1975 Cessna 185F

  • N1040F 1
  • N1040F 3
  • N1040F 2
  • N1040F 1
  • N1040F 3
  • N1040F 2

Registration: N1040F
Serial Number: 18502697
Airframe Time: 5366 Hours Total Time
Engine Time: 699 Hours SMOH on 300 HP IO-550 D (2000 TBO) in 2003
Propeller Time: 699 SPOH on Hartzell Wide Chord Three Blade
Useful Load:  1477 Lbs
Annual Due: September 2019


King KMA 24 Audio Panel with 3LMB
King KX 155 Digital 760 Channel flip/flop Nav/Com
King KI 209 VOR/Localizer Glide Slope Indicator
King KX 125 Self Contained 760 Channel Digital LCD Nav/Com with CDI
King KN 64 Digital DME
King KT 76A Transponder with Mode C
Garmin 150XL GPS Com with basic Moving Map
Sperry R 546E ADF with Remote BFO
Remote ELT Arming Panel on 406 MHZ
Angle of Attack Indicator
Two Place Intervox Indicator
Dual Yoke mounted Push-to-Talk Buttons
EDM 700 Graphic Engine Analyser
Avionics Master Switch
Davtron M800 Digital Timer


IO-550-D 300 HP Engine upgrade with 2000 TBO
Factory Float Kit
84 Gallons Long Range Fuel
Wide Chord Three Blade Hartzell Prop’
Bladders replaced in 2012
GAMI Injectors
Windshield “V” Brace
Factory Zinc Chromate Corrosion Proofing
Lifting Rings
Stainless Steel Cables
Tinted Visors
BAS Shoulder Harnesses
F-Atlee Dodge Folding Jump Seats
Factory Extended Baggage
Rudder Trim
Right Hand Openable Window
Snyder Speed Kit
Horizontal Stabilzer Abrasion Boots
Tail Mounted Rotating Beacon
Small Raised Gas Caps
Polished Hub Caps
Double Puck Brakes
Polished Spinner
Brackett Air Filter
Large Non-Congealing Oil Cooler
Refuelling Steps and Handles
Micro-Dynamics Vortex Generator Kit
Nav-Light Detectors
800×6 main Tires
McCauley Stock 8″ Tailwheel
Bubble Windows
Courtesy Lights
Winter Fronts
Pilot Side Articulating Seat
Stowable Right Side Rudder Pedals
P-Ponk Gear Leg Beef-up Kit


Selkirk interior side panels with tan fabric and vinyl seats in good condition. Rated overall 8 out of 10.


Reversal 1975 factory paint scheme. All over red with metallic silver-gray accent. Some signs of wear but generally in good condition.  Rated 8 out of 10.


Amazingly, No damage History. Complete logs, No hail. On and off floats in the eighties and early ninties.  Not on floats the last 27 years. This plane has been known to us for many years. We bought it about 20 years ago and sold it to a local here at Placerville for a few years. He sold it to the current owner who has done a lot of work to it in his ownership such as the IO-550 and the current radios.  Very high performance and desirable with the 550, float kit and 84 gallons. High visibility red paint for back-country use. Perfect for Alaska.

Complete Logbooks are available.

Model Series: cessna 185
Fuel Efficiency (mpg US): 10.63
Per Seat Efficiency: 63.78
Years Aircraft Manufactured: 1961-1985
Seating Options: 1+5
Wing Loading lb/sq ft: 19.3
Power Loading lb/hp: 11.2
External Length (FT): 27
External Height (FT): 12.2
External Span (FT): 35.8
Engine: Continental IO-520-D
Power Output / Flat Rating: 300
Max Ramp Weight (LBS): 3320
Max Takeoff Weight (LBS): 3320
Max Landing Weight (LBS): 3320
Zero Fuel Weight (LBS): 1910
Useful Load (LBS): 1410
Max Fuel (LBS): 468
Max Fuel (Gallons): 78
Avail Payload Max Fuel (LBS): 942
TO Distance (SL @ ISA) FT: 770
Landing Distance (FT): 480
Certificated Ceiling: 16400
HSC ALT: 7500
Aircraft Broker: Skywagons
Listing Package: General
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Class: Single-Engine Land
Propulsion Type: Piston
Make: Cessna
Model: 185F
Total Time: 5366
Range (NM): 800
Seats (Including Crew): 6
Year: 1975
High Speed Cruise (KTAS): 146
HSC Fuel Burn (In GPH): 15.8
Tail Number: N1040F
Serial Number: 18502697
Aircraft Location: California
Engine 1 SMOH: 699
Condition: Used
Flight Rule Approval: IFR
Sale Type: Sale

Fuel Efficiency Rating

  • MPG: 10.63
  • MPG Per Seat: 63.78

Actual rating will vary based on flight conditions, aircraft features, and pilot operation. Values are for informational purposes only and as such are not intended for navigation or flight planning. Please consult the POH for actual values.

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