Mooney M20K 252

Mooney M20K 252               ***SOLD***               $145,000

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General Info
Make: Mooney Registration Number: N252BZ
Model: M20K (252) Serial Number: 25-01168
Model Year: 1988 Engine: TSI0-360-MB1 (210 HP)
Location: Trenton-Robbinsville (N87) Gear: Retractable (electric)
    Prop: Constant Speed
Summary Info
Extensively equipped, low time, excellent condition, & fast!  GNS 430W w/ MX20, weather, flight director, hot prop, speed brakes, & much more!


Logbook Time
Total Time: (Hours since New)  1890 Log books
Engine: (Since Major Overhaul)    770 Prop:  (Since Major Overhaul)    770 hrs
Maintenance Info
Annual due: January, 2015 (fresh Mooney Service Center annual with sale)
IFR Certification Due: August 2016
AD's complete? (Yes / No) Yes
Engine Overhaul by: Poplar Grove Airmotive, Inc. in April 2000
Damage History:
Hangared: Yes - always since new
Other: Mooney Service Center maintained; No corrosion; 3 cylinders overhauled; has VAR crankshaft; recent exhaust system, turbo charger, and engine-driven fuel pump.
Hot Prop Articulating pilot/co-pilot seats
Speed brakes Split removable rear seats
Long-range fuel tanks (106 gals) Dual landing lights, recognition lights, & strobes
Built-in 4-place oxygen (recent O2 bottle) Gami tuned fuel injector nozzles
  Make / Model
NAV/COM #1: Garmin 430W
NAV/COM #2: King KX 155 w/ glideslope
King KCS-55A (recently overhauled)
Multi-function Display (MFD): Apollo MX20 w/ weather
Autopilot: KFC 150 Flight Director w/ KS 297 Altitude Preselect & STEC Yaw Damper
Radar Altimeter: TRI-40
King KR 87
DME: King KN 63
Weather: WSI AV-350 w/ Sirius radio
Weather: BF Goodrich WX-11 Stormscope
Transponder: King KT 79
Audio Panel: King KMA 24
Intercom: NAT AA83
Engine Monitoring: JPI EDM 700
Fuel Flow and Totalizer: Shadin Mini-Flow
Standby Vac: Yes (electric)
Color(s): White w/ red & black trim
Paint Condition:
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
 8 (painted March 2003)
Color(s): Burgundy
Fabric: Cloth
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
Glass condition: Good
Cruise Speed: (at 75% power) 190 kts *
Useful Load: (remaining after full fuel) 460 lbs *
Fuel Capacity: 106 gal
Fuel burn: (average) 13.6 GPH *
Range: 1300 nm *
Specific Range: ((Efficiency = Cruise Speed ÷ Lbs per hour of fuel burn) (The higher the number, the better the efficiency)) 2.33
* Note: Performance figures are estimates based on best available information (from POH, Vref, etc.) and may not be exact for this particular aircraft.

Mooney drivers share a unique and deeply seated characteristic - they like to go fast!  Mooneys are among the most effecient and structurally sound airplanes manufactured.  The low profile cross-section and laminar flow wings reduce drag to enable the fast air speeds typically unachievable in other manufacturers' airplanes with similar horsepower.  The tubular steel frame, acting as a cockpit roll cage, along with the wingtip-to-wingtip wing spar make the Mooney airframe the strongest and safest among GA airplanes.

The M20K 231, introduced in 1979, was the first non-pressurized Turbo Mooney.  By installing the 210 HP TSIO-360-LB engine into the M20J 201 airframe, the 231 (also numbered for it's top speed) was hailed as the fastest single-engine production aircraft in the world.  It was an instant success and even outsold the ever so popular Mooney 201 during the first two years of production.  However, while a great airplane, there was still some room for improvement.   

In 1985, Mooney’s engineers were tasked with making as many improvements as possible to the 231 and bringing to the market a vastly improved airplane.  Among the improvements was engine cooling and a redesigned primary air induction system.  Just as monumental, TCM listened to customers and made big improvements to the –LB engine that resulted in the –MB version. The changes were many.  Most important were a tuned induction system for more even induction airflow to the cylinders, a larger Airesearch TAO4 turbocharger, a manifold pressure controlling system allowing full throttle operations for takeoff and the incorporation of an intercooler that cooled induction air temperatures by as much as 100 degrees F.  The improvements resulted in the 252 that ran cooler than the 231, required only 36 inches of manifold pressure versus 40 with the 231, and flew 10 kts faster than the 231.

This particular airplane, N252BZ, has been maintained by Mooney Service Centers sparing no expense.  The turbo-charged engine will get you where you need to go quickly....and once you get there, the striking paint scheme will turn eyes as you taxi onto the ramp.  This is truly a remarkable airplane priced very attractively.

For more information about the M20K 252 evolution and performance data, click on MAPA

Contact Us About This Aircraft

Please call Dave Mathiesen at 609-259-2400