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Cessna 172S Equipment Test

It is a requirement to pass this test with a minimum of 70% prior to solo rental of a Cessna 172R


1.     What is the prop ground clearance, under what conditions? 

2.     What is the total fuel capacity? 

3.     What is the usable fuel? 

4.     Under what conditions will you ensure that maximum 
fuel capacity is achieved?

5.     What are the ramp weight, takeoff weight and landing weight? 

Ramp weight _________      Takeoff Weight _________      Landing weight __________

6.     What is the maximum baggage weight in utility category? 


1.     What is the maneuvering speed at normal category takeoff weight? 

2.     Does manuevering speed increases or decrease with lower weight? 

3.     Can you open the cabin window at normal cruise speed? 

     ____ yes      ____ no

4.     What RPM can you expect if you fully open the throttle during the run up? 

5.     What is the aft CG limit in the utility category? Is this foward or aft the limits of normal category? 

6.     Is smoking allowed in the aircraft? Why or why not? 


1.     What is the procedure for a fire during engine start (memory items)? 

2.     List the procedure if a low voltage annunciator comes on during flight? 

3.     What gliding distance can be expected from 3500 feet? In what conditions? 


1.     What is the best rate of climb speed? Does it increase or decrease with altitude? 


2.     What is the maximum demonstrated cross wind component? Is this an absolutelimit? 

3.     Should you start the engine with the mixture lean or rich? 

4.     Should Master Switch be ON or OFF with external power connected? 

5.     Is it necessary to wait until all indications are in green prior to takeoff? 

6.     What is the procedure to lean the mixture with the EGT indicator? 
At what minimum altitude you can start leaning the mixture? 

7.     What lights are recommended for recognition in the traffic pattern? 

8.     What are the starter limitations? 

9.     Is it permissible to lean the mixture on the ground? 


1.     What is the service ceiling of the aircraft? 


1.     How many electrical busses does the aircraft have? 

2.     What is the purpose of the essential bus? 

3.     When the annuciator light(s) flash? 

4.     Draw the fuel system. 

5.     If the avionics fan, #1 nav/com, and GPS fail, what are the possible causes? 

6.     How do you control the avionics cooling fan? 

7.     What voltage would you use if external power is required? 

8.     Does the ammetter function as a load meter or battery charge indicator? 

9.     Where are the spare fuses located? 

10. What is the purpose of the ground service plug? 

11. How do you turn on the exterior courtesy lights? 

12. What is the indication of a vacuum pump failure? 

13. What is the possible cause if the active com frequency on the KX 155-A radio flashes continuosly?