Mooney AcclaimItem Number: C1402
Mooney Acclaim airplane model. Mooney's Acclaim — type designator M20 TN — introduced with great fanfare at the 2006 Sun 'n Fun Fly-In is the ultimate Mooney. It replaced the Bravo as the company's flagship model. The key to the Acclaim's speed is its turbocharged, intercooled, 280-horsepower Teledyne Continental TSIO-550-G engine. A pair of Garrett turbos — one for each bank of cylinders — helps divide the compressors' workloads and give faster throttle response because of more rapid spool-up times. Mooney turbonormalized the engine by setting the turbos for a maximum manifold pressure of 33 inches. This, the company says, lets the Acclaim put out its full 280 horsepower all the way up to 20,000 feet or so, then put out some 262 horsepower up to the airplane's 25,000-foot service ceiling.