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Beautiful 1977 Cessna A185F
Ad Posted:11/26/2019 12:05:46 AM
Ad Expire:6/25/2020 12:05:46 AM
Posted By:Seaplanefolks
Category:Aircraft for Sale > Single Engine Airplane
Ad Description:


TTAF= 2270 hrs.
Factory float kit
Sportsman STOL
Wing-X wing extensions
Micro vortex generators
Atlee Dodge Folding seats
29” Gar Aero main tires with 6-bolt Cleveland wheels
Tundra tailwheel
P-Ponk gear attach beef up
Fresh High-quality landing gear box repairs with lots of new billet parts and epoxy primer.
Large cargo pod included that has been previously installed (pod appears to be a factory copy and not approved)
Bubble windows
Firewall mounted lightweight battery
Custom lowered extended baggage fully upholstered with “opened” headliner
Monarch fuel caps
One-piece windscreen
Pulse lights
Rosen visors
Safe-Air quick drains
Full Tanis preheat system installed
BAS shoulder harnesses
Tail pull handles
RMD lighted wing tips
Custom grey leather on all seats


Cont. IO-520
TSMOH= 335 hrs. (June 2011 overhaul)
Cam and lifters just inspected in 2019 and look excellent!!
New ECI cylinders installed at overhaul; NOT subject to AD 16-16-12
Spin on oil filter


McCauley 86” three blade D3A34C401-C
375 hrs. SOH (November 2006)


375 SOH (November 2006)


Garmin 430 GPS/Nav/Com (WAAS enabled)
Garmin 530 GPS/Nav/Com (WAAS enabled)
Dual glideslope VORs
S-Tech 50 Auto Pilot
Garmin GDL 69 data link
GTX 327 Transponder with mode C
Four-place intercom
JPI full engine monitor


A very well equipped, low time 185 on wheels in the desirable 1977 model (12volt and the later style instrument panel). Early Alaska history, then in lower 48 until last year. Paint and interior are a solid 8- very nice and very attractive!! Airplane was repaired, repainted, and extensively modified in 2011 after suffering damage landing in a Texas field following an engine failure in 2008. All the landing gear damage was just re-repaired properly by Seaplanes North, Cessna service center/FAA repair station.

The Aircraft was just disassembled to facilitate the extensive repairs to the gear box and reassembled with great attention to detail and lots of new hardware. It has a fresh annual as well and has beautiful sheet metal, paint, panel, and interior.

N104TR a very attractive aircraft and appears to be very clean corrosion wise. The recent 1st class repairs arguably add to the value since most 180/185 series aircraft have some noticeable deterioration of the landing gear castings after 40 plus years, and many (like this one had) have poorly repaired/un-documented repairs in the gear box as well. This machine has an extremely nice, rock-solid gearbox now with no splices, hidden cracks, or patches anywhere.

The P-Ponk outer gear fittings make the gear box arguably better than new because they are made from billet aluminum rather than castings like the originals. Also the P-Ponk Beef-up kit adds yet another level of quality and strength to the landing gear mounting.

The asking price is below the book price even after pulling out $5k from its value for damage history which is arguably inconsequential.

All specifications subject to verification.