Local Legends #3 launches for MSFS!

The third aircraft of the Microsoft/Asobo Local Legends series for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out and available for purchase in the marketplace. This release brings us the Beechcraft Bonanza V35. An aircraft that packs in performance, history and some stylish good looks too – that is, if you like the v-tail!

Fast, sleek post-war GA!

Microsoft and Asobo have continued to work with their partnerships to release us new aircraft into the marketplace. This time, it’s the Beechcraft Bonanza V35 and it was created yet again with the aid of Carenado following on with some other Beechcraft aircraft releases.

The Bonanza V35 is a historical model and was originally built between 1966 and 67 and it features the original, distinctive, V-tail with a ruddervator configuration rather than the conventional rudder and elevator. The two are connected together which should allow for better coordination in turns. Carenado reported in today’s live stream that the flight model doesn’t full support a V-tail so they had to come up with some creative solutions. Curious to see what that feels like.

The aircraft has dual reputations of being a fast and popular aircraft in the post-war GA boom while also having a problematic safety record. The V-tail was the cause of some of this with a series of failures in the 1980s that were later corrected. There were also a series of crashes although many were attributed to pilot error.

It’s powered by a 6-cylinder IO-520B engine with 285 horsepower. Cruise speed of 203 miles per hour and a range of 900 miles. It can also reach 17,500 feet for its service ceiling.

Sounds like another great cross country GA-airplane!

The Asobo/Carenado Beechcraft Bonanza V35 is available in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace for $15.99 USD. Check out the official announcement here!


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Baltic Dude says:

    Isn’t this aircraft already available as a high quality 3rd party module on their marketplace? Seems like a strange choice.


    1. Baltic Dude says:

      Yes I was right. BRsimDesigns’ H35 V-tail.
      Why does Asobo copy modules already available for 3rd party purchase? This isn’t something ED does for DCS.

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      1. ShamrockOneFive says:

        There might be a couple of reasons. As Mike pointed out in a reply comment, it is technically a different version of the type.

        It’s also possible that the planning for this Asobo/Carenado release was inked over a year ago beyond the release date of the BrSimDesigns version. Jorg mentioned today that they are already planning content for 2023 and beyond right now.

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      2. Urgent Siesta says:

        Carenado have previously released this model for both X-PLane and FSX/P3D, so if anyone’s got “dibs”…

        In any case, as we see from time to time, most recently with the F-22, there is room for multiple devs to release versions of the same aircraft, particularly when they are done to different levels of quality.

        Hopefully, A2A Sims will eventually bring their own Bonanza to MSFS – that is when all the other developers should just give up and take theirs off the market 😉


  2. mike says:

    its a different version of the aircraft

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  3. mike says:

    ie the H is a very early version most likely to have killed several music legends, while this one only kills doctors.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      It’s an interesting if dubious distinction!


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