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Piper Autocontrol IIIB Complete SOLD!!

djpfinancial

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The prices are all over the map for these parts. One thing I will say is, mine are clean and were working perfectly when removed, so I think that is a big plus. The DG was overhauled May 24, 2013, the AI was exchanged for an overhauled unit June 30, 2008.

I would include the DG, AI, Roll servo, bracket, AP Head, AP Radio coupler, and any saved wiring.

I also have other parts that I would sell or package up with this deal. Look here and let me know what you’d like and I’ll put together a package.

This complete I’d like to get $2500.

Dave
 

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The radio coupler is the most valuable part of this collection, if it is the right part number. The 1C388-3 version is worth about $700, because it is in demand for glass panel upgrades that retain the more desirable Century III autopilot. The other couplers such as the most common 1C388-M are pretty much worthless. As more of these older systems hit the used market, the prices drop dramatically.
 

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The radio coupler is the most valuable part of this collection, if it is the right part number. The 1C388-3 version is worth about $700, because it is in demand for glass panel upgrades that retain the more desirable Century III autopilot. The other couplers such as the most common 1C388-M are pretty much worthless. As more of these older systems hit the used market, the prices drop dramatically.
How do you know if it is a dash 3 or M? The model number is just 1C388.

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How do you know if it is a dash 3 or M? The model number is just 1C388.

Dave
That is the basic model then, with no suffix. The full model number is on the part tag. The four models are 1C388, then -2, -3, or -M. Only the 1C388-3 is valuable these days.
 

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Philiplane I have a '78 Lance with the Piper Altimatic IIIc autopilot. It worked OK when I bought it a year ago, but has become a bit problematic since. I suspect the issue is with the radio coupler as the knob has become really hard to turn and there never was a 'detent' that indicated that the knob was in the right place when you turned it.

I don't know which model radio coupler I have. Do you know if anyone rebuilds them, or, would you recommend just finding one that works and replacing it?
 

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Philiplane I have a '78 Lance with the Piper Altimatic IIIc autopilot. It worked OK when I bought it a year ago, but has become a bit problematic since. I suspect the issue is with the radio coupler as the knob has become really hard to turn and there never was a 'detent' that indicated that the knob was in the right place when you turned it.

I don't know which model radio coupler I have. Do you know if anyone rebuilds them, or, would you recommend just finding one that works and replacing it?
replace it with another one. The coupler should be listed in the equipment list along with the other autopilot components.
 

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I am troubleshooting mine now you are selling everything complete one set?
 

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I have it listed on eBay as one. I would like it to go together.
Dave
 
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