Remarks: One of a large batch of Cardinals imported new into Australia in late 1967-early 1968, this aircraft was initially registered N2350Y to Cessna. It was re-registered in Australia on 9 January 1968.
Remarks: The Cessna 177 Cardinal is a light, high-wing general aviation aircraft that was intended to replace Cessna's 172 Skyhawk. First announced in 1967, it was produced from 1968 to 1978.
The Cessna 177 was designed in the mid-1960s when the engineers at Cessna were asked to create a "futuristic 1970s successor to the Cessna 172". The resulting aircraft featured newer technology such as a cantilever wing with a laminar flow airfoil.
The 177 is the only production high-wing single-engined Cessna since the Cessna 190 & 195 series to have both fixed landing gear and a cantilever wing without strut bracing.
Remarks: This Cardinal is one of the earliest models around - introduced in late 1967; this one was built in December 1967. The 177 was originally intended to be a replacement for the 172 Skyhawk model. 4,295 of them were built until 1978.