THANKS TO BARNSTORMERS • An iconic showpiece. Print Email. Browse a wide selection of new and used Aircraft near you at Controller.com. When the lakes freeze up and snow covers the land, we install the skis (takes only 40 minutes) and continue the fun year around! Door and window seals using modern soft rubber makes the cabin draft free and quiet. I continued to run at full power in shallow climb circling the field to about 3000’ agl and began to check and record temps. New plexi is installed and the window hinges are then riveted to the doors. Heavy duty axles, ski fittings. The engine went through 3 quarts of oil before consumption stabilized. The cowling, flaps and ailerons come back from the paint shop. The fact is, there is no such plane produced today at any price. We went simple and light weight. The baffles were painted black before installation. Interior panel lighting is a combination of dim-able self-lit, post lamps and a LED light strip under the eyebrow of the panel. Of all the aircraft we wish were still newly-manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list; this rebuilt 1955 model is truly better than new. Compromises are evaluated between things like: 2-place or 4-place, speed, cargo capacity, VFR or IFR? I would not have installed the front side kick panels except they have the integrated heat ducts needed to move some heat to the rear of the plane. For my trip out west, I found happiness at 2,000 RPM, 23" MAP, density altitude 6,000’, fuel burn at 7.8 GPH and TAS at 116 MPH. All Rights Reserved. Now the rest of the paperwork is collected together and reviewed. I slowly reduced power, landed and we all celebrated with a beer and high fives. With 5 or 6 talented, trusted, and patient friends, we moved them into place, test fit, adjusted and repeated until each one fit securely into place with spar attachments lining up and no contact with the new one-piece plexi windshield. It is so quiet and smooth!! CESSNA 180 FLOATPLANE Aircraft For Sale 0 - 0 of 0 Listings. And the 170 is a very rugged plane that can handle rough use. Rick's Cessna 180 float plane video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6my0FM9F_Q. What is a picture worth? He is a masterful technician who is as comfortable with a rivet gun and sheet metal break as most of us are with a TV remote. Hangared in Dry Arizona. It provides the highest static thrust of any prop available for this engine. We used an eight foot long section of 1/8" aluminum tubing to guide many of the cables through the wing. I wanted a 4-place plane with large cargo area. FACTORY 140(170) WHEEL PANTS • $2,600 • FOR SALE BY OWNER • 1947 Cessna 140/170 (I was told they will fit a 170). Now the avionics shop turns the plane back over to my command to complete the connections for heat controls, governor, carb heat, mixture and throttle. Easy to fix and move on. 1 - 2 Andy here sold one of his extra sets of 2440's last month to a guy in Wisconsin who said he had an approval for his 170B. Checking cable runs, looking for overlaps or rubbing is easy with modern, small digital cameras. See more ideas about cessna, general aviation, aviation. The floors and firewall was removed so the entire fuselage could receive the same treatment. A spin on oil filter adapter was also added along with the Bracket air filter. A P-Ponk gear box reinforcement kit was installed as well. Using this feature, I was able to determine best range settings for power and prop. For backcountry camping, a tent is a necessity for most who aren't enamored with insects, rain, and wind while sleeping. I had a 170B, but it wasn't on floats. Once there, work began to install, wire, and test all the radios, avionics and plumbing. Please text me if seriously interested. As a result, Kris decided to keep it as his next project. The entire interior of this plane was stripped, zinc chromated and painted. With the 180 hp and constant speed prop it would be good performer. I took a 5-day trip covering nearly 2,700 miles from Wisconsin to Wyoming, Montana and back. If you’ve been dreaming of flying your 170 right to the lake then take a look at the Wipline 2100 Float. The exterior is finished with a full coat of Imron White, then a bit of contrasting color will be added. The 180 became known as the 180 Skywagon. A custom made cowl blanket to keeps engine preheat in. Subscribe to the BackcountryPilot newsletter to be notified of new articles, videos, merchandise, and more. All the windows were replaced with new. Search our listings for used & new airplanes updated daily from 100's of private sellers & dealers. Skylights were installed as done in the Cessna 120 and 140 models. Buy and sell airplanes and helicopters on Hangar67.com. In some instances he has not been able to take off with partial fuel and 2 passengers. The first oil and filter sample was tested and came back ‘normal’ in all tests for a new break-in engine. It worked perfectly for getting out and enjoying the freedom of flight with a very small cost to operate. 3950TT, 130SMOH and POH in 2017. A Garmin 496 in a AirGizmoz mount provides GPS navigation. A new Cessna 172 will be way north of that. New stainless steel control cables are now installed with new pulleys. View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community. Cruise dropped from 100mph to 85-90mph. pros' and con's of a 170 on floats would be a great start. Then the costs to acquire operate, maintain and insure come into play. The flaps have seen improvements designed by MacFarland to prevent the track/guide wear issue common on these Cessna’s. What characteristics don't you like about them? Cessna 170. Because the plane will be operated on skis and the possibility of floats, a float kit from a Cessna 180 was used. 02.26.2019 - Added Trench airstrips 02.24.2019 - Added re-written "legs" portion 01.31.2019 - Additional formatting and photos 01.18.2018 - Initial markdown For many in. The goal was to hold off on mounting the wings until as late as possible because it is easier to move around the plane without them. Fuses are replaced Klixon breaker-switches. John Nielsen is a 1,800 hour private pilot with 1,700 of those hours in tailwheel aircraft. ADS-B will be accomplished later by swapping the current transponder . 0-300-A, new prop. We finish testing and securing sensor wires around the engine, double check and mark with Torque Seal all connections in the engine compartment, then mount the lower cowl...it fits and all the color lines line up!! From the avionics shop to my home field were drained and new replacements. 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