Piper Warrior

The Piper Warrior is one of East Coast Aero Club’s more popular training and rental aircraft. We have operated the Piper PA-28 Warrior type for many years now and it remains a favorite with our customers.

The airplane is a four-place, low wing, single engine airplane equipped with fixed tricycle landing gear (a steerable nose wheel and two main wheels). The basic airframe, except for a tubular steel engine mount, steel landing gear struts, and other miscellaneous parts is of aluminum alloy construction.

This airplane is certificated in the normal and utility category. In the normal category all aerobatic maneuvers including spins are prohibited. In the utility category certain maneuvers as per the aircraft’s POH are permitted. The aircraft is approved for day and night VFR/IFR when equipped in accordance with FAR 91 or FAR 135.

The engine is a Lycoming Model O-320-D2A and is rated at 160 horsepower at 2700 RPM. It is a four-cylinder, normally aspirated, direct drive, air-cooled, horizontally opposed, carburetor equipped engine. Major accessories include a starter, a 60-amp 14-volt alternator, a shielded ignition, two magnetos, vacuum pump drive, fuel pump, and a wetted polyurethane foam induction air filter.

Fuel is stored in two twenty-five gallon tanks. Each tank is equipped with a filler neck indicator tab to aid in determining fuel remaining when the tanks are not full. The tanks are secured to the leading edge of each wing with screws and nut plates. An auxiliary electric fuel pump is provided for use in case of failure of the engine driven pump. Fuel quantity and pressure are indicated on gauges located in the engine gauge cluster on the instrument panel.

The electrical system includes a 14-volt, 60-amp alternator, a 12-volt battery, voltage regulator, an overvoltage relay and a master switch relay.


 ECAC Piper PA-28 Warrior
Model Lyc. O-320-D3G
No. Cylinders 4
Displacement 319.8
HP 160
Carbureted Or Fuel Injected Carbureted
Fixed Pitch/ Constant Speed Propeller Fixed Pitch
Fuel Capacity 50 gallons
Min. Octane Fuel 100
Avg. Fuel Burn at 75% power in standard conditions per hour  
Weights and Capacities:  
Takeoff/Landing Weight Normal Category 2,440 lbs.
Takeoff/Landing Weight Utility Category 2,020 lbs.
Standard Empty Weight 1,539 lbs.
Max. Useful Load Normal Category 901 lbs.
Max. Useful Load Utility Category 481 lbs
Baggage Capacity 200 lbs.
Oil Capacity 8 quarts
Do Not Exceed Speed 160 KCAS
Max. Structural Cruising Speed 126 KCAS
Stall Speed Clean  
Stall Speed Landing Configuration 44 KIAS
Climb Best Rate  
Wing Loading  
Power Loading  
Service Ceiling 11,000
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