Piper PA-20 Pacer

ICAO aircraft code PA20
Manufacturer Piper Aircraft
Country United States
New price USD 0.003 million (1950)

The PA-20 Pacer and PA-22 Tri-Pacer, Caribbean, and Colt are an American family of light strut-braced high-wing monoplane aircraft built by Piper Aircraft from 1949 to 1964.
The Pacer is essentially a four-place version of the two-place PA-17 Vagabond, with conventional landing gear, a steel tube fuselage and an aluminum frame wing covered with fabric, much like Piper’s famous Cub and Super Cub.

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Piper PA-20 Pacer Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
PA20
Manufacturer
Piper Aircraft
Manufactured
1950 - 1954
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 0.003 million (1950)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Lycoming O-290-D2
Piston
Power:
135 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
137 Kts
254 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
42 Kts
Travel range:
465 Nm
861 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
15,500 feet
Rate of Climb:
620 feet / minute
3.15meter / second
Take Off Distance:
487 meter - 1,597.75 feet
Landing Distance:
390 meter - 1,279.51 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
884 Kg
1,949 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
884 Kg
1,949 lbs
Max Payload:
421 Kg
928 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
36 gallon
136 liter

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About the Piper PA-20 Pacer

The PA-20 Pacer and PA-22 Tri-Pacer, Caribbean, and Colt are an American family of light strut-braced high-wing monoplane aircraft built by Piper Aircraft from 1949 to 1964.

The Pacer is essentially a four-place version of the two-place PA-17 Vagabond, with conventional landing gear, a steel tube fuselage and an aluminum frame wing covered with fabric, much like Piper’s famous Cub and Super Cub. The Tri-Pacer is a development of the Pacer with tricycle landing gear, while the Colt is a two-seat flight training version of the Tri-Pacer. Prized for their ruggedness, spacious cabins, and, for the time, impressive speed, many of these aircraft continue to fly today.

Factory installed 108hp (81kW), 125hp (93kW), 135hp (101kW), 150hp (110kW), and 160hp (120kW) engine options were available, and 180hp (130kW) engine after-market conversions have been offered.

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