Specifications and Performance
Type:Piaggio FWP-149D training- and liaison airplane
Stabilizer span:4,00 meter
Weight:max. 1820 kg
In aerobatic configuration: 1450 kg
Empty weight:1185 kg
Useful load: 635kg
Engine: 274 hp Lycoming GO-480B1A6 boxer
Crew:1 pilot + 3 passengers
Aerobatics: 1 pilot en 1 co-pilot
Max. speed:380 km/u - 208 kts
Cruising speed:233 km/u - 125 kts
Climbing speed:4,9 m/sec - 900 ft/min
Ceiling:5000 m - 15000 ft
First Flight:19 juni 1953
Production:268 (190 by Focke Wulf in Bremen, Germany)
Germany, Austria, Nigeria, Tanzania , Oeganda, Israel, Switzerland.
The Lycoming GO-480B1A6
The engine used for the the FWP149D is the GO-480B1A6 made by Avco Lycoming, an aircooled 6 cylinder boxer engine with a weight of 196 kg.This engine uses a reduction gear box and produces 274 HP with a max. RPM of 3400 during take-off . The fuel consumption during several flying conditions is approximately 60 to 85 liter Avgas 100LL per hour, oil consumption is about 1/2 litre per hour.
The normal TBO is with conversion to 1/2 inch valves 1400 hrs or 12 years. With the original 7/16e inch valves this was only 1200 hrs. or 12 years.
These engines were originally produced by Avco Lycoming , later on also by Piaggio, BMW and M.A.N .
The original 3-blade constant speed propeller type Piaggio P.1033/G4/D/A was produced by Piaggio. It has a diameter of 220 cm. The blades are of duraluminium and through an oil pressure driven governor adjustable over a range of a total of 25 degrees. The governor ensures a constant speed, set between 2500 and 3400 RPM.
Furthermore, the Hartzell propeller HC-A3MV20-1F is used, which has a larger diameter and because of that much-improved performance in both the take-off and the cruise.
The Hartzell HC-A3V20--ID/V8433 on the other hand, has a smaller diameter propeller and somewhat lesser performance than the Piaggio propeller.
Today, new propeller blades made by Avia Propeller in the Czech Republic, so the life span of the original Piaggio Propeller can be significantly extended.