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PIPER L-18C

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PA18
Aircraft
Name L-18C
Manufacturer PIPER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Position Nose mounted
Landing gear Tricycle fixed
Mass group 1


Manufacturered as:

AIRFRAMES-DAKOTA CUB Super 18
CUB CRAFTERS CC-18 Top Cub
CUB CRAFTERS PA-18 Top Cub
CUB CRAFTERS Top Cub
PIPER U-7 Super Cub
PIPER Super Cub
PIPER PA-18 Super Cub
PIPER L-18C Super Cub
PIPER L-21 Super Cub
SMITH AVIATION PA-18 Super Cub
SMITH AVIATION Super Cub
WAGAERO Super Cuby
WAGAERO Super Sport


PIPER L-18C

PIPER L-18C PIPER L-18C 3D

Description

Light utility aircraft. In service since 1950. Improved, more powerful development of PA-11 Cub and PA-14 Cub Cruiser. Built in a few versions with different powerplant. PA-18-135 (135 HP) since 1952, PA-18-150 (150 HP) since 1954. Production ceased for first time in 1981 after 7500 aircraft were built. In a second production from 1982 to 1988, 250 aircraft were built. Approx. 100 aircraft were built in a third production from 1988 to 1994. Several thousand aircraft used by many military forces.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.7 m35.105 ft
Length 6.8 m22.31 ft
Height 2 m6.562 ft
Powerplant 1 x 90 HP Continental C90-12F or C90-8F or

1 x 150 HP Lycoming O-320 piston engine with two blade propeller.

Engine model Continental O-200, Lycoming O-320

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 100 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 61 m ROC 960 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 107 m
MTOW 794794 kg
0.794 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL210 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 400400 nm
740,800 m
740.8 km
2,430,446.196 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving PA18

None on SKYbrary