Used Aircraft Guide

September 2015 Issue

Cessna Skymaster:

An unconventional twin thatís not exceptionally fast, but engine failure can be a non-event, thanks to centerline thrust.

The idea of the push-pull twin makes such fundamental sense that it has been applied to aircraft designs in one form or another for nearly 100 years and in literally dozens of models youíve never even heard of. Back in 2005, Adam Aircraft tried the idea again with the A500 push-pull piston twin. Like many before it, it failed more by market reality than by a fundamental flaw in the idea.

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