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Wtb Lance

Captain7787

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In the market for a Piper lance: prefer straight tail. Autopilot, gps is optional. Doesn't have to be mint but a nice plane. No high time engines. Thanks
 

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There is a lot of value in T tails. They come with the stigma they are somehow inferior aircraft, but those are general from people regurgitating interweb babble.

T tails do want more runway, but not much. They do handle turbulent air better. For some reason, I have found they have ramp appeal. People seem to gravitate to them.

Look at a huge swath of the commercial aircraft at a Bravo. Mostly T tailed aircraft.

My plane as equipped would be a $170k 1981 Saratoga. As 79 T tail, it's more like $110k. Give up 10 knots, save $50k-ish and gain more useful load.

Or in other words, if your flying in and out of a 2500 ft strip or better, Strait v. T tail is a moot point.
 

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Look at a huge swath of the commercial aircraft at a Bravo. Mostly T tailed aircraft.
Aft mounted engines are a valid reason for the majority of what you see on the Bravo ramp. It's almost like a Piper engineer looked at the DC-9's and 727's in the day and say I have to do that and not really know why.
 

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Aft mounted engines are a valid reason for the majority of what you see on the Bravo ramp. It's almost like a Piper engineer looked at the DC-9's and 727's in the day and say I have to do that and not really know why.
Does it have some relationship with where the moment is on the jets?
 

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Not that I ever heard, the stab is simply designed to be out of the way of the engines and the engines are rear mounted to have a low fuselage for loading and ground servicing without special equipment or ladders.
 

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I may be interested in selling my lance. 3900 frame, 200 motor, autopilot, gps, and every speed mod available including howl cowl. Call me if interested.

Jeff
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