This airplane started as a collection of parts following an accident in 1974. After 39 years of storage, the parts were given to me with the understanding, "If you make it fly, you can have it."
Five years later, it worked through a myriad of projects and got my attention. After much time, effort, and money, it is coming to completion. It is now a very attractive, vintage Cessna 182.
||C182 / O-470R 230 HP
||KARB - Ann Arbor, Michigan
||79 gallons useable (long range)
|Next Annual due
|Next Static check due
|ELT Battery due
|Log book status
This airplane is a 1966 Cessna C182J with roughly 1282 hours, total time. It was victim of a "hand prop" accident in 1974. Unoccupied, it fast taxied into an open hangar, damaging the wings and fuselage.
As the repairs and logbooks are available online, I will spare the details.
In summary, every bit of the airplane was repaired or replaced as necessary.
The fuselage was stripped, necessary skins replaced, all surfaces were acid etched, alodyned,and repainted.
It was cost effective to replace the wings with undamaged wingsfrom the same series with 2,503 hours total time from an airplane that totaled by the insurance company for a prop strike and firewall damage.
N2888F has been repainted to the original color scheme of the donor airplane as it looked better than the original scheme.
Note, because of low time, the complete logs for the engine and airframe are contained in one logbook for each. The logbooks are the original from Cessna and start with the factory entry.