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.


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.


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)


Source: Wikipedia

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