1957 Cessna 180/185

Price: $140,000
General Information
  • Category: Private Seller Aircraft
  • Aircraft Type: Single Engine Propeller
  • Total Time Airframe: 1 Hours
  • Serial #:
  • Reg Expiry: /
Contact Details
  • Name: Bonnie
  • Suburb: Kilcoy
  • State: Queensland
  • Post Code: 4515
  • Country: AUSTRALIA
  • Mobile Phone: 0437925906

1957 Cessna 180A VH-GLO. 2 owners since arrived in Melbourne i 1960. Used 22 years on a central QLD cattle station and occasionally by Royal Flying Doctors Service. Bought 1982 by my aircraft enthusiast father & used sparingly until fully rebuilt in 2010 with modifications to make it slower on STOL, faster on cruise and with a stronger undercarriage and leading edges.

The rebuild encompassed:
• Engine zero-timed – fully rebuilt and run-in. Recent corrosion in cylinders due to no use in last year.
• New cabin headlining, paint, 4 point harness, windscreen, rear windows, seat rails and tyres, aileron gap seals, flap tracks/rollers, original dash
• Cabin underbelly, wings, horizontal tailplane, rudder and vertical stabiliser were fully rebuilt with double zinc chromate between all aluminium parts - corrosion proofing.
• New STOL kit
• New Snider speed kit on struts
• New P-Ponk undercarriage beef-up kit
• Main undercarriage springs: Port side tested and serviceable but has some defection. Ready to install and primed replacement included with sale. Starboard side is tested and fully serviceable and is the matched pair for port-side replacement.
• Bladder tanks serviced to new condition
• Propeller serviceable
• Battery shifted to Firewall
• Enlarged access holes in floor for maintenance
• Horizontal stabiliser rebuild included thickening of leading edge to 0.032”
• Tailspring upsized to 1”
• Tailspring bulkhead strengthened
• New stiffeners above flaps on the mainplane trailing edge

Some minor further work required. Details on enquiry.

Plane is in excellent condition for its vintage and hasn't seen much work. Ideal for rural/station work. Can take off and land on a dime.

15x18m large hangar (3 planes) with attached 5k gallon rainwater tank also available for separate sale at the beautiful Kilcoyairfield.org on the edge of Lake Somerset ($95k o.n.o).

Engine & Engine Specifications

2010 zero-time rebuild and run-in. Some light corrosion in cyclinders due to no use in last year

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