1964 Piper Twin Comanche VH-HPR
Serial number PA 30-471
Paint and interior excellent, leather seats, replaced all original interior trim, kept in hangar since purchased in September 2000, the Janitrol heater works well and temperature control range is excellent.
Engine compressions measured at the Annual, were excellent and even across all cylinders, oil consumption is minimal.
A general paint refresh was done in 2014 along with interior refresh. The aircraft is cleaned with eco washed regularly and polished about every six months.
Annual November 16, 2020, all relevant AD’s current
TAS 170 KTS at 9,000’ – fuel burn 66 litres per hour
TAS 175 KTS at 6,000’ – fuel Burn 70 litres per hour
The above is of course weight and temperature dependant
Hours at 01/02/18:
@ May 24th 2021
VH-HPR S/N 30-471 (formerly VH-FAY)
Total Time @ last log book entry at Annual on 16th Nov 2020 = 10,886 hrs
Appears to be complete logs since initial C of A in July 1964 @ 62 hours of ferry time from Loch Haven. Log Book Statement shows Class B /IFR
Knots to you propellers (both) fitted new in July 2013 @ TT 10,434 hours.
Engine (L) Last annual Nov 2020 compressions 72/74/76/78; Last overhaul in August 1990 & TSO 1600 hrs.
Engine (R) Last annual Nov 2020 compressions 73/77/78/78 ; Last overhaul in August 1990 & TSO 1600 hrs. Both engines have GAM Injectors.
Weight @ last weigh in Feb 2016 = Empty 1181.50 KGs inc unusable fuel and full oil. (approx 700 kgs. Useful load), toe brakes left side only.
I have spent well in excess of $300,000 on my aircraft (conservative estimate) and have it insured for $180,000.
I consider a price of A$160,000 for my aircraft as configured is a reasonable figure, certainly way below replacement cost, to purchase any Twin Comanche currently on the market and bring it up to the standard of my aircraft would be well in excess of double this figure. Similarly configured aircraft in the USA are selling in the region of $US 120,000.00 plus ($A 160,000.00) and the added cost of importation, Australian certification and GST would push the cost considerably higher.
Last but by no means least: A video on Youtube of a trip in HPR from Australia to New Zealand and back in 2016.