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SOLD - 1970 Piper Comanche 260C - SOLD

N27BR is one of the last single engine Comanche's built, the series having been ended by flooding at the Pennsylvania factory in the early 1970's.  The Comanche 260C with the shark nose has a cult following, and is widely regarded as one of the best retractable singles ever built and the best all around example of the Comanche singles.  Exceptional styling and a good balance of power, economics and efficiency make this plane very popular among its pilots.

N27BR makes an excellent cross-country platform, with good speed and range and a Garmin GTN-650 Touchscreen GPS/Map/Nav/Com.  Long range fuel  and the JPI fuel management system take the stress out of max range flights. The Century IIB autopilot has been recently overhauled and has a heading bug and nav couplers.

Economical performance is what this Comanche does well:   Recently I flew this plane on a cross country - 12,500 feet at 47 deg F, 2400 RPM, 185-190 MPH true airspeed at 12gph! This is a very nice flying plane with the Autopilot coupled to the HSI and Garmin GTN-650 GPS.

Please don't hesitate to call us at (303) 503-8356 with further questions regarding N27BR, insurance, finance options, upgrades or transition training. This plane is based here in Colorado, and can be viewed by appointment.

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Piper PA24-260C Comanche

SN: 24-4909

        • 5332.6  Hours Total Time Since New
        • No Known Damage History.
        • Complete Logbooks from new
        • Annual Due 10/1/2016
        • Long Range Fuel
        • Bob Fields Inflatable Door Seal / Manual Pump
        • Cabin Door Steward
        • Right Main and Left Aux Bladder Replaced with New 2012
        • Knots 2 U HID Taxi / Landing Lights
        • Johnston High Performance Wingtips
        • AVEO LED Strobe Lights
        • Precise Flight Pulselight 1210
        • Whelen LED Nav-Lights
        • Landing Gear Inspection per AD 77-13-21 done 5247.7 TT; next due 6247.7 TT
        • Stabilator Horn AD 2012-17-06 next due 8/1/2018 or 5831.6 TT , whichever comes first
        • Bogert Battery Box per STC SA4008NM
        • Knots 2U Gear Lobe Fairings


  • Garmin GMA-340 Audio Panel / Marker Beacon and Intercom
  • Garmin GTN-650 touchscreen GPS/Map/Nav/Comm with WAAS
  • Narco Mk-12D Digital Nav-Comm (VOR/Loc with Glideslope)
  • King KN-64 Digital DME
  • Narco AT-150 Transponder with Mode C
  • Century IIB Single Axis Autopilot with Heading Bug and Nav Coupling (Piper Auto Control III)
  • Century NSD-360 HSI
  • JPI FS-450 Fuel Management
  • JPI EDM-700 Graphic Engine Monitor
  • Pitot-Static due 10/1/2017

Engine & Propeller

This is a nice looking installation with new hoses, recent throttle prop and mixture cables, and still at 600+ hours a very dry engine. 
    • Lycoming IO-540-N1A5 (2000 Recommended TBO)
    • 606.6 Hours Since Major Overhaul / Blueprinted and Balanced (Performance Aero Engines in 1998)
    • Compressions all in the 70+/80 range
    • Less than 100 Hours on OH Exhaust System by Aerospace Welding
    • Fluid carrying hoses done 2012  fabricated by Aviall
    • New Lord Isolator Mounts 2012
    • Two-blade Propeller (HC-E2YR-1BF hub SN: DK1678) 2479.8 SPOH
    • Magneto 500 hour inspection done at 5247.7 (less than 100 hours ago)

Paint & Interior

This Comanche was painted 9/4/1980 in Imron, base Yellow #76556U, with Brown #44444U and Tan #96939U accent colors.  The condition of this 36 year old paint says much about the way this Comanche has been cared for.  This paint, although dated, is in very good condition.

Interior was just redone in beige ultra-leather and fabric including new carpet, refurbished side panels and newly fabricated headliner. Interior plastic replaced with new parts from Plane Plastics.

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Larson Aircraft Sales
Phone: 303-503-8356
Fax: 303-413-9728
Physical Location:
Longmont - Vance Brand Airport (KLMO)
229 Airport Rd.
Longmont, CO 80503
Mailing Address:
Larson Aircraft
PO Box 19641
Boulder, CO 80308

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