The Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave is a 1970s American single-engined, low-wing, propeller driven
agricultural aircraft (Crop Duster) built by The Piper Aircraft Corp. In more recent years it
has also been used in the Forest Fire Fighting role and as a tow plane for gliders and banners.
This single seat aircraft has a top speed of around 116kt, cruising speed of 113kt,
spraying speed range is 87 to 104kt. It has an initial rate of climb of 550ft/min, with a
service ceiling of around 15,000ft but usually operates only a few feet off the ground.
With little to no margin for error, Duster Pilots are indeed a special bread. About 938 have been built.
This forgotten workhorse of an aircraft may finally be getting it's long deserved recognition
as the "Hero" in Disney's animated movie "PLANES".
This Plane is made from both Regular and Diet Sunkist Soda Cans
but can be made from any 12 or 16 oz Beverage Can.