1971 Cessna 172L - N9878G

Interested parties can contact Mike Piccirilli at (314) 705-9250 or mike.piccirilli@wingsofhope.ngo

Summary

Here’s your chance to own a low-time C-172 that performs better than a brand-new 2021 model!! With the Air Planes 180HP upgrade, and Flint Aero auxiliary fuel tanks, this C-172 will fly farther (800+ sm) and has a useful load of 964 lbs! This donor owned the 172 for the past 46 years and was meticulous in its maintenance. He has had 25 mods/upgrades performed on the plane during his ownership. He has documented each of these installations with detailed hand-drawn diagrams/schematics explaining what was done and how exactly how the wiring was modified. All these documents are organized in 4 binders with a summary table of contents to locate the information. I’ve never seen a plane with this much detailed info. It’s obvious the donor lovingly cared for this plane! The 172 has only 3,066 TT and 1,111 SMOH. The zero-time engine, new prop, speed fairing and aux fuel tanks were added in 1992. The avionics were updated in 2017 with the Garmin 650 and ADS-B 345 Transponder. The paint and interior are in good condition (I rate them both a “7”). The annual inspection was done this year and is good until May 2022.

Additional Equipment Installed/Information

  • Complete Log Books, Rt Wing replaced in 1974, Same Owner past 46 years!
  • Meticulously Documented, Diagramed, Summarized Systems & Electronic Installations
  • 180HP Air Plains Upgrade w/Gross Wt increase to 2,500 lb (5/29/92)
  • Flint Long Range Auxiliary Fuel Tanks (2/1/92)
  • Vertically Adjustable Pilots Seat, Co-Pilot Under Seat Storage
  • Dual Altimeters
  • ICOM Handheld Radio with External Antenna wired
  • Instrument Post Lights, Courtesy Lts
  • Aileron & Flap Gap Seal kit
  • Precise Flight Stand By Vacuum Sys
  • JPI EDM-700-4C Engine Analyze
  • M-20 Air-Oil Separator
  • Exhaust Speed Fairing Mod (1/13/92)
  • SOROS Vent Tubes
  • Heavy Duty Control Lock/Radio Guard (made from 1” square tubing)
  • Battery Trickle Charger
  • Sun Foil Window Screens

Exterior: White w/ Dark and Light Blue accents. Great Condition (Hangared since Repaint in 1981)

Interior: Blue Vinyl seating with matching carpet and sidewalls. Headliner is neutral in color. All in Great Condition. Interior refurbishment in 2003 and seatbacks upgraded in 2017.

Airframe

  • Manufactured By: Cessna
  • Year Manufactured: 1971
  • Aircraft Model: 172L
  • Serial Number: 17259778
  • Total Airframe Time 3065.88
  • Tach Time: 3065.88

Inspection Status

  • Date Last Annual Completed: 4/29/21, Compressions 76, 76, 71, 79
  • Date Flown into KSUS: 09/27/21

Engine

  • Type/Model: 0-360A4M
  • Engine Serial Number: RL-12570-36A
  • Manufactured By: Lycoming
  • Engine Total Time: 1111.38
  • Time Since Factory Remanufacture: 1111.38 (instld 5/29/92)
  • HP: 180

Propeller

  • Manufactured By: Sensenich
  • Model: 76EM8S14-0-60
  • Serial Number: 28356K
  • Propeller Time Since New: 1111.38 (instld 5/29/92)

Avionics

  • GPS/Nav/Com: Garmin GTN-650 (WAAS)
  • 2nd Com: Bendix/King KY-197A
  • ADS-B Transponder: Garmin GTX-345 (ADS-B In/Out)
  • Altitude Digitizer: Transcal SSD120-30N (Encoder)
  • Auto-Pilot: Century 1 (w/Tracker)
  • DME: Bendix/King KN-62A
  • 2nd Nav: Bendix/King KN-53
  • Audio Panel: Bendix/King KMA-24
  • ELT: ACK E-01
  • Intercom: Sigtronics SPA-400
  • Digital VOR/LOC: Davtron 903ID-1
  • Multifunction Indic.: Davtron M655-2 (OAT (F&C), PA, DA, Volts)

Weight and Balance Data

  • Basic Empty Weight = 1536.5
  • Max Seat Capacity     = 4
  • Useful Load                     = 963.5
  • Gross Weight                 = 2500
  • Empty Weight CG:      = 36.76

* (Refer to Wt. & Balance Record, dtd 5/4/17)

Total Fuel Capacity: 64 (61 Usable) Gallons

Extras

  • (2) Sets of Keys and some other spares
  • 12 Volt Vector Automatic Battery Charger
  • Full set of “Sun Foil” interior window shades
  • Collapsible towbar
  • Gas Sample Cup
  • Emergency Bag containing
    • 3 Screw-In Tiedowns with Ropes
    • 2 Survival Bags (protect from exposure)
    • External Power Supply cable
    • Leather work gloves
    • Towel
    • Aeronautic First Aid Kit
    • 2 Qts 15W-50 Oil
  • Memory Card reader for GTN-650
  • ICOM IC-A24 Portable Radio with charger and accessories
  • Personalized Wheel Chocks
  • Manuals
    • Cessna 172 Parts and Maintenance Manuals
    • Garmin GTN-650 Pilot’s Guide
    • Garmin GTX 345 Pilot’s Guide & Cockpit Ref Guide
    • EDM 700 Pilot’s Guide
    • ICOM IC-A24 Instruction Manual
  • Reference Binders
    • Aircraft & Avionics Systems Installation Manuals & Dwgs
      • Volume 1
      • Volume 2
    • GTN-650 Installation Manuals & Dwgs
    • GTX-345 Transponder Installation Manual & Dwgs
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