how fast will a single engine prop plane go? Nothin to fancy?
- Chris HLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
A Cessna 152 maxes out at 109KIAS(126mph), a Rutan Long EZ will do 185KIAS(210mph) with the same 110hp engine.
It requires quite a lot of trouble to go much faster than the Long EZ, Piper Cheyenne IVs can do 290KIAS but they have a pair of 720hp PT6 turbines, a single 950hp PT6 will drag a Pilatus PC9 to 320KIAS.
The Hawker Fury is one of the fastest single engine prop planes, unmodified they will do 400KIAS(460mph) but many have been modified and are raced. September Fury won the 2006 Reno race at 481.619 mph, an F8F Bearcat 'Rare Bear' was fastest in 2007 at 478mph.
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- 1 decade ago
You didn't say what type single engine prop plane. During WEWII, Single engine prop fighters could exceed 400mph. A standard private single engine passenger plane probably not be capable much over 200. The Beech Bonanza (Straight Tail) will cruise at around 160knots. I used to flight plane around that number for trips. It would generally do that without any problem.
The Aerospatiale Trinadad, though lower powered will just about equal that as well.Source(s): Pilot with Hi-performance rating
- BonnieLv 44 years ago
The two temperatures you will need to be prepared for: 1. The temperature at the altitude at which you will be flying: Temperature decreases by 2 degrees C (3.5 degrees F) per 1000 feet. This is what is called the Average Lapse Rate. So if your airport is at 5000 feet and you will be flying to 10,000 feet, it should be about 10 degrees C (or 17 degrees F) colder at 10,000 feet. 2. The temperature on the ground at your destination or in the event of an off field landing. If you are going to be flying in areas where the surface is very cold (say mountain flying) then you should be prepared for not only cold temperatures, but also have a minimum of some survival equipment. Light aircraft DO have heaters, but in my experience, if it breaks, it tends to be something that doesnt get fixed right away. So my advice is to just come prepared.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Well if you are talking about the standard non turbo its max cruise is about 129 knots... About 150 mph. Not that fast but remember you are going straight from point A to point B.
In a dive you could probably get about 180 knots... but seeing as the plane is only made to handle 163, it's not a real good idea!Source(s): I'm a pilot.
- LynnLv 44 years ago
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You need one to pre-flight! Never have seen a heater to keep the outside warm. Once started it takes several minutes for the engine to produce enough heat to warm the cabins. Where I am it is 34F this morning so gloves are a good idea as well.
- 1 decade ago
Cars on the highway were faster than the Cessna 152 I learned to fly in :) If you have some decent wind you can hover or even fly backwards!
- lowlevelLv 71 decade ago
100knots (120MPH) for nothing too fancy.
As the speed goes up the dollars go up exponentially.