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Old 11-07-2018, 08:19 PM
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I'm about to purchase several thousand dollars' worth of Garmin equipment to completely update the panel and other avionics in my RV-8. Anyone have any advice to keep my costs down? Right now I'm leaning toward purchasing everything from Aircraft Spruce, with a modest military discount. Thanks! -2B
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:34 PM
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I think what is more important than a small price difference is technical support after the sale. You canít go wrong going with Steinair, and a tech with answers is a phone call away. They have competitive pricing and you may be surprised at a ďpackageĒ price when your buying a lot of goodies.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:41 PM
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If you are shopping price you may want to try Stark Avionics.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:47 PM
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Two G5's stacked vertically with an Aera 660, a Gtr200, and autopilot 507 with servos may be as cheap and (but very functional) simple vfr machine as you can get.

From there, if you want to add a few k extra swap out the Aera for the 10" G3X panel.

If you want it to be IFR, add a GTN 650 or 625 and GAD 29......and the the audio GMA 245.

Search RV8 panels and you'll get some nice ones
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:53 PM
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Scratch everything I said if you are wanting only recommendations on where to shop....
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:06 PM
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Canít go wrong with SteinAir. They are price competitive and support after the sale is outstanding!
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:42 PM
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https://garmin.blogs.com/promotions/...housands-.html

Get a g3x touch + gtn-625 for the cost of the 625 ..
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:48 AM
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SteinAir. The service and advice after the sale are invaluable..... and you'll be glad for it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:58 AM
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I had great experience with both Steinair and with Tim at Approach Fast Stack - give him a try, too. Both are super helpful and responsive.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:01 AM
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Canít go wrong with SteinAir. They are price competitive and support after the sale is outstanding!
Beyond outstanding support, so good you feel bad calling them. SteinAir++
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