Bought 1968 PA-28-235
Just joined the group of Piper owners. Bought a PA-28-235 last month and so far meets every expectation I have. Having trained in 172’s and Archer’s it’s definitely a more capable plane. I’ve been collecting questions so I’m sure I’ll be posting more soon as I get to know the plane better. It has been upgraded to dual Aspens, engine monitor, 430w and stec 55x so that’s where my learning is now. It has the Lycoming O-540 B4B5 and figuring out how to safely run LOP. Prior owners had some carbon build up on valves running ROP at 16-18gph. I find if I’m above 8000 I can either run ROP 16hph at 139kts or LOP 12gph 128kts. At LOP the #2 CHT stabilizes highest at 382 and wonder if this is still safe. I’d like to cruise high and LOP to get 10+mpg. Any feedback on running the carbureted O-540 would be helpful. Also I’m in the middle of my IFR training and need to get a subscription for the G430 but I’d also like to keep the Aspen updated. I’m wondering if there’s a way to combine subscription products from Jeppesen. I’m new to Aspen so still learning all it’s capabilities but would be great if I can load the approach plates directly on the MFD or PFD.