Again by clicking here to contact us just let us know exactly what you need.
Cessna 140 140A Model Details
The Cessna 140: A Classic Light Aircraft
The Cessna 140 is an iconic light aircraft that holds a special place in aviation history. Revered for its simplicity, reliability, and affordability, it has been a popular choice among pilots since its introduction in the late 1940s. This article delves into the technical specifications, history, and enduring legacy of the Cessna 140, providing an insight into why it remains a beloved aircraft for enthusiasts and collectors alike.
The Cessna 140 made its debut in 1946, a time when the aviation industry was transitioning from military to civilian focus after World War II. Cessna, a renowned American aircraft manufacturer, designed the 140 to cater to the growing market for personal and business aviation. It was an immediate success, appealing to a wide range of pilots, from beginners to experienced flyers.
Design and Features
The Cessna 140 is a two-seat, single-engine, light general aviation aircraft. Its design is a testament to functionality and efficiency. Key features include:
- Airframe: The aircraft is primarily constructed of aluminum, with a fabric-covered, metal-framed wing. This combination provided a balance between durability and weight, enhancing the aircraft’s performance and maneuverability.
- Engine: Originally equipped with a Continental C-85-12 or C-85-12F air-cooled engine, the Cessna 140 boasts a horsepower of around 85 HP. This engine is known for its reliability and relatively low maintenance requirements.
- Landing Gear: The Cessna 140 features a conventional landing gear arrangement (tailwheel), which was common for the era. This design demands skill and attentiveness from the pilot, especially during takeoffs and landings, adding to the aircraft’s charm for flying purists.
- Avionics and Instruments: While basic by modern standards, the Cessna 140’s cockpit was equipped with the essential instruments for VFR (Visual Flight Rules) flying. Many of these aircraft have been updated with modern avionics over the years.
The Cessna 140 is renowned for its excellent flight characteristics. It has a cruising speed of approximately 105 mph and a range of around 450 miles, making it ideal for short to medium distance flights. The aircraft’s handling is often described as responsive and forgiving, suitable for both training and recreational flying.
Legacy and Collectibility
Over the years, the Cessna 140 has gained a loyal following among aviation enthusiasts and collectors. Its historical significance, combined with its flying qualities, makes it a sought-after aircraft for those interested in the golden era of light aviation. Additionally, its ease of maintenance and operation contributes to its enduring popularity.