Cessna Mustang Hits the Mark

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Cessna created a new high-lift wing with docile handling characteristics and approach and takeoff speeds at or below propeller twin numbers.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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Note the full alphanumeric keyboard that is located aft of the power levers and can be used to manage the G1000 system, as well as the knobs and buttons on the display units. The two controls below the keyboard are for rudder and aileron trim.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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You can see how high in the cabin the large oval windows are mounted, providing lots of light and an unobstructed view outside.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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You can see how high in the cabin the large oval windows are mounted, providing lots of light and an unobstructed view outside.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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The “strobe” lights and position lights are LEDs with many thousands of hours of life.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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The triangular vortex generators on the wing leading edge boot enhance stall performance when residual ice is on the wing.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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The landing/taxi lights are mounted in the wing fairing.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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Looking at the underside of the Mustang you can see the fairings around the main wheel wells, and the slight leading edge sweep of the wing. The V-shape ventral fins under the tail cone add yaw stability and improve stall behavior.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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The speed brakes are electrically actuated and are shown here extended.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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The mechanism that extends and retracts the pins in the cabin door is so well designed that you can flip it with barely two fingers.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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The Mustang has large external baggage compartments in the nose and tail cone, both large enough to hold golf bags.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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The Mustang has large external baggage compartments in the nose and tail cone, both large enough to hold golf bags.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna
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Most of the skin on the wing and fuselage is metal bonded, which helps give the surface a very smooth and ripple-free appearance.Photo By Dan Moore/cessna