1978 CESSNA A185F


General Specs

For Sale





Tulsa, OK USA

General Specs


931 SMOH

723 SPOH





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Detailed Description

This 1978 Skywagon sports a very low airframe time, factory reman engine, factory float kit, factory corrosion proofing, and an excellent owner/maintenance history. Nicely equipped with a Custom metal Instrument Panel featuring a Garmin GNS-430W GPS-Com, PMA-8000B Bluetooth Audio Panel, DME, & JPI Digital Fuel Flow.  Vortex Generators, XP Mods 10” Tail Wheel, Rosen Visors, Refueling Steps & Handles, Aux Ground Power Receptacle, and comes with about $3,000 in new spare parts (see parts list in Service Logs section below).  Very attractive paint & interior. For someone wanting a nice, never abused Skywagon, this bird sure deserves a close look!

Avionics / Equipment

P.S. Engineering PMA-8000B ‘Bluetooth’ Audio Panel w/ 3-Light Markers and Voice-Activated Stereo Intercom System
Garmin GNS-430W IFR-WAAS-Certified GPS-Com w/ VOR, LOC & Glideslope, Terrain Avoidance & Color Moving Map Display (GI-106A)
King KX-175B TSO Nav-Com #2 with VOR & Localizer
King KN-62A TSO Digital DME
King KT-76A Transponder w/ Encoder
King KR-85 ADF
Additional Equipment:
Factory Float Kit
Factory Corrosion Proofing
Custom Metal Instrument Panel w/ Nulite Instrument Wedge Lights
JPI ‘Fuel Scan 450’ (Digital Fuel Flow Computer)
Micro Vortex Generators
XP Modifications STC’d 10” Tail Wheel
Mountain View Left & Right Hand Pneumatic Door Stewards
Right Hand Hinged Window
Garmin GFC-328 Avionics Cooling Fan
Rosen STC’d Articulating Tinted Sunvisors
Engine Oil Filter
Manual Engine Primer
Refueling Steps & Handles
Horizontal Stabilizer Abrasion Boots
‘Low Voltage’ Warning Light
New Gill G242 Main Battery in October 2017
Strobe Lights
Highback Front Seats w/ Inertia Reel Shoulder Harnesses
Full Size Comfortable Rear Bench Seat
Aft Baggage Compartment
Overhead Instrument Flood Lighting
Aux Ground Power Receptacle
Secondary ‘Safe-T-Stop’ for Pilot Seat
Avionics Master Switch
Overhead Passenger Fresh Air Vents
Outside Air Temperature Gauge
Cabin Dome Light
Dual Push-to-Talk switches
Astro-tech LC-2 Quartz Chronometer
EGT Gauge
Main Wheel Hubcaps
This aircraft left the United States when new and was exported to Germany. It was on the German Aircraft Registry with German maintenance logs from 3/29/1979 to 10/12/2001.
Very clean airframe with no corrosion issues. Always hangared.
This is a low-time, clean, well above average late model Skywagon that has been well cared for by a discerning owner.


2,290 hours Total Time Since New!

Engines / Mods

931 hours on Factory Reman Engine
Make: Continental  /  Model: IO-520-D30  /  Serial # 282574-R
Most recent compressions taken at October 2017 annual: #1 / 63, #2 / 60, #3 / 62, #4 / 67, #5 / 64, & #6 / 63 (over 80).
Prop:  723 hours since Prop Overhaul
Make: McCauley  /  Model: D3A34C403  /  Serial # 902125

Interior / Exterior

Exterior:  (8+ to 9)
Matterhorn White with Regal Blue trim and Light Gray accent.
Excellent condition.
Rated – 8+ to 9.
Interior:  (8+ to 9)
All new interior upholstery and plastics in 2009. Interior professionally replaced by Professional Aircraft Services of Loveland, CO.
Dark Blue vinyl seat upholstery with Light Blue patterned fabric inserts.
Light Gray sidepanels with fabric inserts and Dark Blue lower kick panels.
Light Gray interior window trim and headliner.  Black seatbelts.
Very good condition. Very clean.
Rated – 8+ to 9.


All Logs Complete Since New.
Damage History: Outer left wing repaired & lower fuselage skin replaced due to ground loop in 2007. Repairs performed by Beegles Aircraft, Inc. of Greeley, CO. Professionally repaired and documented.
Annual Inspection next due: November 1, 2018

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