1959 Piper Comanche 250 - N6218P

$45,000 - as is, where is

Interested parties can contact Mike Piccirilli at (314) 705-9250 or mike.piccirilli@wingsofhope.ngo

Summary

Location: Indian Hills Airpark, Salome, AZ (~ 110 mi west of Phoenix)

Airworthiness: Annual ran out 4/30/22, IFR Cert ran out 3/30/22, Throttle Cable “Frozen”

Sale Price: Please Call, dependent on “As Is, Where Is” or with new Annual Inspection & IFR Cert.

Additional Equipment Installed/Information

  • Complete Log Books (3 Airframe, 3 Engine, 1 Prop)
  • 20 gal Aux Tank behind Rear Seat
  • 3 Blade McCauley Prop
  • Front Shoulder Harness
  • Air Wolf Spin On Oil Filter
  • Single Piece Windshield
  • Stainless Steel Brake Discs
  • Cherokee Style Upper Door Latch
  • Vertical Card Compass
  • Plug-In Engine Heater
  • No Known Damage History

Exterior: White with Orange and Gold striping (Good to Fair condition, Oxidized)

Interior:  Brown Vinyl seating with complimentary Siding and Carpeting (Good Condition)

Airframe

  • Manufactured By: Piper
  • Year Manufactured: 1959
  • Aircraft Model: PA 24-250
  • Serial Number: 24-1320
  • Total Airframe Time: 4576.9
  • Tach Time: 538.1 (replaced @ 4038.8)

Annual Inspection

  • Date Last Annual Completed: April 2021
  • Last Flown: April 2021
  • Date of Last IFR Pitot/Transponder/Static Check: March 2020

Engine

  • Type/Model: O-540 AIA5
  • Engine Serial Number: L-1116-40
  • Manufactured By: Lycoming
  • Engine Total Time: 9     
  • Time SMOH: 9 (8/24/72)
  • HP: 250
  • TBO: 2000

Propeller

  • Manufactured By: McCauley
  • Model: B3D32C412-C
  • Propeller Blade Model/Serial Numbers: G-82NDA-5/TA 111, 140, 445
  • Propeller Hub: 991014
  • Propeller Time Since New: 621.8 (Installed 7/1/99 @ 3955.62)

Avionics

  • Nav/Com 1: King KX 170
  • Nav/Com 2: King KX 155 (w/GS, 720 channel)
  • ADF: King KR 85
  • DME: King KN 62A
  • Transponder: King KT75R/KFS575 (Remote Mounted)
  • Auto-Pilot: EDO-Mitchell Century I
  • Audio Panel: King KMA 20

Weight & Balance Data

  • Basic Empty Weight   = 1,683.64
  • Max Seat Capacity       = 4
  • Useful Load                       = 1,116.36
  • Gross Weight                   = 2,800
  • Empty Weight CG         = 28

* (Refer to Wt. & Balance Record 8/31/2011)

       Total Fuel Capacity:  60 + 20 = 80 Gallons

Additional Info Provided By Previous Owner

Extras to go with Plane (All in Baggage Compartment)

  • Extra Air and Oil Filters
  • Snap On Total Window Cover
  • Control Lock
  • Tow Bar
  • Piper Comanche Parts and Service Manuals
  • Engine Cowling Thermal Blanket

Known Squawks

  • Throttle is Stuck (was only stiff 11 months ago) – Only flightworthy known issue
  • Cigarette Lighter electrical connection is intermittent
  • Front Windshield fine scratches make it hard to see out of when looking at sun
  • Stall Warner Flasher doesn’t work (Comanche Assoc article included to troubleshoot)
  • All the Landing Gear Wiring was replaced recently. Since then, the Nose Gear Up light doesn’t go on.  Donor confirmed the Nose Gear was up.  Must need microswitch adjustment.
  • Fuel Selector is stiff, needs lubing.
  • Cover for Emergency Gear Extension is missing the rear securing tab
  • When engine is Cold the Prop control is stiff. It loosens up as temperature warms.

Engine Starting Technique

  • 6 shots of Prime (when Cold)
  • Start on Left Mag, go to Both upon Starting
  • Only ¼” of Throttle

Other Info

  • Right Fuel Bladder was replaced about 10 years ago
  • Left Fuel Bladder is original
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