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?
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.
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.
Posted: 7/18/2010 13:35:28
My father-in-law has a SportCruiser with the BRS and the useful load is 486 lbs.