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Shopping for the Arrow

Armavia

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Hello there.

My first post on this forum.
I’m on the market for the Arrow plane. Arrow turbo III is my goal. Will be interested about all available arrows.
Thanks,

Armen M.
 

Arrow4

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Since your specific I am sure those with Turbo 3's will chime in. Good luck on the hunt!
 

Azpilot

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TA3s are allllllll over the place, price and equipment wise.

Are you based in the US, or elsewhere?
 

67roadjet

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I also wanted an Turbo Arrow 3 but settled for a low time Turbo Arrow 4. Alot of the Arrow 3s I was interested in had a history of nose gear collapses due to cracks in the strut. Piper beefed up the strut in the Arrow 4. In your search always check the aircraft history for damage, ADs and SBs. I‘ve had my Turbo Arrow 4 for 4 years and have been pretty happy. It’s headed to the paint and interior shop next month for its first makeover in 41 years!
 

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I also wanted an Turbo Arrow 3 but settled for a low time Turbo Arrow 4. Alot of the Arrow 3s I was interested in had a history of nose gear collapses due to cracks in the strut. Piper beefed up the strut in the Arrow 4. In your search always check the aircraft history for damage, ADs and SBs. I‘ve had my Turbo Arrow 4 for 4 years and have been pretty happy. It’s headed to the paint and interior shop next month for its first makeover in 41 years!
I appreciate you advise 67roadjet.
checking planes history is a must, inspections.
Sounds like you love flying arrow 4, don’ you? I heard it behaves differently between setting changes because of T-tail.
otherwise I don’t mind it at all.
Thank you.
 

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I have not heard of significant issues with the TA3 gear (and a quick internet search doesn’t reveal hits for the topic either). Please share a source for this if you have one.

The 3 and the 4 do indeed fly differently. You’d notice it most in the takeoff (rotation) and on final / in the flare. I did not particularly enjoy those phases in the 4....but I’m sure that could change with more time in them (I have about 5 hours in a 4, and own a 3).
 

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Sounds like you love flying arrow 4, don’ you? I heard it behaves differently between setting changes because of T-tail.
I fly a NA Arrow IV. Actually, the T-tail reduces (essentially eliminates) pitch changes with changes in power or flap position. Differences in handling compared to the "straight" tail are primarily in greater elevator forces required for rotation at takeoff and reduced ability to "unload" the nose gear using up elevator at the beginning of a takeoff run on a contaminated or soft runway.
 
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