Piper PA-28 Cherokee Series

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeTwo and four seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsPA-28-161 Warrior II - One 110kW (160hp) Lycoming O-320-A2B flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch propeller. PA-28-181 Archer III - One 135kW (180hp) Textron Lycoming O-360-A4M flat four.
  • PerformancePA-28-161 - Max speed 235km/h (127kt), max cruising speed 233km/h (126kt), long range cruising speed 195km/h (105kt). Initial rate of climb 644ft/min. Service ceiling 11,000ft. Max range with reserves 1185km (637nm). PA-28-181 - Max speed 246km/h (133kt), normal cruising speed 237km/h (128kt). Initial rate of climb 692ft/min. Service ceiling 14,100ft. Range with reserves at 75% power 822km (444nm), at 55% power 966km (522nm).
  • WeightsPA-28-161 - Empty 613kg (1352lb), max takeoff 1105kg (2440lb). PA-28-181 - Empty equipped 766kg (1689lb), max takeoff 1155kg (2550lb).
  • DimentionsPA-28-161 - Wing span 10.67m (35ft 0in), length overall 7.25m (23ft 10in), height 2.22m (7ft 4in). Wing area 15.8m2 (170sq ft). PA-28-181 - Same except length 7.32m (24ft 0in).
  • CapacitySeating for four, two in some dedicated trainer versions.
  • ProductionBy end 2004, over 30,200 fixed undercarriage PA-28 Cherokee series were built, including 10,089 PA-28-140s, 7455 PA-28-150/160/180s, 4256 PA-28-181s, 5504 PA-28-151/161s, 2856 PA-28-235/236s and 91 PA-28-201Ts.

The introductory PA-28-150 and PA-28-160 Cherokees were presented in 1961 as substitutions for Piper's PA-22 Tripacer and Colt.

Dissimilar to the PA-22 arrangement the new PA-28 was a low wing outline with metal development. The model Cherokee was controlled by a 120kw (160hp) motor, and flew shockingly on January 14 1960. Creation air ship were fueled by either 110kw (150hp) or 120kw (160hp) motors and were conveyed from right on time 1961.

From 1962 a 135kw (180hp) rendition was added to the lineup. The 127kw (235hp) level six Lycoming O-540 fueled Cherokee 235 was presented in 1963, while the two seat coach upgraded Colt substitution PA-28-140 entered the commercial center in 1964. With these models the essential PA-28 lineup was set up (the retractable PA-28r and bigger PA-32 are depicted independently).

Ensuing variations incorporate the Cherokee B and Cherokee C, the 180d, 235c, 140 Flite Liner two seat mentor PA-28-140, -180f, -235e, PA-28-180 Cherokee Challenger and PA-28-235 Cherokee Charger, the PA-28-180 Cherokee Archer and PA-28-235 Cherokee Pathfinder, PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior which presented the new decreased wing that would turn into a gimmick of resulting PA-28s, PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II and PA-28-236 Dakota (the Cherokee prefix was later dropped for the Archer II and Warrior), the PA-28-161 Warrior II, PA-28-201t Turbo Dakota and PA-28-161 Cadet.

Little quantities of Warriors, Dakotas and Archers were implicit the early 1990s. The PA-28-181 Archer III, which emphasizes another, streamlined cowling, was presented in 1994. The 1999 models picked up new paint, enhanced inner part and another aeronautics bundle. The PA-28-161 Warrior III peculiarities another instrument board and was presented in late 1994. Since 1995 Piper has had new holders, and the brand has delighted in a solid resurgence.

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