I’m crazy. Bought a 172 yesterday

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  1. Lance F

    Lance F En-Route PoA Supporter

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    Yes, planning to arrive LAL at 9am on Friday. Hope to park at E1 or E2. Need to stay on hard pavement. May end up towards choppertown.
     
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    I hope he chimes in. I've only seen a handful of P model airplanes and they all have had the late style door handles so I assumed they all did. Looks like I learned a new, useless bit of trivia today.
     
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    Those handles showed up partway through the M model production run. We had two 1974 M models with the old style, and a '76 with the new one.

    The R and S models finally got it right. Mechanically, almost no resemblance to the old systems.
     
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    I think you're referring to the inside handle and latch system?

    See Ascier's post about the exterior handles with pictures. Apparently he thought like I did, that all the P models had the updated handle. That appears to not be the case.
     
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    The outside door latch handle change came with the 1983 model year.
     
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    That footnote 16 refers to Ed Phillips' Wings of Cessna. I think Phillips may be off a year on this, since the larger exterior door handle was introduced for the 1983 model year.

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    Cessna used the letter 'I' as the sequential suffix on a couple of models (1968 172I and 1964 310I come to mind), but never the letter 'O'. Maybe the marketing mavens didn't like the negative connotation of the similar-looking zero.
     
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    You ‘da man! I think we all learned something new here today! :)