Awesome, dude! When it gets done post a before and after panel pic or two. Beautiful airplane, thanks for putting up the picture.
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What Garmin products? Great looking bird!
You're the first person I know who's purchased a 255 nav/com. Please let us know how you like it when you've got it installed.
Scott, I've got a 255 GNC in my cherokee 180. It's really nice but I tend not to use the nav all that much so far. It does have one cool feature. If you connect it to a GPS source it will give you local frequency's to pick from. Even if you don't, it still can remember them for you and has a large data base for that. I also have a Narco 12D that just sort of stares at me with a few digits missing. Not much reason to use the Narco.
Thanks for the info on the 255. I think most of us are enamored with the new features available in that radio but there's sticker shock to go with it. Since you're doing alot of avionics at once I hope you got a great price!
Hopefully they can get the install tray and connector while the radio's backordered. On my Arrow, the previous owner removed the vacuum system and got a 30 pound useful load increase. I'm going to be curious to see what your final weight change is going to be. Sorry about the "doozy" bill, I've had a couple of those myself, lol.
Old panel vs. new panel
Very Nice!!! I’m about to receive one of those doozy bills as well!!!!
Welcome to the club beautiful plane!
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Scott, my Arrow lost 28 pounds with removal of vacuum system and old avionics. They weighed the plane last Thursday for new weight and balance data.
That matches with the experience on my Arrow, which lost 30. This is huge! Thanks for sharing this, maybe others will be motivated to do the same.
I hope others at least consider replacing some of the old avionics in their planes with new stuff. While I still have some analog instruments, I see why glass panels are so popular.
Likewise. Thanks again!