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1970 CESSNA 177B Cardinal AIRCRAFT FOR SALE - SOLD
Low hour Cardinal with advanced avionics
  •   Advanced autopilot
  •   Only 455hr on engine
  •   Well maintained plane
  •   ADS-B out
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  Specifications

1970 CESSNA 177B     N30743

Total Time 5165
Engine 1 Time 455 SMOH
Prop 1 Time 455 TSO
Year Painted 1986
No of Seats 4
  Photos
  Description

(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

  Features

Avionics / Equipment

Avionics
  • 4 place intercom
  • Apollo GX60 GPS/COMM
  • Apollo SL10-M audio panel
  • CDI
  • E.I. digital tachometer
  • Narco MK 12D Nav/Com
  • S-TEC 30 Autopilot w/ Alt hold and GPSS
  • VAL NAV/VOR/LOC
  • 4 place intercom
  • Apollo GX60 GPS/COMM
  • Apollo SL10-M audio panel
  • CDI
  • E.I. digital tachometer
  • Narco MK 12D Nav/Com
  • S-TEC 30 Autopilot w/ Alt hold and GPSS
  • VAL NAV/VOR/LOC
Equipment
  • 12-volt Auxiliary Power Supply (cigarette lighter style for charging GPS, iPad, iPhones, etc.)
  • 3 point seat belts w/tension reel
  • Elevator Trim
  • JPI EDM-830 Advanced Digital Engine Analyzer
  • uAvionix Tailbeacon ADS-B out
  • 12-volt Auxiliary Power Supply (cigarette lighter style for charging GPS, iPad, iPhones, etc.)
  • 3 point seat belts w/tension reel
  • Elevator Trim
  • JPI EDM-830 Advanced Digital Engine Analyzer
  • uAvionix Tailbeacon ADS-B out

Airframe / Engine / Prop

Airframe
  • Powerflow Exhaust
  • Sun Visors
  • Wheel pants
  • Powerflow Exhaust
  • Sun Visors
  • Wheel pants
Engine
  • Lycoming O360-A1F6 4 cylinder
  • Lycoming O360-A1F6 4 cylinder
Prop
  • McCauley 2 blade Constant Speed Propeller
  • McCauley 2 blade Constant Speed Propeller
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As first-time aircraft buyers, we felt in excellent hands with Megan at Aerolife. From the first moment of contact with her to the time we picked up our 1973 Cessna 177 Cardinal in Minnesota, Megan made the experience smooth, straight-forward and transparent. Megan went out of her way to explain specific technical questions we had, helped with recommendations on inspection items, arranged CFIs to get checked out and was available throughout the process to reassure and guide us through the logistics of the purchase process. We would definitely purchase from Aerolife Aviation in the future and wholeheartedly recommend the company, and especially Megan as an honest, fair and trustworthy airplane broker with top-notch customer service.

- Birgit, Henry and Kurt

Aerolife Aviation was great to deal with. Megan handled the buying process well from providing the paperwork, to getting the plane delivered to a mechanic for inspection, and arranging the plane to be delivered to Alabama. I think the plane looks great and I am very happy with the purchase.

- Randy S.

AeroLife Aviation were very forthright and most accommodating to me in the purchase process. The entire process was smooth and efficient.

- Michael S.

Megan was very thorough and professional. We thought the process went very smooth. Enjoyed working through the process. Many Thanks

- Bob & John

Aerolife is a great company to work with. They are very accommodating and provide great service that makes the buying experience both smooth and pleasurable.

- Mitch

I really enjoyed dealing with Megan @ AeroLife Aviation during the purchase of this Cessna 182P. They delivered a plane that met every expectation as advertised. They held nothing back by providing all log's, AD's, & 337's for our review. Then upon inspection absolutely nothing was found not previously disclosed. I have purchased a really nice airplane thanks to Megan and her team.

- Tom A.

This is the third aircraft I have purchased in my lifetime so I can say from experience this was my best buying experience by far. I have complete confidence in Aerolifes business model of how Aerolife will acquire an aircraft then thoroughly and professionally inspect the airplane then fix or replace what ever needs done if any to prepare that aircraft to sell. No smoke and mirrors, they are very upfront and forward in regards to any imperfections with your new plane. I recently purchased a beautiful Cessna 182Q and couldn’t be happier with my plane and how Megan and her team helped guide me though the transfer of my last plane and purchase of my new 182Q. I really enjoyed getting to meet Megan and all the super friendly folks up in Fergus Falls MN when I went up to fly my new plane for the first time. Overall excellent experience.

- Ray P.

I will never be able to express my total gratitude and appreciation to Megan for her extremely professional, capable, friendly, honest, cleaver, resourceful, and experienced expertise! She not only helped me navigate the risky and sometimes stressful path to aircraft ownership, but spent numerous hours educating and helping me make the right decision in upgrades and other significant factors in the aircraft purchase. I am very impressed and totally trust Megan and Aerolife Aviation to satisfy all my future trade in and aircraft purchases. In fact, I will only deal with Aerolife Aviation and Megan from now on! A thousand thank you’s Megan! You made this happen!

- Patrick S.

I have been watching Megan do YouTube videos on aircraft for sale. She does such thorough reviews on the planes the previous owner could usually learn something about their old plane. You can imagine my pleasure when I saw a video about a 182 that I was actively interested in buying. When I got to see the plane in person it was exactly as described. Then AeroLife Aviation helped me with the training I needed and arranged for some routine maintenance I requested. Everything was above and beyond my high expectations. Thank you Megan and AeroLife Aviation

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