Selling a 1963 M20D converted to M20C: the ultimate frugalflying machine. All ADs complied, Basic.
Selling a 1963 M20D converted to M20C: the ultimate frugalflying machine. All ADs complied, Basic plane, not very pretty (worn paint, upholstry,etc.), but flown and maintained regularly for over six years. No gaps in annuals, always flown regularly since new. Annual till 04/22.New ADS-B, new ELT, battery, starter, tacho, Camguard in oil, etc. Based inKHWO (near Miami). ACTT 5,500, ENGINE: 180 hp, Lycoming0-360-AID TTSN 3,850, TTSMOH: 1,920 - PROPELLER: 2-Blade Hartzell HC-C2YK-1BF,TSOH 10 hrs. - all are approximate times. Compressions 70,76,73,74. (70 registered on the newly replaced cylinder right after the replacement, so it will go up), EQUIPMENT: VFREquipped, NAV-COMM Narco MK 12D, VOR indicator, Transponder Narco, ELT Artex345, portable intercom, GPS Garmin 196in dashboard cradle, iPad cradle, GT-50Flight Data System, ADSB-Out UAvionics SkyBeacon, raft, cover, solar tricklecharger, Gross Weight 2,575 lbs,Top speed: 165 kts, Fuel Capacity: 48 gal, Complex airplane (constant speed propeller, retractable manual gear), 4 seats, typ. cruise ~130-135 knots, low fuel consumption (~9 gph). RANGE: ~650nm, CEILING: 17200 ft. cURRENTLY ALSO LISTED locally, so may need to end the auction early. The sale entirelybenefits a 501c3 charity: Building Enclosure Institute.The ”D” was a fixed-gearoption of “C” version. Almost all “D” aircraft, including this one, wereimmediately converted to “C” version, as it was less expensive than purchasinga new “C” model. The “C” was incontinuous production for 15 years. It came with the ultra-reliable 0-360 180h.p. Lycoming engine, in an airplane with a strong, single-piece wing that isthinner than most, and with a smooth fuselage that has a smaller cross sectionthan Piper, Cessna or Beech, making it the fastest airplane among itscompetitors. Therefore, it is known for its speed per the horsepower, as wellas it’s rugged, reliable construction and smooth ride in turbulence, due to the1-piece wing! All the later Mooney models, use the M20C as a starting point,with very few modifications to its wing and fuselage, indicating this designstood the test of time.Perfect for cross country trips on a budget. Few ADs make annuals relatively inexpensive in comparison with other brands. In-person inspection required. $500 deposit required within 24 hours. I could ferry up to 500 miles, after the full payment clears.
Two questions that I frequently get: 1) How long was it in Florida, is there any corrosion? Answer: almost 7 years in Florida. Yes, corrosion always shows up here and there, but it has been is continually addressed at annuals, e.g, the last time there was some rust in the battery compartment, but it was taken care of.2) Are there any fuel leaks? Answer: Yes, of course, Mooneys always leak fuel under wings, and this one is no different. There are small greenish spots near fastener heads below the tanks, but per our mechanic they have always qualified under the respective tolerances at annuals, so there was no need to deal with them. Current date: 2021-12-01