Hi all. I just sold my Bonanza V-35B and am looking at Cirrus SR20’s and would appreciate any assistance I might find here.
I am only in the market for around $130k so I understand I may be locked in to the first generation or a higher time 2nd generation 20. That said, I would like to know what the general consensus is among owners about the SR 20. I LIKE the half analog/half Avidyne panel of the first generation 20, so that is of no concern to me unless that panel has issues.
Most everyone I have spoken to says I am in for a shock when it comes to power. It it, apparently, very under powered. My V-35 will climb at 1200 fpm fully loaded and up to 1800 fpm (sustained) with just me in it. I’ve seen the books and don’t know how good this plane might be in the hot southwest. How does it do at high density-altitude airports?
I also understand I will suffer a fairly significant reduction in airspeed, so please let me know what realistic cruise numbers I can expect (power setting, IAS (knots), fuel flow, etc).
Please offer whatever info you might want to let go of. I would like to learn as much as I can during my purchase process. I plan to schedule a discovery flight at a local Cirrus place this week. (already flown in 22’s)
Thank you all!