Piper PA-15 Vagabond. Specifications. A photo
Piper PA-15 Vagabond. Specifications. A photo

Piper PA-15 Vagabond. Specifications. A photo


Piper PA-15 Vagabond - American Double light multipurpose aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft.


Photo Piper PA-15 Vagabond


Development of small-engine aircraft Piper PA-15 Vagabond began in 1947 year on the basis of other, no less popular model - Piper J-3 Cub. The old model was in need of some modern improvements, in connection with which it was decided not only to make the plane very effective for private use, but also to equip it with modern aircraft engine, and provide multi-purpose applicability, what had a very urgent need.

At its core, the aircraft Piper PA-15 Vagabond quite like other models manufactured by Piper Aircraft Corporation during the same time period (Piper PA-11, Piper PA-12, Piper PA-14 etc.), however, the aircraft has its own personal characteristics.


Piper PA-15 Vagabond photo


The power plant of the light-engine Piper PA-15 Vagabond aircraft is represented by one four-cylinder air-cooled piston type aircraft engine Lycoming O-145, with a power of 65 hp, however, despite the low power, the aircraft was able to accelerate to a speed of 163 km / h (maximum flight speed), and was not demanding on maintenance.

Operation of aircraft Piper PA-15 Vagabond was conducted mainly by private owners. These aircraft were used for overflights over short distances (up to 405 km.), For the transportation of small loads, as well as for the treatment of agricultural land. Quite often, model Piper PA-15 Vagabond used for pilot training - a small plane had a speed that allows details to work out any activities of future pilot, however, due to lack of paired control, the aircraft was not as effective for use in such applications.


Piper PA-15 Vagabond in the museum


Due to the simplicity of the design of the aircraft Piper PA-15 Vagabond, owners almost no longer require specific knowledge in the field of technical repair and maintenance of aircraft.

Small-engine aircraft Piper PA-15 Vagabond had good handling and maneuverability, however, the owners of these aircraft pointed out that the only drawback in the operation of the aircraft was rapidly deteriorating conditions in the windy weather control. However, despite this fact, to date, conducted Operation mostly produced aircraft - as of early 2010 years in the United States and Canada were officially registered 237 airplanes of this model, at the same time, these aircraft are also in Europe.

The main purpose of the production of aircraft Piper PA-15 Vagabond was the need to replace the model Piper J-3 more modern, with the production of aircraft of this type was quite limited, and was conducted just over 1,5 years.


Specifications Piper PA-15 Vagabond.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 5,69 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,92 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,92 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 281 kg .;
  • Payload: 217 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 498 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 146 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 163 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 405 km .;
  • Maximum height of flight: 3077 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-145;
  • Power: 65 hp


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