ThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7299 times:
I have a lot of time in the C310 and have flown just about every model year since 1960 and the 310D. There are so many variants of 310s that it is hard to answer your question but I would say that the 310R is the "ultimate" 310.
Given the normal limitations and safety issues involving light twins, I have always liked flying the 310. As with all aircraft in the light twin category, you must stay VERY SHARP on engine-out work, never cut corners, follow the POH to the letter and give yourself abundant margins.
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6475 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7240 times:
The 310's biggest "gotcha" is the fuel system-six tanks to manage, and a complex cross-feed system.
I remember re-fuelling one after she had come out of the shop for tank maintenance (all tanks were emptied beforehand), and they asked for her to be topped up, it was over 160 gallons. In addition, because it had tip tanks, those had to be filled last...
It is a wonderful-flying plane, however, and it feels as sturdy as a tank.
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)