Royal Newcastle Aero Club

Piper Archer P28A

RNAC purchased the brand new Archer III – VH-RNN in  2000.

Good soundproofing, stability and handling, solid cruising power, and a host of other high tech, highly attractive features continue to prove a popular choice for business and pleasure aviation. The Archer III provides a powerful, efficient package.

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General Characteristics

Crew: One, (co-Pilot, Optional)
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 7.3 m (23 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 10.7 m (35 ft 0 in)
Height: 2.2 m (7 ft 4 in)
Wing area: 115.8 m² (70 ft²)
Empty weight: 680 kg (1,500 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,107 kg (2,440 lb)
Powerplant: 1× Lycoming O-320-D3G piston engine, 160 hp (120 kW)
Fuel Capacity: 189 litres (50 US gallons) total, 182 litres (48 US gallons) usable
No-fuel Useful Load: 426 kg (940 lb)
Full-fuel Useful Load: 296 kg (653 lb)


Never Exceed Speed: 160kt (296 km/h)
Max Cruise Speed: 126kt (233km/h)
Range: 660 nm (1,167 km) at best economy mixture, 75% power, no reserve, 8,000 ft
Service ceiling: 11,000 ft (3,350 m)
Rate of climb: 640 ft/min (3.25 m/s)