Piper PA-42 Cheyenne. Specifications. A photo
Piper PA-42 Cheyenne - American turboprop aircraft, designed by Piper Aircraft Aircraft Corporation on the basis of the model Piper PA-31And marketed in the period from 1979 1993 on year.
A photoPiper PA-42 Cheyenne
His first flight of the prototype of the future aircraft Piper PA-42 Cheyenne committed in 1969 year, however, at the initial stage the aircraft is no different from the model Piper PA-31 - exception was only the use of turboprop engines, and soon on the opinions aircraft manufacturers could not bring air great success the ship. Initially, the project was abandoned, however, with the advent of the year 1978 turbocharged model Piper PA-31T, Work on the creation of an aircraft equipped with a turboprop resumed, as a result, model Piper PA-42 Cheyenne was presented to the public in the year 1979, and then almost immediately launched into mass production.
Piper PA-42 Cheyenne photo
As the power plant, in the basic version of the model Piper PA-42 Cheyenne used two turboprop engines Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41, capable of developing power (total) in 1440 hp, which was enough to ensure that the aircraft could be operated and for passenger transportation purposes, and as a transport aircraft (mainly transport small in size cargo). Later, the current model became known as Piper PA-42-720 Cheyenne - that characterized the engine is used, and given the fact that in essence Cheyenne model already existed for an airplane stuck as the name of the Piper PA-42 Cheyenne III.
Piper PA-42 Cheyenne
Depending on the modification of the aircraft interior equipment, as well as the target of exploitation, on board the Piper PA-42 Cheyenne III can accommodate up to 9 passengers, thus, small size of the aircraft subsequently led to the fact that the plane began to operate as a business -dzheta.
In 1988 year, the basic version of the aircraft has been modified - the main difference is the new, more reliable in their performance as a power plant Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-61, as well as several renovated interior. Since the aircraft was manufactured on a par with the basic version, it was decided to name modification Piper PA-42-720R Cheyenne III.
CabinPiper PA-42 Cheyenne
Later, Piper Aircraft engineers have installed a plane two powerful turboprop engine, capable of developing up to 1650 hp, although the name model Piper PA-42-1000 Cheyenne IV assumed that the capacity of the power plant will be 2000 hp The current model is essentially the largest ever issued from corporation Piper Aircraft, however, despite the prospect of possible, the release of this version was discontinued after the establishment of 45 aircraft.
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Initially, aircraft Piper PA-42 Cheyenne actively popular with private owners, however, it is impractical and expensive maintenance of these aircrafts have gradually replaced the planes of this sphere of operation - most of them are used today as a means of business aviation and the airlines to implement charter flights and passenger traffic on domestic airlines.
Specifications Piper PA-42 Cheyenne.
- Crew: 1-2 person;
- Passenger: 9 people (depending on the modification and completion);
- aircraft Length: 13,23 m (depending on version).
- Wingspan: 14,53 m (depending on version).
- Plane Height: 4,5 m (depending on version).
- Weight of empty aircraft: 3101 kg. (Depending on version);
- Payload: 1979 kg. (Depending on version);
- Maximum takeoff weight: 5080 kg. (Depending on version);
- Cruising speed: 325 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight speed: 362 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight distance: 4207 km. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight height: 10925 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41 (depending on version);
- Power: 2 × 720 hp (Depending on version).
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