|Engine 1 Time||1629 SMOH|
|Prop 1 Time||627 TSO|
|Useful Load||884 lbs|
|No of Seats||4|
You have an advantage when buying a later model 177B Cardinal, like this plane, because it has improvements made by Cessna over the years of production. What’s even better is that this airplane has performance updates like power flow exhaust and speed modifications so you can climb and fly faster while saving fuel. (Please watch the full video of this plane including flight and performance. I also have the most detailed Cardinal review in our YouTube channel with over 54,000 views so you can know everything about Cessna 177B Cardinal) This plane checks most requirements for an airplane purchase. All logs since new, No accident history, Clean airframe, No damages or hail. Nice modern paint and updated interior. Updated avionics. Engine with good compressions and clean oil analysis report. It even has the wing spar eddy current inspection done. Flown recently on a very long cross country from Texas to Indiana and flew very well. It is even hard for us to find a plane in this era that has all the above together. It was hangared and owned by a well experienced, professional pilot who took care of the plane well. We did a test flight at night and it was easy to land with those bright LED lights. Avionics It has an advanced Lynx 9000R+ transponder that’s ADS-B In and Out so you can fly in any airspace without restrictions. Easy touch screen. It displays the traffic and weather right on the screen. The iPad in the plane is also linked to it so it shows traffic and weather. This unit costs around $10,000 to install. Both radios have been upgraded to digital. Easy to use and you can keep backup frequencies ready to reduce the pilot workload. Garmin 660 is a touchscreen navigator that has so many important features; many features similar to the Garmin GTN 650 but it’s not a certified unit so you just can’t use it for IFR. Also has Apollo GPS. What I like the most is the JPI 830 digital engine analyzer. In older planes, the analog gauges are not very accurate. With a digital engine monitor like this you can get better life out of the engine, save fuel and see any anomalies to help troubleshoot like roughness on the mag check. Without it you can only guess. This unit not only shows all the important data more accurately, it also has information that the factory gauges don't show including fuel flow and fuel remaining. It is very important to lean the engine properly to save fuel and it’s better for the engine. On long flights the fuel remaining feature is a must have. Exterior Newer 3 tone paint scheme makes it look like a more modern plane. It’s a more neutral and elegant theme. The paint is overall in good condition. I would rate it at about 7. Very nice dual LED lights (see the video to see just how bright they are). Interior Nice comfortable interior. Very clean condition. Clean carpets and all interior panels. A clean interior in any plane tells me the previous owner took care of the plane. Engine and propeller Lycoming O-360-A1F6D 180 horsepower engine. The plane has Powerflow exhaust installed. We didn’t independently verify but they mention it adds about 20 horsepower. It can definitely climb faster and it seems to fly better. McCauley 2 blade constant speed propeller. We did an engine compression test with results of 74, 76, 77, 79. We also sent an oil sample for analysis to see any wear patterns inside of the engine and the report came back clean. Engine has 1629 hours. These O360 engines have a reputation as one of the best and can reach 3000-3500 hours before needing an overhaul when they’re maintained properly. This engine starts right up and runs well. Total time is 7002 hours which was never a concern for me because regularly flown airplanes are less susceptible to corrosion and other issues than those flown only occasionally. Also, the Cardinal has no airframe time limitation. (I fly a large twin airplane that has about 11,000 hours on it.) Even though the plane has current annual, we can arrange a fresh annual at buyer's request. Cardinals burn very little fuel. 7-9 gallons per hour in economy cruise settings which means about 17 mpg. With today's fuel prices you can save a lot by flying this plane. Cessna Cardinal is one of the best 4 place airplanes made. Reliable, roomy, low maintenance and very economical. Best of all it is light on the controls, easy and fun to fly. This is a nice Cardinal with many desirable features. With today's market it is hard to find a later model Cardinal in this price range with the features this plane has. Please don't forget to watch the video. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Plane is located in Knox, Indiana (KOXI) 5 things we do: 1. Arrange a prebuy with a local mechanic or accommodate yours 2. Transport anywhere in USA for low cost 3. Arrange to look at it on weekends also - if you schedule ahead 4. Provide free 5-hour training with CFI if you need 5. Help you find financing & insurance
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