I've pretty much completed phase 1 of my panel upgrade. I wanted to upgrade the panel with modern tech, a better autopilot, and reduce some of the weight and complexity without cutting a new panel.
I've already started thinking about phase 2 which will include a new panel I'll build on the bench. However, I'm gone 8 months of the year for work, so it'll probably be a while before it's completed and installed.
Removed (all items working when removed):
vacuum Pump, Filter, Plumbing, and Gauge - for sale
Vacuum Attitude Indicator - for sale
Vacuum DG - for sale
RMI uEncoder - donated
Navaid Autopilot and Servo - for donation
Astrotech Chronometer - for sale
Garmin 250XL with tray - for sale
Garmin GPSMAP 496 - I may keep this for the back seater...
Garmin G5, Autopilot with GMC 507 Controller, and Aera 660. I've also installed a mount for the iPad with ForeFlight. Soon I'll be installing the GDL82 and 50R for ADS-B in/out to complete phase 1.
I'd love to hear what you think and your input and suggestions for phase 2. I'm working on designs on my site eHangar.org
, and will post them as I go.
Also, please let me know if you're interested in any of the items I've removed.