I am looking for a Cherokee 6/300 with seven seats to haul my wife and 5 small children around. (They don't like riding on the wings.:)
We'll keep an eye out for a 6 for you. If we see anything, we will forward that info to you.
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I would “highly” recommend speaking with John Bartelt at John Bartelt Aviation. I purchased and sold a Saratoga II Turbo with John. Very honest, attentive, and knowledgeable regarding Cherokee 6/300’s. I receive no compensation for this info other than I had a very satisfying experience with Bartelt Aviation, If you call, please tell him I sent you so he knows I appreciate his help! Phone: 269-651-5431. Good luck! I also had “family” needs for more seats just a few years ago, now 4 seats suffice with nearly grown son’s.
Thanks for your comments and recommendation.
East to recommend....I truly believe John Bartelt has a great work ethic..ie...taking great care of his clients.
Easy to recommend..
Thank you, Kent. I contacted them.
Great. John makes himself very available! Good luck and keep us posted!
I would also look at the pa-32 260.. They cost less to operate, carry a bigger load and you get a bigger bang for your money.
Carry a bigger load with a smaller engine? Wow, doesn't that go against the laws of physics? lol. I'll have to look into that
( I’ve owned 2 pa-32 260s, 3 pa-32 300 and a turbo lance,)
Actually Scott, it’s the laws of physics are why the useful load of a pa 32 260 is higher than a 300.
the gross weight of an Aircraft is normally based on load factors on aircraft, the wing spar for example.
In the case of Pa32s the gross weight of 3400 pounds doesn’t change with a larger engine.
So when you put a larger engine in a Pa32, the 150 pounds of extra weight has a direct impact on the planes useful load.
An while having a large engine cuts the take off roll on pavement, the 150 pounds on the nose means more weight on nose wheel . increases in weight results in more drag and so the take off roll on sand or mud significantly.
It’s been my experience that the average pa32 260 has a 150 to 200 pound higher useful load than a 300.
That's fascinating. Thanks so much for taking the time to share that with me.
Any progress on your search?
I have a nice 1973 PA32-260. Last annual was through June 2018, always hangered, no damage 1500 or so on engine, low TT, original P&I in good condition, 2-axis autopilot with approached coupled GPS (Garmin 155XL). Hangered Omaha, NE
Would sell with new annual or consider partial trade for smaller (kids are showing interest in taking lessons just as the old man is flying less)
Hi, is there any chance that you can post pictures? That will get alot more interest than just your ad, above. Also, what is your asking price?
SMOH 1549 (2000 TBO)
original paint and interior
Approach certified GPS
Piper Autocontrol autopilot IIIB
built in intercom (6 place)
last annual through June 2018 (has not been flown since last annual)
new concorde battery
Price $68,000 without annual or $70,000 with new annual
located in Omaha, NE
would like to trade for trainer and cash (kids want to learn to fly)
photos to follow
Looks like a great opportunity for a Piper Owner Society member!