Piper Vagabond PA-15 PA-17Item Number: 789
Piper Vagabond airplane model. The Piper Vagabond (PA15 & PA17) is the first aircraft in the Short Wing Piper lineage. The Vagabond is a great airplane, it is simple and easy; ownership is affordable on a middle class income and is inexpensive to operate. The Vagabond is an honest airplane but its short coupled gear will quickly tell on the lazy footed pilot-it is basic but requires good basic technique, something that most airplanes don’t. The baggage compartment is surprising large and cockpit is relatively comfortable when compared with similar planes of the era. The 30’ wingspan gives the Vagabond a “snappy” roll rate and helps to reduce drag yielding cruise speeds around 90 mph, depending on loading, at less than 4 ½ gph fuel burn.
Mahogany wood. Scale: 1/24. Wingspan: 14.5 inches. Length: 9.5 inches