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 an M35 Bonanza

Bonanza M35 with new tip tanks