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  1. I looked at the g500 in 2018 Oshkosh... the unit needs two G5’s to be fully functional so installed G5’s will come in at an extra 10k. The g500 install will come in around 5k. If you want the 3x touch as well, garmin booth said all in you would be writing a check for 33k fly out. so when folks like av web start carrying water for garmin by saying the autopilot is 7,000 bones, I choke. Misinformation or they just don’t research... doesn’t matter, same result. 2019 Oshkosh, was so excited to be there in anticipation of “the announcement”... all that turned out to be was the sale of the company to BK. Now it’s mid July 2020 and who knows... gimme a break... any chance someone from BK might give the FAA a call? Maybe ask wassup? Garmin continues to announce new products etc.... thankfully the old century hasn’t been doing “crazy Ivan’s” lately, but I would be pretty nervous flying an imc approach with it. hell, gimme the appropriate phone number and I’ll call em!
  2. You’re correct, our maker didn’t give us a universal swivel for an arm... as good as a human arm is, the trio tested our patience a few times... inventing tools. No click bond in that application that I remember. I have a lopresti Landing light and the power supply is mounted on the firewall With click bond. I didn’t think it was a great idea at the time but was thankful it wasn’t necessary to drill etc. that said, I’m not sure I could get it to let go with a hammer. the voltage has to be right at 12v maybe a smidge under for the servo to operate as advertised. While we were ground testing, we applied a battery charger to the system and it worked better. Old wires leaking voltage would be problematic me thinks. this autopilot was installed with care and looks as good as it gets. The head unit is fairly well done. don't tease me about the tt being so good... I already need therapy from the long awaited anticipation of having one in my ship.
  3. Two years...? For? i repositioned a C150 for a friend to a different airport... that’s how long it took for my friends to stop making fun of me.
  4. One of my fly buddies has a trio in his 182... it works fine. Took a while to get sensitivity just right. You gotta set it airborne. Also voltage is a big deal. If the servo can drive that tank, it’s not weak. Albeit the Mooney drives like a dump truck... don’t get me wrong, I love my ship, but the controls are heavy. if it’s true what you say about shops not wanting to install trio, it might be because they don’t know how to set it. For a stand alone, I think it’s pretty sh## hot. At least you don’t have to spend 10k extra to put gizmos in the panel to drive it. It’ll cost you about 25k to install a gfc 500 and the two gadgets if you want it to do everything. Or you could spend around 33 if you want to run a g3 touch. me wonders if garmin keeps the TT from cert so you’ll be forced to buy theirs. I’ve lost a lot of faith after buying a buttload of garmin stuff. I see how they do business now. Plus they promised the autopilot would be affordable. Oh well, don’t get me started on that crap.
  5. I had a couple phone conversations with him about the time he was here, mentioned I would give him $10,000 to help with development. He said it wasn’t necessary and went on to say he thought Mooney people are different. Hell, I thought the bo nanzer crowd was different. I use the term different in both cases to be kind. at any rate... I fear the trio ship has sailed, unless @carusoam is willing to send a couple cute lesbian pole dancers and a case of French wine ( California wine kinda sucks I hear) and trio is a cal based company. does carusoam know any lesbian pole dancers? Asking for a friend...
  6. Sure it will... but you have to turn it off at like 700’ agl. It won’t land for you either. since it won’t fly an ils... you could request the tower allow you to fly the gps LPV approach which typically is the same overlay. Can’t imagine them saying no. Or, you could just fly the gps approach for that runway and they wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Im so used to hand flying at least the altitude part of an approach as long as the thing can do lateral guidance, I’d be happy. Hope they get one certified while I’m still young. Well, not very young, so they need get off their butts.
  7. Just this week I heard a couple announcements regarding new aircraft certification completions. Maybe someone should give them a call and find out. When the paperwork is turned in, thought the FAA was supposed to respond in a given time frame. Seems like I read 45 days. On another note, I thought they were here to help make flying safer. How does having a 35 yr old, works some or most of the time autopilot help us to be safer? if I didn’t know better, I might be thinking that garmin has preferred consideration... as I doubt they would be made to wait like this. But I’m so cynical these days, I can barely stand to be in the same room with myself. Can anyone sense how bitter I am about the way these feckless government agencies operate? Oh wait! Those college kids are outside trying to tare down my statue of me and the cops are telling me they just peaceful protesters.
  8. Geez, I wish you guys hadn’t beat down the pro pilot guy when he came here to take our pulse.
  9. I can hear it like it was yesterday... can someone relay to United blah blah? He flew out of my radio range. Hey joe, looks like atc lost another one haha.
  10. A riddle about ifr flight. Solve the riddle. ”In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king”. Who is the one eyed man?
  11. Yeah... keep the baby in the diaper. You’ll get out of babysitting easier.
  12. Aero shell plus doesn’t really have cam guard in it. While it does have anti corrosion additives... it’s not cam guard. In fact, aero shell for whatever reason says that if cam guard was necessary, all aviation engine oils would offer it. in other words, for every advocate, there’s a polar opposite. that said... if mine sat much, I’d probably put it in there. Iron lifters are the reason... they should call it lifter guard lol.
  13. Yeah, I’ve drooled for two (2018,19) years at Oshkosh. I’d love to have one. Have kept a spare dual mag I share with another j owner. We’ve sworn an oath to red label it to wherever the other gets stranded for a quick swap. So if they ever stc an electronic mag... I can think of three dual mags that will come up for sale pronto quick. i kick myself every time I board for not spending the extra 9k to buy a different accessory plate and mags at overhaul. I didn’t get 75hrs run time on the new engine before I had to overhaul the Siamese twins (again) because of condenser failure. Not to mention it ruined a nice trip. Thankfully I was still within 60miles of base so, turn her around, pucker up and go home. I’m still waiting on the “phantom” autopilot too. I wish we hadn’t been so hard on pro pilot... my friend has one in his 182... that thing is great!