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.


A photoPiper 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 represented by one reciprocating four-cylinder Lycoming O-290-D power in 125 hp (basic production version of the airplane) Suffice good powerplant allows not only to take on board the aircraft cargo weighing up to 450 kilos, but also to carry out flights at speeds up to 220 km \ h, which is perfectly combined with a maximum flight range of the 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.


CabinPiper 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-bed modification of aircraft, equipped with a less powerful (115 hp), but more reliable, and easy-to-service plan piston engine Lycoming O-235-C1.

Model Piper PA-20S 115 Pacer is a revised version of the Piper PA-20S Pacer, equipped with a new engine Lycoming O-235-C1. Passenger plane was 2 person.

In the middle of the year 1952, the conveyor Piper Aircraft Corporation Model went Piper PA-20 135 Pacer, representing a four-seater version, equipped with an engine Lycoming O-290-D2 capacity 135 hp

The final version of this model series became modification Piper PA-20S 135 Pacer, which is a three-plane, based on the base versions of Piper PA-20S Pacer, mounted with a motor Lycoming O-290-D2 (135 hp).

Most produced aircraft model Piper PA-20 Pacer continues to operate in the present, however, only 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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