Comanche PA-24 260

PA-24 260 Comanche***SOLD***$58,000

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General Info
Make: Piper Registration Number: N8556P
Model: PA-24 260 (Comanche) Serial Number: 24-4013
Model Year: 1965 Engine: IO-540 / 260 HP
Location: Trenton-Robbinsville (N87) Prop: Constant Speed
    Gear: Retractable
Logbook Time
Total Time: (Hours since New) 5480  IFR Certification Due:  March 1, 2008
Engine: (Since Major Overhaul) 195  Known Damage:  None
Prop: (Since Prop Overhaul) 645    
Maintenance Info
Annual due: (Date) Fresh Annual w/ Purchase
AD's complete? (Yes / No) Yes
Engine overhaul done by: Moores Aircraft Engines
Features
Large Capacity Tip Tanks 1-piece windshield
EGT Gap Seals
Panel Mounted Clock All bladders replaced Jan, 2000
Control Wheel Mic Button New battery
Co-Pilots Push to Talk Button New Carpeting
4 Place Telex Intercom New Gear Motor
Hoskins FT 101 Digital Fuel Flow 1,000-hour Gear Inspection completed with new bolts/bushings
Built-in Oxygen  
Avionics
  Make / Model
NAV/COM #1: MAC 1700 with Glideslope
NAV/COM #2: KX 175B
GPS: Northstar GPS 600
Transponder: KT76
Audio Panel: Narco CP136
3-Light Marker: Included above
Other: Argus 5000 Moving Map coupled to GPS
Exterior
Color(s): White / Gray / Burgundy trim
Paint Condition:
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
5
Year of last paint job: 1999
Interior
Color(s): Gray
Fabric: Leather
Condition:
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
8
Glass condition: Fair
Performance
Cruise Speed: (at 75% power) 158 kts *
Useful Load: (remaining after full fuel) 632 lbs*
Fuel Capacity: 90 gal
Fuel burn: (average) 13 GPH *
Range: 725 nm *
Specific Range: ((Efficiency = Cruise Speed ÷ Lbs per hour of fuel burn) (The higher the number, the better the efficiency)) 2.03
* Note: Performance figures are estimates based on best available information (from POH, Vref, etc.) and may not be exact for this particular aircraft.
Comments
Piper's Comanche was designed as a high performance retractable gear single to compete with Beech's Bonanza. Piper's first low-wing single-engine design featured a swept back vertical tail, flying horizontal ""stabilator"", all metal construction, and their new laminar flow wing for speed.

The first Commanche, a 180, was delivered to customers in 1957. Immediately following, Piper introduced the 250 and 400 in 1958, the much improved 260 in 1964, and finally the turbocharged 260 in 1970.

Many loyal customers feel that the Commanche was Piper's best design and lament that Piper ceased its production in 1972 (due to a flood damaging their fabrication tooling). Fortunately, parts are readily available through various sources, including Webco Aircraft (see link below).

The Comanche is one of Piper's fastest singles and, with 90 gallons of fuel capacity, ample payload even with full fuel, and a comfortable cabin, it is great cross-country airplane. As such, we fly this Comanche on a regular basis up and down the east coast. It is in very good condition, is ready to fly today, and will provide many more years of service at an affordable price!

Other noteworthy information
The Comanche Story

Webco Aircraft Company

Contact Us About This Aircraft

Please call Dave Mathiesen at 609-259-2400

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