Piper PA-29 Papoose

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PA-29 Papoose
Role Single-engined training monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Piper
First flight 1962
Status Cancelled
Number built 1

The Piper PA-29 Papoose was an American single-engined training monoplane designed by Piper, only one was built and the type did not enter production.[1]

Development[edit]

In the late 1950s Piper started to design a two-seat (side-by-side) low-wing monoplane trainer built of fibreglass reinforced plastic construction.[1] Originally intended to be powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Continental O-200 engine, the prototype instead used a 108 hp (81 kW) Lycoming O-235-CIB piston engine.[1] The prototype, registered N2900M first flew in 1962 but the type did not enter production.[1] The Papoose prototype was on "permanent loan" to the EAA Museum at Oshkosh from 7/17/1973 until 6/25/1987 when it was returned to Lock Haven. It currently resides in the Piper Aviation Museum in Lock Haven.[1]

Specifications (variant)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 20 ft 8 in (6.3 m)
  • Wingspan: 25 ft 0 in (7.62 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
  • Empty weight: 803½ lb (364 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1500 lb (680 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235-CIB piston engine, 108 hp (81 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f Peperell, Smith 1987, p. 166
Bibliography
  • Peperell, Roger W; Smith, Colin M (1987). Piper Aircraft and their forerunners. Tonbridge, Kent, England: Air-Britain. ISBN 0-85130-149-5.