Piper PA-20 Pacer. Specifications. Photography
Piper PA-20 Pacer. Specifications. Photography

Piper PA-20 Pacer. Specifications. Photography

Piper PA-20 Pacer is an easy-motor aircraft, manufactured by the American Aircraft Corporation Piper Aircraft since 1950 1954 year and ending year.

Photo Piper PA-20 Pacer

Designing aircraft Piper PA-20 Pacer was conducted on the basis of a model Piper PA-17 VagabondPresented a few years earlier, however, given the post-war period, the aircraft has been carefully thought out, and could be operated as private owners and carriers for flights on local airlines.

Small-engine aircraft Piper PA-20 Pacer is quite simple in its management, without requiring the pilot if there are any special skills, which in turn has made this model is quite popular - of 4 years of production aircraft were built 1120.

Piper PA-20 Pacer photo

The power plant of the aircraft Piper PA-20 Pacer is represented by a single four-piston Lycoming O-290-D four-cylinder engine in hp 125. (basic production version of the aircraft). A sufficiently good power plant made it possible not only to take a weight of up to 450 kilograms aboard the aircraft, but also to fly at speeds up to 220 km / h, which perfectly combined with the maximum flight range of this aircraft in 780 km .

Depending on the purpose and operational needs, on board the aircraft could accommodate up to 3 passengers, in the first years of use of the aircraft allowed to use it on the routes of local importance, as well as funds for feeder services.

Cabin Piper PA-20 Pacer

In addition to basic production version of the aircraft, aircraft manufacturers from Piper Aircraft also introduced several modified versions of the aircraft.

Introduced in 1950, the model Piper PA-20S Pacer received a float landing gear, and in addition, in contrast to the basic version, on board the aircraft could only accommodate 3 people - a pilot and two passengers.

Aircraft Piper PA-20 115 Pacer is a four-seater modification of the aircraft, equipped with a less powerful (115 hp), but more reliable, as well as simple in terms of maintenance, a piston engine Lycoming O-235-C1.

The Piper PA-20S 115 Pacer was a redesigned version of the Piper PA-20S Pacer, equipped with the new Lycoming O-235-C1 engine. Passenger capacity of the aircraft was 2 person.

In the middle of the 1952 of the year, the Piper PA-20 135 Pacer, which is a quadruple version equipped with the 290 X. Lyx O-2-D135 Lycoming engine, came off the Piper Aircraft Corporation conveyor.

The final version of this model range was the modification of the Piper PA-20S 135 Pacer, which is a three-seater aircraft based on the Piper PA-20S Pacer version, with the Lycoming O-290-D2 (135 hp) engine installed on it.

Most of the aircraft produced model Piper PA-20 Pacer continues to be used at the present time, however, exclusively by private owners.

Specifications Piper PA-20 Pacer.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 6,3 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,9 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,6 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 470 kg .;
  • Payload: 450 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 920 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 202 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 220 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 780 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-235-C1 (Depending on version);
  • Power: 115 hp(Depending on version).

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