Air-to-Air Piper Archer

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  1. Lowflynjack

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    Had a fun photo shoot on a beautiful Sunday afternoon!

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  2. kayoh190

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    That's a clean belly!

    Nice as usual, Jack. :)
     
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  3. Lowflynjack

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    You should have seen the look on his face during the briefing when I told him we would do a breakaway shot! He wasn't so sure it was clean!

    Thank you! This one was fun. Army Helicopter pilot and he is good in formation.
     
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  4. Stan Cooper

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    Excellent, Jack! As always.
     
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  5. Lowflynjack

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    Thank you Stan!
     
  6. SoonerAviator

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    Anyone know why the underside strakes are necessary? Seems like a lot of "stuff" hanging down causing drag (albeit probably immaterial on an Archer).
     
  7. Lowflynjack

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    Missle attachment.
     
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    Rockets, actually.

    Another Army helicopter pilot here, Jack, if you ever want to shoot my 310! And yes, my belly is clean ;)
     
  9. Lowflynjack

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    Where are you based?
     
  10. kep5niner

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    KC, MO.
     
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  11. Tantalum

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    Simply fantastic!
     
  12. 455 Bravo Uniform

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    That bridge shot, perfecto!
     
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  13. Pilawt

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    The bottom of the cabin of the Cherokee and its progeny (PA-28/32/34/44) is an exo-skeleton. The cabin floor does double-duty as the exterior skin.
     
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    Very nice - I like that color scheme a lot - bright and clean but classic.
     
  15. Timbeck2

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    If you look closely you would see thousands of tiny holes in those ribs. This is where the chem trail nozzles are hidden.


    Nice job Jack!
     
  16. KevinB

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    Very nice!
     
  17. danhagan

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    Nice photos as always. Have to admit I cringed at the belly shot ... not because of a possible dirty belly, but looking at all those inspection panels for annual in the wings!:eek::eek::confused::confused:
     
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    Looks more structural than aerodynamic to me.

    eta: Reminder to self, read the thread before replying.

    Nauga,
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  19. Tantalum

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    cool, I always wondered why those were there!
     
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    That's a pretty airplane and beautiful shots, @Lowflynjack

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  21. Scott@KTYR

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    Great photos!!!
     
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  22. Daleandee

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    Yep ... they're all good but that is my favorite. I also admire Jack for his ability to get an airplane belly sparkling clean without lifting finger ... :D
     
  23. Pilawt

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    It's not unusual for an older airplane to be repainted in the scheme of a newer model. But here is a newer (1981) Archer II wearing the paint scheme of the 1968 Cherokee 180D (below). Looks good - classic!

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    I don't care for the swoopy designs everyone uses these days. My bird has pretty good paint, albeit a little boring, but if i ever paint one one going with a classic design. This is my favorite: (imagine it not faded...)
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  25. Arbiter419

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    Never stop posting these, Jack! Nice work as always. Great looking Archer.
     
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    That’s not how ***** Galore did it in her fleet of Pipers. She used externally mounted gas cylinders.

     
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    The 60s were more "in your face" than today. We have to be stealthy because people are starting to figure things out. ;)
     
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    As always Jack, you take some amazing photos!
     
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    I love that one of the premier GA photojournalists is right in my back yard. I grew up flying central Texas, and sometimes I can tell you where the river bends and highways are from your gorgeous photos. Terrific job Jack!!
     
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