Cessna 205 also know as the Super Skylane
The Cessna 205 was introduced in 1962 as an advanced version of the Skylane. It had an enlarged cabin to house up to six passengers and a 260 hp Continental engine. In 1964, this aircraft evolved into the Model 206.
Model 205 and 205A was a single-engine aircraft and is configured as a cantilever high-wing aircraft with a conventional tail. It featured fixed gear and conventional fixed gear with a constant-speed propeller.
Model 205 was produced in 1963 and 1964, serial numbers 1 through 577, therefore, a total of 576 Cessna 205s were produced.
Wing span: 36 ft 7 in
Length: 27 ft 4 in
Height: 9 ft 9 in
Gross Weight: 3,300 lbs
Empty Weight: 1,750 lbs
Maximum Payload: 1,500 lbs
Fuel capacity: 65 gal (63 gallons useable) Long Range 84 gal (82 useable)
Manufacturer: Cont Motor
Horsepower: 260 HP
Overhaul (HT): 1,500/1700 Hrs
Years before overhaul: 12
|Horsepower: 260.00||Gross Weight: 3,300|
|Top Speed: 145||Empty Weight: 1,750|
|Cruise Speed: 138||Fuel Capacity: 65|
|Stall Speed (dirty): 50||Range: 515|
|Rate of Climb: 965||Rate of Climb (One Engine):|
|Service Ceiling: 16,100||Ceiling (One Engine):|
|Ground Roll: 685||Ground Roll 625|
|Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,465||Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 1,510|
The Cessna 205, 206, and 207, known primarily as the Stationair (and marketed variously as the Super Skywagon, Skywagon and Super Skylane) are a family of single-engined, general aviation aircraft with fixed landing gear, used in commercial air service and also for personal use. The family was originally developed from the popular retractable-gear Cessna 210 and produced by the Cessna Aircraft Company.
The line's combination of a powerful engine, rugged construction and a large cabin has made these aircraft popular bush planes. Cessna describes the 206 as “the sport-utility vehicle of the air.” These airplanes are also used for aerial photography, skydiving and other utility purposes. They can also be equipped with floats, amphibious floats and skis. Alternatively, they can be fitted with luxury appointments for use as a personal air transport.
From 1962 to 2006 Cessna produced 8,509 aircraft in the 205, 206 and 207 variants. The aircraft remains in production.
Design and development
The Cessna 205 was introduced late in 1962 as a 1963 model year. The six-seat aircraft is essentially a Cessna 210 with fixed landing gear and with changes to the crew and passenger door arrangement, being officially designated by Cessna as a “Model 210-5”. The 205 retained the early 210's engine cowling bulge, originally where the 210 stowed its nosewheel on retraction. This distinctive cowling was made more streamlined on the later Cessna 206.
The 205 was produced in only two model years, 1963 and 1964, before being replaced in production by the Cessna 206. It is popular as a ‘bush' plane and has been used for remote location utility purpose, skydiving and aerial photography.
The 205 is powered by a Continental IO-470-S engine producing 260 hp from the factory, but field approvals for an IO-520-A 285 hp have been installed making it equivalent to the early 206's. An STC for an IO-550 300 hp is also available.
In conclusion, used Cessna 205's can be located at a reasonable price with a little patience. Since many don't know what a Cessna 205 is, there is very little demand, therefore, it tends to be undervalued on the market. Basically, it's 206 performance for a fraction of the cost.
Cessna 205 (Model 210-5)
Original 205 model, six seats, powered by a Continental IO-470-S of 260 hp (194 kW), with a gross weight of 3,300 lb (1,497 kg) landplane and certified on 14 June 1962 as a variant of the Cessna 210
Cessna 205A (Model 210-5A)
Six seats, powered by a Continental IO-470-S of 260 hp (194 kW), with a gross weight of 3,300 lb (1,497 kg) landplane and certified on 19 July 1963 as a variant of the Cessna 210.