First Mooney Post

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First Mooney Post

Postby SteveDawson » January 3rd, 2017, 7:53 pm

Thanks Jeff and Jeff in opening up a new forum for all makes.
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Re: First Mooney Post

Postby Jeff Snyder » January 3rd, 2017, 8:31 pm

Nice! 8-)

Steve, what year?

I'm always curious about performance data on Mooneys--care to share typical cruise and fuel flows?
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Re: First Mooney Post

Postby SteveDawson » January 3rd, 2017, 11:40 pm

Thanks for asking Jeff. I normally flight plan for 157-58 KTAS and 10 gal/hr depending on altitude. Most trips I plan on at least 8K and up to 13K and try for 25/25 until altitude dictates MP. I have done a 3 way GPS test and have managed 167TAS one time at 8,000 ft with the engine at 2700RPM and trying to get full use of the ram-air door.
It has mid time engines and I'm just finishing off the panel in order to sell the aircraft to get something more versatile with possibly TKS and turbo. Possibly another Mooney or V35 (model unknown yet)

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Re: First Mooney Post

Postby Jeff Snyder » January 4th, 2017, 2:47 pm

I love the efficiency of Mooneys.

Although, I suspect that you can come pretty close to those numbers in a V35.

In my A36, I'm typically about 165-170KTAS at 14gph, but when I slow to 155 range, I'm typically about 11gph.
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Re: First Mooney Post

Postby Jay Apt » January 5th, 2017, 8:03 pm

I love the efficiency of Mooneys.

Although, I suspect that you can come pretty close to those numbers in a V35.

In my A36, I'm typically about 165-170KTAS at 14gph, but when I slow to 155 range, I'm typically about 11gph.
In my V35B over the 2 years I've flown her (mostly solo), I am averaging 167 kts at 14.4 gph. The M20G I flew for a year some decades ago was definitely more fuel efficient.
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Re: First Mooney Post

Postby SteveDawson » January 11th, 2017, 1:52 am

I just flew my first V35 a few months ago and they are two different aircraft. I don't think you can look at just the efficiencies though. In the J you're sitting down in the plane as in a sports car while the V35 you're sitting higher and I feel it gives you a better perspective of flying.
The IO360 Lycoming has been almost flawless and very dependable however in an effort to be seek more utility my next aircraft will be turbocharged and have TKS.


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