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 Power49 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 m29,3 ft
Wing Area13,7 m147 ft
Length5,69 m18,7 ft
Height1,83 m6,0 ft
First Flight29.10.1947
Production Statusout of production
Total Production585
FAA TCDSA-800, A-805
Data for (Version)Piper PA-15 Vagabond
VariantsPA-15, PA-17