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The basic Cardinal was designed in 1967 to be a futuristic, innovative airplane—built low to the ground, swept, slick, and faired to the wind. Indeed, Cessna was so impressed with its handiwork, they labeled the model 177 Cardinal the “Airplane of the ‘70s” when it was introduced in the late ‘60s. By sweeping up the wheels and adding a more hp, Cessna claimed an increased cruise of 24 knots, from 120 to a theoretical 144 knots.
The Cardinal RG incorporated a number of features not seen on previous Cessna models. The airplane was built low to the ground, with doors that opened a full 90 degrees great for entry/egress.The 177RG is certainly among the most efficient of light, production retractables, and nearly every pilot would agree the shape is among the most recognizable in the sky. We are pleased to have SX arriving in stock at Dunkeswell following a recent annual inspection completed on the 7th of January 2020. SX benefits form an in-time engine overhauled by Norvic in 2011 with only 225 hours, and a prop overhauled by Brinkley in in 2017 (sub 50 hours) so has until 2023 to the next overhaul. In 2017 SX benefited form an avionics upgrade including Avidyne IFD 440 833 Nav / com, Garmin 255 Nav / com, 2 new CDI’s as well as a Garmin Mode S transponder.
- Narco Audio Pannel
- Avidyne IFD440 8.33 nav / com radio Fitted December 2017 with new antena
- 2 x New CDI’s
- Garmin 255 833 Nav / Com
- Garmin Mode S Transponder
- Narco DME
- King ADF