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    General question for anyone

    I recently ferried (via permit) my friend's Piper Cherokee 235. It had not been flown much in the last few years and was out of annual. The flight was unremarkable and the plane got it's annual inspection completed ($$$). I test flew it for engine leaks etc. yesterday. It was windy and gusty and it seemd to me that the plane had more "sink" to it than I remember (I have about 100 hours in this plane). I really had to carry a lot of power to keep it in the air. Of course, it is nose heavy because of the beast it has for an engine and the c/s prop. However I am concerned here with the paint which I would give only a 2 on a scale of 10. It is really awful and in need.

    Here is my question: "Does crappy paint - a mixture of missing paint, flakey paint and and rough paint - do the same thing to the air as frost in the winter"? "Are the symptoms and flight characteristics the same as leaving an uneven layer of frost on the wing"? "Did I really feel unusual "sink"?

    Tom Corcoran
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    General question for anyone

    In the annual, did they check and adjust the rigging? Maybe it's out
    of rig?

    --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, mediareps@... wrote:
    >
    >
    > I recently ferried (via permit) my friend's Piper Cherokee 235. It
    had not been flown much in the last few years and was out of annual.
    The flight was unremarkable and the plane got it's annual inspection
    completed ($$$). I test flew it for engine leaks etc. yesterday. It
    was windy and gusty and it seemd to me that the plane had more "sink"
    to it than I remember (I have about 100 hours in this plane). I
    really had to carry a lot of power to keep it in the air. Of course,
    it is nose heavy because of the beast it has for an engine and the
    c/s prop. However I am concerned here with the paint which I would
    give only a 2 on a scale of 10. It is really awful and in need.
    >
    > Here is my question: "Does crappy paint - a mixture of missing
    paint, flakey paint and and rough paint - do the same thing to the
    air as frost in the winter"? "Are the symptoms and flight
    characteristics the same as leaving an uneven layer of frost on the
    wing"? "Did I really feel unusual "sink"?
    >
    > Tom Corcoran
    > Boston
    >
    >
    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    >







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