Beech Sierra

The Beech Sierra Model 24R A-C is a single-engine, piston aircraft with retractable landing gear. The Beech Sierra is a low-wing airplane produced by Beechcraft between the years 1970 and 1983, Serial Numbers MC2 through MC795. It seats up to 5 passengers and 1 pilot.

 

Specifications

 

Exterior Dimensions

Wing span: 32 ft 9 in
Length: 25 ft 9 in
Height: 8 ft 1 in

Weights

Max TO weight 2,750 LBS
Empty Weight: 1,696 LBS
Fuel capacity: 57 GAL

Engine

Manufacturer: Lycoming
Model: IO-360-A1B6
Horsepower: 200 HP
Overhaul (HT): 2000hr TBO
Years before overhaul: 12

 

Performance specifications on Beech Sierra C24R

Horsepower: 200.00 Gross Weight: 2,750
Top Speed: 145 Empty Weight: 1,696
Cruise Speed: 137 Fuel Capacity: 57
Stall Speed (dirty): 60 Range: 647
 
Rate of Climb: 927 Rate of Climb (One Engine):
Service Ceiling: 15,385 Ceiling (One Engine):
 
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 1,063 Ground Roll 816
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,561 Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 1,462

 

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History

The Beech Sierra is a retractable gear version of the Musketeer called a Model 24-R Sierra.

Development

Beech 24R Sierra

The Model 23-24 Musketeer Super III proved the utility of the 200 hp (150 kW) engine in the Musketeer airframe, 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 Beech Sierra Model 24R.

The Musketeer Super R, A24R in 1970 was the first model year for the new retractable version of the Musketeer to compete with the Piper Arrow.

Renamed the “Sierra”, in 1972. The initial A24-R Sierra was powered by a Lycoming IO-360-A1B of 200 bhp (150 kW) and sold for a standard price of $24,950. The Model 24R completed the Beech line between the fixed gear Musketeers and the much larger, faster, more complex and expensive Beechcraft Bonanza.

1974 saw the introduction of the improved B24-R Sierra powered by the Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 engine and new propeller variant as a 1974 model year. The improved C24-R in 1977 was powered by the same engine and larger propeller. Beech also did an aerodynamic cleanup on the “C” model making it 6 knots faster than the “B” model it replaced in 1977 .

Sierra production ended at the same time as the Model 23 Sundowner assembly line was closed up, during the aviation economic downturn of 1983. A total of 744 Sierras were delivered.[1]

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

Variants

Beech A24R Sierra 200 (1970-1972) Serial Numbers MC2 through MC150
Four or six-seat light cabin aircraft, retractable tricycle landing gear, powered by a 200 hp Lycoming IO-360-A1B (2000 TBO or 12 yrs) piston engine, gross weight of 2,750 lb, first certified December 23, 1969. The A24R Sierra 200 seats up to 5 passengers plus 1 pilot.

Performance specifications

  • Horsepower: 1 x 200 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 141 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 704 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 11.0 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 57 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 862 FPM
  • Ceiling: 14,350 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 1,100 FT
  • Landing distance: 760 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 1,630 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 1,380 FT

Weights

  • Gross Weight: 2,750 LBS
  • Empty Weight: 1,610 LBS
  • Fuel capacity: 58 GAL

Beech B24R Sierra 200 (1973-1976) Serial Numbers MC152 through MC448, MC450-451
Four or six-seat light cabin aircraft, retractable tricycle landing gear, powered by a 200 hp Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 (2000 TBO or 12 yrs) piston engine and new propeller variant, gross weight of 2,750 lb, first certified June 18, 1973 sold as a 1974 model also had a new larger rear baggage door. The B24R Sierra 200 seats up to 5 passengers plus 1 pilot.

Performance specifications

  • Horsepower: 1 x 200 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 131 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 591 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 10.5 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 55 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 891 FPM
  • Ceiling: 14,342 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 1,169 FT
  • Landing distance: 803 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 1,804 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 1,519 FT

Weights

  • Gross Weight: 2,750 LBS
  • Empty Weight: 1,711 LBS
  • Maximum Payload: 830 LBS
  • Fuel capacity: 52 GAL

Beech C24R Sierra 200 (1977-1983) Serial Numbers MC449, 452-795
Four or six-seat light cabin aircraft, retractable tricycle landing gear, powered by a 200 hp Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 (2000 TBO OR 12 yrs) piston engine, gross weight of 2,750 lb, first certified October 1, 1976 with a new larger prop and aerodynamic cleanup by Beech made it 6 knots faster than the “B”. The C24R Sierra 200 seats up to 5 passengers plus 1 pilot.

Performance specifications

  • Horsepower: 1 x 200 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 137 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 647 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 10.5 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 60 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 927 FPM
  • Ceiling: 15,385 or 16,400 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 1,063 FT
  • Landing distance: 816 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 1,561 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 1,462 FT

Weights

  • Gross Weight: 2,750 LBS
  • Empty Weight: 1,696 LBS
  • Fuel capacity: 57 GAL

 

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