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Piper PA-16 Clipper. Specifications. A photo
Piper PA-16 Clipper. Specifications. A photo

Piper PA-16 Clipper. Specifications. A photo


Piper PA-16 Clipper - small-engine four-seater plane, manufactured by Piper Aircraft in 1949 year, as a multi-purpose aircraft.


photoPiper PA-16 Clipper


The development and subsequent production of aircraft Piper PA-16 Clipper was conducted on the basis of a model Piper PA-15 VagabondAs viewed in a similar fuselage of the model. Nevertheless, the aeronautical engineer from the Piper Aircraft Corporation expanded internal cabin space, allowing you to carry on board the aircraft up to 3 passengers. However, despite the increased passenger capacity of the aircraft, model Piper PA-16 Clipper has become a multi-purpose, and applied, including for transportation of goods, implementation of agricultural activities, etc. In addition, model Piper PA-16 Clipper become exploited and some air carriers to perform flights on smaller routes, therefore the model has gained a very good according to experts in popularity.


Piper PA-16 Clipper photo


The distinguishing feature of light-engine aircraft Piper PA-16 Clipper is also a powerful propulsion system provided by a four-cylinder aircraft engine Lycoming O-235 115 hp capacity, allowing the aircraft to accelerate to speed in 225 km \ h (the maximum speed of flight).

Its aerodynamic shape of the fuselage and a modified airfoil, aircraft manufacturers of the Piper Aircraft Corporation was able to reduce the drag of the aircraft, which is why about 5% lower fuel consumption compared to previous versions.

Among other things, thanks to weighted aircraft design, aircraft handling greatly improved, allowing no problem to use the aircraft even in windy conditions.


CabinPiper PA-16 Clipper


Because the maximum range of the aircraft Piper PA-16 Clipper compiled 778 kilometers, the aircraft cabin was made comfortable enough - the new seat passengers and the pilot were comfortable enough, and if necessary they could be adjusted or completely dismantled, if the plane was supposed to to operate as a vehicle for transportation of goods, the total weight in kilograms 365 (excluding the weight of the pilot).

In less than a year, and it has been so for the duration of the production period, managed to build 736 aircraft Piper PA-16 Clipper, of which, according to 2012 year in operation is about 480 aircraft, mainly privately owned. It is assumed that the main reason for such a short production cycle is the emergence of new, more modern aircraft that have more efficient flight performance.


Specifications Piper PA-16 Clipper.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 6,12 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,92 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,88 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 385 kg .;
  • Payload: 365 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 750 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 188 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 225 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 778 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3385 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-235;
  • Power: 115 hp


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