Air-to-Air Piper Cherokee 235

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  1. Lowflynjack

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    This plane is owned by the Austin Aviators Flight Club. I was able to get with member Mike Fincher and get a photo shoot completed this Saturday. It was good timing, because when we landed, they started tearing out the interior to cover the seats in leather!

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  2. Pilawt

    Pilawt Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    You should have worked for Piper back in the day ... they would have sold more of them!
     
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    Thanks! I wouldn't mind helping them today!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Very nice
     
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  6. Lowflynjack

    Lowflynjack Pattern Altitude

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    Thank you!!
     
  7. hindsight2020

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    I'm just so surprised that they only made the stretch hershey PA-28 for only two years. Another unforced error from Piper, right up the alley to not slap a bigger engine on the arrow.
     
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    Stretched Hersheys:

    PA-28-180 -- 1973 ("Cherokee Challenger"), renamed 1974-75 ("Cherokee Archer")
    PA-28-235 -- 1973 ("Cherokee Charger"), renamed 1974-77 ("Cherokee Pathfinder")
    PA-28R-200 -- 1972-76 ("Cherokee Arrow II")
     
  9. hindsight2020

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    Interesting they were made for the same amount of years as the Arrow II. You can't chuck a stone down the street an not hit an arrow II. Finding stretch 235s otoh seems like a scavenger hunt by comparison.
     
  10. Lowflynjack

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    March edition of Pipers Magazine is out.
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    They just didn't do the PA-28 justice by capping it at 41.5 inches, ditto for the -235 remaining short-fused for so long, compared to the 182. The true replacement for the high parts-count Comanche would have been a PA-28 of equal width (44-45inches depending on paneling), not a PA-32. The 182 won that contest by forfeit.
     
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    Nice "N" number ---- N94 OIL, hopefully doesn't burn much :)
     
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    Way to go Jack. You got the covers of both publications in March
    Gary
     
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    672F3E99-7F15-456E-B458-162EF912F345.jpeg Sent this to Jack earlier today...there is a reason ForeFlight follows him...
     
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    Pretty awesome!
     
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    Thanks Gary. To be honest, if I don't get the cover now it's because I screwed up! Thanks to you hooking me up with these guys, I've got a great relationship with them and I'm having a blast!
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