Long flight SE to NW Planning

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  1. Nov 16, 2019 #41

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    Great cross country bird, handles bumps and weather well, is easy to fly enroute, handles whatever wind you find at the next stop. Not a thrilling airplane but good for travel.

    When folks new to flying want to know if I do any "trick flying" with ours, I tell them its great trick is going someplace an 8 hour drive from here in 3 hours and giving great scenery along the way.

    You are going to have a good time, even with the weather stops you are bound to have.

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    Hey PiperCruisin, your call, thread drift seems to have taken hold. That OK with you or not?
     
  3. Nov 16, 2019 #43

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    Flew my RV8 in the Idaho back country in hot temps. It handled the DA ok light loaded but had to watch that. The thing was the turb. Not the kind that makes for large displacement wallowing around but vicious short cycle high frequency attempts to tear apart the airplane. Unlike any I ever saw before.
    The locals say don’t fly after 10-11 AM. They know
     
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    Think I have flown every year of the PA-28's and my favorite is a 1969 straight wing Cherokee 180. The Cherokee is a great airplane for 2 people and lots of baggage in traveling. Wife and I has a lot of good memories flying all over the U.S. in our 1968 PA -140. Have fun on your trip and enjoy.
    Keep us posted doing the trip.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2019 #45

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    If the thread drift is interesting, go for it! Besides, I appreciate the input I got.

    I had a 73' Cherokee, now I am getting another one (good for teaching the kids). I've taken it to some of the popular Idaho backcountry strips. Learned to fly in Idaho so I know it like the back of my hand. Fuel to the tabs, two people, early morning, the PA28140 does fine. High, hot and heavy... the odds are not good.

    I was going to go on the 21st, but looks like a system is going to be rolling across the US. So, it will be after Thanksgiving. Colder and shorter days...ugh. But can't be in a hurry.
     
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    If you have time to spare, go by air.
     
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    Started my flight from Atlanta today. Only made it to Jackson Mississippi. Taking the Southern route. Weather is unhelpful. Will try to get to NM tomorrow. Maybe stop at Moriarty
     
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    Enjoy the trip.


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    Nasty wx in MS today. Got 1.5” in an hour this am.
     
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    Yeah. The next leg is clear but now I'm stuck with low ceilings
     
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    Thanks for keeping us up to date!
     
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    Remember, "pictures or it didn't happen"...
     
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    Just saw this thread.
    Where are you stuck in Jackson? We're at Slobovia Outernational, about 10 N of HKS. Which airport? I'll come pick you up and put you to work on some of my hanger mods.

    ;-)

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  14. Dec 8, 2019 at 3:32 AM #54

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    Ok. I will add some pictures later.
    Got out of Mississippi. Made it to Gainesville, Texas. After lunch there were some holes that allowed me to go VFR on top. Flew an hour that way.
    Tomorrow New Mexico. Will probably stop at Moriarty. Don't they have a glider museum there?
    One problem with the plane is the right flap sits down a few degrees so I have to fly with some right ailerons. Anyone know how to adjust the flap rigging or stop? It is really irritating.
     
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    If this is something that has changed enroute, you need to ground your airplane until you get it checked out. If it's been like that all along, I "may" be able to find out from a neighbor who has a cherokee 140 sitting in his yard. I tried to call him awhile ago without sucess. He's busy with church stuff today but I'll try to catch him later.
    I live north of St George Utah if you find yourself in the nghborhood in need of tools or coffee.

    Safe journeys...

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    It’s probably just adjust a push pull tube rodend
     
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    Bet, there is a history of someone stepping on the flap instead of the wing walk area and bent something. It is rather a long step from the fuselage mounted step to the wing walk area.
     
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    It has not changed in flight. I was going to Moriarty today but the headwinds are bad. Made it to Plainview TX where the landing was exciting. Winds 24 gusting 35 with 40 degree crosswind. If it dies down a bit might go to Amarillo for a day.

    May eventually go through St George.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2019 at 9:11 PM #59

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    Try more fuel in the right tank. :D
     
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    You fix roll in a Cherokee by adjusting the length of one or both pushrods. Bottom of the wing root has a little sheet metal filler with a rubber seal held on with three or four sheet metal screws. Remove the screws and the cover to expose the flap bellcrank and pushrod. You can put the flap lever where you want, loosen the nuts at the Hiem joints and adjust its length, then tighten the nuts again. Put the cover back on. A little can go a long ways. To be legal, I think a mechanic ought to make an entry in the airframe log, but I understand that lots of folks fine tune and never enter it.

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