Twin Comanche PA-30B

Piper PA-30B                     ***SOLD***           $79,000

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General Info
Make: Piper Registration Number: N8084Y
Model: PA-30B Serial Number: 30-1200
Model Year: 1966 Engine: IO-320-BlA / 160 HP
Location: Trenton-Robbinsville (N87) Gear: Retractable (electric)
    Props: Constant Speed
Logbook Time
Total Time: (Hours since New) 2197 Log books
Engines: (Since Major Overhaul) 55 / 55 Props:  (Since Major Overhaul)    55 / 55
Maintenance Info
Annual Due: (Date) Current (fresh annual with purchase)
IFR Certification Due: December, 2011
AD's complete?
Type of Engine Overhaul: Field Overhaul
Damage History: 1976 - properly repaired and documented

All paperwork clean and in order.  Very extensive annual inspection in Oct '06 when engines were installed and many service letters, instructions, and bulletins were complied at that time.

Six seats (3rd row seats snap-out) New landing gear retract cables and switches
Knot 2U rudder gap seals New high-speed starters
Knot 2U wing root fairings All fuel bladders replaced in October 2006
Electric elevator trim, manual rudder trim New tires, brakes, discs, and hoses
Whelen strobes (3) New Met-Co-Aire wing tips
Radio Master Switch Overhauled airspeed indicator, gyros, & engine gauges
  Make / Model
NAV/COM #1: Garmin GNC 250XL GPS/COM
NAV/COM #2: King KX155 w/ Glideslope
Transponder: King KT76A
Piper Altimatic II
Audio Panel: PS Engineering PMA 6000 w/ 3-light marker beacon
King KR-87

Alcor Ekonomix

Color(s): White with blue and red trim
Paint Condition:
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
Color(s): Orange / Brown
Fabric: Cloth  / Vinyl
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
7+ (Original in very good condition)
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.  In 1966, the PA-30B step-up model was offered which included a third side windows and six seats.  Total sales of all PA-30 models came over 2,000 airplanes before production ceased in 1972 when their Lock Haven, Pennsylvania facility was flooded.

The big draw - as with 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. 

This Twin Comanche provides twin engine redundancy, speed, and payload at near a single engine entry price and operating cost.  It is probably the cleanest and lowest time (2187 hours) Twin Comanche on the market.  It has been hangared at least since 1976, is in fantastic condition, and is ready to fly.  We have priced this airplane below wholesale for a quick sale.  This is truly a classic, original airplane that must be seen and flown to really appreciate the value!

Contact Us About This Aircraft

Please call Dave Mathieson at 609.259.2400