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PA 32 console-SOLD

Geneseo1911

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For sale:
The world's most overbuilt, overengineered, and overpriced console.
Saircorp/Flightboss console for PA32 & 34 with all the bells & whistles.

Previous owner of my plane paid $1472 for this thing in 2007, and to buy it today would price out at an eye watering $2801! And you can't even buy one if you want it because they've been shut down for covid since March.

I'm putting a seventh seat in my plane, so i figured I'd pass this on to someone else rather than take up space in my hangar. It is an STC'd product, and the 337 was never filed for my plane, so the documentation including the unfilled permission letter are included. It is designed to use factory brackets if you have club seating, so i don't know if it's even worth a logbook entry, but that's between you and the hangar fairies.

The pictures tell the story, the main box goes between the second row seats, and the arm rest folds down between the front seats. This one is designed to hold an oxygen bottle. They also ordered two dual cup holders and a clipboard with an adjustable angle mount. Those items are modular and can be placed as desired on the tracks. The paint, "Tapis Ultraleather" upholstery, and padding are in excellent condition.

More info here: SairCorp/Flight Boss Ltd :: Organizer Consoles :: Organizer/Convenience Consoles, Piper

The only negatives are: 1)The battery holder for the led writing lights in the front armrest corroded and they don't work... although the corrosion is minor and could probably be fixed with a new aaa battery holder as the pc board looks clean. 2)The PO drilled two 3/8 holes in the bottom to mount it, as my plane has forward facing seats.

This thing is extremely well built and sturdy. All together it adds up to around 20 lbs. I'll ship it in the conus, or deliver it to an airport within 150nm of kcmi if you want to pick it up in person. I'm asking $1250 OBO. Normally I'd do half of new price, but I feel bad asking for the same money that it originally cost lol.
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Rick G

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It looks interesting. Does it get in the way of the trim wheel at all? My altitude hold is not working so I'm constantly trimming.

You said: "I'm putting a seventh seat in my plane" Where did you get it?
 

Geneseo1911

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So i posted this on the Facebook pa32 group last night, and woke up to four people in line for it, which tells me I underpriced it, but at least it will get some use.

It looks interesting. Does it get in the way of the trim wheel at all? My altitude hold is not working so I'm constantly trimming.

You said: "I'm putting a seventh seat in my plane" Where did you get it?
I never flew with it in, as I felt it took up to much space. The best part of the 32 is how wide it is, and the console made me feel like i was wedged in the archer with an instructor again. It definitely interferes with the trim and flaps, but i guess that's why it locks in the folded position. Put it down for cruise and lock it up for t/o & landing.

I actually got my 7th seat on Facebook as well. He didn't have the mounting plates, so I sourced those from scrap yards. Fair warning: the plates for the conical style lugs are hard to find & expensive. Wentworth up in Minnesota had them, but he said he only had the two. He also had a couple of the little seats, I think with either style of legs. The one I got on Facebook matches my interior perfectly though, which is why I went with it. A lot of people are removing them for basic med, so i think they're a lot more available than they used to be.
 

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