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Bargain Buys on AircraftForSale: 1979 Cessna 172RG Cutlass

This 1979 retractable version of the popular Skyhawk probably served well on a flight school line, and it's now on the market.

At $99,900, the panel is ready for upgrades, with a Garmin GMA 340 audio panel and uAvionix SkyBeacon ADS-B Out to comply with that mandate. [Image capture from AircraftForSale]

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1979 Cessna 172G Cutlass

The common line in aircraft design remains: To get more speed out of an airframe, one way is to tuck up the gear. Cessna gained about 5 to 10 knots on its popular Skyhawk model when it installed its uniquely folding retractable gear and created the Cutlass. Once the darling of flight school flight lines, these 172RGs are now hitting a relatively soft market as training operations no longer need them for the complex portion of a commercial pilot certificate.

This good deal is running about $20,000 less than the average for the model, with high airframe hours (7,372) but a mid-time Lycoming O-360 180-hp engine at 660 hours since major overhaul.

At $99,900, the panel is ready for upgrades, with a Garmin GMA 340 audio panel and uAvionix SkyBeacon ADS-B Out to comply with that mandate.

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