“Currently out of annual, but well maintained, hangared A55 that has many desirable mods. The mods.
|“Currently out of annual, but well maintained, hangared A55 that has many desirable mods. The mods are likely worth more that this auction will sell for! Flies awesome!”|
The complete logbooks show that this is a well kept Beech Baby Baron. This is a highly upgraded and modified A55... much nicer than many B55"s you will see on the market. The winglets are a $19,000 item alone! The Century 2000 Autopilot is a great autopilot for this vintage of aircraft, most have garbage or no autopilots at all. The low hour 3 blade props, paired with winglets and VGs make this thing climb like a homesick angel. On a recent flight it climbed out at 3,000 feet per minute! Six miles from the airport it leveled at 8,500 feet! Trued out just shy of 180 knots. The one piece windshield is a nice modification as well.
Avionics: Century 2000 Autopilot with Century DG and Attitude Indicator King KLN90B GPS (2) Michel MX-170 Nav/Comms driving (2) King Indicators PS Engineering PCD7100 Hi-Fi Stereo Intercom with Music Inputs PS Engineering PCD7100-P CD Player King KT76A Mode C Transponder King KMA20 Audio Panel Astrotech LC-2 Chronometer
Modifications: Winglets Micro AeroDynamics - Micro VGs with Nacelle Strakes Beryl D"Shannon 1 piece windshied McCauley 3 Blade propellers Precise Flight Pulse Lights 1220/2410-2 Timberman External spin on oil filters Brackett Air Filters BA-7610 Mountain View Aviation - Door Steward Kit Davtron Digital Voltmeter - model 450 Electrodelta VR2000 Paralleling Voltage Regulator Artex ME406 ELT Dual Alcor EGTs Cleveland wheels and brakes Spar doubler installed
All four fuel bladders have been replaced, some more than once. Reviewing logbooks to clarify dates on bladder changes.
Janitrol heater was overhauled by C&D Associates in 2014 just before it was parked. The heater is nearly fresh.
Elevators were reskinned.
The engines are quite close to TBO but run great. The left engine had a very recent top overhaul with new cylinders. This owner intended to fly these engines well beyond TBO as many IO-470 owners will tell you is possible. The logs threw me at first, as these engines were originally installed in another B55 and reinstalled on this aircraft when its own engines grew tired. The three blade props upgrade is nearly $30k today... these props were overhauled 207.5 hours ago. The interior is pretty original looking in fair shape for its age. Its serviceable and pilot seats have sheep skin covers. The paint looks great from 20 feet, but is showing age as you get closer. Several of the last few photos show the paint aging. This aircraft has gotten a lot of attention on the ramp. The paint scheme is nice and the winglets are a real wow factor. This will be an easy plane to sell as it is pretty. What you see is what you get. This plane is out of annual. It was last annualled on 10/7/15. It was ferried and flew fantastic a week ago. It will need new batteries. It only has 4.9 hours since last annual inspection was completed, so it should go through pretty inexpensively. I would not hesitate to fly this plane anywhere in the country. The aircraft is being sold as-is, where-is, no warranties expressed or implied. You are bidding to buy an aircraft. You are not bidding to reserve the right to possibly buy it later. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required within 24 hours with Paypal. The logbooks and aircraft are located at the Allentown-Queen City Municipal Airport (KXLL) in Allentown, PA. There is airline service into (KABE) which is 4.5 miles away. Philadelphia is an hour drive with the rental car. I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU COME SEE THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE BIDDING/BUYING THE AIRCRAFT! This aircraft is listed for sale locally as well as other online locations. Seller reserves the right to end the auction and sell it elsewhere. Logbooks are scanned and will be electronically available in a day or so. Please call me with questions at (610)972-7940. Balance of funds will need to be wired to escrow company for closing. Buyer will receive clear title, bill of sale and registration from the escrow company.
Current date: 2018-08-26