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Old 05-08-2019, 09:47 AM
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Good points Tom,

I currently have a V35 with a IO-550. It is consistently a 166-170 knot plane on roughly 12 GPH at 11k ft. It's just getting long in the tooth. 50 year old systems just get tired. It has a nice triple Aspen Stack, but it just isn't the same as the new experimental stuff and the certified versions of the exp equipment is 5-10x as much money.

If I do buy another plane it will have fixed gear for sure and a modern panel. I'm not ready for retirement yet, but it makes sense to save money and have what you want before retiring.

I appreciate all the input.
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:52 AM
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Hi again Todd, we havenít had our 14A up to 12-14 thousand feet and done a fuel flow check. I did get 178 KTS TAS and 11 even on fuel flow on my trip south in March. This was at 9500 with a OAT of 6F.
We have 135 hours on the engine, it may do a little better when fully broke in.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:33 PM
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Hi again Todd, we havenít had our 14A up to 12-14 thousand feet and done a fuel flow check. I did get 178 KTS TAS and 11 even on fuel flow on my trip south in March. This was at 9500 with a OAT of 6F.
We have 135 hours on the engine, it may do a little better when fully broke in.
Bob Bisbee
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Thanks Bob, that is a good reference. At 135 hours you are fully broken in.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:03 PM
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If you need another reference point, my 14A does about 170k with 8.4G running LOP.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:08 PM
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G36 Bonanza solves all your problems including your overflowing bank account.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:44 PM
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If you need another reference point, my 14A does about 170k with 8.4G running LOP.
That is really good fuel economy.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:45 PM
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G36 Bonanza solves all your problems including your overflowing bank account.
The G36 is not a good airplane, especially for the money. Low useful load, not very fast, and stuck with expensive avionics. I would keep my V35 and the extra $500k.
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:10 PM
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The G36 is not a good airplane, especially for the money. Low useful load, not very fast, and stuck with expensive avionics. I would keep my V35 and the extra $500k.
It was kind of tongue in cheek. Beech only builds about 10-15 a year at this point.
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Old 05-09-2019, 01:43 PM
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It was kind of tongue in cheek. Beech only builds about 10-15 a year at this point.
Yeah, I know. I have owned just about every Baron produced along with a couple of Duke's and Bonanzas. The new Beechcraft products do not excite me at all. I don't see the value.
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Old 05-09-2019, 03:07 PM
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No matter which you choose (sounds like the -14), give Lycon a call and talk to them about getting the most performance out of your engine without having to go turbo.

You might also consider working with SynergyAir for a build assist to get that new air plane smell in a relatively short time period.
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