Originally Posted by Redmantice
Ivan, It was actually Stein's price that convinced me to upgrade. I have purchased 3 complete panel systems from Stein over the past few years. His quality of work is second to none and in my opinion his prices have always been reasonable.
Wow... 1035 hours since 2010... Sounds like you are enjoying your RV10. They certainly are capable aircraft!
I would certainly never question the quality of work from SteinAir, I too purchased my complete panel from him in 2009 and I was happy with the result, I would buy from him again. About 18 months ago I traded in my GNS430W for an Avidyne IFD440 when Stein offered it at a very attractive trade-in price.
However, last year at Oshkosh I overheard Stein say to a crowd of people at the RV-10 BBQ and I quote "for experimental EFIS' there is only Dynon and Garmin, everyone else is irrelevant" Well, excuse me Mr. Stein, when I fly behind my panel, which I paid you over $40.000.00 for with two GRT EFIS screens, I don't feel particularly "Irrelevant"
That comment made me walk away very disappointed that a man like him would make such a statement. Those companies are big and have good reputations, but being big is not necessarily better.
We need to continue to support the smaller independent companies so the can stay in business in order to keep the big companies in check with both price and quality.
My 2 cents worth, for what that is worth....