Beech N35 Bonanza
The Beech Bonanza N35 was manufactured in 1961, serial numbers D6562 through D6841, therefore 280 Model N35 Bonanzas were produced.
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 N35 Bonanza seats up to 4 passengers and 1 pilot.
Wing span: 33 ft 5.5 in
Length: 25 ft 2 in
Height: 7 ft 7 in
Max TO weight: 3,125 lb
Empty Weight: 1,855 lbs
Maximum Payload: 1,270
Fuel capacity: 50 U.S. gallons (44 usable)
Manufacturer: Continental Motors
Horsepower: 260 hp
Overhaul (HT): 1500hr TBO or 12 years
|Horsepower: 260.00||Gross Weight: 3,125|
|Top Speed: 178||Empty Weight: 1,855|
|Cruise Speed: 170||Fuel Capacity: 50|
|Stall Speed (dirty): 52||Range: 535|
|Rate of Climb: 1,150||Rate of Climb (One Engine):|
|Service Ceiling: 19,200||Ceiling (One Engine):|
|Ground Roll: 1,050||Ground Roll 650|
|Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,260||Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 1,100|
Beech revamped the already classic Bonanza in 1961 by adding a new, larger teardrop rear side windows and installing a 260 hp Continental IO-470-N engine in the Model N35. Gross weight increased to 3,125 Pounds but the extra weight caused rate of climb to decrease from the Model M35´s 1,170 fpm (feet per minute) to 1,150 fpm. 280 Model N35 Bonanzas were produced. Price was $26,500.
Distinguishing Features and Equipment
Beech installed the first fixed assist step on the Model N35.
An overhead ventilation system became standard.
The aft baggage area was increased and a hat shelf was added.
Long range fuel of 80 gallons became an option. This was done by offering two 40-gallon tanks in place of the standard 25-gallon tanks. Along with”full-time” fuel quantity gauges provided to both tanks, fuel management was simplified, a good safety feature.
The landing lights on the leading edge were displaced with the new, long leading edge fuel tanks, therefore, the lights were moved to the nose and nosewheel strut.
Pilots concerned with tracking troublesome magnesium components might also note the ailerons were converted to aluminum, thus easing repairs and repainting somewhat.
A sideways facing cargo, 5th seat, tip tanks and dual control yoke were also available.