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The Piper Seneca is a light aircraft, often used for personal transfort. It is a twin-engine version of the PA-32 Cherokee Lance series.
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Since its introduction in 1971 as the PA-34-200 Seneca I, the aircraft has undergone many changes. In 1975, responding to complaints about the aircraft's
handling qualities, Piper introduced the PA-34-200T Seneca II. The new model incorporated changes to the aircraft's control surfaces, including enlarged and
balanced ailerons, the addition of a rudder anti-servo tab, and a stabilator bobweight. The 'T' in the new model designation reflects an upgrade to
turbocharged, six cylinder TSIO-360 Continental engines for improved performance. Overall, the changes were effective, but the aircraft was still
considered to feel somewhat heavy in flight. It was, however, comfortable, roomy, and responsive, if slower than some other twins, such as the310 and the
Beechcraft Baron. It required special care on landing, owing to high-lift wings and powerful stabilator, as well as a short undercarriage.Another of its major
competitive aircraft was the337 centerline thrust aircraft.In 1981, the PA-34-220T Seneca III was introduced. The change in model designation reflects
an engine upgrade. This time, a different variant of the Continental engines were used with 220 horsepower (165 kilowatt), although only rated as such for five
minutes and then dropping to 200 hp (150 kilowatt). The horsepower increase, combined with the new engines' rev limit of 2800rpm (up from 2575rpm), combined for much
improved climb and cruise performance. The new aircraft also incorporated a one piece windshield, larger, electrically actuated flaps and a less flimsy
instrument panel made of metal.After the major upgrades of the Seneca II and III, model revisions were less drastic. In 1994, the 'New' Piper company
introduced the Seneca IV. This aircraft was much the same as the Seneca III but offered a streamlined engine cowl for increased cruise performance. Finally, in
1998 the Seneca V was released. Again the cowls were redesigned for increased performance, several cockpit switches were relocated from the panel to the
headliner and a slightly different engine variant was used, but this aircraft is very similar to the III and IV models.