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    Looking for a 252 to replace Seneca
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  1. Aerodon

    Ampmeter Gauge For Sale

    Gary, I'll take it for my super cub project. PM to follow, Don
  2. Aerodon

    EDM 830 OAT error

    Mark, If you have a 'bank' of temperatures that drift in unison, I suspect an instrument problem. Can you send me a data file please? We should try verify the problem, then just send it in for repair. Aerodon
  3. Do you have any good engine monitors for sale? 

  4. David, I went back and read the rules about 'stomping' on other peoples listings on Beechtalk. Basically any negative comments on condition or pricing which may negatively impact someone else advert are not allowed in the Classified section. Neither are positive comments allowed. So its not really one sided although it might appear so. But post a thread on one of the other sections its free game. I realize that this is not Beechtalk, so I won't take offence on these comments on Mooneyspace. Neither does Mike by the way, so all is good. Paul, Appreciate the concern for others, but your warning applies to the purchase of pretty decent airworthy airplanes too. Just about any airplane purchase will result in catching up with maintenance, some upgrades, some things that will break just because the plane is pressed back into regular service, etc. Its dead easy to buy a plane for $50k and then need another $30k over the next two years. But this is a different subject, should be in a different forum IMO. Don
  5. Is it just me, or are some of the comments above a bit disrespectful? I thought it was bad taste to criticize asking price? Or make comments about what you think you saw it sell before for? For the right person, this is a deal. There are guys out there looking for projects, others looking for a wing, someone looking for a cowl etc. If its not for you, or you think it will cost too much to restore, just keep quiet and move on. I bought a C150 'project' with a new taildragger kit in far 'worse' condition - look at it now. It made as much financial sense as buying a $5 coffee, but its been a lot of fun. Aerodon
  6. Aerodon

    We know it’s never over...:)

    No disrespect, but have you tried it? You are correct, there's less than $100 worth of 2024-T3 in a panel, its all in the CAD and machine time. And then some more for painting and labelling. I've got about 40-50 hours into my Mooney panel drawing alone, and thats using a good library of 'shapes' for things like HSI's, altimeters etc. Then at least 5 trial runs on a CNC machine before I had a panel that met my standards. Iterations are required to catch errors, make major layout changes when things don't look right, make minor changes to get instruments, switches and screws to fit. And of course check that it fits into the airplane without interference. Add in finding a 120t press to bend the bottom edge with a 1/2" radius. Then finding a good paint and primer system. I haven't even got to engraving the lables yet, but the closer you get to completion, the more time and cost you have in the panel, and good luck in getting the local engraving shop to get it right the first time. Aerodon
  7. Aerodon

    Instruments removed

    don't you need to keep your VSI? Don
  8. Aerodon

    Garmin G5 Flush Mount $50 / 75

    I've revised the mounts slightly. Included the pilot holes to mark the corners of the panel for cutting, and moved the mounting holes around to give 1.5D minimum material around the holes (on the mount and the panel). The mount fits between instruments on a Mooney, and above an HSI if installed. Aerodon
  9. Aerodon

    1969 Dimmer Control Needed

    I'd look at the max pulse / maxdim replacement units. Gives you a chance to get rid of some old wiring, with correct paperwork and replace with modern technology. Don
  10. Aerodon

    ADS-B Garmin 327 to 330ES swap

    And I've also gone the other way and put together packages like this: GTX345 with built in encoder GNS480/GNS530/GTN750 I highly recommend the built in encoder - it reduces the amount of cross wiring, and you will save a lot of money in the long run with calibrations. And I highly recommend the GTX345 for all its features and its long term compatibility. But it is going to be a $6k installation, who would have though a few years ago we would be taking about $6k transponder installations. Don
  11. Aerodon

    ADS-B Garmin 327 to 330ES swap

    nfonville, I have recently installed a GTX33ES with a GNS480. Even though its a remote unit, I used the flat tray and installed it in the RHS stack in a C172, and it gets covered by the RHS overlay. It's a little triangle of wires: Arinc and RS232 wires between the GKNS480 and GTX33ES. Encoder to GNS480 for altitude Encoder to GTX33ES for altidude GTX33 to audio panel and power and ground. I used a transcal encoder with 2 serial outputs, and powered it from the GTX33ES for a nice easy install. I used the old transponder antenna, but installed new RG400. A already had a GLDL39-3D for ADSB in. I have a spare GTX33ES if you are interested, and would take your GTX327 in trade. And I would recommend this setup if you want to stay in the $2-3k range installed (with some of your own time). Don
  12. Now that TJ has sold his 730, here is another one with the latest software. $1200 outright $1000 with working EDM700 in trade I have all the parts in hand to make this into a full system, just contact me and let me know what you have installed. Don
  13. Aerodon

    JPI 730/830 *SOLD*

    Yes the 730/830/4/6 is all the same display. It will recognize the transducers installed, and forget the FF transducer if you don't have the FF switch installed. It will recognize 4/6 cylinders automatically, but you have to set the #cylinders so that RPM reads correctly. Aerodon
  14. Aerodon

    JPI 730/830 *SOLD*

    TJ, I have the remaining parts in stock to make your system complete. Don
  15. Aerodon

    fuel sending units.

    Busy replacing 4 with CiES for a customer now, may have some working ones coming out. Interfacing to EDM900, so should be good. Aerodon