Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six \ Saratoga. A photo. Specifications.
Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six \ Saratoga. A photo. Specifications.

Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six \ Saratoga. A photo. Specifications.


Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six \ Saratoga is a series of light-single-engine aircraft, developed in the period from 1965 2007 year for corporation Piper Aircraft.


Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six


Development of the aircraft Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six began in the early 60-ies, at the same time before the American aircraft manufacturers had a task to create a powerful and multi-purpose aircraft, general purpose vessel. The basis for the subsequent design of the model was taken Piper PA-28, And, very responsibly approached the engineers to create modifications in connection with which a series of light-engine aircraft produced over 42 years, enjoyed great popularity.

The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six made its first flight in 1963, however, the design initially did not meet most of the requirements, and therefore it was decided to optimize the aircraft, and starting from 1965, the aircraft entered mass production.


Photo Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six \ Saratoga


Aboard the Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six can be accommodated depending on the configuration and modification of the aircraft up to 7 people (one pilot and six passengers), thus, the aircraft cabin has been executed well enough, allowing for comfortable transportation of passengers over distances of up to 1,5 thousand kilometers .

Initially, it was planned to equip the aircraft with a power plant of 250 hp, but later, it was decided to use a better and more advanced piston engine Lycoming O-540 with a capacity of 260 hp. (basic version).

Rapidity of movement in the air, the plane was no different - its cruising speed is 272 kilometers per hour, and the maximum (depending on version) can be 280 km \ h.


Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six \ Saratoga Photo


In 1969 year, based on the basic version of the aircraft, modification Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six B, differs from the original by the presence of a more spacious cabin has been created. Actual changes in the flight-technical parameters of the plane has not undergone.

Model Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six C was put into mass production in the year 1970, in this case, the main difference was a few minor changes to the aircraft cabin, makes it easier to cope with the aircraft.

Modification of the Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six D had improved passenger cabin (new adjustable chairs have been installed).

In 1972 year, it was a version of Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six E has received an improved passenger cabin, the new dashboard and avionics means. For some reason, after the year 1972, the model has ceased to be used.

The Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six light aircraft has been put into production since 1968, and the current modification has received a powerful (300 hp) Lycoming IO-540-K1A5 aircraft engine, which allows it to accelerate to higher speeds. Later, the current version became known as the Piper Six 300.


Cabin Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six \ Saratoga


In 1969, the Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six B was introduced, in which the aircraft engine had to be replaced with an equivalent power, but simpler in terms of maintenance and operation. In addition, the cockpit has undergone a number of changes, where the old control panel has been replaced with a new one.

Modifications Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six C and Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six D, and appeared in the 1970 1971, respectively, any significant technical changes have not undergone - the exception was only an improved interior.

Suffice it to become a failed version of the modification of the Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six E, which for technical reasons has been taken out of service less than a year after the launch of series production.

Version Piper PA-32-300LD is an experimental model that was created in order to save fuel with air travel, however, due to technical imperfections, the modification has not been started.

Piper Pa-32S-300 Seaplane Version - modification equipped float chassis and engine capacity in 300 hp Due to the low demand, the release of the model has been rather limited.

Model Piper PA-32-301 Saratoga was presented in 1980 year. The actual differences from the Cherokee Six series in this model was not, at the same time, all flight performance remained unchanged.

Modification of the Piper PA-32-301T Turbo Saratoga received power unit with turbocharger and a modified front part of the fuselage, more optimized for aerodynamic shape.

Piper PA-32-3M - a prototype equipped with a three-piston engines with a capacity of 115 hp each.

Embraer 720 Minuano - Saratoga analogue model series produced in Brazil under license.


Specifications Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six \ Saratoga.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 6 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 8,4 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 10 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,4 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 811 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 738 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1549 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 272 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 280 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1361 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4950 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-540-K1A5 (depending on version);
  • Power: 300 hp (Depending on version).


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