About the Plane:
1992 Mooney MSE M20J Specs:
Plane: - 4 seats, 2900 lbs max gross capacity
- reduced to 1 seat, increased to 3400 lbs gross, for ferry flights
- empty weight 1900 lbs
- retractable landing gear
- originally 64 gallons fuel in wings, increased to 100 gals with Monroy tanks
- 70 gallon ferry tank will replace back seats
- wingspan 36' 1", length 24' 8"
Engine: - Lycoming I/O 360 -A3B6
Prop: - McCauley, 2 blade
- Garmin 430 GPS/com/nav
- King KCS 55A HSI
- BFGoodrich WX-900 stormscope
- S-TEC 30 autopilot
- cruise 150 K true at 12,000 ft
- fuel burn 8.5 gal/hr at gross weight
I know that I'm a little biased, but I LOVE my Mooney. It's the perfect plane for the type of flying I do -- long trips. It's extremely fuel efficient. I've quoted the specs, but my actual fuel usage is about 7.5 gal/hr at 55% power and 145 knots true.
On the Angel Flights, Air Life Line or Young Eagle missions, I put 2 or 3 passengers in with little trouble. The cabin isn't as small as some people think. When I'm alone, I carry lots of stuff, my bike, camping gear, etc.
It's really a GREAT utility airplane that gets me there FAST and economically.
I'm happy to hear from you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org any ideas, suggestions or flight tips. Thanks.