Piper Saratoga


#1

I was looking into the Piper Saratoga 6XT…i was wondering if anyone here has gotten to fly this aircraft or similar Saratoga, if so just a basic run-down of the flight, and the ‘flyability’ of the aircraft.

Thanks


#2

I dont realy know what you’re asking here but I’ve flown a Saratoga, Lance, Cherokee 6, etc… I havent flown the ‘new’ Saratoga or 6 though, but the airframe is more or less exactly the same as it’s always been.
“Flyability”? They’re great planes, hold a lot, very stable, pretty quick, lots of power… fly like a heavy cherokee. The cherokee six has an unusual nose-high attitude sitting on the ramp, even more so when it’s loaded with gear. That, combined with a long-ish nose requires a little bit of neck craning while taxiing.
See?
http://www.aso.com/aircraft/97686/ext-1.jpg


#3

What is the horsepower on those saratogas?


#4

Have you checked http://www.newpiper.com?


#5

Usually 300, although I think the cherokee 6 was available with 260hp.


#6

Hey buddy, if i wanted to search around a website i wouldve, but instead i left a post beacuse maybe someone had already done a little research.


#7

Please check all attitudes at the Forum cloakroom before entry!

As CCX probably didn’t want to read your mind to discern your background, he offered you a link you might not have known of where you could find the most reliable information.

But, no problem, a few more posts like the one above will ensure that in future you won’t to worry about receiving possibly condescending, or indeed ANY, replies.


#8

JHEM it says you are a member of the forum…are you a member or an administrator of some sort?


#9

Forum Member.


#10

LAZY!
You learn more if you do the research yourself.


#11

Now i mean no offense when i say this but, what rights do you have to make yourself seem like a moderator or an administrator of some sort?


#12

Canyonflyer1, I just gave you some info that might help you in your search. Why do you act like I just gave you a whole pile of needless work? Chill out. :unamused:


#13

Look just above my Avatar and you will see that, indeed, I am not a moderator, only a member.


#14

No offense taken.

The same “rights” of anyone who doesn’t care to reward boorish behavior in a community in which I’m a member.

The same “rights” of anyone who doesn’t care to stand by and see an acquaintance abused for attempting to offer assistance. CCX has always seemed to be a nice person willing to share whatever knowledge he has. He didn’t merit being taken to task for giving a reasonable response to a request for some esoteric information.

The same “rights” of anyone who has taken the time to study this community and come to know its members before I posted my first reply.

The “rights” of someone with a 650+ post count in this usually warm and inviting community attempting to protect it from a 2 post newbie’s rant.

There are no paid responders here, just a gathering of convivial folks offering whatever measure of knowledge we’ve managed to absorb over the years from whatever level we’ve attained. I think I’ve gauged the collective mood of the long term participants sufficiently to not be afraid to state that if we don’t like you, we won’t reply to you! It’s called shunning and has a rich history of success. No rants, tirades, bitching, moaning, pissing contests, etc., etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseum. Just silence. Highly effective.

And finally, the “right” of someone who’s been around long enough to learn to not suffer fools gladly. I gave Canyonflyer1 a virtual smack upside the head in the hope he’d take the hint and learn from the experience.

IMHO he/she owes CCX an apology!


#15

Judging from personal experience, an ACTUAL smack on the head is much more effective.


#16

260 is a waste of $$$$ :frowning: