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1974 PIPER PA-28-180 Archer I AIRCRAFT FOR SALE - SOLD
Economical plane with $78,000 upgrades
  •   Engine only 9 Hours
  •   New leather interior
  •   Fully upgraded panel
  •   Autopilot
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  Specifications

1974 PIPER PA-28-180     N888ER

Total Time 5573
Engine 1 Time 9 SMOH
Prop 1 Time 9 TSO
Year Painted 1999
Interior Year 2022
No of Seats 4
Flight Rules IFR Certified
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  Description

We hardly come across a 70s-80s plane with all the things in this Archer. Freshly overhauled engine and propeller with only 9 hours. Brand new interior. Updated avionics, Just completed, detailed annual. IFR certified and current. All logs, no accidents. All the upgrades in this plane cost about $78,000 and would take around one year to complete. Besides a few things, it is not too far from what comes with a new Piper which costs half a million dollars. (Please watch the full video including flight of this plane) Freshly overhauled engine in this plane is a 180HP Lycoming O360-A4M. The same engine that is in the 2022 Archer. Propeller was also overhauled at the same time. Only 9 hours and still completing the break-in flights. This process costs about $32,000 and takes around 6 months nowadays. Brand new interior. Seats are 2 tone with Piper colors embedded. All panels follow the same theme. Brand new carpet as well. The interior not only feels like a new plane, it also feels spacious with the light, elegant colors. One unique feature I really like is that both rear seats can be removed and installed in seconds without any tools to make a large cargo area. I like a clean panel in a plane. Most importantly a digital engine monitor. It provides all important information about the engine and fuel. You can extend the life of the engine since you can manage it better with that information. Also saves fuel and allows for easy troubleshooting of any anomalies. The entire center stack of avionics have been upgraded with a later model audio panel, Garmin 420 (which you can upgrade to the latest GTN-650 for a lower cost as an exchange upgrade), ADS-B in and out so not only can you fly without restrictions of airspace, you have free traffic and weather displayed in the panel mounted display. I’ve found this is extremely helpful and improves safety. Plane also has a digital NAV/COMM. Two upgraded indicators for instrument flights. Panel mounted display provides all information. Autopilot is not the latest model and I found it is not very precise, but it does its job. Exterior is in very good condition. No major damages. I noticed on a closer look a few dings which hardly noticeable but would like to mention. This Archer has short takeoff and landing distances of 720ft and 635ft respectively. So you can operate on short runways and grass strips Nice flying airplane. Fast for a fixed gear, single engine, 4 place airplane. You will see in the video of the plane - during flight at 4500ft we increased the power to the maximum cruise. It was a surprise that the plane actually reached the yellow line speed - a faster speed than the airplane manual says you should expect. The freshly overhauled engine producing full power and a little lighter weight may be the reason. Archer is an economical plane to fly and own. Fairly easy plane to fly; stable and predictable which makes it a good IFR airplane. Controls are somewhat lighter than other low wing airplanes so it's easy to handle. Good overall performance as well. The plane can fly over 14,000ft. Max speed of 148 mph. Can fly around 600 miles. Carry 4 people. Large cargo capacity. Short takeoff and landing distances of 720ft and 635ft respectively. So you can operate on short runways and grass strips. Since it burns 7-10 gallons per hour it is a very economical plane to own and fly. Low insurance rates as well. It is a very popular plane and Piper is still making them. If you add a newer paint theme and update to a full glass panel with something like the cost-effective Garmin G3X and a few other things then this plane would have the feel and performance similar to a new plane for a quarter of the price. Plane is located in our Knox, Indiana branch (KOXI). Please contact us if you have any questions and please make sure to watch the video. 5 things 1. Arrange a prebuy with a local mechanic or accommodate yours 2. Transport anywhere in USA for low cost 3. Arrange to look at it on weekends also - if you schedule ahead 4. Provide free 5-hour training with CFI if you need 5. Help you find financing & insurance

  Features

Avionics / Equipment

Avionics
  • 4 place intercom
  • Bendix King VOR CDI w/ glideslope
  • Garmin GNC 420 GPS/COMM
  • Garmin VOR indicator
  • iPad mini
  • KX 155 NAV/COMM
  • PMA 7000MS Audio panel
  • Stratus 3i ADS-B In receiver
  • Stratus ESG ADS-B Out Transponder
  • 4 place intercom
  • Bendix King VOR CDI w/ glideslope
  • Garmin GNC 420 GPS/COMM
  • Garmin VOR indicator
  • iPad mini
  • KX 155 NAV/COMM
  • PMA 7000MS Audio panel
  • Stratus 3i ADS-B In receiver
  • Stratus ESG ADS-B Out Transponder
Equipment
  • 12-volt Auxiliary Power Supply (cigarette lighter style for charging GPS, iPad, iPhones, etc.)
  • 3 point seat belts
  • Ammeter
  • Beacon Light
  • Cabin heat
  • Defroster
  • Dual Push-to-Talk Switches
  • Electric Pitch Trim
  • Emergency Avionics Master Switch
  • Fresh Air Vent Control
  • JPI EDM-830 Advanced Digital Engine Analyzer
  • Pitot Heat
  • Rudder Trim
  • Sun visors
  • Wheel pants
  • 12-volt Auxiliary Power Supply (cigarette lighter style for charging GPS, iPad, iPhones, etc.)
  • 3 point seat belts
  • Ammeter
  • Beacon Light
  • Cabin heat
  • Defroster
  • Dual Push-to-Talk Switches
  • Electric Pitch Trim
  • Emergency Avionics Master Switch
  • Fresh Air Vent Control
  • JPI EDM-830 Advanced Digital Engine Analyzer
  • Pitot Heat
  • Rudder Trim
  • Sun visors
  • Wheel pants

Airframe / Engine / Prop

Engine
  • Lycoming O360-A4M
  • Lycoming O360-A4M
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