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donv

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Great 1000 (695B)
« on: November 04, 2017, 04:17:21 pm »
A friend of mine used to own this 1000... in fact, he did all the avionics upgrades:

https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/22046187/1985-commander-1000

It's a great airplane, and it's hard to overstate how wonderful these really late 695Bs are. As nice as a regular 1000 is, these are even better. The upgraded weights, in particular, can really come in handy. Basically, you can top this airplane off and never worry about being over gross... and full tanks will take you a long way.

I was telling my brother, I really don't understand why they aren't still building them-- they are way better than any of the turbine singles on the market-- either Pilatus or TBM. I can understand why you might buy a Pilatus over a 1000, actually, if you need the room and go relatively short distances, but otherwise the Commander is pretty hard to beat.

Adam Frisch

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Re: Great 1000 (695B)
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 06:40:35 pm »
Dream plane. Only 8 were built of the 695B.

Do you know how much they want for it?
« Last Edit: November 04, 2017, 06:48:56 pm by Adam Frisch »
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.

Steve binnette

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Re: Great 1000 (695B)
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 06:17:28 am »
One reason NOT to buy a Pilatus or TBM over a Commander,  they are missing an engine!

A single failure of any critical system becomes an emergency instead of an inconvenience.

donv

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Re: Great 1000 (695B)
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 12:06:37 pm »
It just seems crazy that it goes faster on less fuel than the Pilatus (and comparable to the TBM), and if you could get it on the 3500 hot/7000 hour TBO, the two engines would cost less per hour to overhaul and maintain than the single PT6!