Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche. Technical data. A photo
Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche. Technical data. A photo

Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche. Technical data. A photo


Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche - American twin-engine light aircraft, produced on the basis of the model Piper Pa-24 Comanche with 1962 years.


Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche


The main purpose of designing twin-engine Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche was the need to create a powerful general-purpose small-engine aircraft, which could be exploited and private owners, and private companies. The actual design of the aircraft has not changed, except for some parameters such as the length of the fuselage, wing span, etc.

Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche is a six-seater aircraft that can carry out flights over distances up to 1931 kilometers (depending on version), which in turn allows the use of the aircraft, even for regular flights.


Photo Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche


The power plant of small-engine aircraft Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche is a two piston engine Lycoming IO-320-B1A capacity of 160 hp each (basic production version) that allows the aircraft to accelerate to speed in 330 km \ h (maximum airspeed), and to carry out two longest flights, including the maximum load of the aircraft.

Good handling and high maneuverability of the aircraft pilots assessed, and, of 2142 built aircraft, is currently ongoing operation 1948 aircraft, some of which are in private possession and in the possession of the air carriers.


Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche photo


In addition to basic production version, aircraft manufacturers of the Piper Aircraft Corporation also submitted several other series and modifications of this aircraft, differing not only in appearance from the original design, but the flight performance.

Model Piper PA-30B Twin Comanche unlike the basic version can be equipped with a five-seated or six-seater aircraft. Flight performance of the aircraft have not changed, however, in the design of a new additional element - an additional window on each side of the fuselage, which increased viewing angle.


Cabin Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche


Modification of the Piper PA-30B Turbo Twin Comanche was equipped with turbo engines Lycoming IO-320-C1A, at the same time, the actual capacity of the power plant has not changed, set in 320 hp

Version Piper PA-30C Turbo Twin Comanche was an upgraded version of the model PA-30B - the plane had a turbocharged powerplant, and in addition to all, the cabin was better adapted to the pilot (to change the central panel, installed new avionics, and the like) .

Small-engine aircraft Piper PA-30-200 Twin Comanche B is an experimental version with piston engines installed capacity of 200 hp each. In fact, only one aircraft was built.

Piper PA-39 Twin Comanche C / R and Piper PA-39 Turbo Twin Comanche C / R are inherently improved version of the model Piper PA-30B and Piper PA-30B Turbo, with the difference that they are installed motors counterrotating , which provided the aircraft more efficient stabilization during the flight.


Specifications Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 7,67 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,21 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,51 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1030 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 660 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1690 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 297 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 330 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1931 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 6095 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Avco Lycoming IO-320-B1A (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 160 hp (Depending on modification).


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