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Piper Warrior III - PA-28-161

Performance Specifications


Manufacturer: Lycoming
Model: 0-320-D3G
Horsepower: 160 hp


Gross Weight: 2440 lbs/1107 kgs
Standard Empty/Equipped Weight (*b,c): 1509 lbs/684 kgs
Standard Useful Load (*a): 938 lbs/426 kgs


Wing Span: 35.0 feet/10.7 meters
Length: 23.8 feet/7.3 meters
Height: 7.3 feet/2.2 meters
Wing Area: 170 square feet/15.79 square meters

Fuel Capacity

Usable Fuel: 48 gallons/182 litres

Maximum Speed

TAS at Gross Weight: 117 kts/217 kmh

Cruising Speeds

Normal Cruise Speed: 115 kts/213 kmh

Cruising Range

Cruising Range: 417 nm/773 km
(45 minute reserve at 75% power)

Stall Speed

Flaps Down Full 40 degrees: IAS 44 kts/IAS 82 kmh

Service Ceiling

(100 fpm): 11,000 feet/3353 meters

Take-Off Distance

Total over 50-foot obstacle: 1620 feet/494 meters

Landing Distance

Total over 50-foot obstacle: 1160 feet/353 meters


*a. Standard Useful load is ramp weight minus standard equipped weight.
*b. The standard empty weight and standard equipped weight are the same.
*c. Standard aircraft per marketing.


Contact the Author: Bruce J. Elig CFII/MEI/ATP