January 13, 2009

Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave

Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave is a 1970s American single-engined, low-wing, propeller driven agricultural aircraft built by Piper Aircraft.

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Design and development

The PA-36 was first announced in 1972 as a new version of the PA-25 Pawnee with a more powerful 285 hp Continental Tiara 6-285 flat six engine. The aircraft had a new wing, improved ventilation and heating system, and a larger standard hopper of 30 ft³ (0.85m³). An optional 38 ft³ (1.08 m³) hopper was also available. The type entered service in 1973.

In 1977 a new version the PA-36 Pawnee Brave 300 became available with a 300 hp (224 kW) Avco Lycoming IO-540-K1G5 engine. The original aircraft was redesignated the PA-36 Pawnee Brave 285. In 1978 the Pawnee Brave 300 became the standard model and another more powerful model was introduced, the PA-36 Pawnee Brave 375 with a 375 hp (280 kW) Avco Lycoming IO-720-D1CD flat-eight engine. In 1981 Piper sold the rights in the design to WTA Incorporated, who marketed two versions from 1984 as the New Brave 375 and New Brave 400.

Variants

PA-36-285 Pawnee Brave
Production version, 938 built.
PA-36-300 Pawnee Brave 300
Pawnee Brave with a 300 hp Avco Lycoming IO-540-K1G5 engine.
PA-36-375 Pawnee Brave 375
Pawnee Brave with a 375 hp Avco Lycoming IO-720-D1CD engine.

Specifications (Pawnee Brave 300)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 27 ft 4¼ in (8.34 m)
  • Wingspan: 39 ft 0 in (11.89 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
  • Wing area: 225.65 ft² (20.96 m²)
  • Empty weight: 2,180 lb (989 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 4,400 lb (1996 kg)
  • Powerplant:Avco Lycoming IO-540-K1G5 flat-six piston, 300 hp (224 kW)

Performance


Source: Wikipedia

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