The Piper Arrow is a great choice for pilots in training who have little experience with complex aircraft. The design of the aircraft help pilots in easy transition from a training aircraft to a single with retractable landing gear and a controllable-pitch propeller. It is a simple retractable to fly, which makes it predominant. The retractable gear makes it more attractive and easier to fly, although with the same predictable handling as the line of singles in Cherokee where numerous pilots learned to fly. It is ideal for long cross-country flights as flying at 144Kn covers more ground in less time.
How well does it perform?
- Engine: 1x Lycoming IO 360 C1C6 Piston
- Power: 200 horsepower
- Max Cruise Speed: 148 knots – 274 Km/h
- Approach Speed (Vref): 47 knots
- Travel range: 880 Nautical Miles – 1,630 Kilometers
- Fuel Economy: 28.74 nautical mile / gallon – 14.061 kilometers / liter
- Service Ceiling: 15,000 feet
- Rate of Climb: 1000 feet / minute – 5.08 meter / second
- Take Off Distance: 488 meter – 1,601.03 feet
- Landing Distance: 463 meter – 1,519.01 feet
What is the Avionics?
The Garmin GNS 530/430 combination is a common dual-GPS avionics suite for an IFR-certified airplane, A single 430 or 530 functions as a communications radio (COM), a VOR/ILS/GS receiver (NAV), and a moving-map GPS.
What is the weight?
- Max Take-Off Weight: 1,247 Kg – 2,749 lbs
- Max Landing Weight:
- Max Payload: 435 Kg – 959 lbs
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 72 gallon – 273 liter
What are the dimensions?
- Seats – Economy / General: 4 seats
- Cabin Height: 1.2 meters – 3.94 feet
- Cabin Width: 1.06 meter – 3.48 feet
- Cabin Length: 2.2 meters – 7.22 feet
- Exterior Length: 7.5 meters – 24.61 feet
- Tail height: 2.4 meters – 7.87 feet
- Fuselage Diameter: 1.2 meter – 3.94 feet
- Wing Span / Rotor Diameter: 10.8 meter – 35.43 feet
- Wing Tips: No Winglets