Piper PA-31T Cheyenne. Specifications. A photo
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne. Specifications. A photo

Piper PA-31T Cheyenne. Specifications. A photo

Piper PA-31T Cheyenne - light twin-engine turboprop aircraft manufactured by the American aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation with 1974 1985 of the year.

Photo Piper PA-31T Cheyenne

Production aircraft Piper Cheyenne was based on the version Piper PA-31PHowever, the aircraft received a new turboprop powerplant, which consists of two Pratt & Whitney PT-6-28 engines, each of which was able to develop power in 620 hp. (basic production version), and to provide the aircraft with acceleration to speed in 525 km / h (maximum flight speed), which is perfectly suited for covering distances in 2700 kilometers.

Piper PA-31T Cheyenne photos

Piper Cheyenne made its first flight in the 1969 year, however, due to the need to refine the model, this version entered serial production only in the 1974 year. Thanks to the modernization carried out by the aircraft manufacturers, the aircraft could not only provide passenger transport by taking on board 8 people (crew member 2 and 6 passengers), but also transport cargo, aided by not only the interior of the aircraft, but also the maximum payload constituting more than 2,2 tons.

Later, in the year 1976, aircraft manufacturers of the Piper Aircraft Corporation presented a model Piper PA-31T-1 Cheyenne, also referred to only as Piper Cheyenne I. The aircraft had two less powerful (500 hp each) aircraft engines Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A -II, but at the same time, the version itself was very cheap and simple in terms of maintenance.

VIP lounge Piper PA-31T Cheyenne

The Piper Cheyenne II model was slightly modified, in particular, due to the refinement of the wing profile, and installation compared to the first version of the two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28 turboprop engines, the total power of the 1240 hp, this aircraft could accelerate to more high speeds, and the installed more capacious fuel tanks allowed the aircraft to carry out air travel for distances up to 3000 km.

In 1982 year, the American aircraft manufacturers have presented a model Piper PA-31T-2 Cheyenne IIXL, the main distinguishing feature is the elongated fuselage, allows you to post on the board to 8 passengers, as well as a new power plant, represented by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135, having a total capacity of 1500 hp However, the model has become extremely expensive, and therefore, the number of sold planes was sufficiently small, which is why, after a few years, the production of this model has been finally completed.

Specifications Piper Cheyenne.

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 6 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 10,58 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 13 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,89 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2209 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 1873 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4082 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 393 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 525 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 2739 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 8840 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney PT-6-28 (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 620 hp (Depending on version).

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