The Piper PA-29 Papoose was an American single-engined training monoplane designed by Piper, only one was built and the type did not enter production.[1]

PA-29 Papoose
Role Single-engined training monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Piper
First flight 1962
Status Cancelled
Number built 1



In the late 1950s Piper began designing a two-seated (side-by-side) low-wing monoplane trainer built of fiberglass reinforced plastic construction.[1] Originally intended to be powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Continental O-200 piston engine, the prototype instead used a 108 hp (81 kW) Lycoming O-235-CIB piston engine.[1] The prototype, registered N2900M first flew in 1962 but the type did not enter production.[1] The Papoose prototype was on "permanent loan" to the EAA Museum at Oshkosh from 7/17/1973 until 6/25/1987 when it was returned to Lock Haven. It currently resides in the Piper Aviation Museum in Lock Haven.[1]



Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 20 ft 8 in (6.30 m)
  • Wingspan: 25 ft 0 in (7.62 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
  • Wing area: 110 sq ft (10 m2) [2]
  • Empty weight: 803+12 lb (364 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235-CIB air-cooled four-cylinder horizontally-opposed piston engine, 108 hp (81 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 130 mph (210 km/h, 110 kn)


  • Peperell, Roger W; Smith, Colin M (1987). Piper Aircraft and their forerunners. Tonbridge, Kent, England: Air-Britain. ISBN 0-85130-149-5.
  • "Plane Facts: Indian baby". Air Enthusiast. Vol. 5, no. 3. September 1973. p. 147.