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Old 09-14-2017, 04:30 AM   #26
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Commander 520 used GO 435 rated at 360 HP. Twin Bonanza 50 and B50 used GO 435C2 but I can't find the horsepower rating. Later Commanders and TB used 480 and then a few GO540's. There were early versions of both in military so at least some surplus parts later on.


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Old 09-14-2017, 11:56 AM   #27
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I actually just picked up a prop to make a wall hanger out of and it came off a early Cessna T-50. 96" Beechcraft electric. I bet the Big Hickey was a go fast plane when the fast thing on the block was still a Bonanza.


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The 1069 Bonanza claimed a cruise speed of 204 statute. Big Hickey 190.
The fastest 0 320 powered Wittman Tailwind has a top speed of over 240. Fixed gear, wood/composite fixed pitch prop. The two place homebuilt airplanes that go faster than the Tailwind use a lot more power and usually a constant speed prop.
A properly built two place Cassutt wiith 0 360 would be MUCH faster than Hickey.

I made a typo in my last post. The Aero Commander 520 engines were 260 hp NOT 360.
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Sort of an off the wall question, but...what geared engine was used in the 175 Cessna?
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