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 Post subject: New member and new to me G35
PostPosted: 30 Jun 2021, 15:02 
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I retired from the airlines several years ago and had a Piper Pacer we used for fun and short jaunts and such. With two kids in the military we found ourselves flying further and further for visits. The wife did not want to spend the $$ so we compromised on a G35. It only has 2700 TT and 300 on a Poplar Grove E225. While the panel is bare bones, that's fine with me. I know I wouldn't fly enough IFR to keep current, at least to my standards. It does have some good upgrades, Hartzell MV prop, Cleveland wheels/brakes, oil filter adapter, alternator, to name a few.

The trip home was about 4.5 hrs, and it was one of the hottest days of the year. I figured at 10,500 we'd be cool...not so! After a fuel and bathroom stop, we were especially hot. There was very little air circulation, I had some coming in on the pilot side, almost none on the right side. At that point I was not aware of the vents up in the firewall you can kick open and closed with your toe. The trip about made her never get in the Bonanza again!

I got on the forum and did lots of searching, and then I went and did some looking at the plane. I pulled the vent assembly from the right side. I discovered the assembly was fastened to the wall panel, but not to the inner skin. This allowed much of the airflow to go between the wall panel and the skin rather than in the cabin. I then pulled the floor in the cargo area and discovered the biggest issue. Yes, someone had cut strips of foam insulation and layed them between the stringers essentially blocking all the outflow.

I haven't had a chance to check it out yet but feel confident we will have all the airflow we can stand now!

I've owned a lot of various planes over the years, from small and slow taildraggers to high performance singles and twins. This G35 will serve us well I'm sure, and it is a joy to fly. My first Beechcraft was a Travelair and my next was a D18 Twin Beech. This forum and ABS tell me I have a good support and family now. And N4408D now lives just 75 miles from where she was born!

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 Post subject: Re: New member and new to me G35
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Welcome. My G35 cools down very well once airborne. Have owned it since 2013. Love it , but couldn’t stop myself from replacing some of the old avionics.

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 Post subject: Re: New member and new to me G35
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A Pacer seems like such a good short flight option. Hopefully you get your airflow working well so you aren't solo all the time.

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 Post subject: Re: New member and new to me G35
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A Pacer seems like such a good short flight option. Hopefully you get your airflow working well so you aren't solo all the time.


It is and fun to fly. Just can’t afford too many toys like I used to lol

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Welcome to BT Michael. Can you post some pictures of your G35? I’d love to see them! What’s it like operating out of SN95?

And I’d bet a lot of folks around here would love to know more about the Pacer, TravelAir and the Twin Beech too!


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 Post subject: Re: New member and new to me G35
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Hers a couple of shots of the G35 and the Pacer. The Travel Air and Twin Beech go far enough back I’ll have to dig pics out of old albums, way before digital!


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 Post subject: Re: New member and new to me G35
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Welcome to BT Michael. Can you post some pictures of your G35? I’d love to see them! What’s it like operating out of SN95?

And I’d bet a lot of folks around here would love to know more about the Pacer, TravelAir and the Twin Beech too!



I learned to fly on SN95. It was 1800’ grass. With me and my instructor in a C-150 we could carry 3 gal and be right at gross weight. It’s still private, but open to the public. No lights, but it now has a 3100’ concrete 17/35 and 3100’ grass 31/13. It’s very rural, but right on US 50, we live 4 miles away so it’s fairly handy.

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I learned to fly on SN95. It was 1800’ grass. With me and my instructor in a C-150 we could carry 3 gal and be right at gross weight. It’s still private, but open to the public. No lights, but it now has a 3100’ concrete 17/35 and 3100’ grass 31/13. It’s very rural, but right on US 50, we live 4 miles away so it’s fairly handy.

Both are beautiful!

I looked up SN95 on airnav. The info is definitely out of date there. It shows that 17/35 is concrete/turf. And the airport diagram on the sectional is very not correct... it only shows 17/35 and lists it at 2200 feet.


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 Post subject: Re: New member and new to me G35
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Yes, very much so. The old guy just didn’t bother. I’ve been asked to sort of take over the general care and operation of the place. If I do, I’ll get it all updated.

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