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Old 01-13-2020, 05:35 PM
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Garmin 400 is pretty rare and you have to be certain that it can be upgraded to WAAS and is still supported by Garmin. 430 is a better deal, you get the com and VHF nav.
The Dynon portable EFIS is just under $900 new. Used for a lot less. A KY 197A comm can be found for around $1200.
Some of the large avionics dealers have excellent prices on quality used equipment.
Nice to see someone hoping to build on a reasonable budget. My non RV cost me less than many are spending on the panel., I built everything except the wheel pants and landing gear.
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:40 PM
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KY 97A on this forum for $500. Reason for selling, Guv Mint in Europe requires something better???
Excellent comm radio but not as good as the KY197A.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:56 PM
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...and wanted the best price/performance IFR setup in an RV, I think I would go with:

- a used Garmin 430W (or a used 400W plus a used comm);
- two "mini EFISs" (GRT Mini-AP and Mini-X, two Garmin G5s, etc.);
- the corresponding autopilot (GRT or Garmin);
- a used transponder;
- the cheapest possible ADS-B OUT (tailbeacon?)
- an iPad with Foreflight including georeferenced approach plates
- a cheap ADS-B IN to feed weather and traffic to the iPad (like a roll-your-own Raspberry Pi gadget or a Scout).

I don't know Dynon gadgets but I suspect they could fill the bill as well.

Maybe I'm missing something but all that seems doable in the neighborhood of $20K, and actually provides a ton of functionality and redundancy. You might even have room in the budget for a second (used) comm.
Excellent this is pointing me in the right direction. Thanks! I already have a stratux. I really enjoyed building that!
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:45 AM
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Default Also built a Stratux

They're just easy enough to build that someone with no skill (me) can build one, but sufficiently cool that you feel a sense of accomplishment.


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Excellent this is pointing me in the right direction. Thanks! I already have a stratux. I really enjoyed building that!
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