1983 Piper Turbo Arrow IV
Clean, IFR, fast turbo, with autopilot and air conditioning
Looking for a fast, economical, great looking, nicely equipped aircraft that's been well cared for? N8325C is a stellar example of a later Turbo Arrow that's been kept indoors its whole life and is ready for lots of high altitude cross-country flying.
N8325C has a mid-time factory-overhauled 200 hp Continental TSIO-360 with a fairly recent top overhaul, and a 3-bladed Hartzell prop. The aircraft is a great platform for getting your IFR ticket, and for getting above most of the clouds for smoother air, leveraging the turbo and the integrated O2 system. The new interior makes flying this Turbo Arrow IV even sweeter!
This is an opportunity to get into a well cared for aircraft that will take you to the next step in your aviation endeavors! Please carefully review the dozens of detailed images below so you may see that this is a clean airplane, ready for its new home.
|Horsepower:||200 HP||Stall Speed:||61 KTS|
|Cruise Speed:||172 KTS||Rate of Climb:||940 FPM|
|Takeoff Distance:||1110 FT||Landing Distance:||700 FT|
|Service Ceiling:||20,000 FT||Fuel Capacity:||72 Gal|
|Factory Serial Number:||28R-8331041|
|Airframe Total Time:||5170 hrs¹|
|Engine SMOH Time (Factory Overhaul in 2013):||1110 hrs¹|
|Engine STOH Time (2018):||300 hrs¹|
|Engine TBO (Continental TSIO-360-FB16B - s/n 1007548):||2000 hrs²|
|Prop Hrs Since Overhaul (2011):||1370 hrs¹|
|Gross Weight:||2900 lbs|
|Empty Weight:||1994 lbs|
|Useful Load:||906 lbs|
|Annual Inspection Due:||May 2024|
|Transponder Test (91.413) Due:||May 2024|
|Pitot Static Test (91.411) Due:||May 2024|
|Oxygen Bottle Hydrostatic Due:||April 2025|
¹Hours will vary as aircraft is flown.
²Click this link for TCM publication regarding TBO.
- Aircraft always hangared, currently based at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA), Mesa, Arizona (19 mi ESE of Phoenix Sky Harbor)
- Factory Rebuilt Continental TSIO-360-FB16B in 2013, 2000 hr TBO
- 2018 top overhaul
- Complete logs since new, digitized and immediately available for viewing upon request
- IFR ready with Garmin GPS navigator and autopilot
- New interior (2022) - still smells new!
- No damage history
- Very minor evidence of hail dings on control surfaces (see pics)
- All ADs complied with
Avionics and Equipment
- Aspen EVO1000 Pro Max Primary Flight Display
- JPI EDM 830 Engine Mgmt System
- Garmin GNS430 Navigator non-WAAS
- 3 NAVCOMs - GNS430, King KX165, King KX185
- King KAP150 Autopilot w/ Altitude Hold
- King DME
- King ADF (inop)
- Garmin GMA340 Audio Panel w/intercom
- L-3 (Goodrich) WX-950 Stormscope
- Stratus ESG Transponder/ADS-B IN and OUT
- Piper factory air conditioning
- Scott onboard 4-place oxygen system
- Sun Foil sunscreens
- New Hartzell alternator (2022)
Panel - 7/10 Fully functional, with some dated components, the panel is outfitted with a Honeywell/King autopilot, an Aspen Evo 1000 Pro Max PFD (Primary Flight Display), a Garmin GNS-430 GPS/NAV/COM, and a JPI EDM-830 engine management system (very nice!). The HSI, glideslope and altimeter instruments have been retained as backup to the Aspen 1000. The transponder has been updated to an Appareo Stratus ESG which has built-in ADS-B OUT and IN. This system allows you to connect your iPad or tablet to the Stratus ESG via WiFi and run your favorite navigation software such as ForeFlight with active traffic. N8325C has three NAV/COM radios (most aircraft in this class have only two). With the Garmin audio panel, you can easily switch between radios, and you can also monitor other radios as you use one for transmit. The Garmin audio panel provides an integrated intercom.
Exterior - 6.5/10 Always hangared, the paint has shine and some depth. There are no serious issues with the factory paint, only some minor and typical scratches around the cowling. A professional buff and wax would make the paint look even better! The Plexiglas windshield and windows are clear and look great for their age, and tires have lots of life left in them. During my evaluation of Two Five Charlie, I noted a couple minor dings in the trailing edges, no doubt the typical "hangar rash" you occasionally see on used aircraft. I also noted minor dings on the control surfaces which are likely due to hail. Those dings are not readily apparent, and hardly noticeable until you get up close and look carefully at just the right angle. These blemishes are documented in the images below.
Interior - 8.5+/10 The new interior (2022) is clean and well kept. No rips or tears in the recent leather upholstery, and it shows only minor use. The carpet looks new and shows minimal wear. The interior smells fresh, and when you initially open the door, you'll still smell the new leather. The headliner is clean. Plastics show some age but are in reasonable condition. The HVAC tunnel down the middle of the headliner has aged and is missing a portion of the plastics at the rear (the Seller has the replacement section and will include it with the sale). The door panel looks nice. Please review the pictures in detail, you'll see how nice the interior looks.
Overall - This airplane's roots are the tried and true PA-28, but on steroids! It looks better and performs better than its predecessors. I'd be proud to own this Turbo Arrow IV. It's a great "climb high and go fast" airplane, and is easy on the budget when it comes to both fuel and maintenance. Any pilot with his or her IFR ticket, or the pilot who wants to earn an IFR ticket, is well suited for N8325C. The airplane is fresh out of annual and ready for its new home.
Digital logbooks immediately available upon request.
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Video: Aircraft Walkaround
Specifications and aircraft condition subject to verification and are not guaranteed.
Aircraft is subject to prior sale or removal.