Corvalis TTx in Photos

The Corvalis TTx is raising the bar for the single-engine piston sector.

Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
Editor-in-Chief Robert Goyer recently sat behind the controls of the new Cessna Corvalis TTx. Here's his take on the evolution of the aircraft.
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
**With Continental turbocharged power, the aggressively styled Corvalis TTx is capable of true airspeeds of better than 230 knots at altitude, not bad for a fixed-gear airplane. **
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
**Despite the enhancements, what hasn’t changed is the Corvalis’s great flyability. **
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
The Corvalis not only offers pleasing handling, but also great climb performance and easy descent management.
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
Widescreen LCDs let the pilot create multiple windows on the MFD. On one screen you can monitor the approach chart, engine gauges and moving map.
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
For the Corvalis TTx, Cessna replaced the mechanical standbys with the L3 Trilogy all-in-one. There’s also a built-in pulse oximeter for high-altitude safety.
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
Improvements include a completely restyled interior with new fabrics, accents, upholstery and trim. The redesigned seats are extremely comfortable and cool too.
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
The redesigned seats are extremely comfortable and cool too.
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
There are a few overhead switches, but nothing you need to use regularly in flight.
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
The big pneumatic sealing gull-wing doors are a major differentiator.
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
**The new Corvalis TTx takes advantage of a newly refined composite construction process at the Cessna TAM facility in Chihuahua, Mexico. **
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
**The structure of the airplane is identical to that of the original Corvalis, but there are numerous upgrades. **
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
**One of the most noteworthy traits of the Corvalis has been its flyability, and with the changes to the TTx model, that doesn’t change a bit. The leather wrapped sidesticks are well placed and provide easy, smooth control input. **
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
**When Cessna looked at how customers ordered their Corvalises, it became clear that air conditioning was an option in name only. So the company made it standard. The A/C in the TTx works fine, and it was well tested on our near-100-degree day in Wichita. **
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
**A phone cord on the door of the Corvalis? Hardly. The coiled air hose provides pneumatics to the door seal. When inflated, the seal helps make the Corvalis cockpit a quieter place, though as with any high-performance single, “quiet” is a relative term. **
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
**Perhaps the least sexy component on the otherwise uber-cool TTx is the stiff-leg looking nose gear. At the same time, it does its job very well, providing reliably smooth arrivals even when the technique is short of perfect. One case of function rightly trumping form. **
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
**Unlike with many new airplanes these days, the paint scheme on the Corvalis is actually done with paint. Cessna has worked with the FAA to allow it to paint more of the airplane than ever before and with darker colors. Dark colors, as you might know, draw and retain heat, which is a bad thing when it comes to composite airplanes. **
Corvalis TTx
Corvalis TTx
For more on the Corvalis TTx, read the full-length feature here.