New member and new to me 1970 Cherokee 140

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  • Been following your progress. Anxious to hear the “results’ of the first flight. Congrats!

  • edited September 25

    Well the verdict is in,,,,,, max gross weight = 2,150 empty weight = 1,354
    Full fuel allows 496lbs for pax at gross weight
    Half tanks allows 646lbs for pax at gross weight

    Looks like I’m one cheeseburger away from a single place Cherokee 140!!!!! :D :D

  • I have one issue to take care of and it will be time to put this bird in the air!!!!! Oil Temp!
    The gauge is not indicating the oil temp
    Hope to have that resolved soon!

  • Okay, good luck! Post a couple of airborne pics if you get a chance :)

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • Oh look what is working!!!!!! First flight is just around the corner!!!!!!

  • By golly, you have gas! :) and the engine's running at 1k rpm! You have oil temp AND fuel pressure. It sure looks like an airplane to me! :)

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • Things just got real today!!!!!!! First flight video coming soon!!!! Insured and almost ready to fly! Waiting on the final paperwork from my A&P! Going to do a once over inspection Monday and Tuesday to make sure there are no loose ends, shooting for first flight Thursday or Friday!

  • Go go go!!! Into the wild blue yonder!!! Congratulations

  • Thanks Kent!!!!! Looking forward to it for sure!

  • You and I are at the same moment. I got my Arrow in March and it has been frustrating getting a few minor changes done. The GPS that was supposed to take 2 weeks took alot longer. And my annual and stringer replacement went from longer than I would have liked, too. Oh well! I'll be flying, hopefully, sometime around Tuesday or Wednesday. :) We'll celebrate together !

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • edited October 12

    Scott I thought I would have flown it by now but family life has been pretty hectic the last two weeks! My best friend just had a quadruple bypass at 45 as well!!! So I finally got back out to the hangar this week. Going over the aircraft and trying to finish up some loose ends on the inside, after I installed the rudder trim I had to re-rig my rudder and nose wheel steering system yesterday!!!! I had no left trim, It was bottomed out!! Oh welll,,,, it’s fixed and working perfectly! Tomorrow install the seats once again and it’s time to put it in the air! Hopefully the weather will be perfect Saturday....... first flight pics coming soon!!!!

  • Fingers crossed you can fly. I'm hoping to get the bird out Sunday, weather is looking good so far! :)

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • edited October 15

    Well boys and girls,,,,,,, it happened last Saturday!!! IT FLEW, IT FLEW!!!!!!!!!!!! What a AWESOME achievement! After sitting in the hangar for 11 years (before I owned it) with 1 year and a month of me working on it! It has finally been returned to FLYING STATUS!!!!




  • I know they are out of sequence SORRY!

  • I can’t put into words how I feel today! Definitely in the top 5 achievements in my life!

  • Way to go! I'm so pleased for you!

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • YES!!! Another fine aircraft back in the skies!! Congratulations, well deserved..

  • Thanks guys! The feeling of achievement is overwhelming......
    I might be hooked on rebuilding these planes and returning them back to Flying status!!!
    Going to look at another project plane next week!

  • Another plane lovingly restored and flying again! Thanks and congratulations!

  • Where is your home airport? Wish I had the time to undertake such projects!

  • Nice job. You can do mine next.

    Brother

    1963 Cherokee 180 B.

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