1963 Mooney M20C Airframe aircraft project
When the 180 h.p. Lycoming is installed, this is a 140-145 knot airplane (161- 168 mph) while burning less than 9 gallons per hour. With 52 gallons of fuel available, this airplane easily cruises over 5 hours, and can cover 800 miles on that 1 tank! Noted for its strong wing and famed as being stable in the chop!
This airplane has a very low total time of only 2,730 hours since new! This is a good looking airplane, with a clean modern paint scheme in allover white with blue trim and red accents. Recent serious money also spent on the fuel tanks, a weak spot in mooneys! Both tanks were chemically stripped and resealed by weep no more, one of the premier mooney tank sealers!
This aircraft suffered damage in a balked takeoff, when it ran into a fence at the end of the runway after a too-long rollout. Each side of the wing leading edges has 2 dents, with the inboard on the right side being a serious one! The left wing also has a crease on the outboard top skin, andgling outboard, that includes the left aileron top skin. There is also some scratching to the skins near the dents and on the top of the cowling and bootcowl forward of the windshield. The aircraft stopped before the windshield was scratched. The lower cowl and nosebowl, cowl flaps and nosegear doors did not sustain any damage! As a matter of fact, none of the areas normally damaged by a mooney m20c landing gear up (the most common type of incident i see) are hurt at all on this airplane! The belly skins and formers are untouched! The flaps are not damaged, nor is the right aileron. The step and attach area are untouched. I have already mentioned the lower cowl, cowl flaps and nose doors. None of the landing gear is hurt, and the main gear doors are undamaged. The firewall and engine mount show no damage. The tailcone and tail feathers show no damage! In addition there is no damage to the main fuselage and the doors fit well. No damage to the windshield or side glass.
Inside, the leather interior is nicely bolstered and trimmed and is in great shape. All of the modern flight instruments are included, as are the engine and airframe instrumentation and swithgear. Trays are installed and wired for a modern audio panel with intercom, king kx-155 and king gps and the antennas are included, but the radio panel units and indicators are not. As you see, the engine has been removed from the engine mount, with it’s accessories and prop, and is not included here. The 180 h.p. Lycoming is the standard firment, but starting in 1963, mooney also installed a 200 h.p. Lycoming on this airframe, so you have some choices!
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