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Vintage and late model bonanza

In curious what’s considered a “late model bonanza” which year is it considered the before and after between vintage bonanza and late model.

Model: Bonanza V35B
Posted 11/19/2023 - 3 months ago
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Interesting point to ponder. When one considers autos, 20 years is old. Used to be the G35 to H35 year break at 1956 - 1957, with the 470 engine. Then it became generally accepted at the 520 engine P35 to S35, 60 years ago. Could it be defined right now at the panel change year of 1984? But the panel didn't change for the F33A, it remained the same for another 10 years or so until it was out of production. This will be a fun conversation to follow.

Mike
ABS Technical Advisor

Posted 11/20/2023 - 3 months ago
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EAA likes to call them “contemporary classics”. I wonder if I am a “contemporary classic”?

Posted 11/20/2023 - 3 months ago
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If we followed automotive standards we'd probably have to define "late model Bonanza" as a G36...which has been the only model produced in nearly two decades. I find myself, however, referring to anything built this side of 1964 (in most cases, the canted-mount IO-520 and -550 airplanes) as the "modern" Bonanza, and by default anything before that as more "vintage."

Posted 11/20/2023 - 3 months ago
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Perhaps the introduction of a 28V electric system and approach flap pre select (1978?) might be an important milestone?

Posted 11/22/2023 - 3 months ago
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Vintage and late model bonanza