4 thoughts on “PIPER PA-22 “TRI-PACER”

  1. My first airplane was a Piper Tripacer and I got my license in it. Since then I’ve owned two others. They were fun to fly airplanes and I liked the way they looked. Flew many trips in Montana on my first one including remote mountain strips in the Rockies. If the engine and fabric are good it would be a good plane to have. Why don’t you get one and get your license. Better to fly that sit around reading about them. A good maintained Tripacer will save you lots of money and make a good plane to fly.

  2. I have owned N5828D for just under a year now. She is a 1956 PA 22 150 and is a truly great airplane with plenty of personality.
    I have owned several aircraft and will keep her.
    She does everything with a sportyness and does them very well.

  3. I am a bit late here, but for what it’s worth I will throw in my 2 cents.
    I learned to fly in a Cessna 175 back in the 70’s. I worked at the airport and back then, rules were a little looser. Therefore I got the chance to fly several airplanes with little red tape. The Tri Pacer was a favorite. It was more responsive than the 175 and almost as fast. It climbed a bit slower but then we are talking 150 hp vs 175 hp. But for a 150 hp airplane, it performed better than most.
    When I decided to get back into flying after 30 years, I came within an inch of buying one. But, low and behold a 175 fell in my lap for a price I couldn’t pass up. I am happy with my 175. So last weekend a friend bought a Tri Pacer 160 with an upgraded exhaust. Not sure if its Powerflow or not. I flew it and I have to say that his configuration was a good one. It jumps into the air with full fuel and 500lbs load, turns on a dime and is 117 knots true airspeed at 6000′. I love the sink rate on landing and using power to control it. Makes for a more stable landing in crosswind. It was a very fun airplane to fly and better than what I remembered. I would not hesitate to buy one in the future as long as I had hangar space.

  4. I bought my 1960 PA-22 soon after I received my Pvt Certificate. I flew that little guy all over the southwest, including flights to Temple Bar AZ, where we kept a ski boat.
    It did, in fact, perform better than a Piper 180 or a Cessna 172 – Take off on a nickel and land on a dime. A great time and experience builder.
    I miss it …

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