1978 Cessna 185 (Floats)










Cessna 180/185 Amphibian

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Andrew Smith
Aircraft Summary
Barn Find! This 185 was its owner's baby, exceptionally well maintained with some very nice mods. It was purchased by him in 1981 as a support aircraft for his Northern Canadian helicopter operation, and kept afterwards as his personal aircraft. The mods, equipment and condition reflect that role. It has been in closed hangar dry climate storage since 2004 and is ready for its new owner to put it to work and play.

Engines: Continental
TSN: 1603
STOH: 180
Six new cylinder assemblies were installed in 1997.

Props: McCauley
TSN: 3400
TSOH: 650
Prop was overhauled in 1993
KMA 24 Audio panel
KX 175B Nav/Com
KX 170B NavCom
2 KR 87 ADF
KT78A Transponder
AK 350 encoder
ARC compass system and HSI
Mitchell AK833 autopilot
There is also an Alinco DX 70 HF radio and an ICOM IC-V100 VHF Transceiver
Additional Equipment
Optional Equipment:

XP Mods oversize tail wheel
Tanis electric pre-heat
Robertson STOL
Cessna cargo pod
RMD Lighted wing tips
Flint internal wing aux fuel tanks per STC SA2529WA (total aircraft fuel capacity is 98 gallons)
PulseLite system
Soros Ventubes
Precise Flight standby vacuum
BAS tail pull handles
Alphin Air cowl louvers for improved engine cooling air flow
JPI FS 450 fuel flow gauges
Enhanced heater ram air in place of right cowl mounted landing light
Wall Colmony muffler
LoPresti hubcaps
Rosen sun visors
Factory float kit
BLR ToolTote mounted on interior of baggage door
Medeco Locks on pilot and baggage door
A set of mounted 29” x 6” Alaskan Bush Wheels is included
A set of WipAire 3730 Amphibious floats in excellent condition with complete rigging for this aircraft is included
Float landing gear controls are installed in the aircraft
There are several “Rough Tote” containers with assorted manuals (maintenance and parts), hardware and parts included with the aircraft
Wing covers, insulated engine blanket, a new Kennon windshield/cabin cover, and survival equipment are included with the aircraft
The aircraft is equipped with the factory articulated front seats, and centre row bush seats upholstered in Red fabric. The flooring is Black carpet. The airframe interior is covered with foil fronted insulation material, sealed to prevent air ingress for winter operation.
The aircraft was stripped, corrosion controlled, and painted in 1996 in all over Red with registration letters and the owner’s logo of a galloping polar bear with Inuk syllabics in white on the left side of the fuselage, company name on the right. Paint is shiny, in excellent condition, with virtually no chips or scratches. Windows are all in good condition.
Annual Inspection Due: 7/31/2005
Hangared: Yes
Complete Logs: Yes
Damage History: No
The aircraft's last annual was in July, 2004 prior to going into hangar storage
The Logbooks and records are extensive and complete since the aircraft was imported into Canada in 1981 with 268 hours
Never damaged, no dents or patches

Andrew Smith
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