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NEWS! - Aircraft Release : Piper PA-28-235 Charger / Cherokee 235 by Aerosphere

 

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Aerosphere Simulations have released their next Piper Cherokee aircraft in the Piper PA-28-235 Charger / Cherokee 235.

 

The Piper Cherokee 235 was introduced in 1963 competing with the Cessna 182 for the four-seater aircraft market share that the original Cherokee could not fulfill.

 

Piper added a stretched wing and 6-cylinder O-540 engine to the existing Piper Cherokee 180 and thus the Cherokee 235 was born. The Cherokee 235 also had an option to have a constant speed propeller added, and with the increase of HP and two extra cylinders, Piper included tip tanks in the stretched wing to bring the fuel total from 50 gallons to 84.

Then in 1972, Piper stretched the fuselage again by 5 inches and thus the “Piper Charger” was born. With the iconic “Hershey Bar” wing, and the 235 HP engine, the gross weight of the Charger increased to 3,000 lbs. The Charger sported new throttle quadrant levers that Piper introduced in 1968, rather than the “push-pull” style throttle and mixture that debuted on the original Piper Cherokee. 

 

The Piper Charger had an empty weight of 1,550 lbs. and with a max gross of 3,000 lbs. gave an impressive useful load of almost equally the same weight as the aircraft. This impressive gentry of the Charger gave birth to the following “Pathfinder” and “Dakota” models which included rounded windows and tapered wings respectively.

 

 The increase in total fuel means that the range also increased to nearly 1,100 miles under proper conditions. The climb performance at 3,000 lbs. was about 800 FPM which is typical from a reciprocated Piper of that era. That being said, the Charger, although few in production numbers, still boasts impressive performance numbers even to this day. 

 

Features:
  • 4 HD (4096 x 4096) liveries with a plain white texture that can be used for custom paint schemes.
  • Steam gauge classic general aviation panel with required instruments for IFR.
  • Garmin 530 & 430
  • All gauges are 3D
  • Detailed flight model and interactive 3D virtual cockpit with animated knobs, buttons etc. cabin door, storm window and front/rear baggage compartment door.
  • Toggle button to remove/display yoke
  • Compatible with HDR and normal lighting effects
  • Many textures taken from the actual aircraft
  • Virtual Reality friendly and includes the click regions and hotspots required for VR gameplay.
  • FMOD sounds

 

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Since the quiet withdrawal of Carenado...  so then where do you get your basic General Aviation Fixes? vFlyteAir are still producing gems, but so are AeroSphere, like with their Cherokee Sixes B and C here now with the Piper PA-28-235 Charger / Cherokee 235...

 

Images are courtesy of AeroSphere Simulations

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Yes! - Piper PA-28-235 Charger / Cherokee 235 by AeroSphere Simulations is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :

 

Piper PA-28-235 Charger / Cherokee 235

Price is Currently US$29.00

 

Requirements

X-Plane 11
Support for XP12 when available
Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 198 MB
Current Version : 1.0 (June 20th 2022)

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NEWS! by Stephen Dutton

21st June 2022

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Interesting, not a developer I had focused on - it would be nice if org store had them as one of the splits under GA aircraft. Looking at their wares, other than the two you mention here, their releases seem to be 2017 or earlier. Any story around the five year hiatus?

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Back in the day, an outfit I moonlighted for had a couple of these - big engine using the cheapest gas (80/87).  Hauled many customers over the Juneau glaciers - in my experience, pound for pound, the best Cherokee of them all.  Might've been fun gear up.

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