1981 PIPER SENECA III


  • For Sale
  • 1981
  • PIPER SENECA III
  • N776MF
  • 34-8133186
  • Fresno, CA USA

214900 $214,900 USD

Ben Siebert

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  • For Sale
  • 1981
  • PIPER SENECA III
  • N776MF
  • 34-8133186
  • Fresno, CA USA

Ben Siebert

Ben Siebert

General Specs (cont.)

8950

850 SMOH

1150 SMOH

925 SNEW

825 SNEW

1525 lb

Used

2009

2023

BTH

6

Additional Classifications

Detailed Description

1981 Piper Seneca III.  A great value on a truly sweet plane! Brand New Interior, Excellent Paint, Fresh Annual with purchase, 21st Century Garmin Avionics for full IFR, Known Icing, Long Range Tanks, All Logs.  Meticulously maintained.  The Seneca III is a seriously capable twin, (25,000ft service ceiling and 200+MPH with an 1,800lb useful load and 1,000mile range) but easy to insure and very low fuel-consumption.

Avionics / Equipment

PS Engineering 7000 Audio Panel
Garmin GNS 530 WAAS
Garmin GNS 430
Garmin GMX 200 Multi-function display
Garmin GTX 335 Transponder with ADSB-Out
Century 41 Autopilot (works perfectly)
Digital Tachometer
6 Person Intercom

Airframe

8950TTAF.  Off airport landing in 2002, over 950 hours since then.  Full De-Ice in very good condition.  Paint in very good to excellent condition.  Dry-climate airplane.  See photos of last page of logbooks for each system.  All logbooks in possession since new.

Engines / Mods / Prop

TSIO-360-KB and LTSIO-360-KB.  Counter-rotating props means there is no critical engine = safety.  New cylinder installed left engine in May.  Engines start right up, even when hot (if you use the hot start procedure), and run strong.  Hartzell three-bladed props - heated.  Left prop disassembled for full inspection and left governor overhauled in 2022.

Interior / Exterior

Brand New Leather Interior May 2023.  Gray with Charcoal accents - very nice and new-plane smell.

Paint in very good to excellent condition - a solid 8 out of 10. There is a bit of ice rash on the nose, and a bit of paint crazing on the fiberglass wingtips.  See photos of both - you wouldn't notice it unless you were really close and specifically looking for it.

Remarks

Great personal, family, or business transportation.  Sips fuel for a twin - get 200MPH on only 21GPH.  My son flew this bird for 200hrs at 45% power - 140kts and 15GPH - that's about the same as a C-182!!  Meets or exceed all performance in the POH - even in HOT Fresno CA.  This is a smooth, sweet, economical airplane.  If you find a Seneca III with motors below TBO, with 21st century radios and in very good condition,  for less money,  let me know.  I'm a Cessna-twin man and have owned many planes, but I love this Seneca III.  But I fly so much for my job as a commercial pilot that I rarely fly this plane - less than 50 hours last year, and that's not enough to keep it.  My loss is your gain.