76 C177 RG

Ozelot

Minneapolis TRACON
#1
Maybe this is a place to share. Helped my buddy rebuild a 76 Cardinal RG this past summer/winter. I was pretty much his monkey doing work he assigned to me. Was a pretty awesome project, learned a bunch. 1700 hrs on the airframe and zero on the engine.

Before...
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After...
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About 60K all said and done.
 
#9
177RG is Cessna's sexiest single...that plane is just gorgeous!

Now if Texas Skyways would do a STC for a 230HP engine in the 177...
177RG is Cessna's sexiest single...that plane is just gorgeous!

Now if Texas Skyways would do a STC for a 230HP engine in the 177...
Agreed, my fave Cessna's have always been the Cardinal and the O-2 Skymaster.
 

Ozelot

Minneapolis TRACON
#11
That interior is slick! Looking good
Buddy took the interior parts to a shop with a picture of a Bentley interior and said, I want the colors to match this. Turned out real nice. Everything is wrapped in leather, all the interior panels. That was a pain to put back in, but now she doesn't make rubbing squeaky noises, smells nice, and looks great!
 

z987k

Well-Known Member
#14
177RG is Cessna's sexiest single...that plane is just gorgeous!

Now if Texas Skyways would do a STC for a 230HP engine in the 177...
That would be an incredible feat since Cessna never put a continental in the Cardinal and probably not really net much better performance due to the ridiculous weight of an O-470 compared to a 4 cylinder Lycoming. Lycoming did STC it for the 210HP IO-390 though.
 
#17
Thanks for sharing that. The panel is almost identical to what I'm doing to my bird this week.

It looks like a great set up.
 
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