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Piper PA-16 Clipper Photos and Information
Last revised 1/22/13

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Piper PA-16 Clipper Information and Trivia

The Piper PA-16 Clipper was the next step up from the PA-15 and PA-17 Vagabonds. The fuselage is 17" longer, and they were built under Aircraft Specification 1A1 (Rev. 13), which was approved 10/18/48. It is a four-place airplane (more or less!) with a door for rear seat passengers on the left side. It has a 115-hp Lycoming O-235-C1 engine; #1650 gross weight; full electrical system, and 30-gallons of fuel. It still has control sticks instead of wheels, and no flaps. Serial Numbers are 16-1 and up. Only 736 Clippers were built, all in 1949, and there are about 450 on the current FAA register.

The Clipper evolved into the PA-20 Pacer.

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Photos Are In sequence by SN - Some have multiple photos

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  SN Registration and Notes
  16-29 Piper PA-16 Clipper G-BBUG, O-320, ex F-BFMC, to France 5-49; to UK in 1973 (slide)
  16-114 Piper PA-16 Clipper N5309H, at KVAY South Jersey Regional Airport, Mt. Holly, NJ, 1985 slide
  16-143 Piper PA-16 Clipper N5337H at the Tube, Fabric and Tailwheels fly-in at 64I Lee Bottom Flying Field, Hanover, IN 9-10
  16-183 Piper PA-16 Clipper N5377H at Oshkosh 1994 (slide, soft)
  16-186 Piper PA-16 Clipper G-BSVI, ex N5379H, to UK 1990, 7-92 slide
  16-283 Piper PA-16 Clipper N5672H at Oshkosh 1977 (slide)
  16-331 Piper PA-16 Clipper N5719H at Oshkosh 1983 (AirPix slide)
  16-461 Piper PA-16 Clipper N5843H at Oshkosh 1977 (slide)
  16-475 Piper PA-16 Clipper G-BSWF, O-320, ex N5865H, to UK 1990, at Gransden 9-96 (slide)
Piper PA-16 Clipper N5876H at 0AK1, Anderson Lake Airport, Wasilla, AK 5-12. It has balanced elevators, extended and squared off wings with flaps and stall fences, and those hunkin big tips like on PA-12's and others. Note also the see-through doors and the large rear window! It was built with an O-235 and the FAA register says it now has an O-290, but from that cowl I highly suspect it's an O-320.
  16-509 Piper PA-16 Clipper HB-OOF, to Switzerland 7-49, at North Weald UK 6-08 (slide)
  16-511 Piper PA-16 Clipper N5890H at Oshkosh 1980 (slide)
  16-594 Piper PA-16 Clipper N5965H on the ramp at Anchorage, AK, 4-11. It has balanced elevators and extended and squared off wings, and I believe it has flaps.
  16-672 Piper PA-16 Clipper N6837K, O-320, at LAL Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL 3-85 (AirPix slide)
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