Pitcairn Mailwing

Mail Aircraft

Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing, Eastern Air Transport, NC2895, 21, prototype, c/n 1, Nat © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Pitcairn Mailwing is a series of single-engine one- or two-seat mail and sports biplane aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Pitcairn Aircraft Company.
The total production number includes 32 PA-5, 53 PA-6, 1 PA-6B, 10 PA-7M, 14 PA-7S and 6 PA-8. The sports aircraft variants PA-5 & PA-6 Sport Mailwing and PA-7S Super Sport Mailwing could be equipped with 2 passenger seats.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWright J-5-9 Whirlwind
Engine Power164 kW220 hp
max. Cruise Speed180 km/h97 kts
  112 mph
Speed211 km/h114 kts
  131 mph
Service Ceiling5.486 m18.000 ft
Rate of climb335 m/min1100 ft/min
Range833 km450 NM
518 mi.
Empty Weight731 kg1.612 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.276 kg2.813 lbs
Wing Span10,06 m33 ft 0 in
Wing Area23,4 m252 ft
Length6,67 m21 ft 11 in
Height2,74 m8 ft 12 in
First Flight1927
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1927-1931
Total Production116
FAA TCDSATC18, ATC92
Data for (Version)Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing
VariantsPA-5 Mailwing, PA-5 Sport Mailwing, PA-6 Super Mailwing, PA-6 Super Sport Mailwing, PA-6B, PA-7M Super Mailwing, PA-7S Super Sport Mailwing, PA-8M Super Mailwing

[Photo-ID: 12323] Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Pitcairn PA-7S Sport Mailwing, , NC95W, c/n 147, Karsten Palt, 2016Pitcairn
PA-7S Sport Mailwing
Reg.: NC95W
c/n: 147
 
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]
[Photo-ID: 12324] Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Pitcairn PA-7S Sport Mailwing, , NC95W, c/n 147, Karsten Palt, 2016Pitcairn
PA-7S Sport Mailwing
Reg.: NC95W
c/n: 147
 
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]