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A23-24 Musketeer

 

The Musketeer family was developed by Beechcraft as a lower cost and lower performance four seater than the Bonanza, intended to compete with the Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee. Flown for the first time on 23 October 1961, the first of Beech’s “Three Musketeers” was introduced to the flying public in 1962 as the four-place, fixed gear, Avco Lycoming O-320-D2B 160-hp Model 23. First production aircraft were delivered in autumn 1962 at an initial price of $13,300. The Musketeer wing introduced bonded honeycomb construction to the lightplane market. Only the first Musketeers had full-swiveling nose wheels, the rest are steerable 15 degrees each way.


More than 500 of these 23s had been sold when a redesigned model, the A-23, went into production in 1964. The A-23, powered by a 165-hp fuel-injected Continental IO-346-A engine, had an increased landing flap angle and a restyled interior. This Musketeer became the Musketeer A23A Custom III in 1966 (Avco Lycoming O-360-A4J 180 bhp / 134kW) when it was joined by the two-seat (optional four-seat) Musketeer A23-24 Super III (Avco Lycoming 112kW) and the Musketeer A23-19 Sport III (Avco Lycoming 150 hp). The Beech 19 was introduced as a 1966 model year with a standard price of $11,500. Despite having a lower model number, it was a later variant and was a lower-powered trainer version of the Model 23. It lacked the 23’s third side window and had a Lycoming O-320-E2C powerplant of 150 bhp (110 kW). Along with the introduction of the lower-powered Model 19 in 1966, Beechcraft also introduced a higher-powered version of the Model 23 Musketeer and named it the Beechcraft 23-24 Musketeer Super III. This upgraded model had a Lycoming IO-360 fuel injected powerplant which produced 200 bhp (150 kW), 35 hp (26 kW) more than the standard Model 23 Musketeer of that year. This model initially sold for a price of $16,350 in 1966. The fixed-gear Model 23-24 was produced only between 1966 and 1969. A total of 369 Musketeer Super IIIs were completed before it was superseded by the Model 24 Sierra. These were serial numbered MA-1 to MA-369 and were the only models to have a "MA" serial number, making them easier to distinguish than other members of the Musketeer line. In the last few airframes of the series a new instrument panel with the same "vertical tape" gauges that were used in the early Sierras was introduced. These models were known as the A24 and are not to be confused with the first Sierras, which were designated A24R models. Other than the instrument panel these aircraft were mechanically identical to the earlier A23-24 model. In 1966 a single demonstration Model 23-24 was equipped with a constant speed propeller. In succeeding years approximately one third of production aircraft were delivered with the constant speed propeller.

 

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24 Sierra



The Super Musketeer typically has a useful load of 1050 to 1080 pounds - giving it one of the highest payloads of four-cylinder, fixed gear, simple single engined aircraft available. Most Model 23-24s were produced in a four-seat configuration. A very small number were produced with a 4+2 configuration with the baggage area convertible to seat two children. This configuration option was more common on the Sierra models that followed the Model 23-24.


One of the few weaknesses of the Model 23-24 is that it had a simple heat distribution system that provided warm air via the firewall to the area under the instrument panel only. This meant heat to the rear seat passengers was less than optimal. Later aircraft featured increasingly better ducting designs that provided heat to all four seating positions.


The Model 23-24 Musketeer Super III proved the utility of the 200 hp (150 kW) engine in the Musketeer airframe, with six seats optional, a constant speed prop, but the fixed gear configuration prevented using full advantage of the extra power of the injected Lycoming. The obvious solution was retracting the landing gear and this resulted in the Model 24.

 

In 1970, Beech redesigned the Musketeer fuselage, giving it a more rounded shape, and adding four and a-half inches across the front seats. Windows were re-shaped, with the 150-hp B 19 Sport retaining two on each side, the Custom and 200-hp Super with three. The 1970 and 1971 Supers were offered with a fourth cabin window as an extra-cost option, along with an additional bench seat in back, making them six-placers sort of. The Super was discontinued in 1972 (replaced by the retractable-gear Sierra).


Christened the "Sierra", the first model year for the new retractable version was 1970. The initial A24-R Sierra Super R was powered by a Lycoming IO-360-A1B of 200 bhp (150 kW) and sold for a standard price of $24,950. The Model 24 completed the Beech line between the fixed gear Musketeers and the much larger, faster, more complex and expensive Beechcraft Bonanza. Both models were continued through 1971, when the fixed-gear model was dropped. As part of the Aero Center line, the 200-hp retractable version became known as the Sundowner. The name changes and the “cleaning up” of the Musketeer line was all part of a major corporate redirection by Beech management to devote more attention to the small airplanes. Beech Aero Centers were set up around the country, franchised just to sell the Sport, Sundowner and Sierra. More recent Sierras benefit from increased useful fuel, an optional autopilot, a larger diameter propeller, and wheel well fairings. The result is increased range, a greater rate of climb, and a higher cruise speed and service ceiling.

 

Sierra 200 Handing Notes

 

The Lycoming engine of 180 hp (130 kW) started with the B23 Musketeer Custom of 1968. Optional aerobatic kits were also available for the Musketeer Custom and Musketeer Sport when flown as two-seaters. A fourth version was introduced in late 1969: known as the Musketeer Super R, it was basically the same as the Musketeer Super but incorporated retractable tricycle landing gear. In 1970, Beech redesigned the Musketeer fuselage, giving it rounded sides and more cabin room. The panel was improved extensively and a third side window was added, and the models were renamed Musketeer B19 Sport, Musketeer C23 Custom and Musketeer A24 Super. The 1970 and 1971 Supers were offered with a fourth cabin window and a bench seat in the back for six seats.

 

In 1972, the name "Musketeer" was dropped, and the fixed-gear models remaining were the B19 Sport and C23 Sundowner, with 150 and 180-horsepower respectively. These continued in production through 1976, with 1977 list prices of US$22,000 and US$26,450.

 

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Sundowner

 

Late in 1973, an AD Note was issued by the FAA restricting spins in the acro version of the Sundowner. While there's some question as to the legitimacy of those complaints, Beech added small fences or strakes on each side of the cowl and on the stabilator's leading edge to disturb the airflow over the tail on the aerobatic versions of the Sundowner, and this presumably satisfied the FAA.
Another AD requires inspection of the forward wing attachment brackets (for possible cracks) on these airplanes.


1973 saw the introduction of the improved B24-R Sierra powered by the Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 engine variant. The improved C24-R was powered by the same engine and replaced the "B" model in 1977.


Sierra production ended at the same time as the Model 23 Musketeer assembly line was closed, during the aviation economic downturn of 1983. A total of 744 Sierras were delivered.


The Musketeer name was dropped in 1971 and a further renaming took place. The Custom became the Sundowner C23, the Super R became the Sierra A24R, and the Sport became the Sport R19 and production of the Musketeer Super was discontinued. Like other models, the Sundowner is also available with an autopilot and its useful fuel has been boosted to 57 gallons. This extra gasoline translates into greater range and 30 pounds of additional useful load. The Sundowner is equipped with a fixed-pitch propeller and nonretractable landing gear. An Aerobatic ver-sion is offered which is approved for rolls, Immelmann turns, loops, spins, chandelles, etc.
When properly equipped, the A19, B19, and M19 Sports are approved for limited aerobatics.


A total of 922 Model 19 were built over the 15 years of production which ended with the 1979 model year.


The Sierra was given a new cowling, quieter engine and more efficient prop in 1974, and various aerodynamic changes were made to the Musketeer family in 1977. Sport manufacture ended in 1978. The Sundowner 180 and Sierra 200 remained in production into the 1980s, with series production ceasing in 1983 after over 5,000 had been built.


A total of 2,331 Beechcraft 23s of all variants were manufactured by the time production was completed 20 years later in 1983.


The main difference between the Musketeer line and other similar light aircraft is the Musketeer’s undercarriage. While the competitive Cessna 172s use sprung steel main gear, the Piper PA-28 Cherokees use oleos and the Grumman American AA-5s use fibreglass sprung main gear, the Musketeer family use a trailing idler link gear system with a compressed rubber puck suspension system. This gives the aircraft quite different landing characteristics compared to the competition; light touchdowns are often accompanied by the idler links skipping and producing a less-graceful than anticipated landing.


The Musketeer design was further developed into a twin-engine aircraft, the Beechcraft Model 76 Duchess.


Used by the Canadian Armed Forces as the CT-134, Musketeers have been delivered for civil or military training use to Algeria, Indonesia and Mexico.

Military operators
Algerian Air Force (4 x B24R Sierra)
Canadian Forces (48 x CT-134 and CT-134A)
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force (2 x B23-19)
Mexican Air Force (20 x A23-19)
Royal Moroccan Air Force (1 x 23)


Variants

23 Musketeer
Four-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 20 February 1962
Engine: 160 hp (119 kW) Lycoming O-320-D2B
Empty Weight: 1300 lbs
Gross weight: 2,300 lb (1,043 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 60.00 gal
Top Speed: 123 kts
Cruise Speed: 111 kts
Stall Speed (dirty): 52 kts
Range: 800 nm
Rate Of Climb: 720 fpm     
Ceiling: 13500 ft
Takeoff Ground Roll: 925 ft
Landing Ground Roll 640 ft
Takeoff over 50 ft obstacle: 1275 ft
Landing over 50 ft obstacle: 1260 ft
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

 

Musketeer I
Initial 4 seat version
Engine: Lycoming O-320-B2C, 160 hp

 

A23 Musketeer II
Four-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 7 June 1963
Engine: 165 hp (123 kW) Continental IO-346-A
Gross weight: 2,350 lb (1,066 kg)
Empty Weight: 1325 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 60 USgal
Rate Of Climb: 880 fpm     
Ceiling: 11870 ft
Top Speed: 127 kts     
Cruise Speed: 120 kts     
Stall Speed (dirty): 50 kts     
Range: 565 nm
Takeoff Ground Roll: 990 ft
Landing Ground Roll 640 ft
Takeoff Over 50 ft obstacle: 1460 ft
Landing Over 50 ft obstacle: 1260 ft
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

Musketeer II
1963 re-design
Extra windows, increased deflection flaps
Engine: Continental IO-346-A, 165 hp
Span: 32 ft 9 in.
Length: 25 ft.
Height: 8 ft 3 in.
Empty wt: 1398 lbs.
Gross wt: 2350 lbs.
Useful load: 952 lbs.
Wing loading: 15.87 lb/sq.ft.
Pwr loading: 14.12 lb/hp.
Baggage cap: 140 lbs.
Max speed: 127 kts / 146 mph.
Cruise 75% pwr: 118 kts / 137 mph.
Stall: 54 kts / 62 mph.
Initial ROC: 770 fpm.
Service ceiling: 12,550 ft.
Range: 570 sm.
Fuel cap: 40 USG.

 

A23A Musketeer Custom III
Four-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 5 November 1965
Engine: 165 hp (123 kW) Continental IO-346-A
Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch
Length: 25 ft 8 in (7.82 m)
Wingspan: 32 ft 9 in (9.98 m)
Height: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
Wing area: 146 sq ft (13.6 sq.m)
Airfoil: NACA 63A415
Empty weight: 1,375 lb (624 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 2,400 lb / 1089 kg
Fuel Capacity: 60 US gal
Maximum speed: 127 kt (146 mph; 235 km/h)
Cruise speed: 102 kt (117 mph; 189 km/h) long range cruise speed
Stall speed: 63 kn (72 mph; 117 km/h)
Never exceed speed: 152 kn (175 mph; 282 km/h)
Range: 676 nm (778 mi; 1,252 km) with reserves
Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
Rate of climb: 728 ft/min (3.70 m/s)
Takeoff Ground Roll: 990 ft
Landing Ground Roll 640 ft
Takeoff Over 50 ft obstacle: 1460 ft
Landing Over 50 ft obstacle: 1260 ft
Rate Of Climb: 880 fpm     
Ceiling: 11870 ft
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

 

Sport
1971 re-named Musketeer III Sport
Engine: Lycoming O-320-E2C later D, 150 hp
Seats: 2 / 4

 

Musketeer Sport II
Engine: Lycoming O-320-E3D, 150 hp@2700@SL
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 80
Propeller diameter: 74 in
Landing gear type: Tri./Fixed
Max ramp weight: 2155 lb
Gross weight: 2150 lb
Landing weight: 2150 lb
Empty weight, std: 1325 lb
Empty weight: 1416 lb
Useful load: 734 lb
Useful fuel, std: 57 US gal
Payload, full std. fuel: 422 lb
Wingspan: 32 ft. 9 in
Overall length: 25 ft. 9 in
Height: 8 ft. 3 in
Wing area: 145.96 sq. ft
Wing loading: 14.73 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 14.33 lbs./hp
Wheel base: 11 ft. 10 in.
Wheel base: 6 ft. 4 in.
Mains wheel size: 6.00 x 6 in
Seating capacity: 4
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 44 in
Cabin height: 48 in
Baggage capacity: 340lb   
Cruise Speed, 6,500 ft: 75% Power: 108 kt
Cruise Speed 65% Power: 96 kt
Cruise Speed 55% Power: 83 kt
Max Range, 6,500 ft (w/res) 75% power: 599 nm
Max Range, 6,500 ft (w/res) 65% power: 634 nm
Max Range, 6,500 ft (w/res) 55% power: 634 nm
Fuel burn 6500 ft 75% power: 9.0 US GPH
Fuel burn 6500 ft 65% power: 7.6 US GPH
Fuel burn 6500 ft 55% power: 6.6 US GPH
Estimated endurance, 65% power: 7.5 hr
Vs: 49 kt
Vso: 57 kt
Best rate of climb: 800 fpm
Best rate of climb, 8,000 ft: 300 fpm
Service ceiling: 14,900 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 840 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft obstacle: 1255 ft
Landing ground roll: 767 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1630 ft
Base price: $14,250 (orig. factory price)

A23-19 (Model 19) Sport III Musketeer
Two or four-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 9 December 1965
Engine: 150 hp (112 kW) Lycoming O-320-E2B, E2C or E3D
Gross weight: 2,200 lb (998 kg)
Empty Weight: 1325 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 60.00 USgal
Top Speed: 122 kts
Cruise Speed: 114 kts
Stall Speed (dirty): 48 kts
Range: 800 nm
Takeoff Ground Roll: 840 ft
Landing Ground Roll 590 ft
Takeoff Over 50 ft obstacle: 1255 ft
Landing Over 50 ft obstacle: 1220 ft
Rate Of Climb: 900 fpm     
Ceiling: 14900 ft
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

A23-24 Super III Musketeer
Four or six-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 7 March 1966
Engine: 200 hp (149 kW) Lycoming IO-360-A2B or A2D, or when equipped with a constant speed propeller a Lycoming IO-360-A1B or A1D
Empty Weight: 1410 lbs
Gross weight: 2,550 lb (1,157 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 60 US gal
Top Speed: 137 kts
Cruise Speed: 130 kts     
Stall Speed (dirty): 52 kts
Range: 643 nm
Rate Of Climb: 880 fpm     
Ceiling: 14850 ft
Takeoff Ground Roll: 950 ft
Landing Ground Roll 660 ft
Takeoff Over 50 ft obstacle: 1380 ft
Landing Over 50 ft obstacle: 1300 ft
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

A24
Four or six-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 5 February 1970
Engine: 200 hp (149 kW) Lycoming IO-360-A2B or A2D, or when equipped with a constant speed propeller a Lycoming IO-360-A1B or A1D
Gross weight: 2,550 lb (1,157 kg)
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

19A
Two or four-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 31 August 1967, approved in the aerobatic category 12 March 1968
Engine: 150 hp (112 kW) Lycoming O-320-E2B, E2C or E3D
Gross weight: 2,250 lb (1,021 kg)
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

M19A
Two-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 9 December 1969, including in the aerobatic category
Engine: 150 hp (112 kW) Lycoming O-320-E2B, E2C or E3D
Gross weight: 2,250 lb (1,021 kg)
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

B19 Sport / Sport III / Sport 150
Two or four-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 13 February 1970, including in the aerobatic category
Engine: 150 hp (112 kW) Lycoming O-320-E2B, E2C or E3D
Propeller: fixed pitch 2-blade
Wing span: 32 ft 9 in / 10.0 m
Length: 25 ft 9 in / 7.84 m
Height: 8 ft 3 in / 2.51 m
Gross weight: 2,250 lb (1,021 kg)
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

Beech B 19 Sport 150 (prior to 1977)
Horsepower: 150     
Gross Weight: 2150 lbs
Top Speed: 110 kts
Empty Weight: 1414 lbs
Cruise Speed: 107 kts
Fuel Capacity: 52 USG
Stall Speed (dirty): 50 kts     
Range: 643 nm
Takeoff Ground Roll: 1030 ft
Landing Ground Roll 824 ft
Over 50 ft obstacle: 1635 ft
Landing Over 50 ft obstacle: 1693 ft
Rate Of Climb: 680 fpm     
Ceiling: 11650 ft

Beech B 19 Sport 150 (1977 and later)
Horsepower: 150
Gross Weight: 2150 lbs
Top Speed: 110 kts
Empty Weight: 1414 lbs
Cruise Speed: 107 kts
Fuel Capacity: 57.00 gal
Stall Speed (dirty): 50 kts     
Range: 643 nm
Takeoff
Ground Roll: 1030 ft
Landing Ground Roll 824 ft
Takeoff     Over 50 ft obstacle: 1635 ft
Landing Over 50 ft obstacle: 1693 ft
Rate Of Climb: 680 fpm     
Ceiling: 11650 ft

B23
Four-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 13 December 1967 and in the aerobatic category 22 November 1968
Engine: 180 hp (134 kW) Lycoming O-360-A2G
Gross weight: 2,450 lb (1,111 kg),
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

C23
Four-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 13 February 1970 including in the aerobatic category
Engine: 180 hp (134 kW) Lycoming O-360-A4G, A2G, A4J or A4K
Gross weight: 2,450 lb (1,111 kg)
Undercarriage: fixed tricycle

Beech C 23 Sundowner (prior to 1976)
Horsepower: 180     
Propeller: fixed pitch 2-blade
Wing span: 32 ft 9 in / 10.0 m
Length: 25 ft 9 in / 7.84 m
Height: 8 ft 3 in / 2.51 m
Gross Weight: 2450 lbs
Top Speed: 128 kts
Empty Weight: 1494 lbs
Cruise Speed: 116 kts
Fuel Capacity: 52 US gal
Stall Speed (dirty): 51 kts     
Range: 565 nm
Takeoff Ground Roll: 1130 ft
Landing Ground Roll 703 ft
Takeoff Over 50 ft obstacle: 1955 ft
Landing Over 50 ft obstacle: 1484 ft
Rate Of Climb: 792 fpm     
Ceiling: 12600 ft

1975 C23 Sundowner
Engine: Lyc. O-360-A4J, 180 hp
TBO: 2000 hr
Propeller: Fixed
Landing Gear type: Tri/Fixed
Gross weight: 2450 lb
Empty weight: 1494 lb
Useful load: 956 lb
Fuel: 52 US gal
Wingspan: 32 ft. 9 in.
Overall length: 25 ft. 9 in.
Height: 8 ft. 3 in.
Wing area:146 sq. ft
Seating capacity: 4
Cabin width: 44 in
Cabin height: 48 in
Baggage capacity:270 lb
Cruise speed 75% power: 118 kt
Cruise speed 65% power: 110 kt
Max range (w/ res) 75% power: 470 nm
Max range (w/ res) 65% power: 508 nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 9.5 US gph
Fuel consumption  65% power: 8.2 US gph
Estimated endurance (65% power with 1-hr. res): 5 hr 54 min
Stall speed (gear, flaps down): 51 kt
Best rate of climb: 792 fpm
Service ceiling (.): 12,600 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1130
Landing ground roll: 703 ft

1977 Sundowner
Engine: Lycoming O-360-A4K, 180 hp@2700 rpm @SL
TBO 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: Sensenich/76 in
Landing Gear: Tri/Fixed
Max ramp weight: 2450 lb
Gross weight, normal category: 2450 lb
Gross weight, utility category: 2030 lb
Landing weight: 2450 lb
Empty weight, std: 1500 lb
Useful load, std: 950 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 638 lb
Usable fuel, std: 52 USgal
Wingspan: 32 ft. 9 in.
Overall length: 25 ft. 9 in.
Height: 8 ft. 2 in.
Wing area:146 sq. ft
Wing loading: 16.7 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 14.1 lbs./hp
Wheel base: 6 ft. 4 in.
Wheel track: 11 ft. 10 in.
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6 in
Seating capacity: 4
Cabin doors: 2
Cabin width: 44 in
Cabin height: 49 in
Baggage capacity:270 lb
Cruise speed @ 8,000 ft. 75% power: 118 kt
Cruise speed @ 8,000 ft. 65% power: 111 kt
Cruise speed @ 8,000 ft. 55% power: 93 kt
Max range (w/ res): 75% power: 459 nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 9.5 US gph
Fuel consumption  65% power: 8.2 US gph
Fuel consumption  55% power: 6.9 US gph
Estimated endurance (65%): 5.0 hr
Stall speed (flaps up): 57kt
Stall speed (flaps down): 52kt
Best rate of climb (SL): 792 fpm
Best rate of climb, 8,000 ft: 405 fpm
Service ceiling: 12,600 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1130 ft
Takeoff over 50 ft. obstacle: 1955 ft
Landing ground roll: 703 ft
Landing over 50 ft. obstacle: 1484 ft

Beech C 23 Sundowner (1977 and later)
Horsepower: 180     
Propeller: fixed pitch 2-blade
Wing span: 32 ft 9 in / 10.0 m
Length: 25 ft 9 in / 7.84 m
Height: 8 ft 3 in / 2.51 m
Gross Weight: 2450 lbs
Top Speed: 128 kts
Empty Weight: 1494 lbs
Cruise Speed: 116 kts
Fuel Capacity: 57.00 gal
Stall Speed (dirty): 51 kts     
Range: 565 nm
Takeoff Ground Roll: 1130 ft
Landing Ground Roll 703 ft
Takeoff Over 50 ft obstacle: 1955 ft
Landing Over 50 ft obstacle: 1484 ft
Rate Of Climb: 792 fpm     
Ceiling: 12600 ft

Custom III / Sundowner C23 / Sundowner 180

Engine: Avco Lycoming 134kW / 180-hp
Wing span: 32 ft 9 in
Length: 25 ft
Height: 8 ft 3 in
Gross wt. 2,450 lb
Empty wt. 1,505 lb
Fuel capacity Std: 40 USG
Fuel capacity opt: 57 USG.
Useful load: 1085 lb
Baggage cap: 140 lb
Wing loading: 16.78 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 13.61 lb/hp
Top speed: 141 mph.
Cruise 75% pwr: 124 kts / 143 mph
Stall: 52 kts / 59 mph.
Initial climb rate 792 fpm.
Ceiling 12,600 ft
Range 670 miles.
Takeoff distance (50') 1,955 ft
Landing distance (50') 1,484 ft
Seats 4.

C23 Sundowner
Engine 180-hp Lycoming O-360-A4G.
Prop; Fixed pitch.
Gross Wt. 2450 lbs.
Empty Wt. 1425 lbs.
Useful load; 1025 lbs.
Baggage cap: 270 lbs.
Fuel capacity 57 USG.
Wing span: 32 ft 9 in.
Length: 25 ft 9 in.
Height: 8 ft 3 in.
Fuel flow 65% power: 7.6 US Gal/hr.
Power loading; 12.25 lbs / hp.
Wing Loading; 16.08 lbs / sq.ft.
Max Level Speed; 131 kts / 151 mph.
Cruise 75% power; 125 kts / 143 mph.
Stall: 52 kts / 60 mph.
Initial climb rate 820 fpm.
Service Ceiling 13,650 ft
Max Range; 641 nm / 737 sm
Takeoff distance (50’) 1130 ft.
Landing distance (50’) 1484 ft.
Undercarriage; Fixed tricycle.
Wheel base: 6.3 ft.
Wheel tread: 11.8 ft.
Seats 4

A24R Sierra 200
Four or six-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 23 December 1969
Engine: 200 hp (149 kW) Lycoming IO-360-A1B or A1D
Gross weight: 2,750 lb (1,247 kg)
Undercarriage: retractable tricycle

B24R Sierra 200
Four or six-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 18 June 1973
Engine: 200 hp (149 kW) Lycoming IO-360-A1B6
Wingspan: 32 ft 9 in / 9.98 m
Length: 25 ft 8 .5 in / 7.84 m
Cabin length: 7 ft 11 in / 2.41 m
Cabin max width: 3 ft 8 in / 1.18 m
Cabin volume: 103.2 cu.ft / 2.92 cu.m
MTOW: 2,750 lb / 1,247 kg
Empty Weight: 1711 lb / 776 kg
Fuel Capacity: 52.00 gal
Useful load: 1047 lb
Baggage capacity: 270 lb / 122 kg
Top Speed: 140 kts            
Max cruise 7000 ft / 2135 m, 2600 lb / 1179 kg: 131 kts / 151 mph / 243 kph    
Cruise (75% pwr): 151 mph.
Stall Speed (dirty): 55 kts  
Range (52 USG fuel, 75% pwr, 7000ft / 2135m. 45 min res): 561 nm / 646 mi / 1040 km
Range (52 USG fuel, 55% pwr, 10,000ft / 3050m. 45 min res): 592 nm / 682 mi / 1097 km
Rate of climb SL: 893 fpm / 272 m/min
Service ceiling: 14,350 ft / 4375 m
Takeoff Ground Roll: 1169 ft
Landing Ground Roll 803 ft
Takeoff Over 50 ft obstacle: 1804 ft
Landing Over 50 ft obstacle: 1519 ft
Undercarriage: retractable tricycle

 

C24R Sierra 200
Four or six-seat light cabin aircraft
First certified 1 October 1976
Engine: 200 hp (149 kW) Lycoming IO-360-A1B6
TBO: 1800 hrs.
Prop: Hartzell 2 blade, constant speed 76 in.
Wing span: 32 ft 9 in / 10.0 m
Length: 25 ft 9 in / 7.84 m
Height: 8 ft 3 in / 2.51 m
Wing area: 146 sq.ft.
Wing aspect ratio: 7.4.
Max ramp wt: 2758 lbs.
Max take off weight: 2,750 lb (1,247 kg)
Empty Weight: 1696 lbs
Max landing wt: 2750 lbs.
Wing loading: 18.8 lbs/sq.ft.
Power loading: 13.8 lbs/hp.
Fuel Capacity: 57 US gal
Max useable fuel: 343 lbs.
Max speed: 145 kts
Cruise speed 75% power: 131kt
Cruise @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 125 kts
Fuel flow @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 54 pph.
Endurance @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 6.1 hr.
Stall Speed (dirty): 60 kts     
Stalling speed clean: 65 kts
Turbulent air penetration speed: 125 kts
Max range (w/ res) 75% pwr: 561 nm
Rate Of Climb: 927 fpm @ 80 kts    
Climb gradient: 695 ft/nm.
Rate of climb @ 8000 ft: 500 fpm.
Service Ceiling: 15385 ft
Takeoff Ground Roll: 1063 ft
Landing Ground Roll 816 ft
Takeoff Over 50 ft obstacle: 1561 ft
Landing Over 50 ft obstacle: 1462 ft
Cabin width: 44 in
Cabin height: 49 in
Baggage capacity:270 lb
Undercarriage: retractable tricycle

 

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