So I might have a chance at a 1951 170a. It would be roughly $15K, and 2 years of work. I'm a 120 hr solo student, and have nearly unlimited access to a 150 HP 172 with 206 tires.
I understand that the 170a can be a handful- especially given my limited experience. Is it worth it to invest in a 170a, or should I just use the 172 for the cost of gas, insurance, and a share of oil and annual?
My goals are primarily off airport flying for 2 people for hunting and fishing.