Piper PA-46 Malibu/Malibu Mirage
As indicated by Piper the all new PA-46 Malibu was the initially pressurized lodge class cylinder single. It guaranteed to be one of the first of another era of light air ship presented from the early 1980s preceding subsidence and onerous obligation laws in the USA strangled the GA business. By the by, the PA-46 has sold moderately unequivocally.
Advertised in November 1982, the Malibu was proposed to contend with Cessna's pressurized P210 Centurion, in addition to more seasoned light business twins. Outlined with the support of CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture), an unpressurized test model, the PA-46-300t, flew shockingly on November 30, 1979. The model for the first creation display, the pressurized PA-46-310p, first flew in August 1982. Certificate was recompensed in September 1983, with creation conveyances from that November.
Gimmicks of the first creation model PA-46-310p incorporated the uncommonly created turbocharged 230kw (310hp) Continental TSIO-520, a high viewpoint degree wing, a moderately large lodge with club seating for four behind the pilot, a back airstair style entryway, IFR flying as standard, and lodge pressurization.
The enhanced PA-46-350p Malibu Mirage, first flight December 21, 1987, supplanted the 310p Malibu in generation from October 1988. The significant change presented on the Malibu Mirage was the 260kw (350hp) Textron Lycoming TIO-540-Ae2a, while different progressions incorporated another electrical framework and reconsidered inner part.
Since 1994 New Piper has made various minor enhancements to the Malibu Mirage including to the brakes, autopilot and ventilating. In 1999 the Mirages picked up the reinforced wing of the turboprop Malibu Meridian improvement, permitting a 18kg (40lb) build in max takeoff weight. The Mirage is additionally offered with routine and EFIS aeronautics bundles. Creation stopped incidentally in 2001 to permit Piper to focus on acquainting the Meridian with generation, however was later continued. Generation is proceeding close by the turboprop PA-46-500tp Malibu Meridian (see separate entrance).
A turboprop change is accessible from Jetprop as the DLX (see Malibu Meridian passage).
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