Piper PA-30

Piper Twin Comanche - PA-30      ***Sold****   $49,900

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General Info
Make: Piper Registration Number: N7600Y
Model: PA-30 Serial Number: 30-669
Model Year: 1965 Engine: IO-320-BlA / 160 HP
Location: Trenton-Robbinsville (N87) Gear: Retractable (electric)
    Props: Constant Speed
Logbook Time
Total Time: (Hours since New) 5350 Log books
Engines: (Since Major Overhaul) 1725 / 1735 Props:  (SMOH July, 2011)    67 / 67
Maintenance Info
Annual Due: (Date) August 2014
IFR Certification Due: August 2014
AD's complete?
Type of Engine Overhaul: Field Overhaul (August 1993)
Damage History: None!
Other: Heater replaced with C&D in 2007, both vacuum pumps replaced July 2011, 3 cylinders recently O/H on right engine; 1 cylinder recently O/H on left engine.
Met-Co-Aire wingtips New landing gear retract cables
Knots 2U gear lobe fairings Small nose wheel
Knots 2U Arapaho windshield stainless battery box w/ copper cable
Electric elevator trim Radio master switch
Tanis heaters Pulselite landing light
Exhaust stack extension Inertia reel shoulder harness
1/4" windows Alternator conversions
K&N air filters High-speed starters
Late style yokes Ashby glareshield
4 HP EZ Tow Modern style POH; Larry Larkin training manual
  Make / Model
NAV/COM #1: King KX 155 w/ Glideslope
NAV/COM #2: King KX 155 w/ Glideslope
Transponder: Garmin GTX 327
King KCS 55A
Audio Panel: King KMA 24
BFG 1000+ Stormscope
Autopilot: S-TEC
GPS: Apollo Flybuddy
DME: King KN-62A
Fuel Flow: Shadin Digital Fuel Flow (linked to GPS)
OAT / Volt Meter: Davtron M303
Other: 2nd DG, True air-speed indicator
Color(s): White with gray and burgandy trim
Paint Condition:
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
Color(s): Gray
Fabric: Cloth
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
Glass condition: Very Good
Cruise Speed: 165 -170 kts (true btw 6000 - 8000 feet)
Useful Load: (remaining after full fuel) 810 lbs (1350 without fuel)
Fuel Capacity: 90 gal
Fuel burn: (average) 15.5 - 17 GPH * (approx 8 gallons each)
Range (IFR): 770 nm *
Specific Range: ((Efficiency = Cruise Speed ÷ Lbs per hour of fuel burn) (The higher the number, the better the efficiency)) 1.72
* Note: Performance figures are estimates based on best available information and may vary depending on power settings, etc..

The Twin Comanche was developed from the single engine Comanche by Ed Swearingen who at the time operated a facility that specialized in the modification of production aircraft.  The first Twin Comanche PA-30 was delivered in 1963 and over 2,000 were manufacturer through 1972.

The big draw of all the Twin Comanches was the airplane's ability to extract maximum speed from minimum horsepower and fuel consumption.  The PA-30's 160-hp, Lycoming IO-320-BlA engines produced cruise speeds of 165-170 knots while burning only 15.5-17 gph total (approximately 8 gallons each engine).  The engines have TBOs of 2,000 hours and are highly regarded for their simplicity and durability.  Twin-engine rate of climb is listed as 1,460 fpm and single-engine rate of climb is 260 fpm. 

Twin Comanches provide twin engine redundancy, speed, and payload at near a single engine entry price and operating cost.  This Twin Comanche has been owned by the present owner since 1995 and it has been hangared almost all of that time.  The current owner is a CFII/MEI and, if requested, can provide transition training for the buyer.

Contact Us About This Aircraft

Please call Dave Mathiesen at 609.259.2400