I am now the proud 20% owner of a very nice 1978 172N. A mutual friend pointed me in the direction last week when she heard that a few shares were being sold. So I made contact, did a quick prebuy, fixed a few things, and signed my life away! She is equipped with the Air Plains 180HP & 2550lb STC, Flap Gap Seal STC, Long Range Tanks, single stack Aspen, GTN 650, Digital RPM, and a STEC-30. The current project this month is to install USB outlets during the IFR check. The long range project is going to be a JPI 900/930 with a new reman engine and throwing out the backup vacuum system for a G5 Backup. We’re hoping to keep the current engine flying for a bit longer. It’s currently at 2700 SMOH 5000 TT and going strong. However the last two 50hr oil changes started to have a small but steady increase in copper. So I think a bushing is on its way out.