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CESSNA 177RG Cardinal RG

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Name 177RG Cardinal RG
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Mass group 1

Manufacturered as:

CESSNA 177RG Cardinal RG
CESSNA Cardinal RG
REIMS Cardinal RG
REIMS F177RG Cardinal RG

CESSNA 177RG Cardinal RG

CESSNA 177RG Cardinal RG


The final aircraft in the 177 line was the retractable-gear 177RG Cardinal RG, which Cessna began producing in 1971 as a direct competitor to the Piper PA-28-200R Cherokee Arrow and Beechcraft Sierra. The RG had a 150 kW engine to offset the 136 kg increase in maximum weight, much of which was from the electrically-powered hydraulic gear mechanism. The additional power and cleaner lines of the 177RG resulted in a cruise speed of 146 knots, 22 knots faster than the 177B. 1,543 177RG's were delivered including those built in France by Reims, as the Reims F177RG.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.82 m35.499 ft <br />
Length 8.44 m27.69 ft <br />
Height 2.62 m8.596 ft <br />
Powerplant 1 x Lycoming IO-360-A1B6D, 200 hp (150 kW).
Engine model 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) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 144 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 480 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 410 m
MTOW 12001,200 kg <br />1.2 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL170 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 480480 nm <br />888,960 m <br />888.96 km <br />2,916,535.435 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C77R

None on SKYbrary