## PA-28 Weight and Balance Calculator

Here’s a comprehensive table for the weight and balance data of a Piper PA-28, which includes various models like the PA-28-140, PA-28-180, and PA-28R-200. Please note that specific numbers can vary based on the model and configuration, so always refer to the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) for the specific aircraft in question.

### Piper PA-28 Weight and Balance Table

Item | PA-28-140 | PA-28-180 | PA-28R-200 |
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Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW) | 2,400 lbs | 2,550 lbs | 2,650 lbs |

Maximum Useful Load | 1,040 lbs | 1,150 lbs | 1,190 lbs |

Empty Weight | 1,360 lbs | 1,400 lbs | 1,460 lbs |

Fuel Capacity | 50 gallons | 50 gallons | 50 gallons |

Weight of Full Fuel | 300 lbs | 300 lbs | 300 lbs |

Payload with Full Fuel | 740 lbs | 850 lbs | 890 lbs |

CG Range (Forward) | 35.0 in | 35.0 in | 35.0 in |

CG Range (Aft) | 47.0 in | 47.0 in | 47.0 in |

Ballast Required (if applicable) | Varies | Varies | Varies |

### Additional Considerations

**Weight and Balance Calculations**: Always calculate the weight and center of gravity (CG) based on the specific load, including passengers, baggage, and fuel.**Loading Graph**: Refer to the loading graph in the POH to ensure that the aircraft is loaded within CG limits.**Aircraft Configuration**: The configuration of the aircraft (e.g., whether it has optional equipment) can affect the empty weight and CG.**Weight Increment Adjustments**: Make sure to account for any equipment modifications or alterations that may affect weight or balance.

### Sample Weight and Balance Calculation

For a PA-28-140:

**Empty Weight**: 1,360 lbs**Fuel (full)**: 300 lbs**Pilot**: 180 lbs**Passenger**: 150 lbs**Baggage**: 50 lbs

**Total Weight Calculation**:

- Total Weight = Empty Weight + Fuel + Pilot + Passenger + Baggage
- Total Weight = 1,360 lbs + 300 lbs + 180 lbs + 150 lbs + 50 lbs = 2,040 lbs

**CG Calculation**:

- Use the specific arm measurements provided in the POH to calculate the center of gravity based on your loading configuration.