Beautiful Piper Seneca III PA-34-220T, the long-awaited new fleet member of Perkasa Flight School is on its ferry flight to a new home from Jerez, Spain.
In 1981, the PA-34-220T Seneca III was introduced, having completed certification on 17 December 1980. The change in model designation reflected an engine upgrade. Continental TSIO-360-KB engines were used which produced 220 horsepower (165 kW), although only rated as such for five minutes and then dropping to 200 hp (149 kW). The horsepower increase, with the new engines’ limit of 2800 rpm (up from 2575 rpm), combined for much improved climb and cruise performance. The new aircraft also incorporated a one-piece windshield and a bare metal instrument panel instead of one covered with a removable plastic fascia; some models have electrically-actuated flaps. More than 930 Seneca IIIs were built; the last 37 Seneca IIIs built had a 28-volt electrical system rather than the 14-volt system of previous aircraft. The aircraft’s gross weight was increased to 4,750 lb (2,155 kg) for takeoff and 4,513 lb (2,047 kg) for landing. A typical Seneca III with air conditioning and deicing equipment has a useful load of 1,377 lb (625 kg).
A little get-to-know our Seneca, it has 2 engines with the TSIO-360-KB model. It has max range 725 nm with service ceiling of 25000 ft. it could climb up to 1400 fpm with max Speed of 205kts, however the normal cruise is only 166kts. For landing it needs distance approximately 1400 ft and the balanced field length itself is 920 ft. It has 9 ft 10 in exterior height, 38 ft 11 in wing span, with 28 ft 7 in length. For operating weighs, it could take off with maximal weight 4750 Lb and 4513 Lb for landing. However, the empty weight itself is already 4470 Lb exclude the 123gal Lb fuel capacity. Even though with all the information and calculation above, it capable of accommodating up to 6 passengers.