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?