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    The Best Entry-Level Pipers

    Longtime Piper pilot and Piper twin owner Kristin Winter discusses the cream of the crop in entry-level Piper aircraft. (Photo: James Lawrence)

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    Short Wing Pipers

    Out of a poor economy came a series of aircraft that were better than expected. (Photo: Peter Lubig)

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    The Piper Navajo

    After initially feeling intimidated by the size of the Navajo, contributing editor Kristin Winter found that it really one of the easiest and most gentle aircraft she had flown. (Photo: Paul Bowen)

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  • "...nothing can replace the skill and confidence you get using spare training time to do weird things."

    - Kevin Garrison

  • "It costs fuel to carry fuel in any airplane..."

    -Thomas Block

  • "All of the PA-28-180/181 aircraft are great airplanes."

    - Kristin Winter

  •   "My happy place is metal and T-shaped and smells like 100 octane"

    - Kevin Garrison

MEMBER UPDATES

replied to the topic 'No main alternator breaker?' in the forum. yesterday

I would be happy for someone to prove me wrong, but the wiring diagram for my PA28-151 clearly shows that there is no main breaker for the alternator output. It is strange. The wiring diagram is on page 2H24 of the PA28 151/161 maintenance manual.
John

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Nose Gear shimmy on an Arrow' in the forum. yesterday

Since all the obvious and well-known sources have been checked, I suggest you use a hoist to lift the nose gear off the ground and start pushing, pulling and tugging on the nose gear tire/wheel assembly in an attempt to find out what is loose. For instance, the two bushings in the engine mount/nose gear support weldment that the nose gear trunnion pivots on could be extremely worn, which would allow the nose gear trunnion to move in the bushings. Or the welded engine mount might be slightly bent.
There has to be a cause and after checking the obvious, it's time to move on to less likely suspects.
Please let me know when you discover the cause of the shimmy.

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gkainz replied to the topic 'Dakota Shimmy Dampener rebuild info?' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks for the response and the great info, Steve! Much appreciated!
Greg

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