Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser. Specification. A photo
Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser. Specification. A photo

Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser. Specification. A photo


Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser is a small-engine single-engine 4-seater aircraft, manufactured by Piper Aircraft between 1947 1949 of the year.


Photo Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser


Development of small-engine aircraft Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser was conducted on the basis of a model PA-12However, aircraft manufacturers have made a number of additions to the plane, which led to the creation of a new model, characterized as a lёtnymi and specifications.

In contrast to the model Piper PA-12, easy-motor aircraft Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser allowed to take on board up to four people (1 pilot and three passengers), or else, if required, the aircraft could also be used for transporting cargo with a total weight of up to 376 kilograms (excluding the mass of the pilot).


Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser photos


The Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser aircraft had good controllability and maneuverability, which was facilitated by the improved aerodynamic shape of the aircraft. In addition, unlike previous models, this aircraft had an improved wing profile, and a good 4-cylinder Lycoming O-235-C1 piston engine with 115 hp, which in turn allowed it to fly at speeds up to 198 km \ h. (maximum flight speed).

Small-engine aircraft Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser very confident behaves even in conditions close to critical, which allows to operate the aircraft not only in tropical regions of the planet, but also in places with low temperature, in particular the Arctic Circle in Alaska etc.


Cabin Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser


Although it is acceptable flight performance of the aircraft Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser, due popularity this model is not used - two years of production, continued to 1947 on 1949 year, was built 238 aircraft, of which to date operated only slightly more than hundreds. Experts believe that the main drawback of the aircraft Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser is a small distance of the flight, is only about 670 kilometers, which is not always enough, even for private use of aircraft.

It was supposed to create a model based on the Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser military modification, including by equipping aircraft weapons (firearms), but after the first carried out the tests, it was decided to abandon such activities as from the Air Force orders as such, including on test specimens were absent, because of the presence of more effective models that satisfy most requirements.


Specifications Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,06 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,82 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,96 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 463 kg .;
  • Payload: 376 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 839 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 178 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 198 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 674 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-235-C1;
  • Power: 115 hp


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