Mooney M20K 252 TSE

Mooney M20K 252 TSE                                     $139,900

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General Info
Make: Mooney Registration Number: N252PB
Model: M20K (252) Serial Number: 25-1045
Model Year: 1986 Engine: TSI0-360-MB1 (210 HP)
Location: Trenton-Robbinsville (N87) Gear: Retractable (electric)
    Prop: Constant Speed
Summary Info
Nicely equipped, low time, excellent condition, & fast!  GNS 530W, HSI, KAP 150 autopilot w/ yawl damper, JPI 711 engine monitoring, Hoskins FT101 fule flow, speed brakes, beautiful paint & interior, & much more!


Logbook Time
Total Time: (Hours since New)  2410 Log books
Engine: (Since Major Overhaul)    960 Prop:  (Since Major Overhaul)  960  hrs
Maintenance Info
Annual due: August 2017
IFR Certification Due: August 2017
AD's complete? (Yes / No) Yes
Engine Overhaul by: Factory Remanufactured in 2001
Damage History:
Hangared: Yes
Other: Fresh Mooney Service Center annual with sale
Built-in 4-place oxygen (new O2 bottle) Articulating pilot/co-pilot seats
Precise Flight speed brakes Split removable rear seats
Dual landing lights, recognition lights, & strobes Electric cowl flaps
  Make / Model
NAV/COM #1: Garmin 530W
NAV/COM #2: King KX 165 with Glideslope
King KCS-55A
Transponder: King KT 76A
Autopilot: KAP 150 & Yaw Damper
Audio Panel: Garmin 340 w/ 4-place intercom
Engine Monitoring: JPI EDM 711 w/ fuel flow option
Fuel Flow and Totalizer: Hoskins FT101 Fuel-Flow
Standby Vac: Yes (electric)
Other: Electronics International digital tach
  Hard-wired panel mount for Garmin 396/496
Color(s): White /red w/ gold & black trim
Paint Condition:
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
Color(s): Burgundy
Fabric: Leather
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
Glass condition: Good
Other: Recently re-webbed seat belts
Cruise Speed: (at 75% power) 190 kts *
Useful Load: (remaining after full fuel) 650 lbs *
Fuel Capacity: 75 gal
Fuel burn: (average) 13.6 GPH *
Range: 980 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.  Addition improvements included NACA induction air inlet, new 28 volt electical system, and inboard landing gear doors that completely eliminated wheel well drag.  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 252 TSE (Turbo Special Edition) 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