Cessna 206 U206 Super Skywagon / Stationair

The Cessna 206 U206 is a single-engine aircraft configured as a cantilever high-wing aircraft with a conventional tail. It features fixed gear and has a constant-speed propeller.

The six-seat Model 206 was introduced as a 1964 model and was built until 1986, when Cessna halted production of its single-engined product line. A total of 5,208 U206s had been produced.

 

 

Specifications

 

Exterior Dimensions

Wing span: 35 ft 10 in
Length: 28 ft 3 in
Height: 9 ft 4 in

Weights

Gross Weight: 3,300 lbs (1964-1965) 3,600 lbs (1966 and up)
Empty Weight: 1,760 lbs
Maximum Payload: 1,359  lbs
Fuel capacity: 65 gal (63 gallons useable) Long Range 84 gal (82 useable)

Engine

Manufacturer: Cont Motor
Model: IO-520-A (1964-66) / IO-520-F (1966 and up)
Horsepower: 285 HP
Overhaul (HT): 1700 / 1900 Hrs
Years before overhaul: 12

 

Performance Specifications (1964-1966 Cessna 206, U206 and U206A)

Horsepower: 285.00 Gross Weight: 3,300
Top Speed: 154 Empty Weight: 1,760
Cruise Speed: 144 Fuel Capacity: 65
Stall Speed (dirty): 52 Range: 563
 
Rate of Climb: 1,075 Rate of Climb (One Engine):
Service Ceiling: 16,700 Ceiling (One Engine):
 
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 675 Ground Roll 735
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,265 Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 1,340

 

Performance Specifications (1967-71 Cessna U206B,C,D,E)

Horsepower: 300.00 Gross Weight: 3,600
Top Speed: 151 Empty Weight: 1,725
Cruise Speed: 143 Fuel Capacity: 65
Stall Speed (dirty): 53 Range: 510
 
Rate of Climb: 920 Rate of Climb (One Engine):
Service Ceiling: 14,800 Ceiling (One Engine):
 
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 900 Ground Roll 735
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,780 Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 1,395

 

 

History

 

The six-seat Model 206 was introduced as a 1964 model and was built until 1986, when Cessna halted production of its single-engined product line. It was then re-introduced in 1998 and remains in production in 2019.

There were many sub-variants, including the U206, P206 all certified to CAR3 standards and later 206H certified to FAR Part 23.

 

Design and development

 

The original 1964 model was the Model 206, a more streamlined version of the Model 205 which was produced from 1963-64. It was powered by a 285 hp Continental IO-520-A.

By 1965, Cessna responded to more demand for utility aircraft and created the U206, Super Skywagon. The “U” designation indicated “utility” and this model was equipped with a pilot side door and large clamshell rear door serving the back two rows of seats, allowing easy loading of oversized cargo. Intended as a flying pickup truck, the rear seats were optional. It also was powered by the Continental IO-520A 285 hp engine, but had redesigned wings and bigger flaps.

In 1966 the gross weight was increased to 3,600 lbs, however, the aircraft was still produced with the Continental IO-520A 285 hp engine which eventually was replaced with the 300 hp Continental IO-520-F in 1967. The 300 hp max was limited to 5 minutes.

From 1964 to 1969 the U206 was known as the “Super Skywagon”. From 1970 it was named the “Stationair”, a contraction of “Station Wagon of the Air”, which is a good description of the aircraft's intended role,

In 1972 ‘camber-lift' wings were added and the baggage compartment got a 7 in stretch. The ‘camber-lift', which were slight cuffed leading edges, improved low-speed handling with little effect to cruise speeds.

Performance Specifications (1972-76 Cessna U206F)

Horsepower: 300.00 Gross Weight: 3,600
Top Speed: 151 Empty Weight: 2,002
Cruise Speed: 143 Fuel Capacity: 92
Stall Speed (dirty): 53 Range: 510
 
Rate of Climb: 920 Rate of Climb (One Engine):
Service Ceiling: 14,800 Ceiling (One Engine):
 
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 900 Ground Roll 735
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,780 Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 1,395

 

 

Aerodynamics were addressed in 1975 which streamlined wheel pants and improved cowl flaps. This boosted cruise speeds by 6 mph.

The aircraft was again renamed in 1979 to the Stationair 6, and bladder fuel tanks were replaced with wet wings.

Production of all versions of the U206 was halted in 1986 when Cessna stopped manufacturing all piston-engined aircraft. A total of 5,208 U206s had been produced.

 

Variants

 

Cessna 206

Original 206 model, six seats, powered by a Continental IO-520-A of 285 hp (213 kW), with a gross weight of 3,300 lb (1,497 kg) landplane, 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) seaplane and certified on 19 July 1963.

Cessna U206A

Six seats, powered by a Continental IO-520-A of 285 hp (213 kW), with a gross weight of 3,600 lb (1,633 kg) landplane, 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) seaplane, 3,300 lb (1,497 kg) skiplane and certified on 24 September 1965.

Cessna U206B

Six seats, powered by a Continental IO-520-F of 300 hp (224 kW), with a gross weight of 3,600 lb (1,633 kg) landplane, 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) seaplane, 3,300 lb (1,497 kg) skiplane and certified on 3 August 1966.

Cessna U206C

Six seats, powered by a Continental IO-520-F of 300 hp (224 kW), with a gross weight of 3,600 lb (1,633 kg) landplane, 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) seaplane, 3,300 lb (1,497 kg) skiplane and certified on 20 July 1967.

Cessna U206D

Six seats, powered by a Continental IO-520-F of 300 hp (224 kW), with a gross weight of 3,600 lb (1,633 kg) landplane, 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) seaplane, 3,300 lb (1,497 kg) skiplane and certified on 18 September 1968.

Cessna U206E

Six seats, powered by a Continental IO-520-F of 300 hp (224 kW), with a gross weight of 3,600 lb (1,633 kg) landplane, 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) seaplane, 3,300 lb (1,497 kg) skiplane and certified on 28 July 1969.

Cessna U206F

Six seats, powered by a Continental IO-520-F of 300 hp (224 kW), with a gross weight of 3,600 lb (1,633 kg) landplane, 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) seaplane, 3,300 lb (1,497 kg) skiplane and certified on 26 October 1971.

Cessna U206G

Six seats, powered by a Continental IO-520-F of 300 hp (224 kW), with a gross weight of 3,600 lb (1,633 kg) landplane, 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) seaplane and certified on 21 June 1976.

 

 

 

 

 

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