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Thursday, June 1, 2006

1964 Piper Comanche 400



New price (1964): $36,890
Used price: $128,000
Engine make/model: Lycoming
IO-720 A1A
TBO (hrs.): 1800
Horsepower@altitude: 400@SL
Horsepower on takeoff: 400
Fuel type: 100
Propeller type: CS
Landing gear type: Tri./Retr.
Max ramp weight (lbs.): 3600
Gross weight (lbs.): 3600
Landing weight (lbs.): 3600
Empty weight, std. (lbs.): 2110
Empty weight,
as tested (lbs.):
2269
Useful load, std. (lbs.): 1490
Useful fuel, std. (gals.): 130
Payload, full std. fuel (lbs.): 710
Wingspan: 36 ft.
Overall length: 25 ft. 8 in.
Height: 7 ft. 10 in.
Wing area (sq. ft.): 178
Wing loading (lbs./sq.ft.): 20.2
Power loading (lbs./hp): 9.0
Wheel size (in.): 6.00 x 6
Seating capacity: 4
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width (in.): 44
Cabin height (in.): 45
 
PERFORMANCE
CRUISE SPEED (kts.):
75% power: 185
65% power: 180
55% power: 171
   
MAX RANGE (w/reserve) (nm):
75% power: 729*
65% power: 790*
55% power: 860*
   
FUEL CONSUMPTION (gph.):
75% power: 22
65% power: 19
55% power: 16
   
Vso (kts.): 59
Best rate of climb, SL (fpm): 1600
Service ceiling (ft.): 19,500
Takeoff ground roll (ft.): 980
Takeoff over 50-ft.
obstacle (ft.):
1500
Landing ground roll (ft.): 1180
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle (ft.): 1820
*estimated
Source: Jane's All The World's Aircraft and Aircraft Bluebook Price Digest





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