How Mooney Marries Composite To Metal

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At Mooney's Kerrville, Texas, factory, the company has invested in new production techniques and equipment. In this AVweb video, the company's Kevin Hawley explains how Mooney marries the new composite shell to the traditional metal tail section.

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Comments (2)

Sssscuseme, no grinders, no sparks??? Other than that, got to sell the puppies!

Posted by: Rafael Sierra | December 2, 2018 5:15 PM    Report this comment

My hat's off to Mooney for the technological advancements. As an A&P who has worked on many vintages of Mooneys I fondly remember that prior to the 201, Mooneys included access panels in front of the windshield for behind-the-panel access. As Mr. Hawley observed, laying under the panel is bad for his factory workers. Am I wishing futilely that the new composite fuselage incorporates access considerations for those of us who in 20 years will be replacing the G1000 system with a new "G2000" system?

Terry Spath

Posted by: terry spath | December 3, 2018 11:25 AM    Report this comment

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