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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Wulfenite, Sep 28, 2004.
.... which one would it be.
Either an Arrow or 182. I was thinking about my answer to the other thread and I think 90%+ of my needs would be met by an Arrow (not the T-tail version). Plenty of useful load/full fuel payload, good cruise speed, and it's a Cherokee, so there are no vices. I'd get either a 430 or dual KX-155s with a KLN-94. That setup, on a typical Arrow, would still leave money for insurance for a year or two, transition training and some operating funds.
The clear choice would be a 180.
I've flown both many times. I'd take the 182. Cessnas aren't pretty or exotic, but the Arrow is pretty "lazy" climbing. It will get up to about 135 in level flight, but start to climb and that speed drops off faster than I've seen in many other planes. If it had as much HP as a 182, I'd say go for the Arrow, but with 180 or 200hp the arrow is pretty "lazy" and feels underpowered.
Good choices though. A nice 182 RG wouldn't be a bad plane, although upkeep and maint costs might make it unpractical in this price range.
Put the $100K down on a King Air and dummy-up a pink-slip.
Besides, I don't ask my wife what she buys!
hmmm...i'd probably make a $100k down payment on either an AT-6G Texan or L-39 Albatross