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1981 Cessna 172P Skyhawk

Reg # N4896M


  • 1981 Cessna 172P Skyhawk Photo 2
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Airframe Time: 2130 Hours Total Time
Engine Time: 4 Hours SMOH on 160 HP 0-320 D2J Lycoming, 2000 hour TBO. 2021.
Annual Due: June 2022
Useful Load: 922 Lbs


King KX 155 digital flip/flop 720 channel Nav/com
King KI 208 VOR/Localizer indicator
Narco AT 150 Transponder with Mode C
Alcor analog EGT gauge
True airspeed indicator
Avionics master switch
Push-to-talk on left yoke
Electric turn co-ordinator
Hobbs meter
Remote ELT Arming panel
Map light


Overall white with traditional Cessna design with pale yellow and gray accents. Rated 8.5 out of 10.


Tan fabric and vinyl seats with matching seats. Hard headliner. Older design with some musty smells. Overall rated 7 out of 10.

Additional Equipment

40 gallons fuel capacity
Small raised gas caps
Shoulder harnesses
Wheel pants
Rear seat air vents
Rotating beacon
Dual landing lights in nose
Right side opening window
Pilot side articulating seat
Static wicks
Wingtip strobes
Re-fuelling steps and handles
Ground service plug
Brackett air filter
Spin-on oil filter
Under-wing courtesy lights


Seems too good to be true. There is a story that goes with it. It was damaged in Carson City in 1992 and put in a hangar on a local ranch after it was repaired. For some reason the airworthiness certificate was surrendered to the FAA and the logs were lost over the years from 1992 to 2019. There are some 337's and other documents recovered from the FAA's database that verify the Total time. To enable the current owner, who is an A&P and an AI to recover the Airworthiness he had to verify every part and comply with every AD and Service bulletin. The engine had to be dismantled completely to verify every part had the current serial number and part number. This process took multiple visits from the FAA and three years of work to complete. It is now complete and there is photoghraphic record. The engine now has 4 hours on it since major overhaul. The photos show the onternal parts of the engine when the engine was apart. So, 1981 to 1992 in california. Stored from 1992 to 2019 in Nevada on a ranch. Logs start now with the 2000 TT and a zero time engine. No logs before that other than FAA records which are included. A good low time P model to put a GPS in and start training. Lastly, there is a bit of an agricultural smell in side because of it's years on the ranch., LLC


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