1939 Cessna 165 Airmaster

The C-34 was the first Airmaster  The C-37 had a wider cabin, improved landing gear and electric flaps. The C-38 had a taller vertical tail, curved main gear legs and a landing flap under the fuselage. The final revisions of the C-34 were the C-145 and the C-165, of which 80 were built. On these models, the belly flaps added on the C-38 were removed and the overall length of the fuselage was increased. The only difference between the C-145 and C-165 was the engine horsepower, with the latter having an upgraded 165 hp Warner engine.

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 24 ft 10 in
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 10 in
  • Height: 7 ft 3 in
  • Wing area: 180 sq ft
  • Empty weight: 1,300 lb
  • Gross weight: 2,220 lb
  • Fuel capacity: 35 US gal
  • Powerplant: 1 × Warner Super Scarab 7-cylinder radial engine, 165 hp

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 162 mph at sea level
  • Cruise speed: 143 mph
  • Stall speed: 47 mph
  • Range: 550 mi
  • Service ceiling: 18,900 ft
  • Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min