Piper PA-25 Pawnee
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Piper PA-25 Pawnee

The rapid expansion of Piper's operations in the 1950s meant that new facilities were soon required, and in 1957 the company opened a new aircraft development centre at Vero Beach, Florida, to be responsible for design, development and testing of new projects. The Vero Beach facility began its operations on a new specialised agricultural aircraft, designated Piper PA-25 Pawnee, for experience with the PA-18A configured for agricultural use had shown the active market for this category of aeroplane. A braced low-wing monoplane with fixed tailwheel landing gear, the PA-25 was powered initially by a 112kW Avco Lycoming O-320 flat-four engine, and this version was later redesignated PA-25-150 Pawnee. It had a glass-fibre chemical hopper installed forward of the cockpit, this having a volume of 0.57m3, and the dust/spray distribution system was the same as that which had been proven on the PA-18A. Advanced design features were intended to reduce the likelihood of an accident and to give the pilot a far better chance of survival in a crash; thus he was given a high sitting position to ensure an excellent all-round view, above average strength seat restraints, and a specially designed structure that was installed to leave the cockpit substantially undamaged in the usual type of low-speed crash associated with agricultural dusting/spraying oprations. Such attention to detail resulted in good sales figures, the PA-25-150 soon followed by the improved PA-25-235 with structural strengthening, a larger chemical hopper and a 175kW Avco Lycoming O-540-B2B5 engine, or optional 194kW O-540-E. When production of the Pawnee ended in early 1982 approximately 5,000 had been built.

Piper PA-25 PawneeA three-view drawing (1746 x 858)

 MODELPiper PA-25-235 Pawnee
 ENGINE1 x Avco Lycoming O-540-B flat-six piston engine, 175kW
    Take-off weight1315 kg2899 lb
    Empty weight725 kg1598 lb
    Wingspan11.02 m36 ft 2 in
    Length7.73 m25 ft 4 in
    Height2.21 m7 ft 3 in
    Wing area17.00 m2182.99 sq ft
    Cruise speed169 km/h105 mph
    Range410 km255 miles

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Harrison, 05.10.2016

Quiero saber si hay un Pawnee 150 o 235 en venta de oportunidad en USA o cerca dle area. , favor de escribirme a abisada@hotmail.com

Carlos Hank, 11.07.2016

Para eduardo Grajeda Franco.
Ya vendiste los aviones Piper pawnee
y los piper Bravo.
En que ciudad estan, soy de Monterrey.

martin heras, 04.11.2015

para eduardo grageda franco una pregunta ya vendio los pawnee bravo 400

jrunfeldt, 23.10.2015

The 3-view is not a PA-25, it is a PA-36. Beware!!!

sven, 01.10.2015

A low wing cub and a very usefull little aeroplane to boot

mike, 30.09.2015

We have piper pawnee a project for sale.For interested call me at 352-603-4248.Mike.

Cris neidt, 21.04.2015

I am looking for fuel gauge site glass where i can buy it

Duncan, 03.03.2015

I concur with Mike that the drawing is that of a Pawnee Brave, a very different aircraft

Mohamed, 16.12.2014

Looking for PA 25-260 used in good condition engine

Eduardo Grageda Franco, 01.07.2014

Para venta dos piper pawnee 235 excelentes condiciones y
dos piper bravo 400, acepto ofrecimientos.

mike, 26.02.2014

The 3 view is of a brave, not a pawnee

driss, 06.03.2013

interested to buy agricultural aircraft

Omar carrazco, 23.02.2012

Busco motor para un piper pawnee

diego, 24.06.2011

Ken... que precio tiene su pawnee y donde se encuentra?

Bob Keen, 08.06.2011

Does anyone know where i can buy a fuel gauge site glass from???

Bob Keen, 08.06.2011

I have Pawnee PA25 235 Fuselage frame for sale it is in good condition with log books

Engineer Uematsu Kunio, 04.03.2011

I have 260 Engine for sale with good price.if you are interested kindly send email to me engineer_kunio@live.com or call me in my mobile number +233 54 1512600

Ozzie Davis, 19.02.2011

I worked on and trained on a Pawnee while attending A&P school. I would love to have a plastic or scale model of this aircraft. Can you help me?

Mike, 22.01.2011

Looking for 235 or 260 engine with reasonable life remaing. Anybody know where I might find?

Walter, 11.01.2011

Hi sr. I'm looking PA25 - 235 with good state of engine. The rest we can arrange in my country. Please let me know if someone know something. Thanks

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