An eclectic selection of some of the best of email posts from Mooney Mail list archives. The archives are linked here but require registration.
Mooneys and spins: Mooneys are placarded against intentional spins. Experience tells why. Original post: 3/31/2000
By Don Kaye, "You really, really don't want to accidentally get a Mooney in a spin ..."
Be careful with those slips: A flight test report says long bodies and K models are most susceptible below 85 knots. Original post: 12/02/2002
By Bob Kromer, "All airplanes were fine above 85 KIAS in full rudder deflection forward slips, flaps up and
flaps down ..."
More flight test data about slips. Original post: 12/03/2002
By Bob Kromer, "The data shows that it's the airplanes that require lots of nose up trim for landing that are the most prone to experiencing the tail buffeting condition ..."
Mooney Mate checklist. Original post: 12/05/1999
By John Bartholomew, "The following is adapted from the generic check list she was
given by Flight Safety ..."
Icing: test flight performance with 231s. Original post: 4/25/2002
By Bob Kromer, "WITH AIRFRAME ICE ON A MOONEY DURING APPROACH AND LANDING, CONSIDER LIMITING
FLAP DEFLECTIONS FOR THE LANDING ..."
Original post: 12/16/2003
By Bob Kromer, "Keeping the flaps up will put more weight on the wheels during these critical periods when runway traction is needed most to counter drifting tendencies due to crosswinds ..."