Piper PA-20 Pacer / PA-22 Tri-Pacer

Trainer / Touring Aircraft

Piper PA-22-150 Tri Pacer D-EOTK 22-2752 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Piper PA-20 Pacer and PA-22 Tri-Pacer are both single-engine four-seat light trainer and touring aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation. The PA-22-108 Colt is a two-seat trainer version of the Tri-Pacer. The PA-22-150 Caribbean is a less well-equipped version of the Tri-Pacer.
The PA-22 Tri-Pacer is equipped with a tricycle (nose wheel) landing gear while the PA-20 Pacer has a conventional landing gear (tail dragger). Some Tri-Pacer were later converted to the tail dragger configuration. The PA-20 / PA-22 are based on the two-seat Piper PA-17 Vagabond. The total production numbers include 1120 PA-20 and 9490 PA-22 of which are approx. 2000 PA-22-108 Colt.
Crew1
Passengers3
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming O-320-B2B
Engine Power119 kW160 hp
Speed207 km/h112 kts
  129 mph
Service Ceiling5.029 m16.500 ft
Range861 km465 NM
535 mi.
Empty Weight499 kg1.100 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight907 kg2.000 lbs
Wing Span8,93 m29 ft 4 in
Wing Area13,7 m147 ft
Length6,28 m20 ft 7 in
Height2,53 m8 ft 4 in
First Flight1949
Production Statusout of production
Total Production10610
Developed fromPiper PA-17 Vagabond
ICAO CodePA20 PA22
FAA TCDS1A4, 1A6
Data for (Version)Piper PA-22-160 Tri-Pacer
VariantsPA-20 Pacer, PA-22 Tri-Pacer, PA-22-108 Colt, PA-22-150 Caribbean

[Photo-ID: 2936] Karsten Palt 2009-05-01
Piper PA-20-135, , D-ESWP, c/n 20-1053, Karsten Palt, 2009Piper
PA-20-135
Reg.: D-ESWP
c/n: 20-1053
 
Flugtag LSV-Wittlage 2009 [Bohmte-Bad Essen (EDXD)]
[Photo-ID: 13552] Karsten Palt 2016-09-10
Piper PA-22 (PA-20/22), , N831A, c/n 22-132, Karsten Palt, 2016Piper
PA-22 (PA-20/22)
Reg.: N831A
c/n: 22-132
 
former PA-22-150 Tri Pacer modified to become a PA-20
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2016 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7343] Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
Piper PA-22-108 Colt, , D-EWEK, c/n 22-9654, Karsten Palt, 2013Piper
PA-22-108 Colt
Reg.: D-EWEK
c/n: 22-9654
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 2647] Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Piper PA-22-150 Tri Pacer, , D-EOTK, c/n 22-2752, Karsten Palt, 2009Piper
PA-22-150 Tri Pacer
Reg.: D-EOTK
c/n: 22-2752
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7470] Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Piper PA-22-150 Tri Pacer, , D-EOTK, c/n 22-2752, Karsten Palt, 2013Piper
PA-22-150 Tri Pacer
Reg.: D-EOTK
c/n: 22-2752
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 13551] Karsten Palt 2016-09-10
Piper PA-22-150 Tri Pacer, , D-EOTK, c/n 22-2752, Karsten Palt, 2016Piper
PA-22-150 Tri Pacer
Reg.: D-EOTK
c/n: 22-2752
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2016 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]