Cessna 187

Cessna 187

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The Model 187 was a proposed light aircraft by United States manufacturer Cessna in the 1970s. As the lighter Model 177 had been intended to replace the 172, so the 187 was intended to replace the 182.


The Model 187 shape was similar to the 177, with high cantilever wing (its design was a mix of the cantilever wings on the 177 and the 210), all-moving tailplane, and tubular main landing gear struts. In a departure from the 177 approach, the 187's stabilator was mounted atop the vertical tail in a T-tail configuration.

Cabin doors on the 187 resembled the wide doors of the 177, and since there was no wing strut to impede its movement, the door opened to more than 90<sup>o</sup>. The windshield was more highly sloped than that of the 182, similar to the deep slope of the 177 windshield. The aft fuselage included a rear window with slope similar to that of the 177. There was room for 4 people, and a baggage area, with a separate access door on the pilot's (left) side. The engine was the same as the 182's engine, the Continental O-470 which delivered , with an constant-speed propeller.

Prototype Stage

The program entered initial design in 1965, before the Model 177 had been officially introduced. Construction of the first prototype began in early 1968. Only one flying aircraft, with serial number 666 and tail number N7167C, was completed. Static test articles were also constructed, but were not tested to their full strength before the program was...
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