1974 Cessna A185F

Year 1974
Type Piston Single
Make Cessna
Model Cessna A185F
Price $139,900
Registration N185HW
Serial 18502504
Total Time 1868
Location CA


AirplanesUSA Aircraft Sales proudly presents this exceptionally low time Cessna A185F to market. With less than 1900 total hours, continuous and original logs and a clean panel and interior, the airplane is ready to be put to work as-is, or a worthy candidate for paint and modern upgrades.

After a lengthy period of disuse, the plane has been “Brought back to life” with an extensive annual in 2018 and is back to flying.

Dual instruction, Export and worldwide delivery are available.

All trades considered.

Call Steve Feldman at AirplanesUSA! (650) 400-8275 or (847) 331-3133


1868 Total Hours since New
Early life in Iowa and Michigan, then Nevada and Northern California
Continuous and Original Logs
First Flight Sept 19th, 1974
Robertson STOL Kit Installed October, 1974 at 6 Hours

Aircraft sat out of annual from 2010 through 2018, and brought back to life with extensive maintenance and annual accomplished in 2018. The plane has been flying following the 2018 annual.

Damage History:
Logs show repairs to fuselage, rudder and rebuilding of wings in factory jig in 1988. Overhauled Propeller installed and Engine Teardown also accomplished at this same Tach time of 1200 hours.

Engine Specs:

Teledyne Continental IO520-D-24 (Rated 285hp)
Serial Number 552901
1868 Hours since New
Engine Borescope accomplished at August, 2018 annual with no discrepancies noted
New Magnetos August, 2018
New Ignition Harness August, 2018
Intake Tubes and Rocker Cover Gaskets Replaced August, 2018
August, 2018 Compressions all in 70’s with lowest at 72psi
Engine driven fuel pump replaced in 2003
All engine fluid hoses replaced in 2003
Number 2 Cylinder overhauled in 2000

The engine has technically never been overhauled but has had two full teardowns accomplished, the most recent in June, 1989 by Ly-Con in Visalia, CA with extensive replacement of internal parts to include new camshaft, rollers and lifters. Both teardowns documented in log as “Repairs” and not as overhauls. The 1989 Tear-down inspection coincides with the Tach time of the airframe repairs described.


Hartzell PHC-C3YF-1RF/F8468A-6R 3 Blade Constant Sped Propeller
Serial Number EE3350A
Blade Serial Numbers J37151, J37150, J37156
Overhauled in June, 2018 by Sullivan Propeller Specialists, Hayward, CA
New McCauley Propeller Systems Prop Governor installed August, 2018


Dual King KX170's One with Glideslope
King KR86 ADF
Cessna 200A Navomatic Autopilot (Roll Axis Only)
Alcor EGT Gauge
Vertical Card Compass
Post Lights
Two Place Intercom
King KT76 TSO Transponder
Radio Master Switch
Dual Yoke Mounted Push to Talk

Javelin Aircraft Tow Bar Hook and Control Assembly installed in 1980 STC SA271CE
Cockpit Control Lever and Linkages are still installed, but Hook is no longer installed
Bracket Air Filter STC SA71G1
Rock Abrasion Boots installed on Horizontal Stabilizer
Scott “Beef Up” 3425 Series Tail Wheel Assembly with 8” Wheel
P-Ponk PSK1101 Main Gear Attachment Kit installed in 1992 at Tach 1274
Cabin Skylights
Airwolf Remote Oil Filter Assembly STC SA00079NY
Reduced Diameter Fuel Caps Cessna Kit SK182-85B
Both Left and Right Fuel Bladders and Drains Replaced with new in 2016
New Main and Tailwheel Tubes and Tires in August, 2018
New Concord RG-35 Battery in August, 2018
Alternator Overhauled February, 2019
Wingtip Strobes
Tow Hook Capable
Landing Lights with Pulse-light Function
Pitot Heat
Front Seat Shoulder Harnesses
Both Front Seats are Articulating
Both windows open
Bubble Side Windows

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