Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1001 times:
The first model 36 to be turbocharged was the A36TC. Later, an improved model, the B36TC came out and is still available. Differences were (straining memory) a slightly different engine, but more importantly, the wingtip extensions and the fact that is has a single fuel boost setting -- whereas in the A36TC it was possible to actually flood the motor if you didn't modulate the high boost setting.
Peterba69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 989 times:
I wasn't claiming to be an expert on the various and numerous versions of the Bonanza. It would take an aviation "archaeologist's" fine toothed comb to differentiate between one years version versus the next. I just wanted to get the ball rolling, which I think that I was successful doing. When I was about 7 yrs. old, my Dad was doing some business with Olive Ann Beech, who ran the company at the time, and she sent him a cool roll of posters of the Beech lineup at the time (including the B-18, A-65 Queen Air, the first year of the B-90 King Air, and two versions of a new model of the Bonanza F-33, one normally aspirated, one turbo). In looking at the pictures of the Bonanzas, with the same paint scheme, I couldn't tell which was which. Anyway, thanks for your input, and obvious expertise.