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    Looking for a 252 to replace Seneca
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  1. Bob, I was trying to point out to Jerry that the auto pilot has its own pitot system, and is more than likely not connected to the altimeter / encode static system. So both my Mooney and my Seneca have two systems. And thanks for educating me, I always thought the two ports were for yaw, but yaw miss-trim is a better reason. Aerodon
  2. So I had a peak behind the panel, and found this wonderful fire hazard. Has been shortening nicely against the GNS480 tray. Easy enough to insulate properly, I guess the installer must have had a distraction (being kind). The rest of the wiring looks pretty good. Now what would require a couple of relays? Standard KCS55A compass system, GNS480. PmA7000B audio panel. KFC150. Something to do with the annunciator panel? Or maybe WoW and Gear Up 'signals' for the GTX345? Aerodon
  3. My Mooney and Seneca have a separate static port system (one port on each side of the fuselage) for the autopilot computer. Aerodon
  4. I would do two things: 1) Tell Garmin that this dealer needs more training 2) Negotiate a smoking hot deal on a G500Txi with a GAD43e to interface to you kFC500. Especially if your vacuum system has been removed. Aerodon
  5. Theres the problem, it will always be devalued, so when you put in a new engine and avionics, interior etc they get devalued too. Not fair, but its what's going to happen. I almost always pay a premium and buy a low TT plane. I don't believe higher TT or engine time planes get discounted enough, and the converse applies too - pay 10% more than average and you get 25% more plane.
  6. Have a look at plane power voltage regulators and see if they make one for your plane. Much more affordable, and I've found them to be reliable.
  7. Art, the transducers are measuring the fuel level of the OEM tanks only, and are probably full until the Monroy tanks have been drawn down a certain amount, Then I assume the two tanks get drawn down evenly, and then you will see some movement on the FQ. Aerodon
  8. Tom, My drawing is based on an M20J panel that I received from Scott. I have different layers so can cut individual panels like the OEM layout, or combine to get rid of the clock panel. I see your clock panel is canted, whereas the later models were flat. And at some point even the CB panel is flat. The 3/4 panel is still a work in progress - I shifted the radio stack right, and have no idea if that will conflict with the structure behind. The drawing is just the starting point - I move things around until I/you are happy, then cut. If it doesn't fit - edit and cut again. Don
  9. Tom, I think my drawing will fit J's and K's, with or without the hump. I've drawn it 3/4 of the way across, but its easy to insert cut lines anywhere. The factory had the small 'ignition switch panel' - non floating. Then the main panel - floating. Then the radio start #1, and #2, then CB panel. I don't believe it's necessary to 'shock mount' the panels anymore, in fact you would want G5's and G3x's firmly mounted? So no point in having the separate 'key' panel on the LHS. Aerodon
  10. I think you've got your numbers wrong, upgrading from a 700 to 830?. Yeah, I can do better than Chief's pricing, send me an email. Aerodon
  11. I would use click bonds, my preferred supplier is: Expensive, but a lot easier to do in your situation. Make sure you prep the surface to get a good bond. Aerodon
  12. My 2c. I don't think it has much to do with aerodynamics, but all to do with structure and weight. It starts with the decision to have an all moving vertical and horizontal stabilizer. Then to keep the loads on the hinge as low as possible, one needs to have the horizontal and vertical aerodynamic forces as close to the hinge as possible. Best way to do this is keep most of the structural weight and aerodynamic forces as far forward as possible = straight leading edge. Aerodon
  13. Yup, still much more information in one place than a G5.
  14. run it out to one of the inspection covers under the wing. A lot of work, but then a lot of confidence in the accuracy - in the shade away from any engine heat. Aerodon