Piper PA-44 Seminole

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeFour seat light twin
  • PowerplantsPA-44-180 - Two 135kW (180hp) Lycoming O-360-E1AD flat four piston engines driving two or optionally three blade constant speed Hartzell propellers. PA-44-180T - Two 135kW (180hp) Lycoming TO-360-E1A6D turbocharged flat fours driving two blade constant speed props.
  • PerformancePA-44-180 - Max speed 311km/h (168kt), max cruising speed 309km/h (167kt), long range cruising speed 280km/h (151kt). Initial rate of climb 1200ft/min. Service ceiling 17,100ft. Range with reserves 1630km (880nm). PA-44-180T - Max speed 363km/h (196kt), max cruising speed 343km/h (185kt), long range cruising speed 293km/h (158kt). Initial rate of climb 1290ft/min. Range with reserves 1520km (820nm).
  • WeightsPA-44-180 - Empty 1070kg (2360lb), max takeoff 1723kg (3800lb). PA-44-180T - Empty 1116kg (2461lb), max takeoff 1780kg (3925lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 11.77m (38ft 8in), length 8.41m (27ft 7in), height 2.59m (8ft 6in). Wing area 17.1m2 (183.8sq ft).
  • CapacityTypical seating for four.
  • ProductionTotal Seminole production through to end 2004 amounted to 672, including 86 Turbo Seminoles.

The PA-44 Seminole was produced amid the prime of the GA business in the mid to late 1970s however succumbed to the discouraged business from the early 1980s or more the developing dependability and fame of elite enormous singles. Therefore it has been implicit just decently humble numbers.

A contemporary of the Gulfstream GA-7 Cougar and Beechcraft 76 Duchess, the Seminole was considered partially as a PA-30 Twin Comanche substitution, went for the self flying representative, in addition to the twin motor preparing business sector. Created from the mid 1970s, the Seminole is a twin engined advancement of the PA-28r Arrow arrangement, with the Arrow's single motor supplanted by two counter pivoting 135kw (180hp) Lycoming O-360s, or more another T-tail and semi decreased wings. The primary flight of the model was made amid May 1976, and creation machines, assigned PA-44-180, were conveyed from May 1978.

The turbocharged PA-44-180t was presented from 1980. Aside from turbocharged TO-360s, the Turbo Seminole presented prop de-icing and an oxygen framework. Only 86 PA-44-180ts were assembled when Piper stopped generation without precedent for late 1981. Flautist revived the Seminole line in 1988, with 30 non turbocharged PA-44s manufactured before Piper yet again suspending generation in 1990, because of its parlous money related position at the time.

By and by the PA-44-180 Seminole is back in generation, with assembling restarting in 1995, in spite of the fact that deals have been moderately unassuming. Flute player as of now offers two flight bundles for the Seminole, a standard fit and an Advanced Training Group bundle.

Interestingly the PA-44 is the main T-tail Piper presently in creation, despite the fact that in the late 1970s most Piper air ship had been adjusted to peculiarity a T-tail.

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