Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeAgricultural aircraft
  • PowerplantsPA-36-285 - One 210kW (285hp) Continental Tiara 6-285 flat-six, driving a Hartzell two blade (optional three blade) constant speed prop. PA-36-300 - One 225kw (300hp) Lycoming IO-540-K1G5 fuel injected flat-six, driving a Hartzell two blade (optional three blade) constant speed prop. PA-36-375 - One 280kW (375hp) Lycoming IO-720-DICD fuel injected flat-eight driving a three blade constant speed Hartzell prop.
  • PerformancePA-36-375 - Max speed 216km/h (116kt), cruising speed 210km/h (113kt), spraying speed range 161 to 193km/h (87 to 104kt). Initial rate of climb 550ft/min. Service ceiling 15,000ft. Range 772km (417nm).
  • WeightsPA-36-375 - Empty 1162kg (2560lb), max takeoff 2180kg (4800lb).
  • DimentionsPA-36-375 - Wing span 11.82m (38ft 10in), length 8.39m (27ft 6in), height 2.29m (7ft 6in). Wing area 21.0m2 (225.65sq ft).
  • CapacitySeating for pilot only, but can be fitted with an optional jump seat. PA-36-375 - Hopper capacity 1041 litres (275US gal/229Imp gal), or 1000kg (2200lb).
  • ProductionTotal PA-36 production 926.

The PA-36 Pawnee Brave was planned in the late 60s at the organization's Vero Beach office as a bigger airplane than Piper's first reason outlined agrarian air ship, the PA-25 Pawnee, in spite of the fact that of the same general arrangement.

The aftereffect of Piper research on PA-25 Pawnee operations, the first PA-36 model, the PA-36-260 Pawnee II, was fueled by a 195kw (260hp) Lycoming O-540-E motor, and made the first flight on November 17, 1969. The Lycoming motor was later in the improvement project supplanted by a 210kw (285hp) Continental Tiara 6-285 motor, and the flying machine turned into the PA-36-285. A second model had the same motor, and Piper chose to utilize this motor for the arrangement creation.

The PA-36 has a welded chrome-molybdenum steel tube fuselage structure with metal underskins and plastics side boards, and a durable topple arch is a piece of the structure. The wings have a customary two-fight structure, with light composite covered fights, and light amalgam blanket, aside from glassfibre heading edges and wingtips. A container with a limit of 30 or 38 cu.ft is before the pilot.

In mid 1972 the PA-36-285 got FAA endorsement, and in 1973 generation got under route, while in the meantime the name was changed from Pawnee II to Pawnee Brave.

As the Continental Tiara motor was very tricky, Piper certificated a 225kw (300hp) Lycoming IO-540 controlled form, the PA-36-300, which supplanted the Tiara engined form on the creation line from the 1977 model year. From the 1978 model year, the name Pawnee Brave was changed to Brave 300.

An all the more compelling variant was accessible from 1978, fueled by a 280kw (375hp) Lycoming IO-720 in a restyled cowling, as the Brave 375, and from 1982 the 300kw (400hp) IO-720 controlled Brave 400 emulated.

Pawnee Brave creation stopped in January 1983.