Piper PA-11 Cub Special. Specifications. A photo
Piper PA-11 Cub Special. Specifications. A photo

Piper PA-11 Cub Special. Specifications. A photo


Piper PA-11 Cub Special - single-engine light aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft Aircraft Corporation with 1947 1949 of the year.


Photo Piper PA-11 Cub Special


Small-engine aircraft, still in its early design was intended solely for private use. At its core, the aircraft Piper PA-11 Cub Special is a multi-purpose, in particular how it is able to carry two people (1 1 pilot and passenger), and transport loads up to a total weight of 213 kilograms (excluding the weight of the pilot). Introduced in 1946, the model of the aircraft was no more than a revised version of the earlier model Piper J-3 Cub, manufactured with 1938 years.


Cabin Piper PA-11 Cub Special


The power plant of the Piper PA-11 Cub Special aircraft is represented by one Continental A65-8 piston engine with a capacity of 65 hp, which in turn provided the aircraft with a maximum flight speed of 181 km / h. Despite the fact that the power plant did not have much power, the engine itself was very easy to maintain, which did not cause absolutely no complaints from the owners.

One highly significant shortcomings aircraft Piper PA-11 Cub Special was a small mass, which is why control of the aircraft, especially at high altitudes or when a strong wind was very low, but in fact, the aircraft itself was quite maneuverable.


Piper PA-11 Cub Special photo


In addition to the basic production version of the light-engine Piper PA-11 Cub Special, the aircraft was very much interested in the air force, in particular, for the Turkish Air Force, the Piper L-18B modification was developed, differing mainly by the more powerful Continental C90-8F 95 hp), as well as the reinforced fuselage and wing design, which in turn influenced the flight-technical characteristics of the aircraft as maximum and cruising speed, maximum take-off weight, etc. In a number of cases, in the Turkish Air Force these aircraft were operated for observation flights, training pilots, however, if necessary, the aircraft could be equipped with bomb weapons.

During the whole production period of short duration, with a conveyor Aircraft Corporation Piper Aircraft Corporation aircraft descended 1541, 105 of which is a military version of the Air Forces of Turkey. According to some data, today in the world about 400 operated these aircraft, some of which have undergone modernization fuselage, propulsion system and so forth.


Specifications Piper PA-11 Cub Special.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,7 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2, 03 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 340 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 213 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 553 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 162 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 181 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 567 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4880 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C90-8 (depending on version);
  • Power: 90 hp (Depending on version).


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