PA-25-235 Piper Pawnee Towplane

photo by Steven Kempf



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PA-25-235 Piper Pawnee

General Description

Specifications [Unofficial]

  • Wingspan: 36 ft. 2.5 in.
  • Length: 24 ft. 9 in.
  • Height: 7 ft. 2 in.
  • Wing area: 183 sq. ft.
  • Empty weight: 1288 Ibs
  • MTOW: 2900 Ibs
  • Description: Low-wing braced monoplane. The fuselage consists of a welded steel-tube structure covered with fabric.
  • Power plant: 235 H.P. Lycoming 0-540-B2B5 flat 6 cylinder piston engine

Performance [Unofficial]

  • Max. speed: 102 kt
  • Cruise speed: 91 kt
  • Rate of climb: 630 fpm
  • Service ceiling 13000 ft

The Pawnee was designed specifically for agricultural duties, and production deliveries commenced in August 1959. The fuselage is so designed that, in a low-speed crash of a type usually associated with crop spraying, the fuselage will fail progressively from the front to reduce the deceleration of the cockpit. All heavy objects or loads are forward of the cockpit. The Pawnee is a popular glider tug.

Pawnee Type Certificate (unofficial)

Tow Log Sheet Pawnee .doc
Tow Log Sheet C-175 .doc

photo by Steven Kempf , photoshopped by Chris Ruf

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Last modified 29-Jan-2018 by CR