Beech G33 Bonanza

The Beech G33 Bonanza was manufactured in 1972, serial number CD1255 through CD1299 with a total of 50 built. It is a single-engine, piston aircraft configured as a cantilever low-wing aircraft with a conventional tail. Distinguishing features are: retractable landing gear, constant-speed propeller. Model G33 Bonanza seats up to 3 passengers and 1 pilot.

 

Specifications

 

Exterior Dimensions

Wing span: 32 ft 10 in
Length: 26 ft 8 in
Height: 8 ft 3 in

Interior Dimensions

Cabin Height: 4 ft 2 In
Cabin Width: 3 ft 6 in
Cabin Length: 6 ft 1 in
Baggage door: 3 ft x 3 ft 1 in

Weights

Max TO weight: 3,300 lb
Empty Weight:  1,935 lbs
Useful load: 1,365
Fuel capacity: 50 gal

Engine

Manufacturer: Continental Motors
Model: IO-470-N
Horsepower: 260 hp
Overhaul (HT): 1500hr TBO or 12 years

Standard Avionics

Digital Nav/Coms
1-axis autopilot
GS/DME/ADF
ADS-B In/Out

 

Performance

Horsepower: 260.00 Gross Weight: 3,300 lbs
Top Speed: 171 Empty Weight: 1,935 lbs
Cruise Speed: 167 kts Fuel Capacity: 50 gal
Stall Speed (dirty): 49 kias Range: 513 nm
 
Rate of Climb: 1,060 fpm Rate of Climb (One Engine):
Service Ceiling: 16,600 ft Ceiling (One Engine):
 
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 1,023 Ground Roll 625
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,516 Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 1,150

 

History

The Model 33 Debonair flew for the first time in September 1959. It was basically similar to the Model 35 Bonanza, but had a conventional tail assembly in place of the “V”-type tail. The Debonair was produced in four-seat versions with a 225-hp Continental IO-470-J, six cylinder engine. It had a simplified interior and less elaborate equipment than the Model 35. In 1961, the aileron and elevator trim tabs were improved, and larger rear windows and a restyled cabin interior with bucket seats were featured. In 1966, the option of a 285hp powerplant was added.

The Debonair name was dropped in 1967 and the subsequent aircraft, now a part of the Bonanza family, were simply designated E33, F33 and G33. During these years all model numbers ending in “A” which featured the 285- hp Continental. All others retained the 225-hp engine. In 1972, the G33 was introduced with a 260-hp Continental.

Beech G33 Bonanza (1972-1973)

The G33 was built in 1972. It had a 260 HP Continental IO-470-N. The G33 Bonanza seats up to 4 passengers plus 1 pilot. With the bigger engine came an all-new, roomier interior and new instrument panel which gave it all the other appointments given the “real” Bonanzas. Beechcraft decided it didn’t make sense to be producing two airplanes which were so similar in every way, including price.

 

Distinguishing Features

  • Conventional (“straight”) tail
  • “Speed sweep” windscreen (no center post)
  • Large third window
  • Vertical stabilizer dorsal fin
  • Optional long range fuel tanks (80 gal. total)
  • Single, throw-over control yoke
  • Vernier engine and mixture controls
  • Electric auxiliary fuel pump
  • Gear handle on right, flap on left
  • No cowl flaps
  • Landing light on nose cowling

 

 

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