1974 AERO COMMANDER 685 for sale (see  AERO COMMANDER 685 for sale )

Serial number: 12061
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Manufacture: AERO COMMANDER ( see all AERO COMMANDER 685 for sale )
Model: 685
Year: 1974
Location: Spring, Texas
Source: Controller
Total time: 3342 Hours
Condition: USED
Overhaul: 940 SMOH / 940 SMOH
Price: US $355,000
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1974 AERO COMMANDER 685 for sale description

1974 Twin Commander 685 sn:12061
This beautiful Twin Commander 685 is the perfect corporate aircraft the discriminating owner, or owner-pilot, that wants near turbo-prop performance, yet wishes to spend significantly less than 50% as much as the purchase price. This airplane provides a very quiet cabin and more comfort and room than a Cessna 411, 414, 421, Beech Duke, or pressurized Navajo. It is unbelievably rugged, well built, easy to load and service and is a true pilot’s delight to fly. Your passengers will feel very safe and secure in this large substantial aircraft, and you as the owner will not be able to walk away after a trip without glancing back with a smile and pride of ownership. Boasting speed @ 75% cruise power: 222 KTAS @ FL 220’, range @ 65% cruise power, FL 200 (incl. 45 minute reserve) 1,280 N.M., operational service ceiling: FL 250’, Powerplant: Teledyne Continental GTSIO-520K rated at 435 BHP max continuous power, fuel capacity: optional long-range tanks. 322 usable U.S. gallons, MGTOW: 9,000 lbs., cabin capacity: 2 pilots + 6.

Total Time: 3342.1

Cimarron Exterior Paint, Overall Jet Glo White, grey and blue trim (10/’98) Byerly Exterior Trim, windshield, nacelle, door, landing gear, wing and flap painting enhancement package performed (08/’01), major touch-up and re-trim in 2002 All access, inspection panel and engine cowling fasteners replaced with stainless steel screws and zues fasteners. (08/’01)
Engine Specs:
Teledyne Continental GTSIO-520K rated at 435 BHP max continuous power.

Left Engine TTSOH: 940.1
Right Engine TTSOH: 940.1
Left Prop TTSOH: 917.1
Right Prop TTSOH: 917.1
An all-new avionics suite was installed in this aircraft in January 2006; it includes some of the best components you will see in a piston cabin-class aircraft. All instruments, switch and breaker box panels were cut from new stock, flight deck panels were laser engraved and all the old wiring harnesses were removed. In September of 2002, significant enhancements were added to give unmatched pilot situational awareness and hazard avoidance. Careful attention was given to not only saving weight, but to monitor CG so that no ballast was necessary to accommodate any conceivable loading situation:

Integrated hazard avoidance system: Full Bendix / King IHAS-8000 system, including KMD-850 multifunction display with moving map display and Americas database, KMH-880 integrated processor including enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS), traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS-I) with optional top and bottom diversity antenna, VDL mode-2 data link (for next generation radar uplink, Metars, TAFs, SPIs, & Pireps), with interface for display of onboard RDS-82 4-color vertical profile radar, and WX-500A storm scope, fully automatic threat screen priority, along with synthesized voice alerts on speaker and headphones.

Pilot’s EHSI: Sandel SN3308 EHSI “EFIS” display, pilot selectable displays of NAV1, NAV2, GPS1, GPS2, storm scope, “cell and strike” data, moving map display with depiction of special use airspace, navaids, airports, primary and secondary course, space, two bearing pointers, heading, speed, and distance information. Selectable views include arc, course, and conventional displays.

Annunciation is also given for marker beacon, as well as NAV, ILS, or GPS mode.

Co-Pilot’s HSI: Bendix IN831A hardwired only to NAV2. A “repeater” VOR/ILS indicator is remotely located on pilot’s sub-panel as a cross side redundant backup.

Compass system: Sperry Honeywell C 14A, with slaving switch and annunciation.

GPS Navigation system: Two Garmin GNS 430 GPS/NAV comms, VNAV and approach functions provided by these units. Fully integrated into IHAS-8000 to provide KMD-850 EGPWS positional and geometric altitude values.

Transponders: Dual Bendix / King KT 79 solid-state transponders with digital readout of pressure altitude, with 1-2 selector inhibit switch to prevent both units from functioning simultaneously.

Encoding Altimeters: Triple, Aerosonic Encoding Altimeters, pilot’s, drum pointer, co-pilot’s traditional “J-pointer” display (#1 encoder hard wired to #1 transponder and #2 hard wired to #2).

Altitude Alerting: visual and aural alerting through TAS 1000 and audio system.

NAV Comms: Two Garmin GNS 430s provide interactive NAV/Com with databases stored in the GPS database.

Engine Analyzers: EDM 800 engine analyzers provide in flight monitoring of the engine’s cylinders, temps, EGT, oil temp, and fuel flow.

MFD: TAS 1000 in sight MFD and windicator provide pictorial in flight wind information, fuel burn information, fuel totalizer, air data computer, fuel interface with GNS 430s, altitude alerter.

Radar: Bendix / King RDS 82VP Four Color Radar, gyro stabilized 12” phased array Antenna / RT in the Radome, “Vertical Profile” mode for determining storm severity and possible hail shafts, as well as traditional, detection, contour and ground map modes. Radome rebuilt and tested to 93% transmissivity by Norton in 2001.

Stormscope: 1-3 Avionics (formerly B.F. Goodrich) WX-500A Stormscope data ported for display on either/ both the Sandel EHSI and the MND-850 MFD. Range 200 nm. Heading stabilized (no re-set required while maneuvering), displays “cell, strike and test” modes.

Radio Altimeter: Free Flight TRA-3000 Radio Altimeter with TRI-40 Digital Readout Indicator, DH set, single audio tone at DH or continuous if less than 500 ft with gear not down.

Marker Beacon: Bendix/King KR-22 with remote panel annunciation, also drives Sandel EHSI.

Audio: Bendix/King KMA-24 Audio System with VOX intercom, auto-select function, isolation and emergency bypass provision. Speaker and Headphone are independently selectable.

Autopilot / Flight Director: Bendix FCS-810 horizontal mode coupled to whatever NAC source is selected in Sandel EHSI (Heading Hold, Command Bank, NAV1, NAV2, ILS 1, ILS 2, GPS 1, GPS 2). Vertical Modes include Auto Altitude Hold, Pitch Hold, and Auto-Glide Slope capture and track. Unit automatically syncs pitch trim, Flight Director mode provides pilot with guidance cues for all enroute and approach situations, as well as go-arounds.

Air to Ground Telephone: AirCell Model ACM-2000 Dual Mode (Airborne & Ground Cellular) transceiver, capable of voice, fax or data. Dual black handsets, located behind co-pilot’s seat and on rear cabin bulkhead. Optional tail mounted Nav Blade “Combo” Antenna (VOR/LOC/Airborne Cell) and separate Ground Blade Antenna (for Terrestrial Cellular).

Inverters: DUAL Flight-Tronics PC-14 120VAC, 400Hz, Static Inverters with fail annunciation, provide avionics AC power for compass system and radar stabilization.

ELT: Two Channel removable ELT, with cockpit arm / test switch and airframe antenna.

Standby Compass: Upgraded “Flat Card” compass, replaces old style “whiskey” compass, located at top of windscreen center post.

Auxiliary: 24VDC Cockpit Outlet: To power Pen Tablet Computer, emergency GPS or Standby VHF COM.

Microphones & Headsets: Dual Shure noise canceling 488T Dynamic Microphones mounted on each pilot’s control column. Both Pilot Yokes have push to talk switches and relays, VOX sensitivity and volume adjust for Intercom (Pilot Co-Pilot).
Additional Equipment:
- Air conditioning system (DC freon cycle, approved for pre-flight, ground and flight use)
- Commander aero/bracket engine induction air filter STC (eliminates costly 500 hour recurring AD)
- Strobe lights
- Aerodyne dual wing tip recognition lights installed in winglet fairing
- Commander aero winglet mod (including relocation of strove and navigation lights) 5/04
- Pressurized with service ceiling of FL250
- Cert known icing
- Cleveland wheels and brakes
- Hot props
- Woodward prop Synchrophaser
- Full co-pilot’s instruments
- Alcohol windshield
- Electric trim
- Belted forward dry potty
- Executive writing table (1)
- Extended range fuel tanks 322 gallons
- Stainless steel hardware kit
- Chrome prop spinners
- Captain windshield wiper

General Airframe Options (Above standard base aircraft offering):
-Airframe Hobbs hours meter, electric, pilot’s sidewall, air switch activated
- Turbine inlet temperature indicator, (EGT function for turbo-supercharger) dual needle
- Full pilot and co-pilot flight instrument panel, (with vacuum gauge and fault annunciation)
- Dual electric turn coordinators (with failure annunciation)
- Air conditioning system (DC Freon cycle, approved for pre-flight and ground use)
- Baggage compartment light (automatic door switch)
- Electric elevator pitch trim (pilot CW and autopilot controlled with runaway disconnect)
- External power plug (28 VDC standard 3-pin, receptacle at battery access panel)
- Tail mounted anti-collision beacon (red)
- Dual large electrically retractable mid-wing mounted landing lights (to 156 kts)
- Hoskins 3 strobe “Twilighter” anti collision system for maximum recognition
- Twin commander nose cone mounted taxi/recognition lights (steady/off/pulse) (09/’02)
- Aerodyne dual wing tip recognition lights installed in winglet fairing
- Woodward propeller synchronizer (with throttle quadrant switch and annunciation)
- Static discharge wicks (10, recently upgraded and re-bonded to eliminate static) (07/’99)
- Dual Grainger high efficiency p-static discharge wicks (on horizontal stab)
- COMFLIGHT “Flight Into Known Icing” certified package, including B.F. Goodrich
- Pneumatic wing and empennage boots, defrost blower, heated stall warning detector, fuselage ice shields, electric propeller de-ice with ammeter, three gallon two speed electric windshield alcohol system, wing de-ice light, heated fuel vents, alternate static source, rudder horn heater, rudder tab heater
- Radome repaired, refurbished and RF transmissivity certified airline class “A”
- Aerodyne winglet mod (including relocation of strobe and navigation lights), greatly improves low speed stability, lowers stall, improves climb and cruise speed.
- Teledyne Gill ”Pink” G-639 high capacity battery mod with Elcon twist on/off quick disconnect connector and sump kit.
-Tanis TAS-100 electric engine pre-heater (cylinders, gearbox and sump) system with customer flush mounted AC receptacles in each aft lower nacelle area.
- Cleveland wheel and brake mod, new pads and disk rotors (greatly improved braking performance and much lower maintenance costs than standard brakes).
- Twin Commander heavy duty nose wheel strut modification STC
- New aluminum rudder cap (and rebuilt rudder ribs and skin) installed per SB 235
- Commander aero/brackett engine induction air filter STC (eliminates costly 500 hr. recurring AD)
- All aircraft lock tumblers re-keyed (main cabin door, baggage door and battery access panel) to same new key for convenience, now different from the rest of the Commander fleet.
- Heavy-duty tie-down ring mod installed on main landing gear assembly

Loose Equipment:
- Dual pilot tube covers with safety banner
- Internal control gust lock (Aileron, Rudder and Elevator) with safety banner
- External commander aero rudder gust lock w/ “Remove Before Flight” safety banner
- Custom designed sun-foil (gold) sun shields for cockpit and eyebrow windows, with carry and storage bag
- Chrome turbo commander manual nose wheel tow bar/tail strand/storage bracket
- One “Official” and two additional copies of the commander 585 pilots flights manual
- Commander 685 FAA approved pilot’s checklist (2)
- Teledyne continental engine operation manual and engine operating tips
- Installation, operation manuals and wiring diagrams for all installed avionics.
- Travel kit including essential tools, chocks and carrying container
Year Painted:
Cimarron Exterior Paint, Overall Jet Glo White, grey and blue trim (10/’98) Byerly Exterior Trim, windshield, nacelle, door, landing gear, wing and flap painting enhancement package performed (08/’01), major touch-up and re-trim in 2002 All access, inspection panel and engine cowling fasteners replaced with stainless steel screws and zues fasteners. (08/’01)
Year Interior:
Cabin Interior: Commander seating plan “A” affords a maximum FAA legal seating capacity of eight occupants: consisting of two pilot seats, one sideway entrance seat / toilet (wit privacy curtains fore and aft), two aft facing mid-cabin chairs with two armrests, recline and tracking. Forward facing three-place bench seat with recline and lower storage drawer, center stow-able armrest. Dark grey insets for pilot seats, all other seat back and pans are leather Right side writing desk, stow-able, with two DC power supply receptacles (re-laminated 11/’01). Three main cabin retractable cabin cup holders with blue leather reveals. R.S. Pyramid with coffee pot, fresh water, cup dispenser, storage drawer, and binder holder for aircraft flight manual. L.S. Pyramid with glass and bottle holding shelf, ice and trash bags, storage for binders and map, large FAR 135 approved MagLite flashlight secured to top of unit. Individual reading lights and “Gaspers” at each seat, overhead cabin lights, “fasten seat belts” and “no smoking” chime and lighted cabin Annunciator. Cabin meets FAR 135 requirements for flammability standards (burn test).
Ceiling: Tapis ultra suede silver pearl
Sidewall: Douglas Aquitane and Nuage (light grey and subtle pattern)
Window boxing: light grey; Carpet: royal blue with two matching throw rugs; Seat box, panels, armrests: grey pearl trim strip; Seat belts: silver and grey; Throw pillows: (4) grey, blue fabric (elegant but subtle); cabin interior was completely refurbished 11/’98 by Leather Tech with enhancements and additional trim, desk and laminate work performed 10/’01 by Byerly Aviation.
Inspection Status:
Fresh annual with purchase

AERO COMMANDER 685 for sale