Made in Brazil between 1975 and the 1990s, the Seneca II is an original design by Piper Aircraft.
The Piper Seneca is a small-size piston-powered executive twin-engined aircraft, capable of transporting a pilot and five passengers with reasonable comfort on intercity and interstate trips, designed and produced on a large scale in the United States from the 1970s onwards by Piper Aircraft. , whose successive improvements resulted in the current version (still produced) – Seneca V Turbo.
The Seneca II was the manufacturer's response to customer complaints of handling problems with the first version. The aircraft was certified on July 18, 1974 and released as a 1975 model. The new model incorporated changes to the aircraft's ground controls, more elongated and balanced ailerons, and the addition of an "anti-servo" on the rudder. The “T” in the new model designation reflects a switch to a turbocharged engine, six-cylinder Continental TSIO-360E or EB for improved performance, particularly above 5,000 meters in altitude. In the Seneca II, Piper retained the counter-rotating engines of its older brother Seneca I.
Maximum takeoff weight has been increased to 2073 kg (approx. 4570 lbs). The maximum landing weight for this version is 1969 kg (approx. 4342 pounds).
Aicraft of this model at Blumenau Flight Academy: 01
2 Continental TSIO-360E engines 200HP each
Spen PFD pannel 1000 Pro and MFD Avidyne EX500
TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System)
Meteorological Radar and TCAS on Avidyne screen
Minimum control speed (Vmc) – 66 knots (122km/h)
Maximum speed under normal operation – 163 knots (300km/h)
*(Vmc is the slowest speed at which and aircraft is controlabe, operating with only one engine and flaps up)