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Piper PA-11 Cub Special. Specifications. A photo
Piper PA-11 Cub Special. Specifications. A photo

Piper PA-11 Cub Special. Specifications. A photo


Piper PA-11 Cub Special - single-engine light aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft Aircraft Corporation with 1947 1949 of the year.


Photo Piper PA-11 Cub Special


Small-engine aircraft, still in its early design was intended solely for private use. At its core, the aircraft Piper PA-11 Cub Special is a multi-purpose, in particular how it is able to carry two people (1 1 pilot and passenger), and transport loads up to a total weight of 213 kilograms (excluding the weight of the pilot). Introduced in 1946, the model of the aircraft was no more than a revised version of the earlier model Piper J-3 Cub, manufactured with 1938 years.


CabinPiper PA-11 Cub Special


The power plant of the aircraft Piper PA-11 Cub Special represented by a single piston engine Continental A65-8 65 hp capacity, which in turn provided the aircraft maximum airspeed in 181 km \ h. Despite the fact that the power plant does not have much power, the engine itself was very easy to maintain, which does not cause absolutely no complaints from owners.

One highly significant shortcomings aircraft Piper PA-11 Cub Special was a small mass, which is why control of the aircraft, especially at high altitudes or when a strong wind was very low, but in fact, the aircraft itself was quite maneuverable.


Piper PA-11 Cub Special photo


In addition to basic production version of small-engine aircraft Piper PA-11 Cub Special, the aircraft is very much interested in, and the air force, so, especially for the Turkish Air Force has developed a modification Piper L-18B, differ mainly in a more powerful engine Continental C90-8F ( 95 hp), as well as a reinforced fuselage and wing structure, which in turn influenced such flight performance of the aircraft and the maximum cruising speed, maximum take-off weight, etc. In some cases, the Turkish Air Force in these aircraft were operated to perform flights, pilot training, however, if required, the aircraft could be equipped with weapons Bombings.

During the whole production period of short duration, with a conveyor Aircraft Corporation Piper Aircraft Corporation aircraft descended 1541, 105 of which is a military version of the Air Forces of Turkey. According to some data, today in the world about 400 operated these aircraft, some of which have undergone modernization fuselage, propulsion system and so forth.


Specifications Piper PA-11 Cub Special.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,7 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2, 03 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 340 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 213 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 553 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 162 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 181 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 567 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4880 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C90-8 (depending on version);
  • Power: 90 hp (Depending on version).


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