Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer. Specifications. A photo.
Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer. Specifications. A photo.

Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer. Specifications. A photo.


Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer - US small-engine plane, which is a kind of model Piper PA-20And manufactured by Piper Aircraft between 1950 1964 on year.


Photo Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer


The development of the light-engine Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer was carried out simultaneously with the PA-20 model, while the main change was the modified chassis, which provided not only a better take-off, but also landing. Some changes have also been made to the cockpit, however, it mainly touched on the optimized control panel of the aircraft. Despite the absence of any significant changes, just 14 years of production of this aircraft, 9490 aircraft descended from the conveyor of the US aircraft building corporation Piper Aircraft, which underlines the high popularity of this model among owners.


Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer photo


The basic version of Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer was completed piston engine Lycoming O-290-D power in 125 hp, while if cruising and maximum flight speed of the aircraft remained at the same level as that of the model Piper PA -20 Pacer, the controllability of the aircraft fell slightly, with the main reason for this was the nose landing gear, but in general, it did not cause problems for the pilots.

Depending on the modification of the aircraft on board the aircraft Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer could accommodate 3 to 4 people, which allows to operate the aircraft, even for commercial purposes, eg for passenger transportation on local airlines a small extent, or as feeder aircraft.


Cabin Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer


In 1952, Piper Aircraft engineers introduced the Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer, featuring a new 290 hp Lycoming O-2-D135 engine that allowed the aircraft to accelerate to high speeds.

In the fall of 1952, a modified Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer model was introduced, designed to accommodate 2 or 4 people, and equipped with a Lycoming O-320-A2A aircraft engine with a power of 150 hp.

Small-engine aircraft Piper PA-22-160 Tri-Pacer was introduced in 1952 year, and its main distinguishing feature was only 160-hp engine Lycoming O-320-B2A, providing the aircraft to accelerate to speed in 227 km \ h.

Modification of the Piper PA-22S-135 Tri-Pacer was introduced in the year 1954, in this case, the seating capacity of the aircraft dropped from 3 2 to human, thus, the plane additionally equipped with float landing gear.

Model Piper PA-22S-150 Tri-Pacer is in fact an analog version of Piper PA-22S-135 Tri-Pacer, only exception was the powerful engine (150 hp). In the production of this modification it appeared in 1954 year.

The version of the light-engine Piper PA-22S-160 Tri-Pacer aircraft was first presented to the public in 1957, while the only distinguishing feature from other S-type modifications was the increased power aircraft engine - Lycoming O-320-B2A (160 hp). ).

Among other things, in the year 1962, in mass production was launched model Piper PA-22-108 Colt, having smaller capacity engine (108 hp), but is simpler and cheaper in terms of operation and maintenance. The aircraft was positioned as a two-seater aircraft.


Specifications Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 6,25 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,92 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,54 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 503 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 404 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 907 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 216 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 227 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 805 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5030 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-320-B (depending on version);
  • Power: 160 hp (depending on version).


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