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  • Bye, Bye, TTx

    Cessna, err, Textron's not making them any more.
    Textron Aviation quietly ended production of the Cessna TTx in January.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Stephanie Belser View Post
    Cessna, err, Textron's not making them any more.
    Andy A, what were the issues with the TTx (2015 or 2016?)at HPN? I just remember really bad build quality on electrics and avionics integration. Is that accurate from what you remember?

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    • #3
      Not sure exactly what the specific issues were, just remember that my former student bought one, back in 2014, I think, and he had it down for maintenance for quite a while. He like it a lot when he was able to fly it.

      I flew one of them for quite a few hours and really liked the airplane. Handled well, really fast, comfortable cabin with good visibility. G1000 was well integrated and seemed to work well. Not much of a useful load with full fuel, especially with the air-conditioning option, but that's not too unusual. I was never impressed with the marketing effort and I never liked the "Corvalis" name they selected for it.

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      • #4
        >>I was never impressed with the marketing effort and I never liked the "Corvalis" name they selected for it.<<

        Andy.....

        Ditto....

        I always had the impression that Textron purchased it to kill competition, and not to ever develop it into a viable product line, going forward... It was never properly advertised or marketed. It all looked like they went through the motions they might have been obligated to undertake in a deal, but never put their full efforts and energy into making the product a success...

        Reams

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        • #5
          Reams,
          I liken Cessna to the dog that caught the car. Once they had it, they had utterly no idea what to do with it. It wasn't made out of aluminum, with a high wing.

          Best,
          Andy

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          • #6
            Originally posted by A. Niemyer View Post
            Reams,
            I liken Cessna to the dog that caught the car. Once they had it, they had utterly no idea what to do with it. It wasn't made out of aluminum, with a high wing.
            I feel the same way.

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              • #8
                I demoed the Columbia way back when and it was nice, but I didn't really like the side stick and fixed gear. Couldn't get a turbo way back then or more fuel, so, I purchased the A-36TN instead. Seemed nice enough for many folks, but didn't fit what I was trying to do.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John O'Shaughnessy [FCM] View Post

                  I feel the same way.
                  How? Like the "dog" or like "them"? <g>

                  best, randy

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Randy Sohn View Post

                    How? Like the "dog" or like "them"? <g>

                    best, randy
                    Heh -- I feel the same as Andy.

                    Here is Paul Bertorelli's take on the situation. https://www.avweb.com/eletter/archiv...3924-full.html -- The article is partway down the right side. Not sure how to link to only the article.

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