B: 36 vs 33 comparison advice
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BobsV35B at aol.com
Tue Feb 19 10:51:30 EST 2008
Good Morning dbm300,
This will be strictly a generalization, but here goes!
The 36 has a much better CG situation. Moving the front end of the airplane
forward ten inches means that you have a forward CG problem rather than an
aft CG problem which is typical for later Bonanzas and Debonair's.
If you are flying a Stretch Debonair with two large people in the from
seats, you may have to add a bit of ballast in the back, but if you have all six
seats full, it is relatively easy to keep the CG in range.
Unfortunately, most late model Stretch Debbies have been loaded down with so
many Big Boy's Toys that they have a lousy useful load, but an early 36 is a
great load hauler. If all other drag components are equal, and they never
are, the 36 will be about two knots slower at the same weight. Since the Stretch
will typically be at a bit heavier gross when carrying the same payload, you
should figure that it will lose about one and a half knots for each
additional one hundred pounds of gross.
Any help at all?
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In a message dated 2/19/2008 9:39:19 A.M. Central Standard Time,
dbm300 at embarqmail.com writes:
When comparing an A36 vs F33 from 1984 and later, is there any
generalizations you can make about useful load, range and stuff?
I guess what I am looking for is a generalization like with an A36 you lose
about 10 knots speed but gain 200 lbs useful load. (this is not a true
statement just an example of what I am looking for)
I know this isn't a really fair thing to do as no two airplanes are the same
but I am trying to decide if the extra seats of the A36 are really useful.
It might be one of those nice in theory things or it might be practical ....
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