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1971 Cessna 177-RG // Fastest Cardinal Variant // N8039G

Starts February 14, 2024

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Buyers Premium: 6% of the final sale price



Registration Number: N8039G

Make: Cessna
Model: 177 RG
Auction Start Date: February 14, 2024

Location: Inquire

Description: The 177RG was the final rendition of the Cardinal line. This variant had the highest gross weight and speeds of all the 177 aircraft. N8039G is a well cared for IFR equipped aircraft that will be flying to its new home at the close of auction.

Airframe Details:
  • Cessna 177RG
  • N8039G
  • S/N 177RG0039
  • TT 3690
Engine Details:
  • Lycoming IO360-A1B6
  • S/N: L-7515-51A
  • SMOH 250
  • ETT 3690
  • Compressions
  •  1 76/80, 2 74/80, 3 74/80, 4 75/80
  • Master orifice 44 lb.
Propeller Details:
  • MCCauley Prop
  • S/N 720504
  • SMOH 100
  • Overhaul date 2/21
  • TT unknown
Avionics Details:
  • Clock
  • Hour meter
  • Air speed 
  • Turn coordinator 
  • Amp meter
  • Cylinder head temp
  • Fuel gauges X2
  • Artificial horizon
  • Digital gyro
  • Altimeter
  • Vertical speed
  • Fuel flow
  • Fuel pressure 
  • ILS with glide slope X2
  • Engine monitor 
  • Garmin GMA 340 audio panel 
  • Omni Bearing selector 
  • Bendix King KLN 90B TSO GPS
  • ADSB
  • MX170 B Comm X2
  • Navomatic Autopilot 
  • Garmin GTX327 transponder
Additional Features:

Upgrade  has been made, documented, and photographed, relieving the new owner from the SEB 200-hour or annual inspection interval.

The second document is a single-engine service letter from Cessna dated December 21, 1973 and addresses the Vertical Fin Attachment

Improvement. This improvement has also been made and relieves the new owner from a 100-hour inspection interval on that component.

The last major Cardinal issue is the dreaded wing-spar carry-through eddy current inspection and corrosion treatment Airworthiness Directive dated March 20, 2023. That AD has been complied with and subsequently documented in the aircraft logs.

Note about model vs manufacture year. This aircraft was built in 1970 in a model year of 1971. The FAA sees it as a 1970 aircraft even though Cessna says they started producing this aircraft in 1971.


White upper, with a lower royal blue on the lower fuselage. Paint is stunning.


Tan leather seats, tan carpet, and tan upholstery throughout. Exterior shows well.

Auction Details:

Contact Phone: 254-735-5030

Contact Email: aircrew@airspaceauctions.com

Registration Number: N8039G

Make: Cessna

Model: 177 RG

Required Deposit: $3,000

Buyers Premium: 6%

Start Date: February 14, 2024

End Date: February 21, 2024 12:00 pm

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Questions & Answers
Q: From the owner: from speaking with the previous owner, the plane sat for a while before he bought it. The previous owner before him told him the airplane had been sitting for a while, was repainted, cleaned up, and made airworthy again posted by: admin 2/19/2024 10:09 AM CT
A: Notes to help answer the question below
Q: #3 logbook has entry on 1-13-89 then next entry is 11-1-06 then 01-01-09 then another jump 02-17-12 to next entry 5-8-18… any idea why the large gaps? Also entry on April 13, 2022 shows flap skin patch? Cause? posted by: aroundsolo 2/19/2024 7:28 AM CT
A: From the owner: The flap patch was due to a flap track beating that froze and damaged the underside of the flap skin.
Q: Where is the Cardinal for a quick in person look see? posted by: walterr56@icloud.com 2/18/2024 6:55 AM CT
A: Viewings are by appointment only. Please request to register to bid and I will reach out so I can connect you with the owner.
Q: All systems in working order? Any damage history? Complete log books? posted by: aroundsolo 2/17/2024 9:02 PM CT
A: Full logbooks available in the online documents link. There are no incidents on the NTSB reports. All systems operable unless noted otherwise in our listings.
Q: What is your reserve? posted by: bipjones@aol.com 2/17/2024 8:16 PM CT
A: Reserves remain hidden until they are met
Q: Note from the owner posted by: admin 2/15/2024 1:56 PM CT
A: just mounted two brand new tires on the main landing gear. Total cost was about $750 for tires and labor.
Q: What year was the engine's last major overhaul? posted by: Whiffletree 2/12/2024 4:56 AM CT
A: June 2021
Q: Autopilot? posted by: aroundsolo 2/9/2024 6:08 AM CT
A: Navomatic Autopilot
Q: What is the HP? Fuel Capacity? W&B? posted by: admin 1/29/2024 8:35 AM CT
A: 200HP, 50 gal. will add W&B to the online documents