My New to Me 1967 Piper Cherokee 140

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  1. Marion Morrison
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    It's been thoroughly gone through and all. They have a dedicated guy for that. He does it all.


    Steam tractors, Piper Cubs, etc..

    There was a guy like that out at the port when I worked there. My job was to lift him up on a forklift wherever he wanted to go. OSHA may not would have approved, but he damn sure got it done.

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    He engineered the 40k forklift with with counter-weights made of steel plate we already had. Basically it was just big bolts with plates added on on the back.

    We pushed the limits.
     
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    Being in the air isn't scary at all if you think about it. You are kind of in a big motorized glider. Engine dies you just glide to the best spot to set her down. Only time it ever felt sketchy for me in a small plane is landing one time.

    What is a lot of fun is flying in a float plane. The lake is your runway! 7th lake in the Adirondacks is a nice spot for this, you can bargain for a deal during the week they are more than happy to make a few bucks and fly.
     
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    Take offs are no worry, the best arrangement is to avoid landing in them.
     
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    Low time airframe with ~3650TT. Engine is at 1650 SMOH (since major overhaul). Lycoming recommends rebuild at 2000 hrs however, if the engine is taken care of, it can go well past that to 2400 or so

    -Geaux
     
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