So I always hear the 201 is faster than a 231 at lower altitudes with the usual consensus that a 201 will outrun a 231 below either 8,000 or 10,000, depending on whose telling the tale...
i have a bit of time in a few 201s and have owned a 231 for about 4 years.
The 201s I’ve flown do between 155 and 160 kt tas at around 8k, slowing a bit the lower and higher you go.
My 231 does about 166kt at 8k, slowing a bit the lower I go and of course speed as I climb.
around 5,500 I do just under 160kt.
what do others see with their 201s and 231s? What is your speed at 5,500, pwr setting and fuel flow?
here is 5,500/28”/2500/12.7 fuel
sorry abiut the sideways pictures... @marauder can You fix that?