The Mooney Acclaim Type S and original Acclaim Type S have an advanced cockpit that is up-to-date with glass cockpit technology. Inside the Mooney Acclaim Type S cockpit is the Garmin G1000 Avionics Suite. The G1000 avionics suite is a popular avionics system for smaller aircraft. It is being replaced by Garmin with new G2000 system. Currently it is unknown if the Acclaim will get the G2000 avionics system. The G1000 system in the Acclaim is the same that is found in other aircraft. The Garmin G1000 Avionics Suite in the Acclaim Type S flight deck contains two flight displays that are 10 inches. The primary flight display (PFD) contains all the important flight data including airspeed, the artificial horizon, altitude and other information. The second display is the Multi-Function display (MFD) and it primarily displays navigation information that includes a moving map. One of the important features that the Mooney Acclaim Type S has is the Garmin GFC700 autopilot. The GFC700 was introduced on the Acclaim shortly after production was started. Before the GFC700 came out, the Acclaim has an STEC autopilot. The GFC700 autopilot is full integrated with the navigation system and can fly approaches. The Mooney Acclaim Type S cockpit also has synthetic vision. Synthetic vision gives a virtual 3D representation of terrain on the PFD. The rest of the avionics that the Mooney Acclaim Type S is equipped with are listed below with model numbers of the parts.
Mooney Acclaim Type S Avionics:
- GDU 1044, 10" Primary Flight Display (PFD) with three axis flight dynamics, airspeed, altitude, VS, HSI with perspective modes.
- GDU 1044, 10" Multi Function Display (MFD)
- GDC 74A Integrated Digital Air Data Computer with constant display of TAS, CAS, Wind Direction, VSI and TAT
- GRS 77 Solid State Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS /AHARS)
- Two GIA63W WAAS Integrated radio modules with IFR approved GPS.
- VHF navigation with ILS and VHF communication with 16 watt 8.33 kHz
- GMA 1347 Digital audio controller with integrated marker beacon
- GTX 33 Integrated Mode S Transponder with Traffic Information Service (TIS)
- GEA 71 Airframe / Engine Interface Unit
- GMU 44 Magnetometer
- ARTEX ME406 Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)
- Standby instrumentation
- MFD Charts - Garmin w/Safe-Taxi
- Garmin GDL 69A, XM Radio & XM Weather
- Synthetic Vision (SVT)
- Terrain Warning System
- Dual WAAS GPS- Enroute and Approach
- Vertical NAV (Coupled VNAV) Enroute and Approach
- Garmin GFC700 fully integrated Autopilot with Flight Director
Other Features of The Mooney Acclaim Type S Cockpit
Inside the cockpit the Acclaim has two yokes for control wheels. Throttle, prop and mixture contols are located in the bottom center of the panel and are the push and pull type. Three backup instruments are located on the right side (co-pilot seat). The top backup instrument is the airspeed gauge followed by the artificial horizon, then the altimeter. The Acclaim also has cup-holders, an important feature for pilots. More information on the cabin features can be found on our upcoming interior page.
The Mooney Acclaim Type S Cockpit - Flight Deck Avionics may be called the Mooney M20TN cockpit – flight deck avionics by others because M20TN is the model name of the aircraft.