The numbers suggest a turboprop rather than a piston single: 237 knots, an 1,840-nm range, and a 25,000-foot ceiling. But no, the latest Mooney is yet another variation on the airframe and engine combination that has served Mooney so well over the years. Mooney's Acclaim — type designator M20 TN — introduced with great fanfare at the 2006 Sun 'n Fun Fly-In is the ultimate Mooney. It replaced the Bravo as the company's flagship model. The key to the Acclaim's speed is its turbocharged, intercooled, 280-horsepower Teledyne Continental TSIO-550-G engine. A pair of Garrett turbos — one for each bank of cylinders — helps divide the compressors' workloads and give faster throttle response because of more rapid spool-up times. Mooney turbonormalized the engine by setting the turbos for a maximum manifold pressure of 33 inches. This, the company says, lets the Acclaim put out its full 280 horsepower all the way up to 20,000 feet or so, then put out some 262 horsepower up to the airplane's 25,000-foot service ceiling.
Continental TSIO-550-G, 280 hp
Hartzell Scimitar, three blade constant speed
26 ft 8 in
8 ft 4 in
36 ft 6 in
19.26 lb/sq ft
89 gal (100 gal optional)
120 lbs. Baggage Area, 10 lbs. Hat Rack, 340 lbs. Cargo Area with rear seats folded down
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All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations. All performance figures are based on standard day, standard atmosphere, sea level, gross weight conditions unless otherwise noted.