I flew a Cherokee 180 for an hour. The choices of rental planes is pretty slim…one can rent 172’s in 2 hour blocks, or there is a 180 with limited availability..That is pretty much it.
Man, I never realized how good I had it with the 340 (or the 182 previously) . The differences are tremendous. Not only is the power to weight ratio significantly different (and the Cherokee is a pretty decent airplane in that respect) but the cockpit is wider and much more comfortable in the 340.
The bigger twin (340) is more stable in both pitch and roll, and is just smoother to fly. While the 180 has a decent set of radios, I do miss my Garmin Nav equipment and the Aspen…
I so miss my plane.
It’s like going from a fine educated elegant lady to dating trailer park girls….