Piper Aerostar. Specifications. A photo
Piper Aerostar is an American twin-engine light aircraft manufactured aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation with 1967 1984 of the year.
A photoPiper Aerostar
The first development aircraft Piper Aerostar began in mid-60-ies, while originally aircraft manufacturers tried to create promising easy aircraft on the basis of the existing models, but eventually it was decided to abandon this by developing a unique fuselage.
His first flight of the aircraft Piper Aerostar performed in 1967, after which, a few months later went into mass production than many interested customers.
Power plant Piper Aerostar is represented by two reciprocating screw motors, Lycoming IO-540-K, the ability to develop power 290 hp each, as well as to give the aircraft cruising speed of 390 km \ h.
Piper Aerostar photo
Depending on the modification, as well as the intended use of the aircraft and cabin equipment, on board an aircraft can accommodate up to 6 people (1 5 pilot and passenger). Initially the aircraft actively exploited by many airlines in the world to work on local routes in routing and neprotyazhёnnyh, and in addition, given the fact that the load capacity is about Piper Aerostar 925 kg, the plane was used as a transport aircraft.
In addition to the base production model Piper Aerostar 600, have been developed and other modifications, which eventually surpassed it in popularity.
Piper Aerostar 600A version was introduced two years after the start of mass production of the aircraft. Changes shown in this modification, relate primarily trim, in particular, in this version were installed more comfortable passenger seats.
Model Piper Aerostar 600E is a version intended for sale in Europe. Changes made in this version, mostly in the adaptation to European standards of aviation, but in general, the model is completely repeated modification 600A.
Modification Piper Aerostar 601, later referred to only as Piper PA-61, it is a version with the attached more powerful engines. This model is the fastest among all light aircraft equipped with piston engines with turbocharging.
Version Piper Aerostar 601B, a few years later renamed the model PA-61, virtually repeated the version of 601, however, aeronautical engineer increased the wingspan of the aircraft, thereby increasing control plane, but slightly lowered its maneuverability.
Model with pressurized cabin was developed based on the version 601B, while later, she became known as Piper PA-61P. Any actual changes, except for the increase in the maximum altitude, the current version has not undergone.
Aircraft Piper Aerostar 602P Sequoia, which is essentially a modernized version of the Piper PA-61P, received better aircraft engines Lycoming TIO-540-AA1A5, having a total capacity of 580 hp, more adapted to operate at high altitudes and to overcome the long distances .
Model Piper Aerostar 620, received powerful engines Lycoming TIO-540 (310 hp each), however, the model has not been accepted by the market, since that issue was completed after the first plane came down the assembly line.
Aircraft Piper Aerostar 700 Superstar, is the prototype of the fuselage increased length, which allowed to increase the maximum passenger capacity of the aircraft to 7 people. Among other things, the model was equipped with new engines Lycoming IO-540M, capacity 310 hp each.
Model Piper Aerostar 700P is a version of the model 602P defined contra engines Lycoming TIO-540-U2A. Later model was sold under the name Piper PA-60.
Model Piper Aerostar 702P been redesigned based version 700P, but version was improved aerodynamic shape, and increased maximum takeoff weight.
Version airplane Piper Aerostar 800 has been developed on the basis of modifications 601P, however, the fuselage of the aircraft was further increased, then allowed to increase the maximum passenger capacity of the aircraft. The aircraft was equipped with two engines Lycoming capacity 400 hp each.
Modification Piper Aerostar 850 Speedstar has undergone dramatic changes since the piston instead of two turbocharged engines, began to use only one, installed in the nose of the aircraft.
Today the production of aircraft Piper Aerostar stopped, but these aircraft are in active operation.
Specifications Piper Aerostar.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 5 people;
- aircraft Length: 10,61 m (depending on version).
- Wingspan: 11,18 m .;
- Plane Height: 3,68 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 1939 kg. (Depending on version);
- Payload: 925 kg. (Depending on version);
- Maximum takeoff weight: 2864 kg. (Depending on version);
- Cruising speed: 390 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight speed: 492 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight distance: 1648 km. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight height: 7620 m (depending on version).
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: 2 × Avco Lycoming TIO-540-U2A (depending on version);
- Power: 2 × 350 hp (Depending on version).
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