The following information will enable you to operate your Cessna within the prescribed weight and center of gravity limitations. To figure weight and balance, use the Sample Problem, Loading Graph, and Center of Gravity Moment Envelope as follows:

Take the basic empty weight and moment from appropriate weight and balance records carried in your airplane, and enter them in the column titled YOUR AIRPLANE on the Sample Loading Problem.

Use the Loading Graph to determine the moment/ 1000 for each additional item to be carried; then list these on the loading problem.


Total the weights and moments/ 1000 and plot these values on the Center of Gravity Moment Envelope to determine whether the point falls within the envelope, and if the loading is acceptable.


A nylon baggage net having six tie-down straps is provided as standard equipment to secure baggage on the cabin floor aft of the rear seat (baggage area 1) and on the top of the wheel well (baggage area 2). Six eyebolts serve as attaching points for the net. Two eyebolts for the forward tie-down straps are mounted on the cabin floor near each sidewall just forward of the baggage door approximately at station 90; two eyebolts are installed near the top of the forward surface of the wheel well slightly inboard of each sidewall approximately at station 108; and two eyebolts are located on the bulkhead below the aft window near each sidewall approxi mately at station 108.

When the cabin floor (baggage area 1) only is utilized for baggage, the two floor-mounted eyebolts and the two eyebolts on the forward surface of the wheel well (or the two eyebolts below the aft window) may be used, depending on the height of the baggage. When baggage is carried on the wheel well (baggage area 2), the eyebolts on the forward surface of the wheel well and the eyebolts below the aft window should be used. When baggage is loaded in both areas, all six eyebolts should be utilized.

A placard on the baggage door defines the weight limitations in the baggage areas.