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Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by dynabytemark » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:42 pm

The most comfortable of the 4 seat singles !
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Re: Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by Whirly » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:34 pm

dynabytemark wrote:The most comfortable of the 4 seat singles !
Absolutely!!.........................and a pleasure to fly!! :D I have owned a few of them and loved flying them.

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Re: Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by Christo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:43 pm

dynabytemark wrote:The most comfortable of the 4 seat singles !
Everyone knows that! :lol:

Your point being?!? :D :D :D
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Re: Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by nat123 » Mon May 28, 2012 3:50 pm

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Re: Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by Fire Fly » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:41 pm

Nat123

She looks excellent and you must be a proud owner… could you please answer the following question, total running cost per hour?

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Re: Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by tjop » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:51 am

I`d say about R 1660 / hour on mine all in. C177RG, 1977. (Insurance R 1320, Hanger R 2000, Avgas R 11.50 / L, Fuel burn 40 L / hour, Last two MPI`s totalled R108 000 and included new tyres, Fuel injection overhaul, new hoses and engine management cables, brake cables, alarms, and lights, door rubbers, etc.- extensive work was done)
Although rule of thumb states 3 x fuel burn, I think if you really want to maintain your plane, it comes to a bit more. Eg. 40 L x R 11.50 x = R 1380 / hour. Mine R 1660 / hour.
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Re: Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by Swampdonkey » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:02 am

We have one for sale, if interested, please pm me
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Re: Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by micsa » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:11 pm

Hi all,
Just bought a 177 FG in a thousand pieces!!
Busy putting it together to fly soon.
Any input would be great as there some parts missing!!
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Re: Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by martin.bevelander » Fri May 29, 2015 10:20 am

tell me more ......reg number ....
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I am the owner of ZS VAL c177 1969 180hp.
what cadilac !!!!! smooth as a swiss watch.....
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Re: Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by NickTat » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:46 pm

tjop wrote:I`d say about R 1660 / hour on mine all in. C177RG, 1977. (Insurance R 1320, Hanger R 2000, Avgas R 11.50 / L, Fuel burn 40 L / hour, Last two MPI`s totalled R108 000 and included new tyres, Fuel injection overhaul, new hoses and engine management cables, brake cables, alarms, and lights, door rubbers, etc.- extensive work was done)
Although rule of thumb states 3 x fuel burn, I think if you really want to maintain your plane, it comes to a bit more. Eg. 40 L x R 11.50 x = R 1380 / hour. Mine R 1660 / hour.
Hi Tjop
Does that fuel burn times three rule of thumb still work now at R17,5 a litre and does that cost depend on the number of hours the plane flies?
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Re: Cessna 177 Cardinal

Unread post by SaraLima » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:58 pm

Speaking with limited but pleasant experience of the C177, I say its a beaut. Slick, fast, economical and best of all, easy to get into and out of.. (Im a tall one..) And the extra upwards view is like flying with a bubble canopy... :D
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