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Lazyb757
02-04-2018, 12:04 PM
I know they have the same airframe cross section. Is the Sovereign cockpit roomier, tighter, the same, for tall pilots?


CA1900
02-04-2018, 06:15 PM
I know they have the same airframe cross section. Is the Sovereign cockpit roomier, tighter, the same, for tall pilots?

Lengthwise, it's identical. Width-wise, the Excels with the single FMS (like the NJA ones) are more comfortable as the center console is narrower, leaving a little room to "spread," which helps guys like me with longer legs.

Lazyb757
02-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Lengthwise, it's identical. Width-wise, the Excels with the single FMS (like the NJA ones) are more comfortable as the center console is narrower, leaving a little room to "spread," which helps guys like me with longer legs.

Thanks

But if you don't fit in an Excel, you're not gonna fit in a Sovereign, huh?


CA1900
02-04-2018, 10:09 PM
Thanks

But if you don't fit in an Excel, you're not gonna fit in a Sovereign, huh?

Nope. They're basically the same front end, with slightly better avionics in the Sovereign. But I found the Sovereign to be a little tighter because of the dual FMS.

The Latitude, on the other hand, is super-comfortable. It's a Sovereign+ systems-wise, but with a much fatter fuselage. After many iterations, Cessna finally made a comfortable cockpit.

ASACapt
02-05-2018, 12:55 AM
I find the Sovereign roomier than the Excel. Not by much though.

David Puddy
02-05-2018, 05:40 PM
Nope. They're basically the same front end, with slightly better avionics in the Sovereign. But I found the Sovereign to be a little tighter because of the dual FMS.

The Latitude, on the other hand, is super-comfortable. It's a Sovereign+ systems-wise, but with a much fatter fuselage. After many iterations, Cessna finally made a comfortable cockpit.

Yes, the Latitude is the SHIZNIT. Got a tour a few months back - an awesome airplane!