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Re: Comanche Photos & Competition

Unread post by Whirly » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:20 am

It breaks my heart to see ZS-MPK like that :cry: , I owned her for many years and flew close to 400 hours on her. I had her repainted and re-upholstered just before I sold her in 2002. I also fitted the one piece windshield and a few small speed mods and changed the avionics as they now are. She also had tip tanks but I had those removed as she still has 7 hours endurance as she is now.

She was sweet and you could carry a nice load even with full fuel. She had a fuel injected 250hp engine, only a few came from the factory like that as they later switched to the 260hp fuel injected engines.

There were a few people that wanted to buy her when they saw her sitting like that a few years ago but the owner did not want to sell. I would not touch her now after all these years in the sun and rain. What a waste! :(

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Re: Comanche Photos & Competition

Unread post by Ray W » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:04 pm

One of the nicest Single Comanches around
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Re: Comanche Photos & Competition

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Re: Comanche Photos & Competition

Unread post by PRDT » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:18 pm

Whirly wrote:It breaks my heart to see ZS-MPK like that :cry: , I owned her for many years and flew close to 400 hours on her. I had her repainted and re-upholstered just before I sold her in 2002. I also fitted the one piece windshield and a few small speed mods and changed the avionics as they now are. She also had tip tanks but I had those removed as she still has 7 hours endurance as she is now.

She was sweet and you could carry a nice load even with full fuel. She had a fuel injected 250hp engine, only a few came from the factory like that as they later switched to the 260hp fuel injected engines.

There were a few people that wanted to buy her when they saw her sitting like that a few years ago but the owner did not want to sell. I would not touch her now after all these years in the sun and rain. What a waste! :(

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Interesting thing I only realised now is that MPK is actually the famous Comanche in uncle Jim Davis's story with Piet van der Woude. Uncle Jim was fresh at Placo at Wonderboom in the mid sixties - The story is on page 26 of this month's SA Flyer. Ironically enough MPK (CWG)'s (hopefully not final) resting spot is in front of the old Placo hangar where uncle Jim first laid eyes on her.
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Re: Comanche Photos & Competition

Unread post by Whirly » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:27 pm

Philip,

That is where she was when I last saw her! :(

She belonged to a guy by the name of MP Kritzinger at some stage, hence the MPK registration, so I was told.

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Re: Comanche Photos & Competition

Unread post by Airfire » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:46 pm

ZS-NTF and she is for sale by me..Ray's old plane.

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Re: Comanche Photos & Competition

Unread post by PRDT » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:17 am

Anyone with more old pictures of the lovely Comanches?
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Re: Comanche Photos & Competition

Unread post by PRDT » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:42 am

Beauty

What happened to DXL that it is now in such a sad state? (See page 8 of this thread)

PS: Our family was introduced to Comanches by oom John Higgs - a Comanche expert. What an amazing man and aviator. So terribly sad
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Unread post by PRDT » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:06 pm

Beautiful pic from seen at Rand thread - page 1152: 27 November 2015

Thanks mr Perkins
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Unread post by Ray W » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:24 pm

PRDT, this is whats left of ZS-DXL - just a shell lying behind a hangar at Grand Central
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Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:51 pm

Piper PA-39 Twin Comanche N502DW ex D-GFTL at Brits Airfield FABS
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Piper PA-39 Twin Comanche N502DW ex D-GFTL at Brits Airfield FABS
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Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche ZS-KFX at Rand Airport FAGM
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Re: Comanche Photos

Unread post by PRDT » Wed May 04, 2016 8:44 am

Piper Comanche 260C
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Old scanned photograph from 2001. Still looks the same today
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