Piper PA-20/22 Pacer/Tri-Pacer/Caribbean/Colt
The Pacer and Tri-Pacer plans were Piper's volume offering four seaters from 1949 through to the presentation of the Comanche and Cherokee in the early 1960s, while the Colt was a two seat preparing subsidiary of the Tri-Pacer.
The first tail dragger PA-20 Pacer was presented in 1949 close by the two seat PA-18 Super Cub, and the model was controlled by a 85kw (115hp) Lycoming O-235-C1 motor. The creation flying machine had a 93kw (125hp) Lycoming O-290-D motor, and were accessible with a wooden altered pitch propeller as the '125', and with a metal controllable pitch propeller as the '135'. In 1950 the PA-20 was additionally accessible with the 85kw (115hp) Lycoming O-235-C1 motor as the PA-20-115. The flying machine could be outfitted with buoys as the PA-20s. From 1952 the Pacer was controlled by a 100kw (135hp) O-290-D2 motor as the PA-20-135. Creation finished in 1954.
The tricycle undercarriage PA-22 Tri-Pacer at first enlarged from 1950 the Pacer in creation, controlled by a 93kw (125hp) Lycoming O-290-D for 1951 and 1952, accessible with the same propeller choices as the PA-20. From 1952 to 1954 the Tri-Pacer was fueled by a 100kw (135hp) O-290-D2 motor, and in 1955 picked up a 110kw (150hp) O-320-A2b motor and a higher takeoff weight, and a 120kw (160hp) O-320-B from 1958. For 1959 and 1960 Piper offered a lower spec less extravagant rendition of the Tri-Pacer as the PA-22-150 Caribbean.
The two seat PA-22-108 Colt was determined from the Tri-Pacer however had a less effective 85kw (108hp) motor, lower greatest takeoff weight, no back lodge windows, the evacuation of a back entryway and less fuel limit, yet generally the two airframes were indistinguishable. Flute player acquainted the Colt with its lineup in late 1960, and the sort stayed in generation for a little more than two years until the two seat Cherokee could be presented. Colt generation stopped in 1964 after very nearly 2000 had been constructed.
Various PA-22s have been changed over to PA-20 tailwheel design, for which a change unit was offered via Univair.
The Tri-Pacer and Colt were Piper's just high wing tricycle undercarriage air ship, and the toward the end in generation to peculiarity metal tubing and fabric blanket development.