Piper PA-12

General information about the Super Cruiser

The Piper PA-12 series is commonly referred to as the Super Cruiser. It is considered a light aircraft and is powered by a motor. The machine was manufactured by the American company Piper Aircraft Corporation. The first flight took place in December 1945, one year later the market entry followed. There were 3,760 pieces of Super Cruiser manufactured. There are also variations of this model as seaplane or bush plane. In Germany, the Super Cruiser is extremely rare, although there is a high demand for well-preserved specimens. The machine is the successor to the Piper J-5. It has a tail wheel and a boxer engine. The fuselage and wings are covered with fabric. In 1947, the Super Cruiser achieved fame when two US Air Force officers successfully rounded the world in just four months with this model.

Technical data for the Super Cruiser

The Super Cruiser offers space for one pilot and two passengers. The machine is 6.96 meters long and 2.08 meters high. The span is 10.82 meters and the wing area is 16.70 square meters. The machine has a empty weight of 480 kilograms and the maximum takeoff weight is 750 kilograms. The Super Cruiser has a maximum cruising speed of 178 kilometers per hour with a top speed of 239 kilometers per hour. The tank has a range of 965 kilometers and the maximal service ceiling is at 5,500 meters. The machine is powered by a Lycoming O-235-C1A piston engine with 75 kilowatts of power.

Products and Services for the Super Cruiser

We at Porta Air Service are happy to perform maintenance on your Super Cruiser. In addition, we repair your machine if necessary or carry out annual inspections. The desire for customization, we also like to follow. Just contact us for special requests!

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