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The '''Piper PA-28 Cherokee''' is a family of light [[aircraft]] designed for flight training, air taxi and personal use, built by Piper Aircraft. In 1978, Piper upgraded the Warrior to 160 horsepower (119 kW) '''PA-28-161''', changing its name to '''Cherokee Warrior II'''. This same aircraft, now available with a glass [[cockpit]], is available as the Warrior III, and is marketed as a training aircraft.
 
The '''Piper PA-28 Cherokee''' is a family of light [[aircraft]] designed for flight training, air taxi and personal use, built by Piper Aircraft. In 1978, Piper upgraded the Warrior to 160 horsepower (119 kW) '''PA-28-161''', changing its name to '''Cherokee Warrior II'''. This same aircraft, now available with a glass [[cockpit]], is available as the Warrior III, and is marketed as a training aircraft.
  

Revision as of 15:13, 25 November 2012

Piper Cherokee Warrior II
Piper Cherokee Warrior II.png
Type Civilian aircraft
Author(s) David Megginson, Martin Nolan
FDM YASim
--aircraft= pa28-161
Status Unknown
Cockpit screenshot

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a family of light aircraft designed for flight training, air taxi and personal use, built by Piper Aircraft. In 1978, Piper upgraded the Warrior to 160 horsepower (119 kW) PA-28-161, changing its name to Cherokee Warrior II. This same aircraft, now available with a glass cockpit, is available as the Warrior III, and is marketed as a training aircraft.

Aircraft help

Key Function
f fuel tank select
~ toggle nav lights
! toggle master battery switch
@ toggle toggle master alternator switch
# toggle fuel pump
$ toggle landing lights
% toggle rotating beacon
^ toggle anti-collision lights
* toggle pitot heat
( turn on and/or decrease panel lights
9 increase and/or turn off panel lights
h toggle carburator heat
ctrl-P toggle primer pump
B toggle parking brake
s starter
  • All switches and controls (except yoke and pedals) can be operated via "hot-spots".
  • Type Ctrl-C to display mouse "hot-spots".

Startup

  1. fuel on most full main ("f" toggles selector on left side)
  2. all toggles OFF
  3. battery master switch to ON ("!" toggles battery master switch)
  4. alternator master switch to ON ("@" toggles battery master switch)
  5. electric fuel pump ON ("#" toggles fuel pump switch)
  6. operate primer pump three times then locked (ctrl-P cycles primer)
  7. "CLEAR PROP"
  8. key to start ("s" engages starter)
  9. pitot heat ON if IFR ("*" toggles pitot heat switch)
  10. beacon ("%"), nav lights ("~"), strobe lights ("^") ON as required
  11. landing light if night ("$" toggles landing light switch)
  12. release parking brake ("B" releases brake)

Takeoff

Takeoff check list on panel.

Normal field

Flaps: Up Throttle: Full open Rotate: 55-60 Kts

Short field

Flaps: 25 degrees (2nd notch) Apply brakes Full Throttle Release brakes Rotate -- 52 Kts Climb Speed -- 52 Kts (Vx) Flaps: Retract after obstacles clear & reaching 79 Kts

Climb

87 Kts Full throttle

Landing

Landing check list on panel.

Normal field

  • Fuel Pump: On
  • Airspeed: Downwind, 85 Kts; base, 75 Kts; final, 65 Kts
  • Flaps: Downwind, 10°; base, 25°; final, 40°

Short Field

  • Fuel Pump: On
  • Airspeed: Downwind, 75 Kts; base, 65 Kts; final, 63 Kts
  • Flaps: Downwind, 10°; base, 25°; final, 40°
  • Throttle: Idle after clearing obstacles
  • Flaps: Retract immedatialy
  • Control Yoke: Hold full aft

Go around

  • Pitch: Up
  • Throttle: Full open
  • Carb Heat: off
  • Flaps: retract to 25 degrees
  • Airspeed: 63 Kts
  • Flaps: retract slowly after clearing obstacles and reaching 79 Kts
  • Climb Speed: 79 Kts (Vy)

V Speeds[1]

  • Vr: 60 Kts
  • Vx: 63 Kts
  • Vy: 79 Kts
  • Vs1: 50 Kts
  • Vso: 44 Kts
  • Vg: 73 Kts
  • Va: 88-111 Kts
  • Vno: 126 Kts
  • Vfe: 103 Kts
  • Vfinal: 65 Kts
  • Vne: 160 Kts
  • Max. Crosswind: 17 Kts

General Characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: three passengers
  • Length: 23.3 feet (7.16 m)
  • Wingspan: 30.0 feet (9.2 m)
  • Height: 7.3 feet (2.25 m)
  • Wing area: 160 sq ft (15.14 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 652-415
  • Empty weight: 1201 lb (544 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 2150 lb (975 kg)
  • Useful load: 949 lb (430 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2150 lb (975 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1× Lycoming O-320-E2A Sensenich M74DM, 150 hp (113 kW)
  • Propeller diameter: 74 inches (1.9 m)

Performance[2]

  • Cruise speed (TAS):
    • 75% power, 8,000 ft, ROP, wheel fairings installed: 127 knots (146 mph 235 km/h)
  • Stall speed (IAS):
    • 40° flaps: 44 knots (51 mph, 82 km/h)
    • no flaps: 50 knots(58 mph, 93 km/h)
  • Range:
    • 55% power, 8,000 ft, LOP, no reserve: 695 nm (800 sm, 1,287 km)
    • 75% power, 8,000 ft, ROP, no reserve: 580 nm (668 sm, 1,074 km)
  • Service ceiling: 14,300 feet (4400 m)
  • Rate of climb:
    • sea level, 2335 lb: 710 ft/min (3.6 m/s)

Development status/Issues/Todo

Outside:

  • propeller is not visible (transparent) when rotating
  • flaps are moving in steps, they are not fluxional animated
  • wings and wheels are not textured

3D Cockpit:

  • cockpit instruments look flat, they don't have a 3d look
  • cockpit is not textured
  • no pilot or co pilot present

External links

References
  1. Piper Warrior Checklists. Published by Danbury Flight School.
  2. Piper Cherokee Warrior II Information Manual, 1981