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Andrew Niemyer -KDLH
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Recent Mooney Model Specs
      #214872 - 09/28/08 10:29 PM

Can someone outline for me the most recent, say last 15 years, of various Mooney models? For the life of me, they've changed names, engines and factory designations so many times I have lost all track of what model designation goes with which names, engines, etc. And, of course, they all look the same to the untrained eye!

TIA,
Andy


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Mase Taylor
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Re: Recent Mooney Model Specs [Re: Andrew Niemyer -KDLH]
      #214880 - 09/28/08 11:58 PM

I think you might find everything you want to know HERE.

Current models right from the MOONEY HOME PAGE.

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Fly The Airplane As Far Into The Crash As Possible. - Bob Hoover 1922-2016 R.I.P.

Edited by Mase Taylor [LAX] (09/29/08 12:02 AM)


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Andrew Niemyer -KDLH
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Re: Recent Mooney Model Specs [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #214894 - 09/29/08 07:05 AM

Mase:
Thanks for the guide! The factory page, of course lists current aircraft. I was just amazed at the rather continuous changes in names and nomenclature for what have been, in essence, three models: IO-360, IO-540 and TIO-540 powered birds. You really need a score card to keep track! Bif difference from Piper, Cessna and Cirrus. (Although Cirrus keeps the two numbers, 20 & 22, they do go through "G's" and auto-like suffix's (GTX, etc)

Thanks again,
Andy


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Mase Taylor
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Re: Recent Mooney Model Specs [Re: Andrew Niemyer -KDLH]
      #214981 - 09/29/08 08:40 PM

From that chart, it looks like Mooney sold only 40 or 41 of the Porsche-engined PFM's. Well, no surprise. I read something recently about that engine and it would appear Porsche did everything possible to complexitize it. Geared, high-RPM, lotsa moving parts....of course, it did have electronic ignition <VBG>.

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Fly The Airplane As Far Into The Crash As Possible. - Bob Hoover 1922-2016 R.I.P.

Edited by Mase Taylor [LAX] (09/29/08 09:39 PM)


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Robert Mann [HPN-NY]
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Re: Recent Mooney Model Specs [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #215005 - 09/29/08 11:55 PM

Mase,

<< looks like Mooney sold only 40 or 41 of the Porsche-engined PFM's>>

It wasn't one of Mooney's better marketing initiatives.

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