Cessna floatplane ventral fin

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Cessna floatplane ventral fin

#1 Post by Prairie Highway » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:58 pm

Hey everybody,

Just looking for people's opinions on ventral fins for something like a 172XP... Will you notice that much of a difference in lateral stability with it installed? Also, with the smaller rudder on the XP, is it going to make turning out of the wind more difficult than it already can be in that plane?

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Re: Cessna floatplane ventral fin

#2 Post by rigpiggy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:44 am

I believe it is required per the float stc. not having it may or may not void your c of a
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Re: Cessna floatplane ventral fin

#3 Post by Scudrunner703 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:51 am

The XP only calls for it on PK 2300. Smaller tail turns easier out of the wind.
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