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Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six / Lance / Saratoga

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PA32-300 Cherokee Six


On 6 December 1963 Piper flew the prototype of a six-seat version of the PA-28 Cherokee, retaining the same general configuration but differing primarily by having a slight increase in wing span, the fuselage lengthened by 1.35m, and the installation of the 194kW Avco Lycoming O-540-E4B5 engine. These were the wings, rear fuselage and tail of the Cherokee 235. Designated Piper PA-32-260-6 Cherokee Six, it was available initially in Standard, Custom, Executive and Sportsman versions with differing standards of installed equipment. By 1966 the company designation had changed to PA-32-260 and the Cherokee Six was then available as an optional six/seven-seat aircraft and, as the PA-32-300, with an optional 224kW IO-540-K engine.

In 1971 Piper restyled the name to Cherokee SIX, but apart from annual product improvement, there were no changes until 1975 when a new version designated PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance entered production to complement the Cherokee SIX, differing by introduction of a new fuselage structure and retractable tricycle landing gear. The Lance carries 66 pounds more fuel than the similarly powered but fixed-gear Cherokee Six, yet it has a 48-pound higher max-fuel useful load, and it can produce nearly nine percent more nmpg than the Six at 75-percent power in spite of its 200-pound -higher gross weight.

The 1978 version of the Lance had the conventional tail unit replaced by a T-tail, the designation then changing to PA-32RT-300 Lance II and, at the same time, a model with 224kW TIO-540-S1AD turbocharged engines became available under the designation PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II.

Production of PA-32-260 Cherokee SIX ended in late 1978, the remaining version then being redesignated PA-32-300 SIX 300, but in the following year this also disappeared, together with the Lance II and Turbo Lance II. These aircraft were superseded by the six/seven-seat PA-32-301 Saratoga (the basic member of the new related family) in 1980 which had an increased-span tapered wing, reversion to a conventional tail unit, fixed tricycle landing gear, and a 224kW IO-540-K1G5D engine driving a constant-speed propeller.

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Turbo Lance II & Lance II


Made available simultaneously was the generally similar PA-32-301T Turbo Saratoga, which had a turbocharged version of the same engine, and the corresponding PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP and PA-32R-301T Turbo Saratoga SP which differed by having retractable tricycle landing gear. Only very low volume production continued into the early 1990s.

Certification is under FAA A3SO for models:
PA-32-260
32-1111 to 32-7200045
32-740001 to 32-7600024
32-770001 to 32-7800008

PA-32-300
All

PA-32R-300
32R-7780001 to 32R-7880066

PA-32R-301
Up to 3213041

PA-32-301T
Up to 32-8424002

PA-32R-301T
Up to 3229003

PA-32S-300
32S-40566 to 32S-7240137

Specifications:

PA32-260
Engine: 1 x Lycoming O-540-E4B5, 260 hp
Seats: 6/7
Wing loading: 19.5 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 13 lb/hp
Gross wt: 3400 lb
Empty wt: 1767 lb
Equipped useful load: 1556 lb
Payload max fuel: 1054 lb
Range max fuel/75% pwr: 712nm/5.3hr
Range max fuel / 55% pwr: 834 nm/ 7.3 hr
Service ceiling: 12,800 ft
75% cruise: 133 kt
55% cruise: 115 kt
Stall: 47-54 kt
1.3 Vso: 61 kt
ROC: 775 fpm
Min field length: 1800 ft
Fuel cap: 502 lb

PA-32 Cherokee Six D
Length: 27 ft 8.75 in
Wingspan: 32 ft 9.5 in
Speed: 166 mph
Ceiling: 14,500 ft
Range: 550 mls
Engine: Lycoming O-540-E, 260 hp
Seats: 6

PA32-300
Engine: 1 x Lycoming O-540-K1G5, 300 hp
Seats: 6/7
Wing loading: 19.5 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 11.3 lb/hp
Gross wt: 3400 lb
Empty wt: 1824 lb
Equipped useful load: 1509 lb
Baggage cap: 28 cu.ft
Payload max fuel: 1007 lb
Range max fuel/75% pwr: 658nm/4.5hr
Range max fuel / 55% pwr: 844 nm/ 6.3 hr
Service ceiling: 16,250 ft
75% cruise: 146 kt
55% cruise: 135 kt
Stall: 47-54 kt
1.3 Vso: 61 kt
ROC: 1050 fpm
Min field length: 1350 ft
Fuel cap: 502 lb

1977 Piper Cherokee Six 300

Engine: Lycoming IO-540K, 300 hp @2700 rpm
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: CS two-blade
Landing gear: Tri/Fixed
Max ramp weight: 3400 lb
Gross weight: 3400 lb
Landing weight: 3400 lb
Empty weight, std: 1822 lb
Useful load, std: 1578 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 1080 lb
Usable fuel: 84 USG
Oil capacity: 12 qt
Wingspan: 32 ft. 9 in
Overall length: 27 ft. 9 in
Height: 8 ft. 3 in
Wing area: 174.5 sq. ft
Wing loading: 19.5 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 11.3 lbs./hp
Wheel base: 6 ft. 10 in
Wheel track: 10 ft. 7 in
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6 in
Seating capacity: 6-7
Cabin doors: 2-3
Cabin width: 49 in
Cabin height: 49 in
Baggage capacity (nose): 100 lb
Baggage capacity (rear): 100 lb
Cruise speed 75% power @ 8,000 ft.: 146 kt
Cruise speed 65% power @ 11,300 ft.: 142 kt
Cruise speed 55% power @ 14,000 ft.: 134 kt
Fuel consumption 75% power: 16.0 USGph
Fuel consumption  65% power: 13.8 USGph
Fuel consumption  55% power: 11.9 USGph
Stall speed (flaps up): 61 kt
Stall speed (flaps down): 55 kt
Best rate of climb: 1225 fpm
Best rate of climb (8,000 ft): 680 fpm
Service ceiling: 16,250 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1050 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 1500 ft
Landing ground roll: 630 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1000 ft

Piper 1976 PA-32-300 Lance

Engine: Lycoming IO-540-K1A5D, 300 hp
TBO: 2000 hr
Propeller: Const. spd.
Landing gear: Tri/Retr.
Gross weight: 3600 lb
Empty weight, std: 1973 lb
Useful load, std: 1627 lb
Fuel: 94 USG
Wingspan: 32 ft. 8 in
Overall length: 27 ft. 7 in
Height: 7 ft. 9 in
Wing area: 174.5 sq. ft
Seating capacity: 6-7
Cabin width: 49 in
Cabin height: 48.5 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lb
Cruise speed 75% power: 158 kt
Cruise speed 65% power: 148 kt
Max range (w/ res) 75% power: 700 nm
Max range (w/ res) 65% power: 800 nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 16.5 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 14.0 USgph
Stall speed (gear, flaps down): 61 kt
Best rate of climb: 1000 fpm
Service ceilin): 14,600 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 970 ft
Landing ground roll: 870 ft

Cherokee Lance
Engine: 1 x Lycoming IO-540-K1G5D, 300 hp
TBO: 2,000 hr
Prop: constant-speed, two-blade, 80-in dia
Seats: 6/7
Length: 27 ft. 9 in
Height: 8 ft. 2 in
Wingspan: 32 ft. 10 in
Wing area: 174 ft. 6 in
Wing loading: 20.6 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 12 lb/hp
Gross wt: 3600 lb
Empty wt: 1910 lb
Equipped useful load: 1623 lb
Payload max fuel: 1059 lb
Range max fuel/75% pwr: 828 nm/5.2 hr
Range max fuel / 55% pwr: 994 nm/ 7.2 hr
Range at max cruise (45-min res): 780 nm
Range at economy cruise (45-min res): 880 nm
Service ceiling: 14,600 ft
Maximum speed: 165 kt
Max cruise (best economy): 156 kt
Economy cruise (55 % power @ 10,000 ft.): 134 kt
Duration max cruise, no reserve: 5.75 hrs
Stall speed (clean): 66 kt
Stall speed flaps, gear down: 61 kt
1.3 Vso: 68 kt
ROC: 1000 fpm
Min field length: 1708 ft
Fuel cap: 94 USG/564 lb
Undercarriage: Retractable nose

Lance II
Engine: Lycoming IO-540, 300 hp
Prop: 80-inch, two-blade, constant-speed
TBO: 2,000 hr
Length: 27 ft. 8 in
Height: 9 ft. 6 in
Wingspan: 32 ft. 10 in
Wing area: 174.5 sq. ft
Wing loading: 20.6 lb/sq.ft
Power loading: 12 lb/hp
Seats: 6
Empty wt: 2,228 lb
Useful load: 1,372 lb
Payload with full fuel: 808 lb
Gross weight: 3,600 lb
Usable fuel cap: 94 USG/564 lb
Max rate of climb: 1,000 fpm
Service ceiling: 14,600 ft
Certificated ceiling: 16,200 ft
Max speed: 165 kt
Max cruise, 75% power (2,400 rpm) at 7,500 ft: 158 kt
Econ cruise, 55% power at 13,500 ft: 138 kt
Duration at max cruise: 5.2 hr
Duration at econ cruise: 7.9 hr
Stalling speed, clean: 77 kt
Stalling speed, full flaps: 70 kt

Turbo Lance
Engine Lycoming TIO-540-S1AD, 300 hp
TBO 1,800 hr
Prop Hartzell, constant-speed, 80-in
Length 29 ft
Height 9 ft. 6 in
Wingspan: 32 ft 9 in
Wing area 175.4 sq.ft
Wing loading 20.6 lb/sq.ft
Power loading 12 lb/hp
Seats 6
Empty weight 2,382 lb
Useful load 1,217 lb
Payload with full fuel 653 lb
Gross weight 3,600 lb
Usable fuel capacity 94 USG/564 lb
Maximum landing weight 3,600 lb
Maximum rate of climb 1,000 fpm
Service ceiling 20,000 ft
Certificated ceiling 20,000 ft
Maximum speed 193 kt
Max cruise, 75% power (2,400 rpm) at 20,000 ft 176 kt
Econ cruise, 55 % power 142 kt
Duration at max cruise 3.45 hr
Duration at econ cruise 4.3 hr
Stalling speed, clean 57 kt
Stalling speed, full flaps 52 kt

Turbo Lance II
Engine: turbocharged, 300 hp
Seats: 6/7
Cruise: 158 kts
Range: 864 nm

PA32-301 Saratoga

First built: 1980
Engine: 1 x Lycoming IO-540-K1G5D, 300 hp
TBO: 2000 hrs
Prop: Hartzell 2 blade, constant speed 80 in
Seats: 6/7
Length: 28.3 ft
Height: 9 ft
Wingspan: 36 ft
Wing area: 178 sq.ft
Wing aspect ratio: 7.3
Max ramp wt: 3615 lb
Max take off wt: 3600 lb
Standard empty wt: 1940 lb
Max useful load: 1675 lb
Max landing wt: 3600 lb
Wing loading: 20.2 lbs/sq.ft
Power loading: 12 lbs/hp
Max useable fuel: 612 lb
Climb rate: 990 fpm @ 90 kt
Climb gradient: 660 ft/nm
Rate of climb @ 8000 ft: 535 fpm
Service ceiling; 14,100 ft
Max speed: 152 kt
Cruise @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 140 kt
Fuel flow @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 96 pph
Endurance @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 6.2 hr
Stalling speed clean: 66 kt
Stall speed flaps down: 60 kt
Turbulent air penetration speed: 132 kt
Fixed undercarriage

PA-32-301T Turbo Saratoga

Engine: 1 x Avco Lycoming TIO-540-S1AD, 224kW / 300 hp
TBO: 1800 hr
Prop: Hartzell 2 blade, constant speed 80 in
Length: 29 ft
Height: 9 ft
Wingspan: 36 ft
Wing aspect ratio: 7.3
Wing area: 16.56 sq.m / 178.25 sq ft
Max ramp wt: 3617 lb
Max take off wt: 3600 lb
Standard empty wt: 2003 lb
Max useful load: 1614 lb
Max landing wt: 3600 lb
Wing loading: 20.2 lbs/sq.ft
Power loading: 12 lbs/hp
Max useable fuel: 612 lb
Max. speed: 330 km/h / 205 mph / 182 kt
Climb rate: 1075 fpm @ 90 kts
Climb gradient: 717 ft/nm
Rate of climb @ 8000 ft: 950 fpm
Cruise @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 140 kt
Cruise @ 65% pwr @ 18,000 ft: 152 kt
Fuel flow @ 65% power @ 18,000ft: 103 pph
Endurance @ 65% power @ 18,000ft: 5.7 hr
Stalling speed clean: 67 kt
Stall speed flaps down: 60 kt
Turbulent air penetration speed: 132 kt
Certificated ceiling: 6095 m / 20,000 ft
Range: 1593 km / 990 miles
Seats: 6/7
Retractable undercarriage.

PA32 Saratoga SP
Engine: 1 x 300 hp Lycoming
Seats: 6
Empty Wt: 1999 lbs
Gross wt: 3600 lb
Useful load: 1601 lb
Max Cruise: 190 mph
Max range: 996 sm

1998 Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga HP
Price: $378,900
Engine: Lycoming IO-540-K1G5, 300 hp @2500 rpm
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: Hartzell 2 blade, constant speed 80 in
Landing gear: Tri/Retr
Max ramp weight: 3615 lb
Gross weight: 3600 lb
Max landing weight: 3600 lb
Empty weight: 2407 lb
Useful load, std: 1208 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 596 lb
Usable fuel: 102 USG / 612 lb
Oil capacity: 12 qt
Wingspan: 36 ft. 2 in
Overall length: 27 ft. 10 in
Height: 8 ft. 6 in
Wing area: 178.3 sq. ft
Wing aspect ratio: 7.3
Wing loading: 20.2 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 12.0 lbs./hp
Wheel base: 7 ft. 11 in
Wheel track: 11 ft. 1 in
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6
Seating capacity: 5/6
Cabin doors: 2
Cabin width: 49 in
Cabin height: 42 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lb /24.3 cu.ft
Cruise speed 75% power @ 6,000 ft.: 163 kt
Cruise speed 65% power @ 9,000 ft.: 158 kt
Cruise @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 149 kts
Cruise speed 55% power @ 11,000 ft.: 154 kt
Max range (w/ res) 75% power: 740 nm
Max range (w/ res) 65% power: 800 nm
Max range (w/ res) 55% power: 860 nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 18.5 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 16.5 USgph
Fuel flow @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 96 pph
Fuel consumption 55% power: 14.5 USgph
Endurance @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 6.2 hr
Climb rate: 1010 fpm @ 91 kt
Climb gradient: 666 ft/nm
Rate of climb @ 8000 ft: 540 fpm
Service ceiling: 15,588 ft
Stalling speed clean: 65 kt
Stall speed gear/flaps down: 59 kt
Turbulent air penetration speed: 132 kt
Takeoff ground roll: 1200 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 1800 ft
Landing ground roll: 640 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1520 ft

1983 Piper PA-32-301T Saratoga SP
Engine: Lycoming TIO-540-S1AD, 300 hp
TBO: 1800 hr
Propeller: Hartzell 2 blade, constant speed 80 in
Landing gear: Tri/Retr.
Max ramp wt: 3617 lb
Max take off wt: 3600 lb
Standard empty wt: 2066 lb
Max useful load: 1551 lb
Max landing wt: 3600 lb
Wing loading: 20.2 lbs/sq.ft
Power loading: 12 lbs/hp
Fuel: 102 USG / 612 lb
Wingspan: 36 ft. 2 in
Overall length: 28 ft. 4 in
Height: 8 ft. 6 in
Wing area: 178 sq. ft
Wing aspect ratio: 7.3
Seating capacity: 6-7
Cabin width: 49 in
Cabin height: 49 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lb
Max speed: 191 kts
Cruise speed 75% power: 172 kt
Cruise @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 149 kt
Cruise @ 65% pwr @ 18,000 ft: 164 kt
Max range (w/ res) 75% power: 845 nm
Max range (w/ res) 65% power: 920 nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 16.5 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 14.0 USgph
Fuel flow @ 65% power @ 18,000ft: 103 pph
Endurance @ 65% power @ 18,000ft: 5.8 hr
Climb rate: 1120 fpm @ 92 kt
Climb gradient: 730 ft/nm
Rate of climb @ 8000 ft: 1000 fpm
Stalling speed clean: 63 kt
Stall speed gear/flaps down: 60 kt
Turbulent air penetration speed: 132 kt
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1110 ft
Landing ground roll: 732 ft

Saratoga II HP

Engine: Lycoming IO-540-K1G5
Useful load: 546 kg
Endurance: 6.3 hr
Cruise: 166 kt

2007 Piper PA32-301T Saratoga II TC
Engine: Lycoming TIO-540-AH1A, 300 hp @SL to 18,000 ft
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: Hartzell CS/3-blade
Landing gear type: Tri./Retr.
Max ramp weight: 3615 lb
Gross weight: 3600 lb
Empty weight, std: 2475 lb
Useful load, std: 1140 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 513 lb
Useable fuel, std: 102 USG
Wingspan: 36.2 ft
Overall length: 27.9 ft
Height: 8.5 ft
Wing area: 178.3 sq. ft
Wing loading: 20.2 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 12 lbs./hp
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6
Seating capacity: 6/7
Cabin doors: 2/3
Cabin width: 48.75 in
Cabin height: 42 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lb
Cruise speed (kts.):   75% power: 185
Fuel consumption 75% power: 18.5 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 16.5 USgph
Range 55% power: 950 nm
Vso: 63 kt
Best rate of climb, SL: 1120 fpm
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1110 ft
Takeoff over 50 ft obstacle: 1810 ft
Landing ground roll: 880 ft
Landing over 50 ft obstacle: 1700 ft

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