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PIPER PA-28

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a family of two-seat or four-seat light aircraft built by Piper Aircraft and designed for flight training, air taxi and personal use. The PA-28 family of aircraft comprises all-metal, unpressurized, single-engined, piston-powered airplanes with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. They have a single door on the right side, which is entered by stepping on the wing. Piper has created variations within the Cherokee family by installing engines ranging from 140 to 300 hp (105–220 kW), offering turbocharging, retractable landing gear, constant-speed propeller and stretching the fuselage to accommodate six people.

General characteristics
  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: three passengers
  • Length: 23.3 feet (7.16 m)
  • Wingspan: 30.0 feet (9.2 m)
  • Height: 7.3 feet (2.25 m)
  • Wing area: 160 sq ft (15.14 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 652-415
  • Empty weight: 1201 lb (544 kg)
  • Useful load: 949 lb (430 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 2150 lb (975 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 2150 lb (975 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320-E2A air-cooled four-cylinder horizontally opposed piston engine, 150 hp (113 kW)
  • Propellers: Sensenich M74DM propeller propeller, 1 per engine
  • Propeller diameter: 74 inches (1.9 m)
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 123 knots (142 mph, 230 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 108 knots (124 mph, 200 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 47 knots (54 mph, 87 km/h)
  • Range: 465 NM (535 mi, 867 km)
  • Service ceiling: 14,300 feet (4400 m)
  • Rate of climb: 660 ft/min (3.4 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 13.4 lb/sq ft (64.4 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 14.3 lb/hp (0.116 kW/kg)