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SOLD - 1978 Cessna Skylane RG - SOLD

The Skylane RG has long been regarded to be one of Cessna's most fantastic single engine designs.  Lycomings of the 540 cubic inch family are often rated up to 350 horsepower. Rated at only 235 hp in the Skylane RG this engine tends to last nearly forever.  The Skylane RG will cruise at 150 KTAS at altitude, and has remarkable payload, endurance and range.  The Skylane RG gear system is very reliable with the hydro-electric power-pack system developed for the late 1970's vintage light Cessna singles, with no rear gear doors and mechanically actuated nose gear doors.

This retractable Skylane is the third to the last 1978 model produced, the 581st production R182.  This plane This plane has a fresh annual as of May 2014.  The plane has been has been hangared in Wyoming the past several years, with a Colorado history previous.  The radios and autopilot work well.  .  Compressions are high and the oil filter was clean.   This engine is very healthy and all indications are that it has many years / hundreds and hundreds of hours of reliable service life remaining. The recent main landing gear pivot service bulletin does not apply to this late serial number 1978 R182 (SEB 11-2 applies to to 1978 model 182RG's to serial number R18200476).

N1857R is for sale by owner and can be viewed by appointment.

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1978 Cessna R182 



        • Approximately 3693 Hours Total Time Since New
        • Logbook, Airframe, NTSB / Incident Reports and Form 337 review indicate No Major Damage History.
        • One owner 1998 to 2011, a CFII who kept the plane hangared in Alamosa CO, Wyoming based since 2011
        • Complete Logbooks (back to Cessna test flight)
        • Annual Done 5/2014
        • 1250 Lb. Useful Load (1850 lb. Empty Weight; 3100 lb. Gross)

        Optional Equipment:

        • Shoulder Harnesses (Pilot / Co-pilot)
        • Precise-Flight Standby Vacuum
        • Courtesy Lights
        • Ground Service Plug
        • Hinged Right-Hand Window
        • Strobe Lights
        • Madras Droop Tips
        • Long Range Fuel (78 gal usable) with New Style Cessna Fuel Caps


            • Century IIB Autopilot with S-Tec 30 Altitude Hold (Nav and localizer Coupling)
            • King KMA-20 Audio Panel with Marker Beacon
            • King KY-196 Digital Com #1
            • King KNS-80 Digital RNAV / Nav #1
            • King KX-155 Digital Nav-Com #2
            • Garmin GX50 GPS
            • King KR-85 ADF
            • King KT-76A Transponder
            • Insight SF-2000 Strikefinder Weather Detection
            • PS Engineering  Intercom
            • External Antenna Jack for Portable Comm
            • Hamilton Vertical Card Compass

Engines & Propellers
    • Lycoming O-540-J3C5D (235 HP with 2000 Hour TBO)
    • 1705 Hours Since Lycoming Factory Overhaul  (Installed 1994)
    • Propeller has approximately 623 hours SOH (OH in 2003)
    • Compressions in the 70's
    • Reiff Engine Preheater
    • Recent New Tempest Vacuum Pump

Paint & Interior

Paint was done in 1994 in green and gold metallic on base white and is in good condition.  The nose bowl is clean with no need for touch-up.  There is some chipping around often used fasteners.  Windshield was replaced in the mid 1990's and is in very good condition. The plane appears to have been hangared since the paint and windshield was done.  Side glass and rear glass is original, with ther rear glass showing some age, but in acceptable condition.

Interior has green fabric seats  in good condition.  Carpet is brown in color and shows some staining (has not been detailed).  There are some cracks in the original plastic, but no signs of abuse.

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