Flight Speed Mods

Primarily Intended for Pre-201 Mooneys (M20B, C, D, E, F, G)

201/211 Thunderbird Speed Kit Mod 

This kit is most effective of any speed mod we offer! Not to be confused with ony other gap and faring kit. It is the heart of any Pre-201 speed process. As installed at our facility is actually a complete assembly of most all of the OEM M20J/K style farings and seals commonly sold individually (by others), but in our installed kit, we include most together forming a very comprehensive and effective 211 Flight Speed Speed Kit Mod. For most pre-201's it usually contains some 30+/- components, and when done in it's entirety, is the single most effective speed mod we offer.

We consider it the Cornerstone Mod for all Pre-201 M20's  (Applicable to: M20C, E, F, G)

Popular Speed Kit Options

252/TLS Fiber Glass Dorsal Fin Mod (without internal or hidden ELT antenna) 

252/TLS Fiber Glass Dorsal Fin Mod (With re-locating existing internal ELT antenna to the inside of fin; 2+ mph gain!)

LASAR (Type) Cowl Closure Mod: Installed Deluxe Between The Seams-OEM/Factory style installation (paint extra).

LASAR (Type) Cowl Closure Mod 

Immensely helps older vintage M20 metal cowl by enclosing the lower 1/2 of the old (oversize) gaping inlet from 174 sq.in. to approx 125 sq.in. with an attractive Fiberglass smile faring. Unlike others, when we install it, it is blended or tucked into the older cowl between the seams so as to appear like OEM, not an add on! It adds 3-5 MPH. (Applicable to: M20C, E, F, G)

 201/252 3/8" Factory M20J/R OEM Windshield Mod 

This OEM MOD IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ANY similar appearing but cheaper non-factory (PMA type) ADD-ONS. Unsure about the differences? Ask Mooney or us for details. Also available is the 1/4" thick Windshield Mod (Applicable to: M20C, E, F, G with the 3/8" thick windshield being an up-grade to all M20's)

201 Type Inner Gear Door And Beef Up Kit - Manual Gear 

This mod is intended primarily for manual gear Mooneys. Includes a complete re-rigging of gear and installing stronger (or beefed-up) gear components. (Applicable to: M20C, E, F, G)

201 Type Inner Gear Door And Beef Up Kit - For Electric Gear 

For most pre-210's. This mod includes; new stronger main torque tubes, new nose gear torque tubes, all new stronger and (higher extension speed) Heavy Duty 252/205 style gear motor and transmission. (Applicable to: M20C, E, F, G).

MSE/201/Encore Factory Style Instrument Panel Mod 

This mod completely removes one of the worst panels in aviation, and replaces it with one of The Best! We duplicate the factory Installation, and use all new factory OEM Parts.

Custom 1/2 Instrument Panel Mod: 

This 1/2 Panel Mod installs a standard T-Scan type Pilots Flight Group Panel only on the left side. (Call for exact quote) (Applicable to: M20C, E, F, G)

OEM MSE/Ovation Style Fiberglass Sculptured Wing Tips* 

This mod involves duplicating the factory M20J and on installation by changing the outboard wing skins along with installing the newer internal outboard aileron rib/counterweight assy. Usually, new ailerons are also included, but you should check with us for your specific model M20. In short, this mod duplicates the stock factory Mooney OEM Original Equipment Mfg.) installation exactly, and is not to be confused with other less efficient and un-attractive (non-oem "bolt on" type) W/Tips which retain the original aileron counterweight etc. Options: Install Internal Hi-Efficiency VOR Blade antennas internally inside the Fiberglass Wing Tip Assy. (And remove the stock cats whisker VOR antennas commonly found on vert stab/tail), add: $1,995.00+/-Strobe lights or Forward Facing Recognition or the nifty additional Peripheral Quarts Landing Lights, add: $1,590.00+/-

*Important Note: This mod is not to be confused with the less expensive but esthetically pleasing Lasar style add on type tip. The Lasar style tips are available for approx. $2,995.00+/- installed, but DO NOT change the aileron counter weights or the end wing skin. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft prior not yet having same installed)

Install Custom VOR Blade Wing Tip Antennas In Existing Fibeglass Tips: 

Intended for M20's already having F/Glass Antennas (such as previously modified older M20's, M20J/K's etc.) Removes VOR antennas from tail and hides antenna in wing tips. Note: Includes all parts except optional strobes etc.

Install Low Profile Inner Gear Doors On 2 Door system M20J & K: 

Includes rotating brake pucks but does not include painting the new low drag gear doors to match existing paint. (Applicable and recommended for all M20 Aircraft prior not yet having same installed)

OEM Mooney MSE/252/Encore Overlapping (Full sealing) Nose Gear Doors 

This mod not only increases cruise, but also assists in significantly lowering the exhaust din and thus making the cabin quieter. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft prior to '84 not yet having same installed).

Most all our Thunderbird Mods utilize the much preferred OEM (Original Equipment Mfg.) factory procedures, components, and parts unless otherwise noted. 

Quality OEM Mods are A great Investment

You may also note, like the vast majority of our OEM Factory Style Mods, this mod is listed in The AIRCRAFT BLUEBOOK PRICE DIGEST as adding significantly to re$ale value.     

                                                                  

Primarily Intended for Most All M20's (including most M20J/201, M20K/231& On)

205/252 Style, Thunderbird 211 Speed Kit*: 

Depending on exactly which year and model M20J or K you have, this effective Speed & Efficiency Kit usually comprises aproximately some 18+/- components as it is installed at our facility. When installed on most M20K/J's however, it usually it includes Teflon Aileron Gap Seals, Wing Root Faring, O/Lapping N/Gear Doors, various gap seals, and sometimes can include our Low Profile Main Gear Doors which involved rotating the brake pucks, etc.

New Stronger & Quieter 1/4" Thick (Smoke Tinted) Side Glass Mod:

Replaces all the old 1/8" and/or 3/16" thick side glass with our Whisper Quiet 1/4" thick tinted glass. This mod is vital in the quest for a quieter cabin for all M20's as the Mooney cabin isn't monocoque in design, this thicker and stiffer glass helps significantly in reducing cabin din at cruise by assisting stiffening the entire cabin skin area.

M20J & Up Double Thick 3/8" Windshield Mod: 

This mod is priced re-using the existing Retainer Bow Assy. (part # 310-315-001). However, if your existing Retainer Bow Assy. can't be re-used, additional strap or retainer bow assy. is extra. Painting charge will also apply. (For M20J & up including Ovations)

Keep in mind, stock thickness is only 3/16th, and thicker glass is not only significantly quieter but markedly stronger in the event of a bird strike etc. This mod requires removing your old 3/16 plexiglass and replace it with a double strength 3/8" thick unit, or the (still thicker than stock) 1/4" unit. For M20J's & Up.

Custom Interior: 

Show quality Custom Super Plush Leather, Designer Fabric, and Gathered/Soft Touch Calfskin Interiors. 

Popular Options:
Factory articulating front seats. 252/205 Special Edition Arm Rests for pilots seat. Mooney Mod Squad's Soundproofing package.

Whisper (Super) Soundproofing Package: 

This kit utilizes the factory service bulletin kit M20-208 along with two additional layers and densities of insulation. Includes M20-208 Service Kit.

Priced if this mod is done with other mods or interiors simultaneously which also require removing the interior etc. Additional charge will be applied if this mod is done as a stand alone basis. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft)

205/252 Style 1 Piece Fiberglass Belly Pan: 

Do not confuse this mod with any other look a like or less intensive PMA type belly mod! We utilize all OEM factory components and duplicate the Factory installation exactly! We DO USE THE (reportedly) inferior quality substitute belly panels. Note: Charge to relocate antennas to the inside of the new fiberglass belly 

Optional 36 Gal. Auxiliary Fuel Tanks: 

The 36 Gal. Auxilliary Fuel Tanks add approximate 36 gal w/out speed brakes, and approximate 30 if installed along with speed brakes. This is perhaps the single most valuable mod we offer for those M20's which find themselves traveling beyond the usual stock ranges.

201 Style (Low Drag) Fiberglass Dorsal Fin: 

Options: moving existing flex ELT antena inside the new dorsal fin. Note: ELT price may vary dependent on individual installation. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft not yet having a F/Glass Dorsal fin.)

Precise Flight™ Speed Brakes: 

Very effective mod/option & highly recommended as they help make every landing a squat and squeaker on the numbers nearly every time. For all M20's. Note: Includes Anti-Wrinkle Wing Skin Beef Up Mod. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft)

Precise Flight™ Stand By Vacuuum System: 

Note: Price may vary dependant on specific aircraft & engine. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft)

OEM Factory Style Fold Down Or Individually Folding Cargo Rear Seats: 

Available for Most pre-1982 M20's & highly recommended. Note: The price varies whether you choose the OEM Individual Folding Rear Seats, or our One Piece Fold Down Rear Seat Mod. However, in any event, it does not include re-upholstering rear seats which would be optional. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft prior to '82 not yet having same installed)

Mooney OEM Fully Articulating Seats: 

For any M20 but on some models must be installed w/the new style new seat rails and/or new style current production seat backs. Options: 252/205 Special M/W Beefed Up MAC Arm Rest or Lasar Arm rest between Pilot and Co Pilot seat. Note: Price does not include upholstery. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft prior to '82 not yet having same installed)

MSE/Ovation Style Fiberglass Sculptured Wing Tips:

The OEM style mod requires us to replace both the ailerons and the outboard most skins, while the Lasar Add-On F/Glass Tips do not, but are significantly less expensive. The 252 Style Tips w/white rear facing recognition lights. Options: Install Internal Hi-Efficiency VOR Blade antennas internally and remove stock cats whisker VOR antennas on tail. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft prior not yet having same installed)

Custom VOR Blade Wing Tip Antennas In Existing Fiberglass Tips:

Removes VOR antennas from tail and hides antenna in wing tips.

Low Profile Inner Gear Doors On 2 Door System M20J& K'S: 

Note: Includes rotating brake pucks and does not include painting the new low rag gear doors to match existing paint. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft prior not yet having same installed)

OEM MOoney MSE/Encore Overlapping & And Self Sealing Nose Gear doors:

Highly recommended for all Mooneys as they help quiet the cabin exhaust din markedly as well as add a few Kts. @ cruise. Note: Does not include painting the new doors to match. (Applicable to all M20 Aircraft prior to '84 not yet having same installed)

 

Most all our Thunderbird Mods utilize the much preferred OEM (Original Equipment Mfg.) factory procedures, components, and parts unless otherwise noted. 

Quality OEM Mods are A great Investment

You may also note, like the vast majority of our OEM Factory Style Mods, this mod is listed in The AIRCRAFT BLUEBOOK PRICE DIGEST as adding significantly to re$ale value.

                                                                          

Intended for All Turbo M20K's including most M20K/231's

Award Winning Flight Speed 263 Mod/Reman Package:

This mod converts a M20K/231 into a OEM factory M20K/252, FWF. Includes new MB engine w/Garret Intercooler & Auto W/Gate, and either a new or remanufactured M20K/252 cowl assy. etc. The Mod package is with exchange; w/flyable 231 engine core. (Applicable to all M20K/231's)

Dual (Optional) 70/80 Amp Alternator & Regulator Package:

(Strongly recommended) Virtually every 262 Mod has been done with this option. (Applicable to all M20K/231's)

Hi Efficiency 252 Style McCauley 221 Series Propeller:

This Prop(2A34C 221/90DHC-16E) is the High Efficiency 252/Encore prop. The Mod package is with exchange; your 231 216; prop. Note: You must guarantee your old prop to be rebuild-able. (Applicable to all M20K/231's)

Engine Driven Stand By Vacuum System:

Note: Manual operation w/light, works off engine vacuum. (Applicable to all M20's)

241CC Finned Heavy Duty Vacuum Pump Kit:

Price usually includes 2 optional cooling kits PMA blast kit & MAC V/pump Exhaust Venting Kit. (Applicable to all M20's)

Award 263 Flight Speed Kit:

Note: Depending on the exact year 231, usually includes the 252's overlapping N/Gear Doors, various gap and fairings, rotating brake pucks and low profile main doors (w/o STC). The overlapping nose gear doors are OEM 252 style and help quiet the cabin dramatically at cruise. (Applicable to all M20K & On M20's)

Double Thick 3/8" WIndshield Mod:

This mod dramatically quiets cabin as well as provide for a much stronger windshield. Also available is our popular 1/4" thick W/shield. *New Cowl Deck Retainer Assy. and painting extra, if required. (Applicable to all M20J/K's & On M20's Incl. TLS/Ovations)

  • Most all our Thunderbird Mods utilize the much preferred OEM (Original Equipment Mfg.) factory procedures, components, and parts unless otherwise noted. 
  • Quality OEM Mods are A great Investment

You may also note, like the vast majority of our OEM Factory Style Mods, this mod is listed in The AIRCRAFT BLUEBOOK PRICE DIGEST as adding significantly to re$ale value.

  • Damage History or previous Mods may make your aircraft non OEM and thus affect our ability to install certain mods etc. Any and all quotes therefore, are not binding until inspection is made of your aircraft and may be subject to change due to items out of our control such as hidden damage, mods, corrosion, etc.