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    Aerial photography of Joe Goodin's Piper Arrow flying around Cat Island of the Bahamas. Fernandez Bay Cat Island Bahamas


  • The Arrow may be a good choice for a pilot with little complex aircraft experience or one who does not fly often. It was designed to be an easy step up for pilots transitioning from a trainer to a single with retractable landing gear and controllable-pitch propeller. The primary reason is that the Arrow is a simple retractable to fly. It has the same predictable handling as the Cherokee line of singles in which many pilots have learned to fly, but it's a little faster and sexier, thanks to its retractable gear. The Arrow has just enough power to keep the scenery going by at a satisfying pace, yet not enough to get you into trouble.

    Piper Arrow IV Fact Sheet


  • Powerplant

    Lycoming IO-360-C1C6, 200 hp

  • Propellers

    McCauley 2-blade Constant Speed

  • Length

    24 ft 8 in

  • Height

    7 ft 10 in

  • Wingspan

    35 ft 5 in

  • Wing Area

    170 sq ft

  • Wing loading

    16.2 lb/sq ft

  • Power loading

    13.7 lb/hp

  • Cabin Width

    41 in

  • Empty Weight

    1,603 lb

  • Maximum gross weight

    2,500 lb

  • Useful load

    1,147 lb

  • Payload with full fuel


  • Fuel capacity

    77/72 gal usable

  • Baggage capacity

    200 lb


  • Takeoff distance ground roll

    770 ft

  • Takeoff distance over 50-ft obstacle

    1,600 ft

  • Rate of climb sea level

    831 fpm

  • Service ceiling

    16,200 ft

  • Landing distance over 50-ft obstacle

    1,520 ft

  • Landing distance ground roll

    780 ft

  • Cruise speed/endurance w/45-min rsv, std fuel (fuel consumption, ea engine) @ 75% power, best economy

    137 ktas

  • Range

Limiting and Recommended Airspeeds

  • VX

    78 kt

  • VY

    90 kt

  • VNE

    186 kcas

  • VS1

    60 kt

  • VSO

    56 kt

All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations. All performance figures are based on standard day, standard atmosphere, sea level, gross weight conditions unless otherwise noted.