Mooney M20R Ovation 2 GX – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Mooney M20R Ovation 2 GX to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Mooney M20R Ovation 2 GX
AIRCRAFT NAME
M20R Ovation 2 GX
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Mooney
SPEED
194 kts
PASSENGERS
3 people
ACQUISITION COST
$290000
ENGINES
Continental Con IO-550-G 1
AVIONICS
Garmin G1000
WINGSPAN
36.08 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Mooney M20R has its roots in the M20 of 1955. However, the design has undergone a multitude of changes since then. The M20 line includes the Mooney 201 and the current production Bravo and Eagle 2. The Ovation takes the Mooney 201 (M20J) and replaces its 200 hp Lycoming with a 280 hp Continental.
 
Seating for four is snug, although the Ovation does have the longer fuselage of the M20M TLS. Load carrying is adequate in the Ovation. The Ovation 2 is the current version of the Ovation.
 
With more horsepower but no turbocharging, performance is better at low altitude in takeoff, climb and cruise. The trade-off is in poorer high-altitude performance and reduced maximum ceilings. Turbocharged engines also generally cost more to overhaul and have lower time between overhauls. Mooney decided that the advantages of more horsepower with a normally aspirated engine outweigh the advantages of turbocharging a lower powered engine.
 
The Ovation 2 GX comes equipped with the all-glass, flat-panel Garmin 1000 avionics suite.