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pushingiron

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New avionics
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:04:29 AM »
I just picked up my 69 Cherokee 180 from the avionics shop this week.  It went from a basic VFR with pretty much a 1969 panel, to getting a GTN650, GTX345 Transponder, GMA350C Audio, and a G-5 HSI.  I learned a lot, spent a lot of money, yet I'm very happy.  I'm not hear to flaunt, but rather if anyone has any questions, I'm would love to try to answer them and share my experience, perhaps even a bit of advice.  I'm working on my IFR, off and on pilot for 20+ years, so I'm no expert, I just love to fly. My biggest disappointment was that Garmin didn't throw in a free tattoo of their logo, I feel like I should be wearing one!

Wombat

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Re: New avionics
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 12:33:38 PM »
Pictures!
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N804RV

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Re: New avionics
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 04:59:32 PM »
WHat kind of CDI(s) do you have?  Are they switch through a annunciator/relay setup?  Or, is it all handled in the GTN650?
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Wombat

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Re: New avionics
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 08:07:36 PM »
I'm going to guess he's just got the Garmin G5 HSI instead of multiple individual CDIs

Looking at that myself for my C182.    GTN650, G5 HSI seems like a strong combination.
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N804RV

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Re: New avionics
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 08:56:28 PM »
Doh!  Yeah, that makes sense.  I totally missed that.
Ken W.
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RV-8 Empennage Kit mostly finished
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pushingiron

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Re: New avionics
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 11:19:00 PM »
Yep, the G5 is coupled to the 650.  My plan is to get another G5, then the vacuum system can go away.

hotrod180

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Re: New avionics
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 09:19:34 AM »
A guy at my airport just installed dual G5's in his Husky.
Nice set-up, although pretty spoendy--
I think the STC'd dual G5 kit retails at about $4600.

https://generalaviationnews.com/2017/06/06/garmin-g5-stcd-as-dghsi/

https://generalaviationnews.com/2017/12/02/additional-capabilities-for-g5-certified/?utm_source=The+Pulse+Subscribers&utm_campaign=86ccb5214d-TPOA_20171204&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_62525a9780-86ccb5214d-17986

I pulled the vacuum stuff out of my 180 and installed a G5 last year, just before the STC'd version(s) came out.
G5, install kit, and battery were about $1400, I did the work under my mechanic's supervision.


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Re: New avionics
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 10:56:05 AM »
New gadgets are always fun!  Sounds like a very useful update.
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