Piper PA17 Profiles and Logos

Profiles and Logos

The Piper PA-17 Vagabond was developed from the Piper J-3 Cub and is the sister to the PA-15, the first Piper design post World War II using much of the same tooling as the Cub but with a one bay shorter wing, hence the unofficial term as the short-wing Piper. The fuselage was side by side rather than the Cubs tandem seating and the PA-17 has dual controls enabling it to be used for pilot training as well as a bungee shock absorbing landing gear and a more powerful engine. There were 387 PA-15’s and 214 PA-17’s built.