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1978 Beech Baron 58

Registration: N23659 (Changed from 2-PROP)

Serial no.: TH-893

GENERAL

A classic Beech Baron 58 well maintained, in great condition and superbly equipped by recent (2019) upgrade to current and comprehensive Garmin avionics suite (see full list in Avionics section below).

First registered in the USA as N23659 in 1978 (manufactured Dec. 1977)

Ferried to Channel Islands Nov. 1990, remaining on the N23659 registration.
Registration changed to 2-PROP in 2017.
Now changed back to N23659.

All hours quoted below are as at the last Annual Inspection 1 October 2021.

AIRFRAME

TTAF 4477.8 hours

Damage History:
2004 Wheels up landing
2009 Gear retraction on landing roll out

In both cases fully repaired and restored to original condition
New spar webs June 2010

ENGINES

Both engines:
TCM IO-520-C7
839.3 Hours since major overhaul by Deltair in April 2000
Shock load inspections after each incident in 2004 and 2009.
Engines last stripped and inspected 2009 – no zero-time overhaul required.
Improved Camshaft Gear installed as per TCM Service Bulletin
Port Engine: 6 new cylinders fitted May 2015 at 581.9 engine hours
Starboard Engine: 6 new cylinders fitted Jan 2012 at 393.7 engine hours

PROPELLERS

Both Propellers:
Hartzell PHC-J3YF-2UF Scimitar blades
208.2 Hours since Zero-time Overhaul June 2016 (New in 2010)

AVIONICS

New Garmin avionics suite recently (2019) installed comprising:
G500 TXi Touch Screen Electronic Flight Display
GFC 600 Digital Autopilot
*** Garmin AUTONOMi ™ Smart Rudder Bias functionality just added (2021) to the above combination to assist the pilot in reacting to a single engine failure above Minimum Controllable Airspeed.
GTN 750 GPS/COM/NAV
GTN 650 GPS/COM/NAV
EIS Engine Information System
GMA 350c Audio Panel
GWX 70 Digital Weather Radar
GTS 800 TAS ADS-B enhanced Traffic Alert System
Garmin remote transponder with ADS-B Out and In
King KN 63 DME

EXTERIOR

White Overall with Blue/Grey detailing stripes – Very Good condition 8/10

INTERIOR

Grey leather seats with new (January 2021) sheepskin covers to front seats – overall condition 8/10.

OPTIONS AND MODIFICATIONS:

Vortex generators
Cleveland Brakes
De-icing with boots and alcohol de-icing for propellers and screen
(though not approved for FIKI)

GAMIjectors
D’Shannon Engine Baffles fitted March 2018

£225,000 GB Pounds