Cessna 177 Cardinal

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeFour seat light aircraft
  • Powerplants177 - One 110kW (150hp) Lycoming O-320-E2D flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch McCauley propeller. 177B - One 135kW (180hp) Lycoming O-360-A1F6D driving a two blade constant speed McCauley prop. 177RG - One 150kW (200hp) Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 fuel injected flat four.
  • Performance177 - Max speed 227km/h (123kt), cruising speed 210km/h (113kt). Initial rate of climb 670ft/min. Service ceiling 12,700ft. Range 1215km (655nm). 177B - Max speed 250km/h (136kt), cruising speed 230km/h (124kt). Initial rate of climb 840ft/min. Service ceiling 14,600ft. Range 1120km (604nm). 177RG - Max speed 290km/h (156kt), lon range cruising speed 223km/h (120kt). Initial rate of climb 925ft/min. Service ceiling 17,100ft. Max range with reserves 1657km (895nm).
  • Weights177 - Empty 608kg (1340lb), max takeoff 1067kg (2350lb). 177B - Empty 680kg (1495lb), max takeoff 1135kg (2500lb). 177RG - Empty 800kg (1671lb), max takeoff 1270kg (2800lb).
  • Dimentions177 - Wing span 10.85m (35ft 8in), length 8.22m (27ft 0in), height 2.77m (9ft 1in). Wing area 16.2m2 (174sq ft). 177B - Wing span 10.82m (35ft 6in), length 8.44m (27ft 8in), height 2.62m (8ft 7in). Wing area 16.2m2 (174sq ft). 177RG - Same except for length 8.31m (27ft 3in).
  • CapacityTypical seating for four.
  • Production4295 177s built between 1968 and 1978, including 1543 RGs (including 177 RGs by Reims in France).

The Cessna 177 (Cardinal for the Deluxe alternative) was created in the mid 1960s as an all new trade for the omnipresent 172 crew.

Declared in late 1967, this new flying machine emphasized a wide and decently extensive lodge, a back set flush bolted high wing which offered great perceivability in turns, a solitary piece all moving tailplane, an abnormal state of standard supplies and the 110kw (150hp) O-320-E as of late introduced on the 172 driving an altered pitch prop. Offered in two forms, the standard 177 and upspec Cardinal (wheelspats, general paint, and so on.), it entered the commercial center evaluated around 10% more than the then present 172 model.

While not a disappointment, the 177 neglected to pull in anyplace close to the deals volume of the 172 (in its first full year - 1968 - 601 were manufactured, about a large portion of the quantity of 172s assembled that year). An apparent weakness of the starting model was an absence of force, this was tended to with the 135kw (180hp) O-360-A fueled 177a presented in late 1968. The build in motor force and henceforth execution lifted the 177 into a more upmarket four seater market corner between the 172 and 182.

The 1970 model 177b presented an amended aerofoil, cone shaped camber wingtips, cowl folds and a consistent rate propeller. An up business form of the 177b known as the Cardinal Classic showed up in 1978 with full IFR instrumentation and extravagance inner part fittings.

The 177rg was declared in December 1970, and, as its assignment recommends, emphasized powerfully incited retractable undercarriage, in addition to a 150kw (200hp) fuel infused IO-360-A motor and a consistent pace prop.

Both the 177b and 177rg stayed in generation until 1978.

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