1962 Cessna Here is a classic Cessna 172 project desperately in need of some loving. This “C” model.
This Cessna 172C Skyhawk, s/n 172248995 (N8495X), was donated to us (Wings of Hope Inc.) in May 2016 and ferried to our airport, KSUS (Chesterfield, MO) in September 2016. That was the last time it has flown. We removed the battery at that time in order to preclude corrosion issues. Due to IRS donation rules, we could not sell it for 36 months. The aircraft has 2,692 Total Time on the Airframe and Engine. The last annual inspection was performed in July 2013. Installed avionics include the Cessna RT 328D NAV/COM, Bendix/King 8002 VOR/LOC/GS, Bendix/King KT 76A Transponder and NARCO AR-850 Encoder. The exterior is in poor condition with oxidized overall white paint with blue and red trim that is flaking off in numerous places. The interior is blue vinyl in fair to poor condition. Headliner seams have failed. The panel is rough. Engine History:
The engine (0-300D, s/n 24871-0-1-D) has 2,692 hrs total time. The time SMOH is inconclusive from the logbooks. At 1,119 hr there was a major overhaul, in December 1965. There was another entry for a major overhaul being started in @ 2,270 hr, in March 1998 (no other details in the logs?). There was a top overhaul performed @ 2,503.4 hrs in December 2004. The McCauley propeller (1C172) was put on new in November 1964 and it appears to have 1,692 hr on it. A battery is not included with the sale. We did perform an engine run, compressions checks and borescoped the cylinders just a few days ago (on May 23). The compressions were: #1 76, #2 60, #3 72, #4 74, #5 62 and #6 72. Cylinders #2 and #5 leaks were apparently coming from the exhaust valves. These valves appear to have deposits that might be able to be “lapped” to improve their seating and restore the compressions in these 2 cylinders. See the borescope photos link: here We have all the logbooks. Here’s the link to the scans of the logbooks the aircraft’s Specs and it’s Logbook history: here
In 1964, repairs made after contact with a parked aircraft which resulted in the installation of a new nose cowl, serviceable stab, new prop, new air screen, new R/L muffler, new right-side tailpipe, new top of carb and new battery. In 1978, repairs were made for wind damaged Rudder and Elevator In 1993, Left Wing tip, leading edge and bottom skins replaced. Auction Rules: Because of the work required to return this aircraft to airworthy condition, and our limited volunteer maintenance staff, we are selling it “As Is, Where Is”, with NO warranty expressed or implied. Remember, when you are making a bid, YOU ARE ACCEPTING and AGREEING TO A CONTRACT TO BUY! We have made our best attempt to reflect accurate information, but all information is SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE BUYER . Any Pre-Buy Inspections must be accomplished before the auction ends. We will provide a list of local maintenance providers, if requested, that may be able to perform the Pre-Buy Inspection for you. Payment Terms: A $1,000 non-fundable deposit (PayPal or Credit Card) must be received within 48 hours of Auction end. Balance (via Wire Transfer) within 10 days of Auction end. If these terms are not met, we will move on to other bidders. Wings of Hope is the largest humanitarian aviation charity in the world and the only one staffed primarily by volunteers. Purchasing this aircraft will support our mission of changing and saving lives through the power of aviation. In the U.S., Wings of Hope provides medical air transport services – free of charge – to those who need specialized care. The organization provide similar support to poor communities in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. We will allow the winning bidder to keep the airplane on our ramp for up to 30 days after the auction end. After that, the owner will be charged $100/month. Arrangements can be made to relocate the plane to the Spirit of St Louis Airport ramp for longer term tie-down at lower cost. Happy Bidding! Current date: 2019-08-02