1948 CESSNA 195
The 195 was the first Cessna airplane to be completely constructed of aluminium and features a cantilever wing, similar to the pre-war Cessna 165 from which it is derived. The wing differs from later Cessna light aircraft in that it has a straight taper from root chord to tip chord and no dihedral.
The air foil employed is a NACA 2412, the same as used on the later Cessna 150, 172 and 182.
The 190/195 fuselage is large in comparison to other Cessna models because the 42? diameter radial engine had to be accommodated in the nose. There are two rows of seats: two individual seats in the first row, with a comfortable space between them and up to three passengers can be accommodated on a bench seat in the second row.
The 190/195 has flat sprung-steel landing gear legs derived from Cessna?s purchase of the rights to Steve Wittman?s Big X. The 195 is equipped with a retractable step that extends when the cabin door is opened, although some have been modified to make the step a fixed unit. N4343V has the original retractable step.
Although N4343V was constructed as a Cessna 195A, it is equipped with the Jacobs R755B2 engine that produced 275 HP.
2-bladed Hamilton Standard constant speed
Light brown velours front seats and rear bench in good condition (9/10)
Matching side panels in good condition (9/10)
Yellow and Blue paintscheme in reasonable condition (7/10)
Garmin GTR-225 VHF Transceiver (8.33 KHz spacing)
Garmin GTX 328 Mode-S transponder
Headphone Jacks with PTT switches
LED landing light
LED wingtip strobes and nav lights
LED fuselage strobe