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PIPER PA-28-181 ARCHER II

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINES
Manufacturer Lycoming
Model O-360-A4M
Rating (hp @ rpm) (Take-off) 180 @ 2700
Rating (hp @ rpm) (Continuous) 178 @ 2650
Number of Cylinders 4
Recommended TBO (hrs) 2000
PROPELLERS
Manufacturer Sensenich
Number of Blades 2
Type Fixed Pitch
Diameter (in/cm) 76/193
WEIGHTS
Ramp Weight (lbs/kg) 2558/1160
Gross Weight (lbs/kg) 2550/1156
Standard Empty Weight (lbs/kg) 1413/641
(Includes unusable fuel, full operating fluids and full oil)
Standard Useful Load (lbs/kg) 1145/519
WING AREA AND LOADINGS
Wing Area (ft.2/m2) 170/15.8
Wing Loading (lbs/ft.2) (kg/m2) 15.0/73.2
Power Loading (lbs/hp)/(kg/hp) 14.2/6.4
DIMENSIONS
Wing Span (ft/m) 35.0/10.7
Length (ft/m) 23.8/7.3
Height (ft/m) 7.3/2.2
Cabin Length (Instrument Panel to Rear Bulkhead) (in/cm) 98/248.9
Cabin Width (in/cm) 41.75/106.0
Cabin Height (in/cm) 45/114.3
Headroom (Seat to Ceiling)
Front Seat (in/cm) 38/96.5
Rear Seat (in/cm) 34.5/87.6
Baggage Door Size (in/cm) 22/55.9 x 20/50.8
Cabin Door Size (in/cm) 36/91.4 x 35/88.9
Wheel Base (ft/m) 6.58/2.01
Wheel Tread (ft/m) 10/3.05
FUEL CAPACITY
Two 25 gal. tanks (gal/L) 50/189
Usable Fuel (gal/L) 48/182
OIL CAPACITY (qts/L) 8/7.57
BAGGAGE
Volume (ft3/m3) 26/.74
Capacity (lbs/kg) 200/91


PERFORMANCE

MAXIMUM SPEED (kts/kmh)
(TAS at Gross Weight) 129/239
CRUISING SPEEDS Best Power Best Economy
(TAS at Gross Weight)
75% at 8,000 ft (kts/kmh) 129/239 126/233
65% at 12,000 ft (kts/kmh) 125/232 121/224
55% at 12,500 ft (kts/kmh) 111/206 106/196
CRUISE RANGE
(Cruising range includes 45-minute fuel reserve at max. range power plus
allowance for fuel used during taxi, take-off, climb at MCP, cruise at stated
mixture and descent)
Best Power Best Economy
75% at 8,000 ft (nm/km) 520/963 600/1111
65% at 12,000 ft (nm/km) 565/1047 645/1195
55% at 12,500 ft (nm/km) 580/1075 670/1241
FUEL CONSUMPTION Best Power Best Economy
75% power (gph/lph) 10.5/39.7 8.8/33.3
65% power (gph/lph) 9.0/34.1 7.6/28.8
55% power (gph/lph) 7.8/29.5 6.3/23.8
RATE OF CLIMB (At Sea Level and Gross Wt)
Full Throttle (fpm/mpm) 735/224
STALL SPEED IAS CAS
Flaps Down Full 40o (kts/kmh) 47/87 53/98
Flaps Up (kts/kmh) 53/98 59/109
SERVICE CEILING (100 fpm) (ft/m) 13,650/4161
TAKE-OFF DISTANCE
(Sea Level, Zero Wind, Standard Temperature, 25o flaps)
Ground Run (ft/m) 870/265
Total over 50 ft obstacle (ft/m) 1660/502
LANDING DISTANCE
(Sea Level, Zero Wind, Standard Temperature)
Ground Roll (ft/m) 925/282
Total over 50 ft obstacle (ft/m) 1390/424
Reference: Piper Aircraft Corporation Brochure, Vero Beach, FL, 1 Sep. 1987
Given data is only for information. Please refer to the manufacturer for current data.

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