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Robert Mann [HPN-NY]
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Re: Bonanza or Columbia
      01/14/07 10:26 AM

Joel,

<<But most of my flying would be just two people, so maybe I don't need to fret over the rear seat space and baggage area>>

If that's the case, have you considered a Mooney Rocket? If you're not familiar with it, it's a Mooney 231/252 with a firewall forward conversion replacing the stock 210HP engine with a 305HP TSIO-520NB. The plane will do 235ktas at FL 240, or about 220+ ktas at FL180, or about 210ktas at FL200 at 65% power. It climbs 1,500+ fpm right up to FL230. At its service ceiling of FL240, it's still climbing over 1,000fpm.

With long range tanks (most of them out there have it) filled up, you'll still have enough payload to carry 2-3 adults (depending upon weight), or 2 with luggage. (No, you can't take four 200 lb men for a 1,000 nm trip) That would give you over 1,000nm range at a moderate power setting; longer at an economy setting. I've flown south Fla to NYC non-stop in just a little more time than Delta. On a 2-3 hour trip (400-600nm) you can fly four adults.

We're not talking about new here. You'd be looking at a converted 1986-1989 252. You could probably find one with 2,000 TTA for something in the $190-230k range. A small fraction of the money you save can be used to upgrade your panel if you wish. Pretty good bang for the buck if you ask me.

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Best,

Bob

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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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