cosync
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Piper Planes Are All Alike?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 9:31 pm

hi ppl
i can identify every ceesna and beechcraft in teh world but i am shoking with pipers
i cant tell a cherokee from an arrow and its all so confusing. if anyone could help me with features that some planes have i would be so thankfull.

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jwenting
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RE: Piper Planes Are All Alike?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 9:58 pm

Well, I have trouble with Cessnas too.
170, 152, 172, 182??? Plus all the variants of those.
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RE: Piper Planes Are All Alike?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 12:02 am

Some of those are pretty hard since all the differences where a change of engine without a change in the cowling.
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cosync
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RE: Piper Planes Are All Alike?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 12:30 am

well ill tell u how i tell the cessnas apart,.
c150- one side window and no wheel covers.
c152-one side indow and wheel covers.
c170- taildragger and no back window.
c172- teh back side windows have 4 sides too them.
c182-the rear side indows have 3 sides to them.
c177- looks like a 182 but with no struts
c210-looks like the 172 but with longer side rear windows and no struts.
c180- loks like 172 with no rear window.
c185- no rear window and 3 side windows
of course all are high winged.
thats how i tell the cessnas apart.
 
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RE: Piper Planes Are All Alike?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 3:25 am

http://www.piperaircraft.com/aircraft/line.htm Piper Aircraft type lineup.

Archer: fixed gear with aerodynamic fairings, 3 square side windows.
Arrow: retractable gear, 3 side windows, rearmost one rounded.
Warrior III: fixed gear, 3 square side windows

Saratoga and Malibu are a lot larger.
retractable gear, 4 side windows (square on the Saratoga, round on the Malibu).
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RE: Piper Planes Are All Alike?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 7:41 am

An Arrow is a Cherokee, but a Cherokee isn't necessarily an Arrow. I'm not sure when Piper changed their A/C names from Indian to whatever else they used later, but the Cherokee lineup included everything from a 140hp. 2 seater w/2 windows up to a 300hp. 6-7 seater that could be w/ or w/out retractable gear, and 4 windows ea. side. An Arrow was 180 or 200 hp w/ 4 seats, 3 windows ea. side, retractable. The above site probably won't show anything but their new lineup. Cessna 180's and 185's are taildraggers, and have different engines (180: 230hp,185: 285hp). Both could be fitted w/up to 6 seats. You can't tell any G/A plane by whether it has wheelpants or not. They are usually only kept on if the plane NEVER lands on dirt or snow, cause they get packed or broken.
 
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RE: Piper Planes Are All Alike?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 9:15 am

shows only the current production models, yes.
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RE: Piper Planes Are All Alike?

Sat Feb 09, 2002 2:57 pm

thats the stuff im talking about
thanks guys that is a huge help.
now i can be sure of what im looking at
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RE: Piper Planes Are All Alike?

Mon Feb 11, 2002 6:46 am

150- twin exaust stacks
152- single exhuast

least thats what i was told
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