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1973 CESSNA 177B Cardinal AIRCRAFT FOR SALE - SOLD
Best Cardinal in the market today
  •   Garmin Avionics
  •   Premium Interior
  •   183 Hour engine
  •   $109,000 value upgrades
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  Specifications

1973 CESSNA 177B     N34606

Total Time 3150
Engine 1 Time 183 SMOH
Prop 1 Time 183 TSO
Interior Year 2022
No of Seats 4
Flight Rules IFR Certified
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  Description

This plane even has smart glide. One push of a button, the autopilot automatically activates and directly flies to the nearest airport using best glide speed and giving audio announcements. All automatic. In an emergency situation, this feature is a life saver. This feature is only available in high end, newest planes like Cirrus SR22s Originally a Midwest airplane and then dry Arizona. Very clean, no corrosion. Best quality Cardinal in the market today. I flew this plane across the US, over the Rocky Mountains, through hard IMC weather from Arizona to Florida, stopping in Minnesota between. Very comfortable airplane to fly. Fully upgraded, top of the line Garmin avionics, most done just last year. Latest Garmin GTN 650 makes most tasks faster and easier. Dual Garmin G5s make it a mini glass flight deck. Latest Garmin GFC 500 autopilot has all the advanced features. This autopilot has flight envelope protection. It will automatically prevent the airplane from stalling or overbanking. This is a life saving feature. Digital secondary radio and Garmin audio panel. All these upgrades make this Cardinal a technically advanced airplane (TAA) with capability very comparable to newer planes. Plane has a JPI 900 digital engine monitor. It is primary and expensive to install. This is very useful. Save fuel, improve engine life; much more accurate and provides so much more data than factory gauges. New luxury upholstery. Quality of the interior is hard to find even in a newer airplane. The attention to detail is amazing. Not only seats and carpets, every part of the interior is updated. It is rare to see this quality interior in a plane like this. Elegant paint scheme. A number of people asked me if it is a new plane due to its appearance. The plane has 6 different colors. Usually a plane has only 3 colors due to the complexity of painting multiple colors. Powerplant is a Lycomimg O-360 180HP with constant speed propeller. Only 2 years since Western Skyways gold seal overhaul. Only 183 hours. You can fly for decades. O-360 is one of the most reliable and low maintenance engines. Engine overhaul costs have skyrocketed recently. To overhaul both engine and prop can cost $28,000-$35,000. Plane also has LED lights. Low current draw and very bright. All maintenance done, IFR certified and current, all AD's including spar eddy current inspection completed. Also the spar has anticorrosive primer on it and all the hoses have been upgraded to the newer style to avoid any corrosion build up in the future. Engine runs great, great compressions, clean oil analysis. All logs since new, no reported accidents. Cardinal is one of the best fixed gear, single engine airplanes you can own. It has the largest cabin space, similar to Cessna 210. Easy to fly and predictable. It is a great IFR platform as well. Can carry 4 people. Easiest plane to get in and out. Can take off and land from very short runways. It can fly around 800 miles. 14,600 ceiling, we flew over the Rocky Mountains. Cruise speed is around 120-130 knots. Very economical fuel burn of only 7-10 gallons per hour. Low maintenance airplane. These planes have the lowest insurance cost. Cardinal is not only a great family airplane, it is a very good training platform as well. I got all my ratings from private to CFII in different Cardinals. Best value Cessna Cardinal. Approximate costs for the upgrades Avionics $53,000 Luxury interior $19,000 LEDs and other upgrades $4,500 Engine and prop overhaul value (with current hours) $24,000 Paint theme $9,000 Total is $109,500 Sale includes 6 hours of full ground and flight training. I will also train you on important engine management. We can train you for commercial or IFR ratings. We can transport anywhere in USA. We can arrange inspection or test flight. I can help to find a good insurance company or finance company. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We only sell a limited number of airplanes to keep the quality high. I have a well respected aviation YouTube channel with over 1.3 million views. (search aerolife aviation on YouTube) I have a very detailed Cardinal full review video with over 65,000 views. That video will give you a very good idea about the Cessna 177B cardinal. We are the only company to offer all this. For most new owners logistics are very difficult to arrange. Happy to help any way I can. Feel free to contact us any day, even weekends. (Even if you have good knowledge you'll find something new in our video. Please watch) You can come and view this plane at our Daytona Beach Int'l Airport (KDAB) location. Please call us to arrange a viewing.

  Features

Avionics / Equipment

Avionics
  • 4 place intercom
  • Airspeed indicator with true airspeed
  • Avionics Master Switch
  • Garmin 106B VOR/CDI/Glideslope
  • Garmin G5
  • Garmin G5 EHSI
  • Garmin GFC500 autopilot
  • Garmin GMA 340 audio panel
  • Garmin GTN650 GPS/NAV/COMM
  • Garmin GTX345 ADS-B in and out Transponder
  • Garmin VOR/CDI/Glideslope (secondary)
  • Narco MK 12D+ NAV/COMM
  • Smart Glide and Go Around Buttons
  • 4 place intercom
  • Airspeed indicator with true airspeed
  • Avionics Master Switch
  • Garmin 106B VOR/CDI/Glideslope
  • Garmin G5
  • Garmin G5 EHSI
  • Garmin GFC500 autopilot
  • Garmin GMA 340 audio panel
  • Garmin GTN650 GPS/NAV/COMM
  • Garmin GTX345 ADS-B in and out Transponder
  • Garmin VOR/CDI/Glideslope (secondary)
  • Narco MK 12D+ NAV/COMM
  • Smart Glide and Go Around Buttons
Equipment
  • 12-volt Auxiliary Power Supply (cigarette lighter style for charging GPS, iPad, iPhones, etc.)
  • 3 point seat belts
  • Cabin heat
  • Defroster
  • Dual Front Side Opening Window vents
  • Dual Push-to-Talk Switches
  • Electric 30 degree flaps
  • Fresh Air Vent Control
  • JPI EDM-900 Digital Primary Engine Monitor
  • LED Beacon Light
  • LED Landing Light
  • LED Nav Lights
  • Pitot Heat
  • Rudder Trim
  • 12-volt Auxiliary Power Supply (cigarette lighter style for charging GPS, iPad, iPhones, etc.)
  • 3 point seat belts
  • Cabin heat
  • Defroster
  • Dual Front Side Opening Window vents
  • Dual Push-to-Talk Switches
  • Electric 30 degree flaps
  • Fresh Air Vent Control
  • JPI EDM-900 Digital Primary Engine Monitor
  • LED Beacon Light
  • LED Landing Light
  • LED Nav Lights
  • Pitot Heat
  • Rudder Trim

Airframe / Engine / Prop

Airframe
  • Rosen Visors
  • Speed mods
  • Wheel pants
  • Rosen Visors
  • Speed mods
  • Wheel pants
Engine
  • Lycoming O360 4 cylinder
  • Lycoming O360 4 cylinder
Prop
  • McCauley 2 blade propeller
  • McCauley 2 blade propeller
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I highly recommend Aerolife Aviation. They are easy to work with, honest, and very knowledgeable in planes and aviation. We love our Cirrus! Thanks

- Evan & Jessica

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.

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

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

- Michael S.

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.

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Aerolife Aviation made the purchase of our 182 P an easy and stress free transaction. Megan was extremely helpful in answering all of the MANY questions we had before, during and after the purchase process. Aerolife was very professional and honest regarding the aircraft. Megan was easy to work with. She handled all the purchase details and even arranged delivery of our airplane. We highly recommend Aerolife.

- Lynn and Glen

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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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.

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