Avstar Aircraft of Washington, Inc.

10415 172nd St. E., Hangar A1
Puyallup, WA  98374
office (253)770-9964
or (253)770-0120
email:  avstarair@att.net

Useful load increase, the useful way.

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A few years back, we upgraded an M35 to a canted 550, and shortly after that, added speed brakes.  When the wife wanted more useful load, the obvious answer was wing-tip fuel tanks, from D'Shannon Aviation.

Once the aircraft was at our facility, work began on installing the new tip tanks and also gap seals.  The tip-tanks weigh approximately 30 pounds installed, so with a 200 pound max weight increase, the wife ended up having 170 pounds extra carrying capacity.  We all know how important keeping the spouse happy is!

Installing tip tanks on a M35 Bonanza

Bonanza M35 with new tip-tanks