Used Aircraft Guide

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Piper PA-28 Cherokee 235/Dakota

Piperís competitor to the Skylane didnít do as well in the marketplace, making it a possible bargain.

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Big-engined four-place tricycle singles are an interesting ó and small ó class of airplane. Itís almost always possible to go faster for less money and fuel, and often possible to get more utility than is afforded by sticking a bigger engine on a relatively small airframe. Nevertheless, muscular four-place singles have proven reasonably popular in the marketplace over the years; popular enough, at least, to support two significant entries. These are the Cessna 182 and Piper PA-28-235/236.

Thereís another class of big-engined singles, exemplified by the Cessna 185 and Maule. They are more in the line of working bushplanes, however. The 182 and the Piper entry are more mains...

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