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 Piper PA-20 Pacer aircraft is represented by one Lycoming O-290-D four-cylinder piston engine with a capacity of 125 hp. (basic production version of the aircraft) A sufficiently good power plant allowed not only to take on board the aircraft a load weighing up to 450 kilograms, but also to fly at speeds of up to 220 km / h, which was perfectly combined with the maximum flight range of this aircraft of 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.

The Piper PA-20 115 Pacer aircraft is a four-seat modification of the aircraft, equipped with a less powerful (115 hp), but more reliable and easy-to-maintain Lycoming O-235-C1 piston engine.

The Piper PA-20S 115 Pacer was a redesigned version of the Piper PA-20S Pacer, powered by the new Lycoming O-235-C1 engine. The aircraft's passenger capacity was 2 people.

In mid-1952, the Piper PA-20 135 Pacer rolled off the assembly line of the Piper Aircraft Corporation, which was a four-seater version equipped with a Lycoming O-290-D2 engine with a power of 135 hp.

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

Most of the produced aircraft of the Piper PA-20 Pacer model continue to be operated 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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