1972 Cessna 177 RG
1972 Cessna 177RG / Cardinal RG
N1837Q SN 177RG0237
AIRFRAME: 4115 HOURS TOTAL
ENGINE:LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6 200 HP Fuel Injected [NON-D engine]
111 HOURS SINCE OVERHAUL [9/1/16]
PROP: 976 HOURS SINCE NEW [5/3/05]
PAINT: WHITE OVERALL WITH BLUE AND RED TRIM
The aircraft paint [repainted in 1993] covers and protects the airframe very well. The paint has a decent luster over most of the airframe and is not showing any oxidation. There are some small chips of missing paint – primarily at underwing inspection panels, landing gear legs, and vertical fin cap. The paint application included a clear coat process, which has begun to peel in certain areas, although the base white paint is still well adhered. This is most notably on the upper portion of the aft fuselage, lower vertical fin, and the top of each stabilator. There are a few much smaller spots behind the top cowling. The DropBox file mentioned above includes very detailed photos of these clear coat areas.
The windshield and cabin windows are clear, with minimal light scratches and no hazing. The pilots door small vent window does exhibit considerable hazing and crazing.
IN THE PANEL:
Garmin 340 Audio Panel
Garmin 430W GPS/NAV/COM w/106 ILS/VOR Ind.
ASPEN EFD 1000 PRO PFD
Garmin GDL-69 Receiver Wx downlink to 430W
Garmin 327 Transponder
Michel MX 300 Nav-Com w/LOC
STEC 30 A/P
JPI EDM 830 system w/fuel flow
Davtron digital clock
Machined Instrument panel by Aero Tecnic
ADDITIONAL AIRFRAME EQUIPMENT & NOTES:
POWER FLOW EXHAUST SYSTEM
Electroair Electronic Ignition System on Left Mag
Oil pan pre-heat
Plain Power Alternator
Skybolt Cowl Fasteners
Wilco LED Position light kit
TAT Lower cowl cooling louvers
Monarch Fuel Caps
Complete and detailed airframe logs from factory new.
Engine and prop logs from new or rebuild.
The full set of logs and an extensive photo array for this aircraft are both available on request via a DropBox link.
Annual – 9/1/2017
IFR Certification – 10/02/2017
50 Gallon fuel capacity
The only recorded damage history was a gear up landing in 2005. Repair documentation reflect minimal airframe effect.
Useful Load – 931 pounds
In my over 5,500 hours of Cardinal flying, N1837Q is the best climbing, fastest cruising, coolest CHT non-turbo 177RG I have flown. The combination of the Power Flow exhaust, electronic mag, GAMI injectors and cooling louvers really pays off. On multiple test flights, this aircraft showed initial climb rates in excess of 1,000 FPM with average time to climbs to 7,500 feet of 750 FPM at Vy +5 knots. In cruise at 73% power, the true airspeeds [5,500 and 7,500 feet] were a minimum of 148 knots but normally were 150 to 153 knots with fuel flow of 10.7 GPH – rich of peak. CHT’s never exceeded the mid 350’s, even in full power climbs to altitude.
INTERIOR: TAN LEATHER SEATS AND MATCHING SIDE PANELS, WITH AN AQUA-GREEN CARPET.
The majority of interior was redone in 2004 and presents itself well. The seats, door and rear side panels exhibit no tears, loose stitching, or fraying. There is some staining on the high contact areas of carpet under the panel, as well as on the arm rests. There are a few stains [appear to be oil based] on the seat pans. The map pocket behind the pilot seat also exhibits some yellow oil-based stains and darker scuff marks. The plastic trim is generally quite good throughout the cabin and exhibits a clean and smooth finish with no cracking. The one exception is the aft [baggage area section] plastic trim piece that surrounds the aft rear window. But here again, a completely new plastic trim piece for the rear window is included with the plane.
The headliner and surrounding plastic are all clean and intact and show very well.
Comprehensive 177RG transition training is available if needed.
N1837Q is being offered at: $94,900
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
GUY MAHER AT 704-287-3475
AIRCRAFT IS LOCATED AT THE STATESVILLE
REGIONAL AIRPORT, KSVH, STATESVILLE, NC.
Although every effort has been made to accurately represent the specifications and condition of this aircraft, all information is presented with no warranties expressed or implied and subject to buyer verification. A pre-purchase evaluation for the benefit of the buyer is highly recommended.
Aircraft availability is subject to prior sale or removal from market.