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(Last year alone over a quarter million people watched our airplane videos. Please make sure to watch the full flight video of this plane. You will see all the details. It’s also fun and informative. You'll even see the spar.) So at about 500ft, we engaged the autopilot with GPSS. The entire flight including a complete course reversal was flown by the advanced autopilot. We disengaged it just a few hundred feet from the runway for landing. That is a rare luxury when flying a Cardinal. This Cessna Cardinal 177B was owned by a gentleman for 28 years. It’s been well maintained and hangared. All logs since new. No damage history. Very low hour engine. Only 455 hours. We checked compressions and they're an impressive 78 79 79 78. Checked the filter - no metal. Tanis engine preheater. A must have in colder climates to avoid cold starts, it starts up even in subzero temps. This Cardinal also has a Powerflow exhaust system. The manufacture's website mentions up to 20hp increase and there is a noticeable difference in power with this plane; especially in the climb and for the same fuel burn as other Cardinals. We flew the plane about 900 miles. Flies beautifully. On long trips the autopilot is a great help. It has S-Tec 30 2 axis autopilot with altitude hold and GPSS roll steering. (the video shows how you can utilize the autopilot.) We fly many planes but the Cardinals are our favorite. They are one of the easiest planes to fly. Light controls and very predictable. It makes them great for IFR training or flights. Cardinal has a cabin width similar to Cessna 210. It is roomy and comfortable with good leg room. Very easy to get in. I just flew a Cardinal 6 hours today and am not tired or fatigued after that long flight. Best visibility with large windows and no strut. Easy to maintain. Annuals and insurance are low. Fuel burn is 8.5gal/hr. No other plane has all of these. ADS-B out so you can fly and land anywhere. Many upgrades in the plane. All digital radios. Digital RPM gauge and most importantly a digital engine monitor JPI 830. These are very helpful and a must have. You can precisely manage the engine, extend the engine life and it’s easy to troubleshoot. Also saves fuel. Apollo GPS. Not fancy like newer models but does the job. These avionics alone cost around $34,000-37,000 to upgrade. Clean airframe. No hail. Paint has an additional clear coat top coat. I noticed a few small areas where the clear coat is worn and a few touchups. Overall nice paint. We just like to mention anything we notice. Clean interior and carpets. Nice clean panels. Small sections have defects. Please watch the video for details. Well maintained and hangared airplanes have clean glasses and gauges like this one. Owner kept it maintained. He was even proactive and inspected the wing spar, had it coated and primed about 20 years ago. It's in very clean condition as you'll see in the video. Annual is close so we can include a fresh annual or give you a discount. Clean, well maintained Cessna 177B with great avionics and very low hour engine. These are hard to come by. Please make sure to watch the video. Feel free to ask any questions 6 things we do: 1. Transport anywhere in USA for low cost 2. Arrange prebuy with local mechanic or accommodate yours 3. Arrange to look at it on weekends also - if you schedule ahead 4. Give free 5 hour type training with CFI if you need 5. Help you to find financing & insurance 6. Clean and sanitize before delivery
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