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Thread: Thinking of a 235

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    Default Thinking of a 235

    So we may have an opportunity to purchase a 1972 235F, before we jump in, just curious to find out some common maintenance issues, what to look for, what to avoid.

    Thoughts ?

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    Default Re: Thinking of a 235

    They are a great, honest, four-place Cherokee that really moves.
    My hangar-mates at KHIO keep a PA22-150 in Bravo Three with mine and another PA22, and keep a 1964 PA28-235 in Bravo Two (with yet another PA22!)
    Their 235 won "Outstanding Piper PA-28 Cherokee" at EAA Air Venture 2015.
    Probably a lot of subtle differences between a '64 and a '72.
    Your best bet might be to inquire on a Cherokee Owners group.
    http://www.cherokeechat.org/
    http://www.piperowner.com/

    Good luck,
    Glen

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    Glen Geller
    1955 PA22-150 "One For Papa!"

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    Default Re: Thinking of a 235

    Thanks - the first link was very useful

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    Default Re: Thinking of a 235

    I flew a '66 235 (hershey bar wing) around the 'tiger country' of New Guinea for a while. A good solid aircraft, similar capabilities to the C#**^@182. As I recall, the only 'gotcha' was the same as for other PA28s of that vintage--if you turn the fuel selector off when it's parked on a cross slope, fuel could cross feed from the high side to the low, and may end up overboard. That can be expensive and kills the grass.

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