Piper Dakota

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Piper Dakota
Piper Dakota.png
Type Civilian aircraft
Author(s) Kaleb Heitzman
--aircraft= pa28-236
Status Development
Download Download the Piper Dakota aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License Unlicensed
This aircraft is NOT available under the GNU GPL 2, the primary license of the FlightGear project. This means that parts cannot be reused in the official FlightGear repositories.


This aircraft is under heavy development and subject to multiple changes throughout the day depending on which Github revision you pull. This aircraft is available on Github at https://github.com/kaleblex/pa28-236. Please feel free to fork and submit changes through pull requests.

Note that the blender files are including in the repository. If you want to provide updates, texture maps, and etc, just send a pull request with detailed message of the change.

Aircraft Specifications

Performance Data

  • Horsepower: 235
  • Gross Weight: 3000lbs
  • Top Speed: 148kts
  • Empty Weigth: 1608lbs
  • Cruise Speed: 144kts
  • Fuel Capacity: 72gal / 77gal
  • Stall Speed: 59kts
  • Range: 696nm
  • Take Off Landing Ground Roll: 886ft
  • Ground Roll: 640ft
  • Over 50ft Obstacle: 1216ft
  • Over 50ft Obstacle: 1530ft
  • Rate of Climb: 1110fpm
  • Ceiling: 17500ft


  • Propeller: Manufacturer: Lycoming Manufacturer: Hartzell Model: 0-540-J3A5D
  • Num Blades: 2 Rating(hp@rmp): 235/2400
  • Type: Contstant Speed Cylinders: 6 Diamater (in/cm): 80/205
  • Consumables: 2 38.5 gal tanks (gal/L): 77/291
  • Baggage (lbs/kg): 200/91

Cruise Speeds Cruise Range

  • Max Speed: 148kts
  • 75% Power: 650nm
  • 75% Power: 144kts
  • 65% Power: 710nm
  • 65% Power: 139kts
  • 55% Power: 750nm
  • 55% Power: 130kts

Stall Speed

  • Flaps Down Full 40 deg 56kts
  • Flaps Up: 65kts

Fuel Consumption (gph)

  • 75% Power: 13.6
  • 65% Power: 11.8
  • 55% Power: 10.1