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  • #2376
    Anonymous

    Very eager for the long-body gross weight increase! It’s the only thing that I would change on my M20M FIKI. Greater take off and landing weight would make the airplane much more useful. Please keep us updated as more details become available.

    #2377
    Patrick HoranPatrick Horan
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    I agree, I own a Mooney M20C. I am looking to upgrade to a long body specifically for this Mod! I cant wait

    #2515
    Mark ClineMark Cline
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    Is there any word on how many additional pounds may be gained from this potential STC?

    #2703
    Paul KortopatesPaul Kortopates
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    FWIW, by definition, an STC is a modification made by someone other than the manufacturer or type certificate holder. A gross weight change provided by Mooney will be likely in form as a Mooney drawing, perhaps communicated officially via Mooney Service Instruction, once an update to the Mooney TCDS (type certificate data sheet) is approved. In other words this will be a Mooney modification to the TCDS rather than a STC.

    Be patient, I am sure the factory won’t delay one minute in letting us all know when they have one.

    #2794
    Michael HaehnleMichael Haehnle
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    This is the first I’ve heard that an increase in gross weight is even a possibility.  That’s great news!

    #2795
    JonnyPollackJonnyPollack
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    We’re working on it folks! Takes resources and time. The basic design is complete. Now working on prototype and then drop testing. The plane will ride higher on struts and will be much more forgiving on landing.

    Jonny

    #2804
    John HallJohn Hall
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    Can’t wait to hear about it when it becomes available. Have just purchased our first Mooney (2006 FIKI). A gross weight increase would be incredibly helpful.

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