Allright, I'll give you 500 foot ground roll in the Arrow MAYBE with good technique and smoking the brakes with one person in it, dragging in in with the stall horn blaring.
Thing is, you AIN'T getting it off in 500' at gross, that's for darned sure. Every chart I've looked at (C152, C172N, C172R, C182, PA28-151, PA28-181, PA28R-201, and PA28RT-201) reflects this claim, and my personal experience backs it up too.
Cherokee's are great in cruise, but they're runway hogs.
The most accurate comparison I could find was a -151 vs. 172R. The Warrior gives up 10 hp to the new Skyhawk, but the new hawk weighs in 125 lbs heavier than the Warrior at gross. The power loadings are almost the same, but the Skyhawk will need 120 feet less to get off the ground, and 90 feet less to reach 50'.
We go worst case, the highest I could get the performance charts was 7000' and 0C. Worst case is the Warrior with nearly 4700' to get to 50'. The Hawk will take 3100' The right tool for the job; if I'm cruising IFR with one other person for 2 hours, I'll probibly go with a Cherokee, its quicker, and holds more gas. If I'm taking 3 or more out of a short strip, I'd go with the Cessna. And if I needed to utilize the back seat for an adult for any length of time, I'd go with a Cessna.
That said and done, I'd take the Supercub over all of 'em as long as I didn't need to get anywhere in a hurry with more than one person. Then give me the Skylane with the Texas Skyways O-520 conversion. Hehehe- 280' groundroll with 1100 lbs of payload (at least thats what they're claiming if we get ours done...)
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