Cessna 172N – N1297F – $115/wet

Cessna 172N – N1297F – $115/wet

N1297F is an excellent example of a beautifully refurbished Cessna C-172N.  This aircraft has new paint, new leather seats and side panels, new headliner, new plastics, new glass, seatbelts and carpet.  Avionics include a Garmin 430 and Garmin Aera 510 for additional awareness. Please note that N1297F’s backseats have been removed. 

We completed the refurbishment by adding a Horton STOL Kit for improved climb rate and lower stall speeds.  The Horton STOL Conversion will give the advantage of taking-off and landing at a slower speed, obtain better performance at high altitudes, with better aileron control at low speeds, reduce the tendency to spin and reduce the stall speed.

The slow landing performance is not your main concern but safety is. The Horton STOL conversion will provide that extra margin of safety. In the event of an engine failure and you are forced to land in an unfamiliar area, the STOL conversion gives you more time and control of your airplane by allowing you to reduce forward airspeed, while reducing the sink rate.

There are many components to the STOL kit, but here are the two most visible.

Wing Foil Modification
Very important is the addition of a special leading edge which increases the leading edge profile. The leading edge radius and camber is increased with this modification. Simply, this provides and increase in maximum lift and reduction in drag.

Stall Fences
As you recall from your flight training days, modern general aviation aircraft are designed in such a manner that the stall starts at the inboard portion of the wing and then moves outwards as the angle of attack is increased.  The HORTON STOL-CRAFT stall fence controls the stall span wise progression and therefore maintains longer aileron effectiveness through higher angles of attack.  As a result, the low speed handling qualities of the aircraft are greatly enhanced.

Airplane Specifications

Garmin GNS 430
Garmin Aera 510
Max. takeoff weight
2300 lbs
Fuel Capacity
40 gal (usable)
Useful Load
801.45 lbs
Cruise Speed
122 KIAS 75% power @ 8000 ft
Est. Range
455 nm
Service Ceiling
14,200 ft
Full fuel payload:
543.45 lbs