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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: Mooney
      03/05/14 02:21 PM

Joe -- Seems late...1977. This article says 1969 (which may be early):
http://home.comcast.net/~mjcoyle/aviation/gear-motor.html

And another vote for 1969:

"Electrical failure in earlier models presents no major dramas. Up until 1968, all Mooneys had a bullet-proof manual gear retraction system. Hinged from the floor, the long gear handle, or Johnson Bar, locks forward into the bottom of the instrument panel for the down position. To retract, the thumb button is depressed while sliding the locking mechanism downwards and the handle is pulled to floor between the seats.

"The entire retraction of all three wheels seems almost instantaneous and is effortless if done before too much speed is gained. Flaps are extended hydraulically through a manual handle located next to the gear. Full flap is obtained with four complete pumps, and the flaps will retract automatically. Mooney introduced electrically operated landing gear and flaps as standard in 1969, however, the manual gear is so popular there is no price difference between electric and manual gear when purchasing an early Mooney."

http://www.pilotfriend.com/aircraft%20performance/Mooney/31.htm

Edited by Scott Dyer [HPN/NY] (03/05/14 02:24 PM)

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* Mooney Ralph Hood 03/04/14 02:31 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Joe Budge (W29)   03/05/14 07:08 AM
. * * Re: Mooney Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   03/05/14 02:21 PM
. * * Mooney Andy Alson (HPN/NY)   03/06/14 08:15 AM
. * * Re: Mooney Joe Budge (W29)   03/05/14 07:17 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Ralph Jones   03/05/14 05:08 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Phil Hecksel   03/25/15 10:08 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Ralph Jones   03/25/15 10:31 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Phil Hecksel   03/26/15 08:09 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Ralph Jones   03/26/15 09:31 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Jeff Hartmann CIC   03/26/15 06:51 PM
. * * Re: Mooney B. Butler (Oregonian)   04/23/15 04:07 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Kcid LlirreM   07/01/15 09:20 AM
. * * Re: Mooney Ralph Hood   03/05/14 10:57 AM
. * * Re: Mooney Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   03/04/14 05:15 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Ralph Jones   03/04/14 05:26 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Jeff Hartmann CIC   03/04/14 03:23 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Stephanie Belser   03/04/14 02:50 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Ralph Hood   03/04/14 10:27 PM
. * * Re: Mooney Bill Bridges - 9S1   03/04/14 11:02 PM

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