Beech H35 Bonanza

The Beech H35 Bonanza was manufactured in 1957, serial number D4866 through D5330 excluding D5062. 464 Model H35 were manufactured.

It is a single-engine, piston aircraft configured as a cantilever low-wing aircraft with a V-tail. Distinguishing features are: retractable landing gear, and the first year for a hydraulic (engine oil) propeller pitch change. Model H35 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 7 in


Max TO weight: 2,900 lb
Empty Weight:  1,820 lbs
Maximum Payload: 1,067
Fuel capacity: 40 U.S. gallons (34 usable)


Manufacturer: Continental Motors
Model: O-470G
Horsepower: 240 hp
Overhaul (HT): 1500hr TBO or 12 years

Standard Avionics

Digital Nav/Coms
ADS-B In/Out



Horsepower: 240.00 Gross Weight: 2,900
Top Speed: 179 Empty Weight: 1,820
Cruise Speed: 165 Fuel Capacity: 39
Stall Speed (dirty): 50 Range: 470
Rate of Climb: 1,225 Rate of Climb (One Engine):
Service Ceiling: 19,800 Ceiling (One Engine):
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 1,050 Ground Roll 710
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,260 Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 1,050






Model H35 of 1957 featured new 240 hp O-470-G engine,Model 50 Twin Bonanza wing spar caps and leading edge skin of reduced thickness and V-tail spar caps and elevators were strengthened, optional autopilot, and improved instruments. 464 Model H35 were manufactured, priced at $22,650 each.

Features and Equipment

The H35 featured a V-tail design, giving the plane a distinctive appearance. The V-tail design reduced the number of flying surfaces from three to two, as compared to a standard, straight-tail plane. It was thought this design would also reduce drag, weight and production costs. The plane also featured two small rear windows, long-chord stabilators and a single, throw-over yoke control. The plane sported optional in-wing auxillary tanks (20 gal. total), individually adjustable front seats and front and rear seat armrests. Among other changes this year were vernier engine controls and a hydraulic (engine oil) propeller pitch change.  The gear handle was positioned on the right-side of the cockpit and the flap control was on the left. The G35 used “sigh and touch” gear and flap control technology. It also sported electric primer to all cylinders, an automatic fuel mixture control and a beefier structure throughout.


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