New avionics on the way!

Well I bit the bullet and signed the bottom line. Hi-Jacked is getting some much needed avionics upgrades. Used Garmin GNS430, New Stratus ESG transponder, Stratus Power USB Port, Garmin GMA-240 audio panel, and Dual G5’s.......scheduled into Saint Aviation March 6th. $15,200.00
What a relief, I’m really tired of pondering over this and that avionics.... what a mental drain! Here is the BEFORE, Can’t wait to post the after......

Rich Denton
President
EAA Chapter 175

Comments

  • edited January 14

    Fantastico!! I'm sorry happy for you! :) (and sorry about the checkbook!) Are you removing the vacuum system? It's a 30 pound gain in useful load!

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
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  • Yes sir Scott, vacuum system will be gone!

    Rich Denton
    President
    EAA Chapter 175

  • Fanstico, Rich!

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • I bit the bullet late last year. NO regrets! Safer flying.

  • I also installed dual G5’s

  • edited January 15

    Those G-5's may wind up being among the most popular and successful products ever launched in GA!

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • One caveat...The G5 requires two (2) RS-232 ports and my GNS 530W has only one port available after the GDL 88D and FS 210 so I can't see ADS-B traffic on it (GNS 530W) now although the FS 210 provides traffic on my iPad mini. I don't know if the GTN series has more RS-232 ports or not.

    Jim Torley
    CFI-A/I/G
    1969 Arrow 200
    Based at KFLY (Colorado Springs, CO)

  • Hi Jim,
    sounds similar to my Arrow. I have an Aspen 1000 with Foreflight on my mini. I don't put ads-b on my Aspen (I don't know if I can) because there's already enough on that screen so I put traffic and weather on my Foreflight and Avidyne 540 from my Garmin 345 transponder.

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • I have the Sentry feeding traffic and weather to ForeFlight on my yoke mounted I-pad!

    Rich Denton
    President
    EAA Chapter 175

  • Thanks Rich,
    Make sure you post pics when done. :) We all love seeing other pilots spend money, lol. :)

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • That is great news! you'll love that new panel. got get some rest now that is all over.
    Congrats!

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