The PA44 Seminole is a four seat, low wing, non-pressurized, twin piston engine, light personal, utility and training aircraft manufactured by the Piper Aircraft Company since the late 1970's. The Seminole is developed from the Piper Cherokee but features the high T-tail that is also found on the Arrow IV.
The original engines on the Seminole was two 180hp (135kW) Lycoming O-360-E1A6D, however these were later changed on the PA44 Seminole Turbo version to be the Lycoming O-360-A1H6 and LO-360-A1H6 air-cooled, direct-drive, horizontal opposed four cylinder engines still with a 180hp (135kW) at sea level, but with a greater and better performance at high density altitude.
Each engine drives one Hartzel HC-C2Y(K,R) propeller which is a twin-bladed, constant speed, fully feathering propeller with pitch control by oil/nitrogen pressure. The right propeller rotates in the opposite direction as the left propeller and hereby eliminates the torque and provides the pilot with a better control of the aircraft.
General Information & Aircraft Specs
|Produced by||Piper Aircraft|
|Role||Training and personal aircraft|
|Built||1979 to present|
|Developed from||Piper Cherokee|
|Length||27ft 7.2in (8.41m)|
|Height||8ft 6in (2.59m)|
|Wingspan||38ft 8in (11.77m)|
|Wing Area||184ft2 (17.1m2)|
|Empty Weight||2,360 lb (1.070kg)|
|MTOW||3,800 lb (1.723kg)|
|Power Plant||1x Lycoming O-360-A1H6 + 1x Lycoming LO-360-A1H6|
|Max Speed||202 kts|
|Cruise Speed||155 kts|
|Range||1,000 miles (1,630km)|
|Service Ceiling||17,100ft (5,213m)|
|Rate of Climb||1,200 ft/min (366m/min)|
|Takeoff Dist >50'||2,200 ft (671m)|
|LD Dist >50'||1,490 ft (454m)|