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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2012 Piper Meridian



2012 Piper Meridian
Engine make/model P&W PT6A-42A
Horsepower on takeoff 500
TBO (hrs.) 3600
Fuel type Jet A
Propellor Hartzell 4-blade, CS
Max takeoff weight (lbs.) 5092
Empty weight, std. (lbs.) 3433
Useful load, std. (lbs.) 1701
Usable fuel, std. (gals./lbs) 170/1139
Payload, full std. fuel (lbs.) 562
Wingspan (ft.) 43
Overall length 29 ft. 7 in.
Height 11 ft. 4 in.
Wing area (sq. ft.) 183
Wing loading (lbs./sq. ft.) 27.8
Power loading (lbs./hp) 10.2
Seating capacity 6
Cabin width (in.) 49.5
Cabin height (in.) 47
   
PERFORMANCE
Cruise speed (kts.) 260
Fuel use, max cruise (gph/pph) 36/240
Best rate of climb, SL (fpm) 1556
Max operating altitude (ft.) 30,000
Vso (kts.) 69
Takeoff ground roll (ft.) 1650
Takeoff over 50 ft. obstacle (ft.) 2438
Landing ground roll (ft.) 1020
Landing over 50 ft. obstacle (ft.) 2110
   
Contact: www.piper.com





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