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CoolCat III/cessna 310  
User currently offlineBritish Airways From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (17 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

You said you like the 310 over the seneca. But the 310 is a death machine. I like it looks and but an under powered twin are not good.
What is everybody’s opinion on the 310 Vs. the Seneca and which have you flown?
I have never flown each but heard many bad stories about the 310!

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User currently offlineCool Cat IIIc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (17 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

The only Cessna 310 I have extensively flown is the 310R, the last model of the line and the most powerfull. It's a very nice airplane and I can assure you that it is not at all underpowered (as far as piston twins go). Now the PA23 Apache, that is an underpowerd plane (yet sweet).

User currently offlineDash8 From New Zealand, joined Aug 2005, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (17 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

I have flown my multi exam on a Seneca II and even though it is an ugly airplane it has very good SE climb. Beleive me I know.....
You want an underpowered aiplane......it's the basic Cessna 402

User currently offlineJetstar II From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (17 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

I occasionally fly a 310R. Very powerful twin. It will do a 400 fpm single engine climb at about 95 to 100 kts on a fairly warm day. I have no time in a Senaca but the 310R is a very capable airplane.
The 414 on the other hand..........

User currently offlineFlyboy From United States of America, joined May 1999, 85 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (17 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Have a budy who owns a 310.....What a ride!!!......it has an awesome rate of climb!!!........then again the only a/c that I've ever flown has been the 172...........

User currently offlineRicky From Indonesia, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (17 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

I don't have my multi-ticket yet but I have had the chance to get some rides on the right seat in the Cessna 310 and the Seneca III. I'm sure the 310 is a better plane. I had more fun flying the 310 than the Seneca. The 310R, the last version, has 285hp engines. The Seneca III has 220hp engines. The 310 is beefier and stronger. Without doubts, the 310 is the best one in its categorie!!!

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