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SportCruiser vs. Pipersport

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Bob Beausoleil
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#1 Posted: 7/11/2010 13:57:28

What did Piper do to the Sportcruiser to add over 120 lbs?  I saw on the Piper website that the useful load on the Pipersport is 480 lbs but the SportCruiser was 600+.  What happened?



Jake Bristol
AirVenture Volunteer
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#2 Posted: 7/11/2010 21:03:13 Modified: 7/12/2010 15:24:46

possibly an initial overrating of the planes specs? i have quite a bit of experience flying sportcrusiers and  they printed out revisions of their poh's fairly often with differing data. going through the equipment i cant really see any differences. 

 

 



Andy Walker
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#3 Posted: 7/13/2010 14:34:29

They added a standard BRS system,  for one thing.  That's got to be 50-60lb right there.





Bob Herrick
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
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#4 Posted: 7/18/2010 13:35:28

My father-in-law has a SportCruiser with the BRS and the useful load is 486 lbs.