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I have long been a fan of the 180 hp version of Piper’s classic PA-28, which I find so much livelier than the same airframe with a 150 or 160 hp engine. Tucking the landing gear away makes the airplane ideal for pilots who want the added aerodynamic efficiency and sleek looks of a clean, retractable aircraft.
The PA-28R for sale here has paint and interior that look great—as if they emerged from a time capsule. It has a strong presence on the ramp and is a stable, easy-flying way to get around at a good pace. The Arrow is a great step-up airplane, particularly for anyone who trained in basic, lower-powered PA-28s.
This 1968 Arrow has 3,976 hours on the airframe, 724 hours on its Lycoming IO-360 engine since overhaul, and 406 hours on its Hartzell propeller since new. The panel includes a Bendix/King KMA-24 audio panel with marker beacon, dual Bendix/King KX-165 nav/coms, KN-62A DME, KR-87 ADF, Century I autopilot, uAvionix ADS-B, Sigtronics 4-place intercom, and JPI 800 engine monitor.
Pilots looking for one of the most economical ways to step up to a retractable aircraft for travel, training, or time-building should consider this 1968 Piper PA-28-180 Arrow, which is available for $93,000 on AircraftForSale.
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