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Friday, July 1, 2005

1978 Piper PA-28-181 Archer II



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Engine make/model:Lycoming O-360-A4M
Horsepower@rpm@takeoff: 180@2700@SL
Horsepower for takeoff:180
TBO hrs.:
2000
Fuel type:100LL
Propeller type/diameter:
Sensenich metal, FP/76
Landing gear type:
Tri./Fixed
Max ramp weight (lbs.):2550
Gross weight (lbs.): 2550
Landing weight (lbs.):2550
Empty weight, std. (lbs.): 1416
Empty weight, as tested (lbs.):
1612.5
Useful load, std. (lbs.): 1134
Payload, full std. fuel (lbs.):
637.5
Useful fuel, std. (gals.): 48
Oil capacity (qts.):8
Wingspan: 35 ft. 5 in.
Overall length: 24 ft.
Height: 7 ft. 3 in.
Wing area (sq. ft.):170
Wing loading (lbs./sq. ft.):
15
Power loading (lbs./hp.):
14.2
Wheel size (in.):
6 ft. 7 in.
Seating capacity: 4
Cabin doors:
1
Baggage capacity (lbs.):200
 
PERFORMANCE
Cruise speed (kts.):  
75% power: 125
65% power: 116
55% power:
102
  
Range (w/ reserve) (nm):  
75% power:
565
65% power:
600
55% power:
670
  
Fuel consumption (gph):
 
75% power:10.5
65% power:9.0
55% power:
7.8
  
Vs (kts.):55
Vso (kts.):49
Best rate of climb (fpm): 667
Best rate of climb, 8,000 ft. (fpm):280
Service ceiling (ft.): 13,236
Takeoff ground roll (ft.): 870
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle (ft.):1210
Landing ground roll (ft.): 925
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle (ft.):
1390
 
Sources: Aircraft Bluebook Price Digest and POH.





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