Piper PA-34 Seneca. Specification. Photography
Piper PA-34 Seneca. Specification. Photography

Piper PA-34 Seneca. Specification. Photography

Piper PA-34 Seneca is a twin-engine light aircraft American, Piper Aircraft Corporation developed in the early 70-ies, and focused on the private use and to operate in the sector of business aviation.

Photo Piper PA-34 Seneca

The prototype for the subsequent development of light aircraft Piper PA-34 Seneca, served as a model Piper PA-32But the design of the aircraft was thoroughly revised (both externally and technically), and with the start of production almost did not look like her.

Initially, before launching into mass production, Piper Aircraft engineers created several prototypes, while the aircraft had three piston engines, which allowed it to accelerate to high speeds, and the engines themselves were simple in terms of maintenance, so that the operation of this model was not expensive for future owners. However, for a number of technical reasons, the final version of the aircraft became two-engine, but safer to use - the aircraft’s fuselage received more streamlined shapes, and was also enhanced by additional racks.

Piper PA-34 Seneca photos

On board the Piper PA-34, the Seneca can accommodate up to 6 passengers (depending on the configuration and modification of the aircraft). Initially it was supposed to target this aircraft for commercial use, however, the dynamically developing aircraft market did not accept this model, which in other ways did not prevent the aircraft from enjoying great popularity in the business of air travel and private ownership.

Cabin Piper PA-34 Seneca

Model Piper PA-34-200 Seneca I was officially certified in May 1971 years, thus, the aircraft received two powerful (200 hp each) motor Lycoming IO-360, the screws that rotate in opposite directions. Initially, the maximum takeoff weight of this model is 1810 kg, but later, after amplification of the fuselage, the rate set at the level 1910 kg. With years of 1971 2014 934 year it was built aircraft of this version.

In 1974, the public was a model Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II, differs from the basic version, not only piston-cylinder turbocharged engine, and a number of other flight performance including maximum speed of flight, increase the maximum vzlёtnym weight, new ailerons and. etc.

Salon Piper PA-34 Seneca

From 1975 of the year, under a special license, Piper PA-34-200T aircraft were launched in Brazil - the new modification was called Embraer EMB-810 Seneca, however, the aircraft did not acquire any significant changes.

Modification of the Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III was introduced in the year 1980, in doing so, aircraft manufacturers have come to a consensus to abandon the use of engines Lycoming and move on plane engines Continental TSIO-360-KB capacity 220 hp (with optional turbo). Aircraft could accelerate to higher speeds and carry more payload.

In 1994 year was a model Piper PA-34-220T Seneca IV, received only some very minor technical improvements, slightly increased airspeed and increased maximum takeoff weight.

Version Piper PA-34-220T Seneca V was introduced in 1996 year, with the exception of using the new engine Continental TSIO-360-RB, new avionics systems and updated interior, any changes to the aircraft did not undergo.

In addition to the civil sphere, small-engine aircraft Piper PA-24 Seneca actively used, and air forces, the advantage for the transport of persons, as well as for sightseeing flights.

Specifications Piper PA-34 Seneca.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 6 people (depending on configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 8,72 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,86 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,02 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1457 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 698 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2155 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 348 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 378 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1611 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 7620 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Continental TSIO-360RB (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 220 hp (Depending on version).

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