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PIPER PA-28-236 DAKOTA
SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE

    Manufacturer

Lycoming

    Model

O-540-J3A5D
    Rating (hp @ rpm)
235/2400

    Number of Cylinders

6

    Recommended TBO (hrs)

2000
PROPELLER

    Manufacturer

Hartzell

    Number of Blades

2

    Type

Constant Speed

    Diameter (in/cm)

80/205
WEIGHTS

    Ramp Weight (lbs/kg)

3011/1366

    Gross Weight (lbs/kg)

3000/1361

    Standard Empty Weight (lbs/kg)

1610/730

    (Includes unusable fuel, full oil and full operating fluids)

    Standard Useful Load (lbs/kg)

1401/635
WING AREA AND LOADINGS

    Wing Area (ft.2/m2)

170/15.8

    Wing Loading (lbs/ft.2) (kg/rn2)

17.6/86.1

    Power Loading (lbs/hp) (kg/hp)

12.8/5.8
DIMENSIONS

    Wing Span (ft/m)

35.4/10.8

    Length (ft/m)

24.7/7.5

    Height (ft/m)

7.2/2.2

    Cabin Length (Instrument Panel to Rear Bulkhead) (in/cm)

98/248.9

    Cabin Width (in/cm)

41.75/106.0

    Cabin Height (in/cm)

44.75/113.7

    Headroom (Seat to Ceiling)

      Front Seats (in/cm)

38/96.5

      Rear Seat (in/cm)

35/88.9

    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)

6.5/1.98

    Wheel Tread (ft/m)

10/3.05
FUEL CAPACITY

    Two 38.5 gal. tanks (gal/L)

77/291

    Usable Fuel (gal/L)

72/273
OIL CAPACITY (qts/L) 12/11.36
BAGGAGE
    Volume (ft3/m3)
26/0.74

      (with 2 cu. ft. hat shelf)

    Capacity (lbs/kg)
200/91

PERFORMANCE
MAXIMUM SPEED (kts/kmh)

    (TAS at Gross Weight)

 

148/274

CRUISING SPEEDS Best Power Best Economy

    (TAS at Gross Weight)

    Optimum Altitude

    75% power (kts/kmh)

144/267 139/257

    65% power (kts/kmh)

139/258 134/248

    55% power (kts/kmh)

130/240 126/233
CRUISE RANGE

    (Cruising range includes 45-minute fuel reserve at maximum range power
    plus allowance for fuel used during taxi, take-off, climb at MCP, cruise at
    optimum altitude and stated mixture and descent)

  Best Power Best Economy

    75% power (nm/km)

650/1204 720/1334

    65% power (nm/km)

710/1315 770/1426

    55% power (nm/km)

750/1390 810/1500
FUEL CONSUMPTION Best Power Best Economy

    75% power (gph/lph)

13.6/51.5 12.7/47.9

    65% power (gph/lph)

11.8/44.7 10.9/41.3

    55% power (gph/lph)

10.1/38.2 9.3/35.2
RATE OF CLIMB (At Sea Level and Gross Wt)

    Full Throttle (fpm/mpm)

 

1110/338

STALL SPEED

IAS

CAS

    Flaps Down Full 40 (kts/kmh)

56/104 58/107

    Flaps Up (kts/kmh)

65/120 65/120
SERVICE CEILING (100 fpm) (ft/m)

17,500/5334

TAKE-OFF DISTANCE

 

 

    (Sea Level, Zero Wind, Standard

    Temperature, 25 flaps)

    Ground Run (ft/m)

  886/270

    Total over 50 ft Obstacle (ft/m)

  1216/371
LANDING DISTANCE

Std. Brakes

H.D. Brakes

    (Sea Level, Zero Wind, Standard Temperature)

    Ground Roll (ft/m)

825/251 640/195

    Total over 50 ft obstacle (ft/m)

1725/526 1530/466
Reference: Piper Aircraft Corporation Brochure, Vero Beach, FL, 1 Nov. 1988
Given data is only for information. Please refer to the manufacturer for current data.

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