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Whether used as a flight trainer, an air taxi or for personal transport, the Piper Cherokee makes flying fun. I guess this explains the surge in people living out their dreams of owning their very own aircraft -- not to mention the surge in websites and dealers offering Piper Cherokee for sale!
If you're on the market for one of these light planes, then you'll need to know a little about them to help you make the best choice. Chances are you'll be looking for a used Piper Cherokee, so some history and details about their older models may come in handy. Now get ready for a little Piper 101!
Piper Aircraft began the Cherokee line of light aircraft in 1960, and the model series is still in production as of 2009. Current models include the Arrow, the Archer III and the Warrior III. A larger six-seat model, originally known as the Cherokee Six, is still in production today as the Saratoga, part of the PA-32 line.
All Cherokee models in the PA-28 series are four-seat, single-engine piston-powered aircraft with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. The planes are all metal, unpressurized and with a single door on the co-pilot's side, entered by stepping on the wing. Variations within the Piper Cherokee family come from different engines ranging from 140 to 300 horsepower, turbo charging, fixed or retractable landing gear and fix-pitch or constant-speed propellers.
In general, all Piper Cherokees have these characteristics:
• Length: 23.3 feet (7.16 meters)
• Wingspan: 30.0 feet (9.2 meters)
• Height: 7.3 feet (2.25 meters)
• Wing area: 160 square feet (15.14 square meters)
• Maximum speed: 123 knots (142 mph, 230 km/h)
• Cruise speed: 108 knots (124 mph (200 km/h), 201 km/h)
• Stall speed: 47 knots (54 mph, 87 km/h)
• Range: 465 nautical miles (535 standard miles, 867 kilometers)
• Service ceiling: 14,300 feet (4400 meters)
• Rate of climb: 660 feet/minute (3.4 meters/second)
Originally, all Cherokees had a rectangular wing, popularly called the Hershey Bar wing because of its resemblance to a candy bar. Beginning with the Warrior in 1974, Piper switched to a tapered wing. Both Cherokee wing variants have an angled wing root, that is, the leading edge of the wing sweeps forward as it nears the fuselage body, rather than meeting the body at a perpendicular.
Aircraft designers say that the Hershey Bar wing design isn't inferior to the tapered design, so a buyer shouldn't assume that any advertisement for "Piper Cherokee for sale" means that a rectangular wing is being traded off for a tapered wing. In fact, designers have documented that tapered wings tend to produce outboard stall, increasing the likelihood that a roll off will turn into a spin. Later designs have compensated for this. At the same time, that "Piper Cherokee for sale" sign could also mean that a pilot is looking for the advantages to a tapered wing design, which include takeoff distance, cruise speed and landing distance.
In the cockpit, all Cherokees use control yokes rather than sticks, along with rudder pedals. The pilot operates the flaps manually using a Johnson bar located between the front seats: for zero degrees the lever is flat against the floor and is pulled up to select the detent positions of 10°, 25° and 40°. Older Cherokees use an overhead crank for stabilizer trim (correctly called an anti servo-tab), while later ones use a trim wheel on the floor between the front seats, immediately behind the flap bar. And finally, all Cherokees have a brake lever under the pilot side of the instrument panel. Differential toe brakes on the rudder pedals were an optional add-on for earlier Cherokees, and became standard with later models
One thing that is clear is whether you buy new or used; having your very own Piper is bound to take you to new heights...literally!