B: 200 Kts and 10 GPH? (was Bonanza Goes Under the Eiffel Tower)
Frisch, Josef C.
frisch at slac.stanford.edu
Sun Oct 7 20:18:23 EDT 2007
Didn't the black paint help radiate heat at high mach speeds?
Also, I don't know how many colors of heat resistant paint exist - the B-70 was also nicknamed the paint-stripper as I recall.
Sorry - not a bit of beech content.
--- Joe Frisch
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Subject: Re: B: 200 Kts and 10 GPH? (was Bonanza Goes Under the Eiffel Tower)
The black bird was painted black as to not reflect
light when she was pulled out of her hangar for night
flights. The black had nothing to do about speed.
--- Eric Poole <eric at rkt-tech.com> wrote:
> At 10:38 AM 10/7/2007, Nathan Ulrich wrote:
> >Here's the story from the pilot who flew Mike
> Smith's plane through the
> >Eiffel Tower:
> Wow, must be nice to have all that time on one's
> hands and that boxcar-load
> of money just sitting there with nothing to spend it
> on. :-\
> Anyway... He describes Mike Smith's Bonanza thus:
> "His own airplane,
> N111MS, painted a god-awful black under the theory
> the color increased
> speed similar to the SR-71, could cruise comfortably
> at over 200 knots
> sipping a miserly 10 gallons of fuel an hour."
> I'm assuming he meant TAS and not GS with a stiff
> 200+ knots at 10 gph in a Bonanza with a 520?
> Uhhh... I know the Bonanza is an amazing airplane
> and all, but doesn't that
> sound like just a tiny bit of an exaggeration?
> Eric Poole
> M-35 N122X
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