Piper PA-15 / PA-17 Vagabond

Touring Aircraft

Piper PA-17 Vagabond © Simon Thomas
Photo ©: Simon Thomas (Photos at airliners.net)
The Piper PA-15 Vagabond and PA-17 Vagabond are both single-engine two-seat light touring aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation.
The PA-17 differs from the PA-15 by having dual controls, landing gear with shock absorption and a Continental A-65-8 engine. Several options like electrical system and radio equipment were available to the PA-17 only.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming O-145-B2
Engine Power48 kW65 hp
Speed161 km/h87 kts
  100 mph
Service Ceiling3.810 m12.500 ft
Range409 km221 NM
254 mi.
Empty Weight281 kg620 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight499 kg1.100 lbs
Wing Span8,92 m29 ft 3 in
Wing Area13,7 m147 ft
Length5,69 m18 ft 8 in
Height1,83 m6 ft 0 in
First Flight29.10.1947
Production Statusout of production
Total Production585
ICAO CodePA15 PA17
FAA TCDSA-800, A-805
Data for (Version)Piper PA-15 Vagabond
VariantsPA-15, PA-17