Piper Arrow Presentation

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Whittney Guthrie
History & Purpose
 John Thorpe designed the Cherokee to compete with the
Cessna 172 (1962)
 Arrow came later (1967) to compete with Mooney
 Shares an airframe with the Cherokee for economics &
students can easily transition into the retractable gear
 Base price in 1967: $16,900.00
 Base price in 2012: $414,900.00
Brief Overview
 4 passenger, all metal, single engine, low wing
 Retractable gear: Tricycle
 200 hp IO-360
 2 blade constant speed propeller
 BEW: 1890lbs | Max takeoff: 2750lbs
Fuselage
 Length: 27’
 Width: 3’ 6”
 Height: 3’ 11”
 Nowhere near the fineness ratio of 3
 Single door located on the passenger side
Wing
 Span: 35’ 5”
 Average chord: 4’ 4”
 Aspect ratio: 8.23 (Relatively low)
 Area: 170 sq. ft
 Semi-tapered: Good stall & slow flight
 NACA: 652-415
 Wing loading: 16.18lbs per sq. ft
Empennage
 Standard vertical stabilizer
with rudder
 Stabilator: Because of absence of
downwash from wings
 Anti-servo tab: Prevents over
controlling
Engine
 IO-360: Injected/Opposed/4 cylinder/361 cu. In. (5.9lt.)
 200 hp: Doesn’t require a high performance endorsement
 Compression ratio: 8.5:1
 Air cooled
 Direct drive
 8qt max/2qt min
 Power loading: 13.75hp per lb
Landing Gear
 Tricycle
 Retractable
 Held up by hydraulic pressure
 But what if it fails? Simple…
References
 http://www.what2fly.com/secure/planemodels/2821277.jpg
 http://www.pilotfriend.com/aircraft%20performance/Piper/17.htm
 http://www.piper.com/Company/Publications/SL%200576.pdf
 http://www.lycoming.com/images/engine_series_360.jpg
 http://www.multiplyleadership.com/tag/aileron/page/2/
 http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1209115
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUlV-8MXm4k

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