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CESSNA 177 Cardinal

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Name 177 Cardinal
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Light
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Position Nose mounted
Landing gear Tricycle fixed
Mass group 1

Manufacturered as:

CESSNA 177 Cardinal
CESSNA Cardinal

CESSNA 177 Cardinal

CESSNA 177 Cardinal


Light utility aircraft. In service since 1968. Light utility aircraft development as a faster replacement for the CESSNA 172 family. Approx. 4240 aircraft were built between 1968 and 1978. More powerful, retractable gear development CESSNA 177RG CardinalRG.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.8 m35.433 ft <br />
Length 8.2 m26.903 ft <br />
Height 2.8 m9.186 ft <br />
Powerplant 1 x 150 HP Lycoming IO-320-E2D or

1 x 180 HP Lycoming O-360-A1F6D piston engine with two blade propeller.

Engine model Lycoming O-320, Lycoming O-360

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 65 kts IAS 95 kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 115 kts MACH IAS 115 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 65 kts
Distance 325 m ROC 500 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 500 ft/min MCS kts Distance 275 m
MTOW 10701,070 kg <br />1.07 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL120 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 590590 nm <br />1,092,680 m <br />1,092.68 km <br />3,584,908.139 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C177