The Tri-Pacer is a solid, easy-to-fly airplane that in the 150-160 hp versions is a solid four-place airplane. Their reputation is one of being fast on final but that’s not true. Yes, the Tri-Pacer is faster than a Cessna but a few trips around the pattern and you’ll have it mastered.
Originally powered by the same 125/135 hp Lycoming as the Pacer, the Tri-Pacer is a solid 125-130 mph cruiser with the bigger engine that can fly out of a shorter field than many might believe. If the air is even remotely smooth, the Tri-Pacer can be easily trimmed for hands-off flight while you watch the scenery go by.