Because Owning And Flying Your Beechcraft Can Be Done Safely AND For Less Money!

 

"The flight is the reason, the destination is only an excuse!"

 

AHRS + GPS On your iPad/Tablet Starting at $795

 

Air Data units available also! See the entire series HERE!

 

 


 

What are you waiting for? It's never been a better time to be a Baron buyer!

Get change back from your Bonanza to fund that extra fuel!

(Get B55 Trained HERE or HERE Before Buying Your Baron)

Flyer Baron Article June 2012 HERE / ABS Baron 55 Guide HERE / B55 Economy Fuel Burns

Baron/Bonanza Theme Song Nomination

 

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CSOB Spark Plug Resistance Tester ($55.95) - "Spark-On"

Stop fumbling with Volt-Ohmmeter test probes!

See the demo video HERE

 

CSOB Cold Weather Pre-Heat Options

 

Support a Veteran and Beechcraft Owner

Purchase a Customized Oak Spark Plug Tray

 


Part 23 Final Recommendations Signed into Law

 

Replacement Brake Fluid Reservoir

 

 

ABS Service Clinic Inspection

 

Short Runway Ops in Your New-to-You Baron?

 

Oh Hell, Let's Just Jump The Chock

 

ABS Air Safety Foundation Baron Transition Guide

 

For Sale - 1965 Debonair (Lufthansa Trainer, 24V, Tip Tanks)

US Based Offers Encouraged - Owner Seeking US Baron B55

 

Do Your Flights Fit the "Profile" ?

 

Concorde CB Series Batteries Being Discontinued

 

Reduced Flammability 5606 Fluid Replacement Option

 

TCM Fuel Flow Setup Resources

 

It Used to Be a Nice B58 - Don't Neglect Your Rod Ends

 

Concorde vs. Gill Comparison

 

Dukes Fuel Pump Overhaul/Repair Alternative to >$1,000 Factory Authorized Solution

 

Cygnet's Baron B55 Airbox REPAIR Option

 

 

CSOB Special: NEW Cygnet Dual Yokes For Sale

 

 


Inadvertent Gear Retraction Results (Instead of Flaps )

 

 

Pick One:

A. Don't touch any switches on the rollout.

B. Be laser focused on what you are grabbing.

 


 

Here's another example of flap retraction on the roll gone wrong!

 

 

 

Foam is becoming more popular with Fire Responders and may render your airframe and avionics un-repairable.

 

 

Here's a Touch n Go Gear Up!

 


Incredible Baron Crash Video

 

 


 

  Thoughts From CSOB1

Welcome to the and IMPROVED CSOB* site with extensive content on how I care for and operate my Beechcraft B55 Baron airframe and TCM engines. The site is also loaded with links to all my favorite weather and flight planning resources, so that when I'm on the road I can go to one place on the web with all my flying related links.

 

After many  tedious hours of html-ing, I have finally migrated all of the content from the old single-page, never ending scroll format to this more modern format. See the old format HERE. Please enjoy this new format and let me know if you have an item worthy of CSOB status!

 

This site was conceived and created especially for Beech List Subscribers in appreciation for everything that they have shared with me over the last five years in owning and operating my B55 Baron.

 

Visit My N2023W Links page for extensive background info and pictures of my 1965 Beechcraft Baron B55 during many engine and airframe projects.

 

Much of the content in this site is the result of collective learnings and contributions from the Beech List and Beech Talk communities, that I felt should be archived and shared with other Beechcraft Owners who may not have the time or the patience to participate or lurk through the heavy Beech List Email activity. It is augmented with many of my own money-saving findings and parts resources that I have developed in owning and operating my Baron B55.

 

Click Here to become a "Beech Lister", the greatest Beechcraft specific E-Mail discussion Group on the planet (but I'm biased)!

 

Warning: The Beech E-Mail List can at times be over 200 emails/day! However, priceless information and camaraderie is also included. After joining please don't post to the list: "How do I unsubscribe?" Because it's at the same place you sign up!

 

For a less Email "intense" type of Forum experience with searchable topics archived into categories, try the Beech Talk site.

 

Look for my CSOB* Seal of Approval for money saving tips and watch outs that I have found in owning and operating my Beechcraft B55.

"CSOB" (Cheap $on of a Beech). Because Owning and Flying my Beechcraft is done safely AND for less money!

 

A special CSOB Thank You to Beech Lister and fellow Baron owner, Cam Dunlap, for his generous donation of web design and hosting resources to modernize this CSOB content! If you have any interest in real estate investing, Cam is an outstanding resource and offers extensive tools and training.

 

Happy Skies!

 

Mike Caban (aka CSOB1)

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The information presented in CSOBeech.com is advisory in nature and is NOT to be relied upon without proper consultation with and agreement by your A&P to use or implement any of the suggestions made here. Remember, the FARs are very clear that the Airworthiness of your aircraft rests with YOU, the owner/PIC.

 

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