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Anyone Flown A Twin Comanche?  
User currently offlineJspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 308 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Hey,

I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with the Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche. I'm starting my multi-rating, and should be doing my first flight in it this weekend. From what I've heard it's not the easiest plane to fly, so I was just wondering if anyone had any stories or advice on it.

Thanks

Jason

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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1681 times:
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I've heard (and read) that the airplane tends to jump up into ground effect during takeoff, and float forever during landing. Apparently, it sits closer to the ground than comparable twins, and it also tends to sit nose high, which contributes to the tendencies. I believe a smaller diameter nosewheel/tire is a popular upgrade, as it effectively reduces the AOA when on the ground.


Here are some links to check out:


http://www.comanchepilot.com/Tech_Ar...s/FLIGHT_OPS/TECH_TALK/IFR/ifr.HTM


http://www.comanchepilot.com/Tech_Ar...CHE_SAFE/is_the_comanche_safe.html


Have a fun and safe flight!




2H4





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