Piper PA-46 Free Airplane Paper Model
Posted on Jan 25 2013 at 07:59:22 PM in Visual Arts
Here is a PA-46-310P Malibu (a Variant based on the Piper PA-46) airplane paper model, a family of light aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft of the United States, the papercraft was designed by im. The first example of the PA-46-310P Malibu initial production version flew in August 1982, and FAA certification was obtained in September 1983. Deliveries started one month later. 404 aircraft with Continental TSIO-520 engines were built before this model was replaced in production by the 350P.
The PA-46-310P is powered by a Teledyne Continental Motors TSIO-520BE engine rated at 310 hp (230 kW). The PA-46-310P has lower fuel consumption, greater range, and the ability to cruise at “lean-of-peak.” The PA-46-310P has a maximum cruising range of 1,550 nautical miles (with reserves), while the PA-46-350P initially had a maximum cruising range of only 1,055 nautical miles (1,954 km), although now increased to 1,345 nautical miles (2,491 km).
The PA-46-310P Malibu has set several world speed records: Seattle to New York set November 23, 1987 at 259.27 mph; Detroit to Washington, DC set January 4, 1989 at 395.96 mph; and Chicago to Toronto set on January 8, 1989 at 439.13 mph. All 3 records were set by Steve Stout in his 1986 Malibu N9114B.
The Continental-powered Malibu was discontinued in 1986 following a series of incidents and accidents attributed to engine failures. Some attribute the poor record of the original Malibu to improper engine operation. Unlike virtually every other Continental engine in production at the time, the TSIO-520BE was designed to be operated with mixture set to the lean side of peak TIT (“Lean of Peak”). However, many pilots chose to operate with the mixture on the rich side of peak TIT (“Rich of Peak”), which is how most other airplane engines were operated at the time. On that engine, such operation caused excessively high engine temperatures and cylinder pressures, and led to premature failures.
The Piper PA-46 aircraft is powered by a single engine and has the capacity for one pilot and five passengers. Early Malibus were all piston-engined, but a turboprop version, the Malibu Meridian, is also available.
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