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Family Car of the Air

Postby n2582d » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:38 pm

gahorn wrote:( The 170 was always an entry-level, economy airplane despite it sometimes being called a "businessliner" ...it was also called the "family car of the air", etc.) It still is. :wink:
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Interestingly, this was was not Cessna’s first try at a “Family Car of the Air”. It was the the P-370 - “P” for project. This is from Edward H. Phillips’ Cessna A Master’s Expression p. 131:
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I think by 1949 Cessna realized that the “Family Car of the Air” idea wasn’t going to fly. In these 1949 ads from Skyways magazine you can see the transition Cessna is making from marketing the 170 from a personal use aircraft to a business tool- a businessliner.
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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby GAHorn » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:46 pm

Here’s a 1953 Cessna Businessliner Advert:

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And THIS one should not be Missed.... I’m read to ORDER ONE!:

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'53 B-model N146YS SN:25713
50th Anniversary of Flight Model. Winner-Best Original 170B, 100th Anniversary of Flight Convention.
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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby n2582d » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 pm

Top picture looks more like a '52 model to me. Gotta love the steering wheel control yokes in the bottom advertisement. I've never seen that advertisement before. Where'd you find it? The text doesn't specify any particular model Cessna but it appears to be something on the drawing board during the war years. 600 miles before lunch ... 150 mph ... P-370 or C-190/195?
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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby GAHorn » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:03 pm

It’s a ‘52 paint scheme which was published in early ‘53.
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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby 170C » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:20 pm

I finally checked the two Cessna 170 advertisements in my hangar this morning. (Had snow in Middle TN today!) One ad was for the Family Car of the Air and the plane was a '48 model. The other one is for the '54 model and makes no mention of either moniker. Later one just points out vrs pluses the Cessna has over competition and both ads were black & white.
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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby cessna170bdriver » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:49 am

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Flying Magazine February 1955


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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby n2582d » Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:39 pm

It’s interesting that Cessna marketing, during the war years, focused selling their aircraft to women. They were way ahead of their time! Huge “steering wheel” control yoke and windows look like it is the P-370 they were anticipating selling. Notice the women often in the left seat. Click on picture to enlarge.
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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby rnealon1 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:45 pm

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I want to install these control wheels.
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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby mmcmillan2 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:28 pm

Those are great!
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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby GAHorn » Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:47 pm

rnealon1 wrote:
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I want to install these control wheels.


Would you be willing to give up your last pair of nylons for them…?? :lol:

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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby johneeb » Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:02 pm

What are nylons?
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Re: Family Car of the Air

Postby GAHorn » Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:07 pm

johneeb wrote:What are nylons?


They’re what you carry in the pocket of your A-2 jacket along with chocolate-bars, the 1911 and prophylactics.
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