Twin Comanches (By: International Comanche Society)
"The big draw - as with all the Twin Comanches - was
the airplane's ability to extract maximum speed from minimum horsepower
and fuel consumption. The PA-30's 160-hp, Lycoming IO-320-BlA engines
let a PA-30 cruise at 170 knots (that's 200-mph) while burning a total
of a mere 17 gph. The engines have TBOs of 2,000 hours and are highly
regarded for their simplicity and durability."
Aviation - Full Test Report - Piper Twin Comanche (By: Imperial
Bank Aviation Finance)
" What could not be appreciated at the time was that the Twin Comanche
was so good that it remains consistently better than its successor,
the Seminole ... In all respects the Twin Comanche represents one of
the most rewarding and affordable twins."
To Keep (By: Aviation Consumer Magazine; Reprinted by Avweb)
"Thanks to its stingy fuel flow and cheap-to-overhaul
Lycomings, the Twin Comanche is a good value in an economy twin ...
we pick the Twinkie as the best value in a cheap-to-keep twin."
International Comanche Society
Ferguson's Twin Comanche Page
"I received an inordinate amount of emails telling
me that ... the Piper Twin Comanche was the right airplane. It was fast;
it was efficient; it used two simple, easy to maintain Lyc IO-320s;
it was the right size; it burned 16gph in cruise; it had a great safety