Beech Bonanza A35

The Beech Bonanza A35 was manufactured 1949, serial number D1501 through D2200 and D15001. It is a single-engine, piston aircraft configured as a cantilever low-wing aircraft with a V-tail. Distinguishing features are: retractable landing gear, variable pitch propeller. Model A35 Bonanza seats up to 3 passengers and 1 pilot.




Exterior Dimensions

Wing span: 32 ft 10 in
Length: 25 ft 2 in
Height: 7 ft 1 in


Max TO weight: 2,650 lb
Empty Weight:  1,575 lbs
Maximum Payload: 1,070
Fuel capacity: 40 US gallons (34 usable)


Manufacturer: Continental Motors
Model: E-185-1
Horsepower: 185 hp
Overhaul (HT): 1500hr TBO

Standard Avionics

Digital Nav/Coms
ADS-B In/Out



Horsepower: 185.00 Gross Weight: 2,650 lbs
Top Speed: 169 kias Empty Weight: 1,575 lbs
Cruise Speed: 149 kias Fuel Capacity: 39 gal
  Range: 470 nm
Rate of Climb: 890 Rate of Climb (One Engine):
Service Ceiling: 17,100 Ceiling (One Engine):
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 1,275 Ground Roll 625
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,515 Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 950





Built in 1949 with the Continental E-185-1 185 hp engine, the Model A35 Bonanza was the first to incorporate a box-type, sheet metal spar carry through that replaced the tubular design used in the 1947-1948 airplanes and it was the first Bonanza to be licensed in the Utility category at full gross weight of 2650.  Other changes were: gear down speed increased from to ; flap extended speed increased to ; steerable nose wheel installation; useful load increased to 1,070. Model A35 illustrated has optional overall exterior paint scheme and was the 2,000th Model 35 built. A total of 701 A35 were produced.

Distinguishing Features

  • No window behind rear seats
  • Small-chord stabilators
  • Front and rear bench seats
  • Single throw-over control yoke
  • Push-pull engine controls
  • Electric propeller pitch change mechanism
  • Gear handle on right, flap on left
  • First Bonanza model with a steerable nose wheel
  • Thicker wing skin


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