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Aero-TV: Do You Feel The Need... For Mooney Speed?

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Do You Feel The Need... For Mooney Speed?

ANN Profiles The Recently Announced Mooney Acclaim 'Type S'

On the opening day of the 2007 AOPA Expo, Mooney Aircraft Company reasserted its claim for the world's fastest piston single. "We can at last, completely and finally, put to rest any debate about what piston single-engine airplane is the fastest: It's the Mooney Acclaim, or to be more specific and precise, the new Mooney Acclaim Type S," said David Copeland, Mooney's former Vice President of Sales And Marketing (having since gone to work for Avidyne in the weeks since the announcement).

"We've added more than a new designation to the Acclaim; we've dramatically increased its top speed," Copeland explained. "The Type S truly stands for speed: 242 knots of speed, and increased range, all with the legendary aerodynamic purity that Mooney pilots appreciate."

Powered by a 280 hp Teledyne Continental Motors IO 550-G engine equipped with dual Kelly Aerospace turbochargers, the Acclaim will maintain sea level manifold pressure all the way to its service ceiling of 25,000 feet. The new Acclaim Type S will also feature a custom Hartzell propeller and design enhancements that improve airflow and minimize drag, providing an additional 10 knots over the top speed of 232 knots originally published in the aircraft's POH.

ANN's Aero-TV crew is pleased to give you a look at a profile of Mooney's latest speed demon, the new mooney Acclaim 'Type S.'

FMI: www.mooney.com, www.aero-tv.net

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