Cessna Aircraft has sent a letter to buyers of its new Skycatcher, saying deliveries of its Light Sport Aircraft will be delayed from six to 10 months, according to a recent story in The Wichita Eagle.
The story notes that the production line in Shenyang, China, must be retooled, necessitating the delays. The retooling will incorporate changes made to the Skycatcher as a result of two spin accidents during flight testing. Changes include reducing the travel of the control surfaces, increasing the size of the rudder and adding a small aerodynamic ventral fin. Until the changes are completed, the Skycatchers are being shipped from Shenyang to Yingling Aircraft in Wichita for the modifications.
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