|The K model Turbo 210 is the
first model with the modern fuselage that was used until production
halt in 1986. This
cabin is 25% larger in volume than the previous design, and has
5th and 6th seats. The T210K uses the 285 hp TSIO-520-H, which is known
(despite of having a lower TBO)
to have a much longer life than the later version having 310hp for
Standard useful load on this model is 1620 lbs, an increase over
J-model of 288 lbs. This model has standard long range fuel of 90 gal
new capacitance-type fuel guages), tubular-steel main landing gear
gear track with no more saddle problems!), integral fuel tanks, and
seating for six.
We purchased this plane from the original owners in the late
1990's. The plane had been hangered in the same hangar since new
at the Detroit City Airport. This plane is very clean with regard
to corrosion - I would guess that it rates in the top two per cent for
low corrosion level (pictures to be posted). It had two very
expensive annuals just before we purchased the plane, which put the
plane into good shape. The image on the vertical stab is a charicature
of the original owner - Sonny Eliot - a well known Detroit area
Recent major improvements including a completely
elevator and trim-tab (no longer foam filled), the tail attach point
service bulletin, nearly all
hydraulics overhauled, and a freshly overhauled Knisley exhaust system.
Unfortunately, the owner lost the logs around
1983. Since then, the records are complete. The records on this engine
are complete since it was a zero-time Continental factory reman. There
is documentation supporting the total time, as the owners kept a log of
all flights and the corresponding tach time. A copy of these flight
will be included with the aircraft to correlate the total airframe time
up to 1983.
This model is fairly rare, with
61 units in 1970, and 57 units in 1971. Optimum cruise at 20,000 ft. is
219 mph (190 knots), with 845 nm of range and nearly 4 hours of
at that power setting. Service ceiling is 28,500 ft at gross weight.
N10666 is now based in Boulder
Colorado at the
Boulder Municipal Airport, where it may be viewed by appointment.