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Old 09-11-2019, 04:15 PM
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I got myself a run of the mill glass panel just to get flying. Bought myself a G3X legacy unit and GTX-327 second hand on Van's Airforce. The rest I bought new with full engine monitoring. The entire thing cost me $6250. I then installed an Ipad mini with Garmin pilot next to the GDU-370 for navigation. Works like a charm. Will try and load a pic here.
GDU-370 - $1300
GTX-327 - $450
GTR-200 - $1200
LRU kit - $3300

Rgds, Martin
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HGkVTKaiZP9KXXxD7

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Old 09-11-2019, 04:26 PM
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My -8 has dual AFS 3500S screens. I really like the IFR nav and autopilot connectivity, and the dedicated engine screen, but admit that for much of my VFR flying I mainly use an 8" tablet with a RAM mount and the back-up AS and ALT gauges.
As a CFI, I find that most VFR pilots spend WAY too much time fussing with the EFIS/EMS and not nearly enough looking outside. These days for VFR flight reviews I usually tell the pilot to turn the GPS(s) off. (Some guys have 3 or 4!) Pilotage in the local area can be fun!
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:34 PM
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Dynon has a pretty slick panel price estimator on their website. I found it to be pretty accurate for a DIY install. The prices I received for shop built panels were generally double the cost of equipment. Garmin is a little higher and GRT is a little lower in price.

Used will save you 10-60%, depending no on how many generations back you are willing to go. A few months ago there was a nice 2-generation old panel listed here, complete, for 25 cents on the dollar.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:39 PM
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An AFS Quick Panel is a nice plug and play setup that will save you a lot of time and frustration. Great people to deal with!
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:19 PM
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:31 PM
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Stein's estimate for a dual Garmin G3X Touch VFR panel is about right. Depending on how IFR you get with IFR capability, i.e. bazillion radios, VOR / ILS, GTN can easily boost the cost to $40K. That's why I'll be going for a modest IFR build with a GPS 175.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:29 AM
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Default Cheapest thing about flying

The pilot is the cheapest thing about flying.

There are too many variables and options without needing to do a LOT of research. Define the mission requirements is step one.

IMHO, this setup would be in the $10,000 to $12,000 range plus whatever radios you would want and includes two axis autopilot. One still needs radios with this setup.



This thread talks about the new features.
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&highlight=GAD

This is just one opinion on upgrading an older plane to newer technology. I have replaced my vacuum instruments with two G5s plus GMU11 two years ago. I have the GAD13 on order. I would consider doing this is to my almost 22-year old RV-6 if engine monitor had not been upgraded 8-years ago. Support for my approach certified GPS is going away this year and I may want to do something like this with a new navigator change. Still waiting for Installation Manual to be released for the GNC355 as it is the perfect size to replace my old unit.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:06 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MGRVAwesome View Post
I got myself a run of the mill glass panel just to get flying. Bought myself a G3X legacy unit and GTX-327 second hand on Van's Airforce. The rest I bought new with full engine monitoring. The entire thing cost me $6250. I then installed an Ipad mini with Garmin pilot next to the GDU-370 for navigation. Works like a charm. Will try and load a pic here.
GDU-370 - $1300
GTX-327 - $450
GTR-200 - $1200
LRU kit - $3300

Rgds, Martin
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HGkVTKaiZP9KXXxD7
If you are looking for a good bang for your buck...Not flying yet but I am going down the same road as Martin

GDU 370 (used)
GTX 33 (mode S) (used)
Still looking for a 8,33 kHz Radio. Otherwise I would also take the GTR200.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:03 AM
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Default A Slightly Different Approach...

If you're looking at a strictly VFR configuration, we're in the process of rolling out a new product that significantly cuts the cost of going glass. Our new FlightView system includes the flight and engine instruments plus VFR navigation and a bunch of other situational awareness tools. A complete package runs about $3500. That would include:

- display (iPad)
- display mount / cooler (our FlightDock)
- wireless knobs / buttons interface (our FlightBar)
- Flight Data Computer (GPS, AHRS, ADS-B In, system hub)
- Air Data Computer (airspeed, altitude, OAT, etc.)
- engine monitor (RPM, EGT, CHT, oil, fuel, etc.)
- basic engine probe set

Adding a second or third display requires only the additional iPads. The system integrates with popular COM radios, autopilots, and transponders.

Here's a shot of the interface:



If you're interested, send me a DM and I'll get you more information.
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