Piper pa28


The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a family of light aircraft built by Piper Aircraft and designed for flight training, air taxi, and personal use. The PA-28 family of aircraft are all-metal, unpressurized, single-engine, piston-powered airplanes with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. They have a single door on the copilot side, which is entered by stepping on the wing.

The airplane started out to be a simple little replacement for the Tri-Pacer, and the eye was on low cost

The new airplane, designated the PA-28 or the twenty-eighth Piper model, would be all metal, with a low wing to enhance ground handling characteristics. The gear on a low wing airplane can be placed farther apart than on a high-wing design, and handling in a crosswind was deemed better in low-wing airplanes, thanks to the wide-spread gear and low center of gravity.

A four-seater, be powered by a four-cylinder, 150-horsepower Lycoming and would have tricycle gear with a 10-foot tread. It would be fairly small, with a wingspan of about 30 feet.

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Aircraft Details

Length: 23’6” | 7.16m
Wingspan: 30’0” | 9.14m
Tail Height: 7’3” | 2.22m
Tail Span: 10’0” | 3.05m
Cabin Width: 3’3.6” | 1.006m
Landing Gear: 12’ | 3.6576m
Engine: Single
Seats: 4

Aircraft Weight

Basic Empty Weight: 1237 lbs
Maximum takeoff weight: 2150 lbs

Aircraft Engine Specifications

Engine – Lycoming 0-320-H2AD 150 HP air cooled four cylinders
Oil Capacity – 8 qts
Total Fuel Capacity – 136 Litres
Fuel Consumption – 31 Litres / Hour
Propeller Diameter: 74 Inches | 1.9m


Ground Roll: 800 ft
Over 50 ft Obstacle: 1700 ft


Ground Roll: 535 ft
Over 50 ft Obstacle: 1080 ft
Rate of Climb: 660fpm
Ceiling: 14300 ft


Cruise TAS – 108 Kt
Stall Speed Vso – 48 kt
Best Angle of Climb – 64 Kt
Best Rate of Climb – 74 Kt
Cruise Climb – 90 Kt
Approach Speed – 65 Kt
Max. Crosswind – 15 Kt
Glide Speed – 74 Kt
VFE – 99 Kt
VNE – 148 Kt

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