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M20L Porsche sounds GREAT!!

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Just heard M20L N78MP fly over SMO at 4500ft north bound. 
She sounded absolutely amazing!! Even had a little crackle in the exhaust note to it. 
Really wish that Porsche thing could have worked out better than it did. 

I here airplanes all the time and this one got my attention. I couldn’t pinpoint it until I looked it up on FlightAware.
 

-Matt

 

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I have a converted M20L and the FAA registration still shows the original engine on mine.  N78MP is one of the handful that had been converted.  The IO-550 does sound nice though!

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What’s UP Ben!!! 
Sure sounded way different than any SR22 I’ve heard. 

take care!

-Matt 

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Hi Matt! The Ovation exhaust on the IO-550 is better tuned then the SR22, and faster always sounds better.....

-ben

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9 hours ago, carusoam said:

Would the registration reflect if the engine was swapped out along the way? (Liquid Rocket option)

The current registration still lists the original engine... 217HP.

https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N78MP

Best regards,

-a-

I've landed behind a Liquid Rocket, but heneas shut down at the fuel pump when I got there. Nice planes! They have a special place in Mooney history. 

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2 hours ago, Hank said:

I've landed behind a Liquid Rocket, but heneas shut down at the fuel pump when I got there. Nice planes! They have a special place in Mooney history. 

I've heard there were only 5 liquid rockets. 

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2 hours ago, aviatoreb said:

I've heard there were only 5 liquid rockets. 

Me, too--wasn't sure, 5 or 6. Definitely a rare bird.

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Not sure how someone is keeping a Porsche Mooney airworthy. There was an AD on the valve springs requiring mandatory replacement after so many hours and Porsche stopped supporting it so no parts available. Maybe someone has a stockpile of them (or they are using supposedly the same valve springs that a 911 uses)

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Owner supplied parts would have been a great opportunity for supporting the Porsche engine...

The Liquid Rocket has 350HP...

The Porsche engined M20L, was the first Long Body... 217HP is a bit low when loading the plane...  

The L is a great way to add volume, compared to the J...

The next Long Body got the more stout legs... M20M.

I like the IO550... Missile, PFM, Eagle, Ovation.... anyway you can...  :)

Best regards,

-a-

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