Mooney Factory Tour

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Welding the steel cockpit cage
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Note to M20A owners: This is one of the original buildings. Those marks on the floor are old 1960 vintage glue drips from where the wooden wings used to be assembled
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Upholstery shop - At left a door being padded and upholstered
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Electrical assembly area
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Wiring harness test equipment
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Airfoil leading edge formers
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Two story tall press
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Parts before and after press
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The press used to create those parts
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Hammer press, and in foreground, a just pressed part showing how much excess must be cut off after pressing
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Paint area with parts of a just-painted composite cowl
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Final assembly hall
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Wing being assembled
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Wing in the jig during assembly
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Assembled wing can now be rolled over to where the fuselage is waiting
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Assembled wing can now be rolled over to where the fuselage is waiting
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Parts of the empennage being assembled
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This is the whole cockpit - steel cage - on a rotisserie
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Aft fuselage sections being skinned
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Cockpit underside being assembled
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Fuselage assembly
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Firewall
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Wing attach cutout
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Interior showing steel cage
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Interior showing steel cage
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Interior showing steel cage
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Interior showing steel cage
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Four airplanes progressively farther along in the assembly process as they head toward the door
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The famous pivoting Mooney tail - fuselage hinge section
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The famous pivoting Mooney tail - fuselage hinge section
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The famous pivoting Mooney tail - tail section
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Last few steps on assembly line. About ready to attach the tail.
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Just about ready to have the engine mounted
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This is how much engine you can buy with about $40,000
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This is how much engine you can buy with about $40,000
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Very last steps before roll-out: engine mounted, wingtips added, interior installed, glass installed, etc. Technician is setting the rudder limits.
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Aircraft are test-flown unpainted until all QC is completed
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Final QC and squawk fixing
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Final QC of aircraft ready for delivery
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This airplane is in primer pending the paint scheme decision by the customer
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A new Ovation
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Interior with Garmin G1000 glass cockpit
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Another new Ovation
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New Acclaim N311TN being test-flown without paint
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This half of the hangar is the Factory Service Center

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