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PA28-181 Archer II


The original concept of a modem, metal, low-wing replacement for the high-wing, fabric Tri-Pacer came from Fred Weick but it was left to John Thorp to design the PA-28.

Piper first flew the prototype of the four-seat Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee sporting/training monoplane on 14 January 1960. The type started life as a cantilever low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction with fixed tricycle landing gear and four-seat accommodation in an enclosed cabin, with power provided by a 150 hp / 112kW Avco Lycoming O-320.

The first production Cherokee was flown on 10 February 1961, and the type was available from the beginning in Standard, Custom, Super Custom and AutoFlite models, and a scheme of optional models.

Initial Cherokees were either 150 hp or 160 hp models, with the 160 hp / 119kW O-320-B2B in the PA-28-160 Cherokee.

There are few Cherokee 150s around, since Piper produced only 300 of them. Without a contender in the trainer arena, the solution was a de-rated Cherokee 150. A change of propeller pitch converted it from a 150-hp, 2,700-rpm family machine into a 140-hp, 2,450-rpm trainer. The rear seats were removed, and the list price was lowered from $13,700 to $10,700. Thus, the Cherokee 140 was born.

 

PA28-140
PA28-140

 

But Piper soon discovered that a substantial number of customers liked the idea of being able to carry two additional passengers. Beginning with the 1965 model, the company returned the 140's prop pitch to 2,700 rpm and its horsepower to 150, and installed a pair of detachable rear seats. The new airplane, basically a Cherokee 150, was called the 140-4.

As a two-place aircraft, the 140 has a maximum gross weight of 1,950 pounds and is licensed in the utility category, which means it can be spun legally. A kit is available from Piper dealers to convert a two-place 140 into a four-seater, although the seats themselves were not included in the kit. The conversion includes a prop change, an increase in gross weight to 2,150 pounds and licensing in the normal category (no spins).

The more powerful 180 hp / 134kW O-320-A2A engine model was introduced in 1962 as the Cherokee B. The lower powered models were phased out in 1967 and the Cherokee 180 D made up the middle of the Cherokee range from then on.

Piper launched a new assault on the 150 in 1971 with the Flite Liner, a bare-bones Cherokee 140. Out went the frills and most of the options. Instead of 100-hour inspections, the company recommended a progressive maintenance program, which was supposed to halve hourly shop expenses and greatly reduce out-of-service time. "Instructional cruise" at 60-percent power, Piper said, would further lower operating costs, with little effect on performance, and it marked the appropriate settings on the power ped-estal and tachometer. These measures did indeed result in a more economical competitor that cost $2,300 less to buy then the previous model Cherokee 140. Still, the Flite Liner, and other Cherokee 140 models, never caught up with the Cessna's popularity.

Top of the range was the Cherokee 235 hp version which offered a much better performance and actually had a larger wing than the other models. All told 2822 of these higher-powered Cherokees were built, including 78 of the 235D. The 1963 PA-28-235 had structural strengthening and installation of a 175kW Avco Lycoming O-540-B2B5 flat-six engine for operation at a higher gross weight.

In 1964 Piper introduced the cheap trainer version known as the Cherokee 140 with the 104kW O-320-A2B. 10,089 Cherokee 140s 150s and 160s were sold from 1964 to 1977.

With introduction of the PA-28-180R Cherokee Arrow on 19 June 1967 came a significant change, with retractable tricycle landing gear, fuel-injection engine and a constant-speed propeller as standard; at this time production of the PA-28-150 and PA-28-160 versions came to an end.

In 1971 new models of the PA-28-140 appeared as the Cherokee Flite Liner, a two-seat trainer for use by Piper-sponsored training schools, and the Cherokee Cruiser 2 Plus 2, which was a de luxe two/four-seat version which in the following year became the standard production model. For 1973 the long-standing PA-28-180 was renamed as the Cherokee Challenger, with slight increases in wing span and fuselage length, and improved interior and standards of equipment; at the same time similar changes were introduced on the PA-28-235 which was renamed as the Cherokee Charger.

In 1974 there came a number of changes in the Cherokee line, the Cherokee 2 Plus 2 being renamed Cherokee Cruiser, the Cherokee Challenger the Cherokee Archer, and the PA-28-235 the Cherokee Pathfinder.

In 1974 the PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior (160 hp / 112kW O-320-E3D) and PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer (180 hp) models were introduced. They had an entirely new wing with tapered outer wing sections and the lower powered Warrior had the lengthened fuselage of the Archer 180 as well. The max-fuel payload of the Archer was increased by 105 pounds.

In 1977 Piper ended production of the Cherokee Cruiser and Cherokee Pathfinder, but introduced at the same time the PA-28-236 Dakota which, generally similar to the Archer, was powered by the 175kW O-540-J3A5D flat-six engine and had the new wing of increased span.

New from Piper in 1978 was the Dakota (a Cherokee 235 with a Warrior wing and other improvements). A 235-hp single-engine workhorse that should give the Cessna Skylane some direct competition, replacing the Cherokee 235 in 1979. The Dakota is 11 inches longer than the Archer II, and all of the added length is forward of the firewall. The Lycoming six-cylinder powerplant takes most of the extra space, with some of the space reserved for the enlarged spinner required for the Hartzell constant-speed propeller. Standard price 1979: $39,910.

In 1978 a version of this aircraft with a 149kW Continental TSIO-360-FB turbocharged engine became available as the PA-28-201T Turbo Dakota, but only limited demand meant that its production ended in 1980.

Production of the Cherokee family continued in the 1980s with the introduction of the PA-28-161 Warrior II with a 119kW Avco Lycoming O-320-D3G engine, alongside the PA-28-181 Archer II with a 134kW Avco Lycoming O-360-A4M. At the higher performance end of the scale the PA-28RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV in corporated the same powerplant as used in the Turbo Dakota. EMBRAER also continued to build aircraft under licence in Brazil. Financial problems and the crisis of product liability acted as a severe brake on sales, but a trickle of late model aircraft continue to be built. By January 1991 2,985 PA-28-161s had been sold along with 9,894 Cherokee 180/ Archers IIs, and small numbers of Arrows and Turbo Arrows.

Certification of all models is under FAA 2A13.

 

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1965 Cherokee PA28-140
Engine make/model:Lycoming O320-E2A, 150 hp @2700 rpm
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: Sensenich Fixed / 74 in
Landing: Tri/Fixed
Max ramp weight: 2150 lb
Gross weight: 2150 lb
Landing weight: 2150 lb
Empty weight, std: 1230 lb
Useful load, std: 920 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 632 lb
Usable fuel: 48 USgal
Oil capacity: 8 qt
Wingspan: 30 ft
Overall length: 23 ft. 3 in
Height: 7 ft. 3 in
Wing area:160 sq. ft
Wing loading: 13.4 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 14.3 lbs./hp
Wheel base: 6 ft. 2 in
Wheel track: 10 ft
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6 in
Seating capacity: 2+2
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 42 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lb
Cruise speed 75% power @ 7,800 ft: 115 kt
Cruise speed 65% power @ 10,200 ft: 108 kt
Cruise speed 55% power @ 12,000 ft: 102 kt
Max range (w/ reserve) 75% power: 470 nm
Max range (w/ reserve) 65% power: 522 nm
Max range (w/ reserve) 55% power: 583 nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 8.4 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 7.3 USgph
Fuel consumption 55% power: 6.2 USgph
Stall speed (flaps up): 52 kt
Stall speed (flaps down):48 kt
Best rate of climb (SL): 660 fpm
Best rate of climb, 8000ft: 350 fpm
Service ceiling (ft.): 14,300
Takeoff ground roll: 800 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 1700 ft
Landing ground roll: 495 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 850 ft

PA28-140 Cruiser
Engine: 1 x Lycoming O-320-E3D, 150 hp
Prop: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) dia 2-blade
Wing span: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
Length: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)
Wing area: 160 sq ft (14.86 sq.m)
Seats: 2/4
Wing loading: 13.4 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 14.3 lb/hp
Gross wt: 2150 lb (975 kg)
Empty wt: 1275 lb
Equipped useful load: 834 lb
Payload max fuel: 546 lb
Range max fuel/75% pwr: 597nm/5hr
Range max fuel / 55% pwr: 702 nm/ 7 hr
Service ceiling: 10,950 ft
Max cruising speed: 133 mph (214 kph) at 7,000 ft (2,135 m)
75% cruise: 118 kt
55% cruise: 101 kt
Stall: 41-49 kt
1.3 Vso: 53 kt
ROC: 631 fpm
Min field length: 1700 ft
Fuel cap: 288 lb

PA28-151 Warrior

Engine: 1 x Lycoming O-320-E3D, 150 hp
Seats: 4
Wing loading: 13.7 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 15.5 lb/hp
Gross wt: 2325 lb
Empty wt: 1331 lb
Equipped useful load: 882 lb
Payload max fuel: 594 lb
Range max fuel/75% pwr: 583nm/5hr
Range max fuel / 55% pwr: 667 nm/ 7 hr
Service ceiling: 12,700 ft
75% cruise: 115 kt
55% cruise: 96 kt
Stall: 44-51 kt
1.3 Vso: 57 kt
ROC: 649 fpm
Min field length: 1760 ft
Fuel cap: 288 lb

PA28-161 Warrior II
First built: 1973
Engine: 1 x Lycoming O-320-D3G, 160 hp
Fuel: 100 Octane
TBO: 2000 hrs
Prop: Sensenich 2 blade, fixed pitch 74 in DM-0-60
Seats: 4
Length: 23.8 ft
Height: 7.3 ft
Wingspan: 35 ft
Wing area: 170 sq.ft
Wing aspect ratio: 7.2
Max ramp wt: 2325 lb
Max take off wt: 2325 lb
Standard empty wt: 1348 lb
Max useful load: 977 lb
Max landing wt: 2325 lb
Wing loading: 13.7 lbs/sq.ft
Power loading: 14.5 lbs/hp
Max useable fuel: 48 USG / 288 lb
Climb rate: 710 fpm @ 75 kt
Climb gradient: 568 ft/nm
Rate of climb @ 8000 ft: 338 fpm
Best angle of climb: 63 kt
Service ceiling; 13,000 ft
Max level speed: 127 kt
Never exceed speed: 160 kt
Cruise speed 75% pwr 9000 ft Best pwr: 127kts
Cruise speed 75% pwr 9000 ft Best econ: 123kts
Cruise speed 65% pwr 12,500 ft Best pwr: 118kts
Cruise speed 65% pwr 12,500 ft Best econ: 116kts
Cruise speed 55% pwr 12,500 ft Best pwr: 107kts
Cruise speed 55% pwr 12,500 ft Best econ: 103kts
Max range (with 45 min res) 75% pwr 9000 ft Best pwr: 525nm
Max range (with 45 min res) 75% pwr 9000 ft Best econ: 590nm
Max range (with 45 min res) 65% pwr 12,500 ft Best pwr: 553nm
Max range (with 45 min res) 65% pwr 12,500 ft Best econ: 633nm
Max range (with 45 min res) 55% pwr 12,500 ft: Best pwr 565nm
Max range (with 45 min res) 55% pwr 12,500 ft Best econ: 640nm
Fuel consumption 75% pwr 9000 ft Best pwr: 10.0 US Gal/hr
Fuel consumption 75% pwr 9000 ft Best econ: 8.5 US Gal/hr
Fuel consumption 75% pwr 9000 ft Best pwr: 10.0 US Gal/hr
Fuel consumption 65% pwr 12,500 ft Best econ: 7.5 US Gal/hr
Fuel consumption 55% pwr 12,500 ft Best pwr: 7.8 US Gal/hr
Fuel consumption 55% pwr 12,500 ft Best econ: 6.6 US Gal/hr
Endurance @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 6.1 hr
Stalling speed clean: 56 kts
Stall speed flaps down: 50 kts
Turbulent air penetration speed: 108 kt
Take-off  ground run: 975 ft
Take-off over 50 ft obstacle: 1490 ft
Landing ground roll: 595 ft
Landing over ft obstacle: 1115 ft
Fixed undercarriage
Wheel base: 6 ft 8 in
Wheel track. 10 ft
Wheel size mains: 6.00x6 / nose 5.00x5
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin length: 97 in
Cabin width: 41.5 in
Cabin height: 49 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lbs / 24 cu.ft
Trims: Elevator/ Rudder

PA28-161 Warrior III

Engine: Lycoming O-320-D3G, 160 hp
Length: 23.786 ft / 7.25 m
Height: 7.316 ft / 2.23 m
Wingspan: 35.007 ft / 10.67 m
Wing area: 169.964 sq.ft / 15.79 sq.m
Max take off weight: 2447.6 lb / 1110.0 kg
Weight empty: 1490.6 lb / 676.0 kg
Max. payload weight: 957.0 lb / 434.0 kg
Wing loading: 14.35 lb/sq.ft / 70.0 kg/sq.m
Max speed: 127 kts / 235 km/h
Max cruising speed: 126 kts / 233 km/h
Cruise: 115 kt
Service ceiling: 11,000 ft / 3353 m
Endurance: 5.8 hr
Landing speed: 44 kts / 82 km/h
Take off distance: 1650 ft / 503 m
Landing distance: 1161 ft / 354 m
Range: 520 nm / 963 km
Crew: 2+2

PA28-181 Archer II
Engine: 1 x Lycoming O-360-A4M, 180 hp
TBO: 2000 hrs
Fuel: 100 Octane
Prop: Sensenich 2 blade, fixed pitch 76 in
Seats: 4
Length: 23.8 ft
Height: 7.3 ft
Wingspan: 35 ft
Wing area: 170 sq.ft
Wing aspect ratio: 7.2
Max ramp wt: 2550 lb
Max take off wt: 2550 lb
Standard empty wt: 1413 lb
Max useful load: 1137 lb
Payload full std fuel; 690 lb
Max landing wt: 2550 lb
Wing loading: 15 lbs/sq.ft
Power loading: 14.2 lbs/hp
Fuel Capacity std; 50 US Gal
Max useable fuel: 48 US Gals / 288 lb
Climb rate: 735 fpm @ 76 kt
Climb gradient: 580 ft/nm
Rate of climb @ 8000 ft: 370 fpm
Service ceiling; 13,650 ft
Max Level speed: 129 kt
Take-off Ground Run; 870 ft
Take-off 50 ft; 1625 ft
Landing Ground Roll; 925 ft
Landing 50 ft; 1390 ft
Cruise @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 118 kts.
Cruise Speed 75% 8,000 ft     Best Power: 129 kt /148 mph
Cruise Speed 75% 8,000 ft     Best Economy: 126 kt /145 mph
Cruise Speed 65% 12,000 ft Best Power: 125 kt /143 mph
Cruise Speed 65% 12,000 ft Best Economy: 122 kt /140 mph
Cruise Speed 55% 12,500 ft Best Power: 111 kt /128 mph
Cruise Speed 55% 12,500 ft Best Economy: 107 kt /123 mph
Max Range (with res) 75% 8,000 ft Best Power: 520 nm /598 sm
Max Range (with res) 75% 8,000 ft Best Economy: 600 nm /690 sm
Max Range (with res) 65% 12,000 ft Best Power: 565 nm /650 sm
Max Range (with res) 65% 12,000 ft Best Economy: 645 nm /742 sm
Max Range (with res) 55% 12,500 ft Best Power: 580 nm /667 sm
Max Range (with res) 55% 12,500 ft Best Economy: 670 nm /771 sm
Fuel Consumption 75% Best Power: 10.5 US Gal/hr
Fuel Consumption 75% Best Economy: 8.8 US Gal/hr
Fuel Consumption 65% Best Power: 9.0 US Gal/hr
Fuel Consumption 65% Best Economy: 7.6 US Gal/hr
Fuel Consumption 55% Best Power: 7.8 US Gal/hr
Fuel Consumption 55% Best Economy: 6.3 US Gal/hr
Fuel flow @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 46 pph
Endurance @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 6 hr
Stalling speed clean: 59 kts
Stall speed flaps down: 53 kts
Turbulent air penetration speed: 111 kts
Fixed undercarriage
Wheel base; 6.6 ft
Wheel Track; 10.0 ft
Wheel Size; 6.00 x 6
Cabin Doors; 1
Cabin Length; 97 in
Cabin Width; 41.5 in
Cabin Height; 49 in
Baggage Capacity; 200 lbs / 26 cu ft
Trim; Elevator / Rudder

1978 Piper PA-28-181 Archer II
Engine: Lycoming O-360-A4M, 180 hp @ 2700 rpm
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100LL
Propeller: Sensenich metal, FP/76 in
Landing gear: Tri./Fixed
Max ramp weight: 2550 lb
Gross weight: 2550 lb
Landing weight: 2550 lb
Empty weight, std: 1416 lb
Useful load, std: 1134 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 637.5 lb
Useful fuel, std: 48 USG
Oil capacity: 8 qt
Wingspan: 35 ft. 5 in.
Overall length: 24 ft.
Height: 7 ft. 3 in
Wing area: 170 sq. ft
Wing loading: 15 lb/sq. ft
Power loading: 14.2 lbs./hp
Wheel size: 6 ft. 7 in
Seating capacity: 4
Cabin doors: 1
Baggage capacity: 200 lb
Cruise speed 75% power: 125kt
Cruise speed 65% power: 116 kt
Cruise speed 55% power: 102 kt
Range (w/ res) 75% power: 565 nm
Range (w/ res) 65% power: 600 nm
Range (w/ res) 55% power: 670 nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 10.5 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 9.0 USgph
Fuel consumption 55% power: 7.8 USgph
Vs: 55 kt
Vso: 49 kt
Best rate of climb: 667 fpm
Best rate of climb, 8,000 ft: 280 fpm
Service ceiling: 13,236 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 870 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 1210 ft
Landing ground roll: 925 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1390 ft

PA28-181 Archer III
Engine: Lycoming IO-360-A4M, 180 hp
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: Sensenich FP
Landing gear: Tri/Fixed
Max ramp weight: 2558 lb
Gross weight: 2550 lb
Landing weight: 2550 lb
Empty weight, std: 1703 lb
Zero fuel wt: 2364 lb
Useful load, std: 847 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 559 lb
Usable fuel: 48 USG
Fuel cap: 194 lbs
Oil capacity: 8 qt
Wingspan: 25 ft. 6 in
Overall length: 24 ft
Height: 7 ft. 4 in
Wing area: 171.8 sq. ft
Wing loading: 14.8 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 14.2 lbs./hp
Wheel base: 6 ft. 7 in
Wheel track: 10 ft
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6
Seating capacity: 4
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 42 in
Cabin height: 45 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lb /26 cu. ft
Cruise speed 75% power @ 7,900 ft: 128 kt
Cruise speed 65% power @ 12,000 ft: 125 kt
Cruise speed 55% power @ 12,500 ft: 111 kt
Max range (w/ res) 75% power: 444 nm
Max range (w/ res) 65% power: 487 nm
Max range (w/ res) 55% power: 522 nm
Fuel consumption  75% power: 10.0 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 8.6 USgph
Fuel consumption 55% power: 7.3 USgph
Endurance: 5.7 hr
Vs: 46 kt
Vso: 45 kt
Best rate of climb (SL): 667 fpm
Service ceiling: 13,240 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1135 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 1608 ft
Landing ground roll: 920 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1400  ft

PA28-235 Pathfinder

Engine: 1 x Lycoming O-540-B4B5, 235 hp
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: Hartzell CS
Landing gear type: Tri/Fixed
Wingspan: 32 ft
Overall length: 24 ft
Height: 7 ft. 10 in
Wing area:170 sq. ft
Seats: 4
Pwr loading: 12.8 lb/hp
MTOW: 3000 lb
Empty wt: 1565 lb
Max ramp weight: 3000 lb
Landing weight: 3000 lb
Equipped useful load: 1359 lb
Payload max fuel: 867 lb
Wing loading: 17.6 lb/sq.ft
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 44 in
Cabin height: 47 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lb
Range max fuel/75% pwr: 748nm/5.6hr
Range max fuel / 55% pwr: 930 nm/ 7.8 hr
Service ceiling: 13,550 ft
75% cruise: 133 kt
55% cruise: 120 kt
Stall: 53-57 kt
1.3 Vso: 69 kt
ROC: 800 fpm
Takeoff ground roll: 850 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 1410 ft
Landing ground roll: 1040 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1740 ft
Min field length: 1740 ft.
Fuel cap: 492 lb / 82 USG
Oil capacity: 12qt

PA28-235 Charger
Useful load: 1340 lbs
Cruise @ 75% pwr: 130 kts
Fuel cap: 319 lt
Seats: 5

1968 Piper Cherokee 235C
Engine: Lycoming O-540-B4B5, 235 hp
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: Hartzell CS
Landing: Tri/Fixed
Max ramp weight: 2900 lb
Gross weight: 2900 lb
Landing weight: 2900 lb
Empty weight, std: 1467 lb
Useful load, std: 1433 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 929 lb
Usable fuel, std: 84 USG
Oil capacity: 12 qt
Wingspan: 32 ft
Overall length: 23 ft. 9 in
Height: 7 ft. 1 in
Wing area: 171.6 sq. ft
Wing loading: 17 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 12.4 lbs./hp
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6
Seating capacity: 4
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 44 in
Cabin height: 47 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lb
Cruise speed 75% power @ 8,000 ft: 136 kt
Cruise speed 65% power @ 8,000 ft: 130 kt
Cruise speed 55% power @ 8,000 ft: 122 kt
Stall speed (flaps up): 57 kt
Stall speed (flaps down): 52 kt
Best rate of climb (SL): 825 fpm
Service ceiling: 14,500 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 800 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 1360 ft
Landing ground roll: 680 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1300 ft

PA28-235D


PA28-236 Dakota
First built: 1978
Engine: 1 x Lycoming O-540-J3A5D, 235 hp
TBO: 2000 hrs
Prop: Hartzell 2 blade, constant speed 80 in
Seats: 4
Length: 25 ft / 7.52 m
Height: 7.4 ft / 2.18 m
Wingspan: 35 ft / 10.8 m
Wing area: 170 sq.ft / 15.79 sq.m
Wing aspect ratio: 7.2
Max ramp wt: 3000 lb / 1361.0 kg
Max take off wt: 3000 lb/ 1361.0 kg
Standard empty wt: 1608 lb / 730.0 kg
Max useful load: 1392 lb
Max landing wt: 3000 lb
Wing loading: 17.6 lbs/sq.ft
Power loading: 12.8 lbs/hp
Max useable fuel: 432 lb
Climb rate: 1110 fpm @ 85 kt
Climb gradient: 784 ft/nm
Rate of climb @ 8000 ft: 550 fpm
Service ceiling; 17,500 ft / 5334 m
Max speed: 148 kt / 274 km/h
Cruise @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 137 kt
Fuel flow @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 65 pph
Endurance @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 6.3 hr
Range: 750 nm / 1389 km
Stalling speed clean: 63 kts
Stall speed flaps down: 56 kt
Turbulent air penetration speed: 122 kt
Fixed undercarriage
Take off distance: 1217 ft / 371 m
Landing distance: 1726 ft / 526 m
Landing speed: 56 kts / 104 km/h

Piper 1979 PA-28-201T Turbo Dakota

Engine: Continental TSIO-360-FB, 200 hp
TBO: 1,800 hrs
Prop: two-blade, constant-speed, 76-in. dia
Length: 25 ft
Height: 7 ft 7 in
Wingspan: 35 ft. 5 in
Wing area: 170 sq.ft
Max ramp wt: 2,900 lb
Max takeoff wt: 2,900 lb
Standard empty wt: 1,563 lb
Max useful load: 1,337 lbs
Max landing wt: 12,900 lb
Baggage capacity: 200lb
Wing loading: 17 lbs. per sq.ft
Power loading: 14.5 lb/hp
Max usable fuel: 72 USG/432 lb
Max rate of climb, sea level: 880 fpm
Max rate of climb, 8,000 ft: 820 fpm
Max operating altitude: 20,000 ft
Max speed (15,000): 162 kts
Cruise, 65% power at 8,000 ft: 132 kt
Cruise, 65% power at 18,000 ft: 148 kt
Max range (w/ res) 75% power: 729 nm
Max range (w/ res) 65% power: 766  nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 12.0 US gph
Fuel flow at 65% power: 10.8 USG/hr
Endurance at 65% power, no res: 7 hrs
Stalling speed, clean: 67 kt
Stalling speed, flaps down: 59 kt
Turbulent-air penetration speed: 122 kt
Seats: 4
U/C: fixed.
Cabin width: 42 in
Cabin height: 49 in
Takeoff ground roll: 963 ft
Landing ground roll: 861 ft

Avcon Cherokee 140 / 180

Engines: 1 x Lycoming O-360-A1A, 180 hp
Seats: 4
Wing loading: 12.9 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 12.2 lb/hp
Max TO wt: 2200 lb
Empty wt: 1367 lb
Equipped useful load: 768 lb
Payload max fuel: 468 lb
Range max fuel/ 75% cruise: 592 nm/4.4 hr
Service ceiling: 17,300 ft
75% cruise: 116 kt
Stall: 48-54 kt
1.3 Vso: 62 kt
ROC: 950 fpm
Min field length: 550 ft
Fuel cap: 300 lb

 

 


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