The Piper Tomahawk is one of East Coast Aero Club’s primary training aircraft and the only two seat aircraft we operate.
The airplane is a two-place, low wing, single engine airplane equipped with tricycle landing gear, and of all metal construction.
This airplane is certified in the normal and utility category. In the normal category all aerobatic maneuvers including spins are prohibited. See the airplane’s P.O.H. for approved maneuvers when in the utility category. The airplane is approved for day and night VFR/IFR operations when equipped in accordance with F.A.R. 91 or F.A.R 135.
The aircraft is powered by a Lycoming O-235-L2C and is rated at 112 horsepower. It is a four cylinder, normally aspirated, direct drive, air cooled, horizontally opposed, carburetor equipped engine.
Fuel is stored in two 16-gallon fuel tanks. The tanks are secured to the leading edge of each wing with rivets. A fuel quantity gauge for each fuel tank is located on either side of the fuel tank selector, each gauge on the same side as the corresponding fuel tank. An auxiliary electric fuel pump is provided in case of the failure of the failure of the engine driven pump.
The electrical system includes a 14-volt, 60-ampere alternator, a voltage regulator, and over voltage relay, a battery contactor and a 12-volt 25-ampere hour battery.
|Displacement||233.3 cu. in.|
|Carbureted Or Fuel Injected||Carbureted|
|Fixed Pitch/ Constant Speed Propeller||Fixed Pitch|
|Fuel Capacity||32 gallons|
|Min. Octane Fuel||100|
|Avg. Fuel Burn at 75% power in standard conditions per hour||6.5 gallons|
|Weights and Capacities:|
|Takeoff/Landing Weight Normal Category||1,670 lbs.|
|Takeoff/Landing Weight Utility Category||1,670 lbs.|
|Standard Empty Weight||1,128 lbs.|
|Max. Useful Load Normal Category||542 lbs.|
|Max. Useful Load Utility Category||542 lbs.|
|Baggage Capacity||100 lbs.|
|Oil Capacity||6 quarts|
|Do Not Exceed Speed||143 KCAS|
|Max. Structural Cruising Speed||108 KCAS|
|Stall Speed Clean||48 Knots|
|Stall Speed Landing Configuration||47 Knots|
|Climb Best Rate||799 FPM|
|Wing Loading||13.39 lbs./sq. ft.|
|Power Loading||14.9 lbs./sq. ft.|
|Service Ceiling||12,000 ft.|