Anyone know that airplane?

ToiletDuck

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I remember there was a single engine piston that had like a 400hp engine, 4 seater, looked kinda like a cherokee. I'm pretty sure they don't make them anymore and I have seen race packages for them so I think they are popular for that. I can't remember the name of them and wanted to read about them more. Great looking planes as I remember. Any ideas?
 

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Comanche 400. Same as the ordinary Comanche, except with a 400 HP IO-720 eight cylinder Lycomming. They built about 140 or so of them in 1964-65, I think.

52 large to overhaul the sucker, so better be made of money.

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Commanche 400 would be my guess also.

Didn't the Bellanca Viking also have the same hp engine?
 

LearLove

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It carries a boat load of gas too. If I remember from my line-guy days, 4 tanks on each wing, I think 72 gallons per side.
 

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LearLove said:
It carries a boat load of gas too. If I remember from my line-guy days, 4 tanks on each wing, I think 72 gallons per side.

Heyas Lear,

The book says 20-22GPH at %75 power gives you around 183 knots or so.

No doubt a fun ride if you can afford it....

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Hello, Charlie. I remember you from the days up in Noo Yark. Do you overhaul those or is Columbia still the place to go?

Hope all is well, do you still have an Allen R working for you? One of the most tallented guys I knew.
 
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