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Fleet Super V Bonanza


All of the twin V-tails are converted single-engine Bonanzas. Beech estimates about eight of its V -tail Bonanzas were converted to twins, not by Beech but by a San Francisco Bay area company and a Buffalo, New York, company. Beech said the design for the Super V came from David G. Peterson in 1956. At that time, Peterson was chief pilot for Sinclair Oil Company in Tulsa, Okla-homa. Bay Aviation Service Co. bought the design from Peterson and converted several Bonanzas. In 1961, Bay sold tooling, engineering data and type certificate for the Super V to Fleet Aircraft, Inc., of Buffalo. Fleet made several changes in the design in an attempt to improve the serviceability and appearance of the aircraft the Super V was not a marketing success.
A twin-engined conversion of the Beechcraft Bonanza was completed to order by Oakland Airmotive, and renamed Oakland Super V.

Engine: 2 x Lycoming O-360, 180 hp.
Empty wt: 2510 lbs.
MTOW: 3400 lbs.
Fuel cap: 100 USG.
Top speed: 210 mph.
Cruise: 190 mph.
ROC: 1550 fpm.
Vmc: 87 mph.

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