Comanche specs

Comanche 260B Specifications

1967 PA-24-260B
Piper Comanche 260B
Engine:
Model Lycoming IO-540-D
No. Cylinders 6
Displacement 541.5 cu. in.
HP (Sea Level, 2,700 rpm) 260
Carbureted Or Fuel Injected Fuel Injected with GAMI’s
Fixed Pitch/ Constant Speed Propeller Constant Speed
Fuel:
Fuel Capacity  90 gal. (86 Usable)
Avg. Fuel Burn at 75% power in standard conditions per hour 14.1 gph   (11.5 gph at 55% power, Observed)
Weights and Capacities:
Maximum Takeoff/Landing Weight 3,100 lbs
Standard Empty Weight 1,728 lbs
Max. Useful Load (Standard) 1,372 lbs
Max. Useful Load as outfitted (Approx) 1,250 lbs
Baggage Capacity 250 lbs
Oil Capacity 12 quarts
Performance
Vne 229 mph (197 kts)
Vne without AD 72-22-05 (Stabilator balance weights) 203 mph (176 kts)
Vno Max. Structural Cruising Speed (POH) 182 mph (158 kts)
Vs0 Stall Speed Landing Configuration 67 mph (58 kts)
Vs1 Stall Speed Clean 75 mph (65 kts)
Climb Rate @ 3,100 gross wt 1,370 fpm
Climb Rate @ 2,100 gross wt 2,250 fpm
Wing Loading 17.4 lbs/sq. ft.
Power Loading 11.9 lbs/hp
Service Ceiling (max Approved Altitude) 21,000 ft.
Cruise @ 75% Power (7,000 ft)

Cruise @75% 2800lbs

182 mph (158 kts)

186 mph (162kts) Observed

Cruise @ 65% Power (10,800 ft) 176 mph (153 kts)
Range @ 75% Power, 86 gal.7,000 ft w/ 45 minute reserve 5.7 hrs, 901 nm, 1,037 sm
Range @ 65% Power, 86 gal. 10,800 ft w/ 45  minute reserve 6.3 hrs, 964 nm, 1,109 sm
Take-off Ground Run 1,260 ft
Take-off Ground Run (Short Field) 760 ft
Take-off Run over 50 ft barrier 1,725 ft
Landing Distance, ground roll full flaps 925 ft
Landing Distance, over a 50 ft Obstacle 1,435 ft

* Performance figures and drawing are from Piper and are not intended for flight planning or training.

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Comanche 260B Dimensions

POH drawing 1