Robert Mann [HPN-NY]
(AVSIG Member)
08/16/10 02:38 PM
Re: Question about Mooneys

Gil,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, but I've been off the frequency for a few days.

What year is it? '84 and '85 were my favorites.

You've gotten good advice here. I would reiterate the importance of speed control when landing. When speed is right, it's an easy aircraft to land. If you 5-10 kts too fast, you're going to have difficulty -- the plane will float 3,000' down the runway. Feed power in slowly when taking off so as not to overboost. Does it have an auto wastegate? Your friend may want to get a portable O2 tank and take it up to 18,000, especially going eastbound. That's when the plane is in its glory.

In general, it's an easy aircraft to fly. Controls might seem a little stiff compared to the Bo, but you'll quickly get used to it. It's more of a sports car, less of a luxury sedan.



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