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Super V Bonanza
The Model Super V fits into the “unusual” category of aircraft on display in the Bonanza Baron Museum. The Super V is a conversion of the standard Beechcraft Model 35, A35, or B35 Bonanza, and was issued a new Type Certificate, 4A29. The aircraft was designed in 1956 by Mr. David G. Peterson, who at the time was chief pilot for Sinclair Oil Company in Tulsa, OK.

The design was purchased by Bay Aviation Services Company, who also modified nine aircraft. In December of 1961 all tooling, engineering data and the type certificate were sold to Fleet Aircraft, Inc., of Buffalo, NY.
This particular Super V began life as a 1947 Model 35 Bonanza, NC3124V, c/n D-549, purchased by Pacific Aircraft Sales of Oakland, CA on July 23, 1947.
Hammond Aircraft Company purchased NC3124V on October 23, 1961, and applied for the Airworthiness Certificate on October 26, 1961.

It later suffered major structural damage during a landing. George Felt of Felt's Flying Service used parts from a 1958 J-35 Bonanza to rebuild the Super V. George used it for charter flights until he retired.
Harold Bost purchased N3124V from the Oregon Aviation Museum, in Cottage Grove, OR and donated it to Bonanza Baron Museum in October, 2004.

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  Model: Super V
c/n: SV-109D-549, mfg Oct 26, 1961
Number Built: 9
Gross Weight (lbs): 3,400
Empty Weight (lbs): 2.100
Wingspan (ft): 32' 97/8"
Length (ft) 25'2"
Engines: (2) Lycoming 0-360-A1A

Type Certificate: 4A29, issued June 17, 1960
Registration: N3124V (formerly NC3124V)
Selling Price: unknown
Cruise Speed (mph): 184
Landing Speed (mph): 87
Fuel- STD/OPT (gals): 100
Range (mi): 1,400
Output  (hp): 180 each

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