Project nearing completion.
Some heads up on the performances of this new plane. The Mooney series has come a long ways since the Bravo. The new version, high end model is the Acclaim. Bravo was the older version from years ago. The new Acclaim has many updates and refinements to aerodynamics and power. The new version of this aircraft line will cruise at 234 Knots KTAS and peaks at 243 Knots KTAS. Its a fast bird.
The hard part about flying this plane is the lift change as it speeds up. You will need to start trimming down as you speed up. At higher end speeds, you will have trimmed a moderate amount to keep her level. At slower speeds, like entering traffic at 120 Knots, you will have alot of 'up' trim as she is better at flying faster.
The Aux. ASI gauge has some dots on it for annunciating speeds. The graphics will show you what you need to know.
Unfortunately, I couldnt not change out the color strips on the PFD screen in the speed zones (colored lines on the vertical speed tape). I have asked Lockheed if they can see about changing it to the new airspeeds.
Some data on the new model's performance.....
Top Speed 242 ktas Rate of Climb at sea level (max. wt.) 1,240 fpm Long Range – Std. Fuel (with res.) 1,445 nm Long Range – Optional Tanks (with res.) 1,852 nm Max. Operating Altitude 25,000 ft Take-off Run at sea level (max. wt.) 1,620 ft Engine TCM TSI0-550-G-Turbo-Supercharaged
Twin turbo Dual intercoolers
Horsepower 280 bhp TBO 2,000 hrs Propeller Hartzell Three-Blade Fuel Capacity – Standard (usable) 100 usg Fuel Capacity With Optional Tanks (usable) 128 usg Gross Weight 3,368 lb Approx. Useful Load 1,000 lb Wing Span 36' 1" Tail Height 8' 6" Length 26' 8" Wing Loading 19.2 lbs/sq ft Power Loading 12.0 lbs/hp