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Piper PA-17 Vagabond. Specifications. A photo
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Piper PA-17 Vagabond. Specifications. A photo

Piper PA-17 Vagabond. Specifications. A photo

 

Piper PA-17 Vagabond \ Vagabond Trainer - US small-engine single-engine aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft to 1949 years.

 

A photoPiper PA-17 Vagabond

 

Development of the aircraft Piper PA-17 Vagabond conducted on the basis of which appeared in the year 1948 model Piper PA-15While American aeronautical engineer finalized several aircraft, improved flight performance of the aircraft, and providing greater optionality in its operation.

The main difference between small-engine aircraft Piper PA-17 Vagabond \ Vagabond Trainer on the model Piper PA-15, has improved aerodynamic form, mainly were smoothed angularity design, allowing to 7% was reduced drag and maximum speed of the aircraft was 172 km \ h and in addition, the aircraft became more maneuverable. In addition, in contrast to the model Piper PA-15, the plane was paired control, making this model even up to 70-ies was used as a training aircraft.

 

Museum exhibit Piper PA-17 Vagabond

 

In general, the overall shape of the Piper PA-17 Vagabond aircraft did not change at all compared to the version presented by Piper Aircraft engineers a year earlier. Considering the fact that the former model was very light, the engineers somewhat strengthened the fuselage of the aircraft, and weighted it by 30 kilogram, although in fact this did not affect the handling, but made the aircraft more reliable in terms of structural features of the design. In addition, American aircraft builders also had to rework the aircraft chassis system, making it more reliable even at high speeds.

 

Aircraft Piper PA-17 Vagabond

 

Power plant Piper PA-17 Vagabond presented four-cylinder piston aircraft engine Continental A-65-8, having a capacity of 65 hp This engine was sufficiently reliable, and usually did not require complicated maintenance, which is why the owners of the aircraft even without adequate availability of certain knowledge alone could produce a service or repair the power plant.

On board the small-engine aircraft Piper PA-17 Vagabond can only accommodate one passenger, however, in its essence, it did not bother the owners, besides taking into account the official data, at the beginning of 2010 years, in Canada and the United States were in operation 137 from 214 built aircraft, with about 30 units Piper PA-17 Vagabond is located in Europe.

Production aircraft Piper PA-17 Vagabond conducted just over 14 months, after which, the current model has been replaced by a more modern light-engine aircraft having more efficient flight performance.

 

Specifications Piper PA-17 Vagabond.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 5,74 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,9 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,97 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 311 kg .;
  • Payload: 189 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 500 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 151 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 172 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 405 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3080 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental A-65-8;
  • Power: 65 hp

 

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