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Dave Siciliano (ADS)
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Re: Bonanza or Columbia
      01/12/07 06:44 AM

Joel:

I don't quite know what you are comparing. Are you looking at an new A-36 v. the Columbia 300 (350)?

I owned an A-36 that was turbonormalized for 5 1/2 years and loved it.

If this is the case, the birds are quite a bit different as you have surmised. The A-36 had six seats, even if you don't use all of 'em. Most of the time, I left one or two in back out to carry 'stuff' (very important to be able to carry stuff ya know.) The Beech is retractable v. fixed gear in the Columbia. I also felt cramped in the Columbia when I few it. Not much flexibility with the bucket seats.

There are a lot of folks questioning the life and durability of the composite planes. It will take a different kind of expertise to properly repair them if damaged.

The Beechcraft is made very well. Has a great history. Still, Columbia seems to be well made but is selling fewer planes that some competitors.

This would be a difficult decision for me if I only needed what the Columbia would hold. In my case, I needed to fill four seats and to carry stuff; on occasion, needed more than four seats. The A-36 provided that flexibility. Have you compared useful load and payload?

Columbia hold more fuel; the A-36 is 74 useable.

Perhaps some others will chime in and trigger more thoughts.

Best,

Dave

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* Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU) 01/12/07 04:49 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Robert Mann [HPN-NY]   01/14/07 10:26 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Walter Atkinson   01/14/07 01:53 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Tom Gresham (HDC)   01/15/07 11:33 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Nigel Thompson(1D2)   01/13/07 09:46 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU)   01/14/07 06:41 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Rick Durden   01/13/07 12:09 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia - G1000 thoughts Andrew Niemyer -KDLH   01/13/07 06:12 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Mike McNamara - 19N (NJ)   01/12/07 11:00 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Stephanie Belser   01/12/07 11:32 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU)   01/12/07 11:27 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Rick Durden   01/12/07 08:22 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU)   01/12/07 11:50 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Dave Siciliano (ADS)   01/12/07 06:44 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Bill Bridges - 9S1   01/13/07 10:13 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Dave Siciliano (ADS)   01/13/07 01:35 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU)   01/12/07 12:04 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU)   10/31/07 04:22 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Rick Durden   10/31/07 05:10 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU)   10/31/07 08:09 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   10/31/07 04:49 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU)   10/31/07 08:05 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Kcid LlirreM   11/01/07 08:50 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Rick Durden   11/01/07 09:08 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   10/31/07 09:08 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Rick Durden   01/13/07 05:00 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia George Braly   01/13/07 03:48 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU)   01/14/07 06:23 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Andrew Niemyer -KDLH   01/14/07 06:40 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Rick Durden   01/14/07 03:02 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Dave Siciliano (ADS)   01/12/07 12:26 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Stephanie Belser   01/12/07 07:03 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU)   01/12/07 11:53 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Joel Aiken (RDU)   02/15/07 05:48 PM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Rick Durden   02/19/07 03:31 AM
. * * Re: Bonanza or Columbia Andrew Niemyer -KDLH   02/16/07 03:21 AM

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