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  1. But the GFC-500 is already has altitude pre-select capability. Could it's (the GFC 500) ability to do this organically allow the 275 to do this or can the 275 do this with legacy autopilots? I'm looking strongly at getting two GI-275 and a 750 upgrade in the next year and retain my KAP-150 and this capability would be huge! Bummer about no dedicated heading knob. That would make it a bit awkward. I was hoping that the knob on the lower left would do that (eg, normal turn for heading push and hold for CDI, or some such).
  2. For the folks who've installed the liners. I just got mine and was looking for advice on techniques to fit and trim them in addition to what you did in regards to painting them. Thanks. Bruce
  3. Now we need a version for control surface rigging! Could use the same setup perhaps?
  4. That's a good idea. The admins could add a category for 3d print files.
  5. Is there a site or forum that has links specifically to or for Mooney Parts? I know about the rocker switch covers and purchased one off Shapeways a couple of years ago but was hoping that there would be a "one stop" listing of things or model files that are available online from either Shapeways or Thingverse that are meant as simple Mooney replacement parts that could be 3D printed. I'm thinking that would be a good "sticky" for Mooneyspace. (of course standard disclaimers apply in terms of owner produced parts....yadda yadda yadda)
  6. And yes, I know they are identical antennae. DM NI 70-2 with a band of ~950 to 1220Mhz.
  7. Yeah, I can ask my Avionics guys (who installed the ADS-B), but I'm afraid he may have just unplugged the old coax and plugged it into the new unit. I tried tracing the coax from below and above with the dash cover off, and it's such a rat's nest of wires, that I can't positively tell which is which. I was hoping that there was a "stock answer" since one of the antennas goes to my old KNS-80. Bruce
  8. I own a 1984 M20J that has mostly stock avionics and two blade antennas on the lower section just aft of the cowling. They are right behind the exhaust on the right side and the engine drain tubes on the left. I'm 99% sure that one is for the transponder/ADS-B and the other is for the DME. Can anybody tell me which antennas are which? Pardon if this has been covered already. A search of of "antenna", "DME", and "locations" didn't turn up what I was looking for. Thanks, Bruce
  9. Agreed. How the story end?! I'm on pins and needles. My RH "inner" gear door started growing cracks and I'm looking for alternatives or replacements. Anybody got a line on this STC door that eliminates the aft fairings (which are also cracked on my bird). Does LASAR still have replacement doors? It looks like they are sold old and they were >$1000 each when they had them. I've haven't been able to find them sold anywhere (not counting eBay). Bruce
  10. For the price I'd rather have seen them upgrade the G5 to do all these things. But I may still find myself getting one or two of these 275's in the next year or two as my HSI and gyro are showing signs that they are near end of life. I would have purchased a KI300 a year and a half ago had it been available when my vacuum pump died. Instead I put in a new pump.
  11. It used to be the argument for Garmin not supporting the older autopilots was that they wanted to sell their GFC's. It was in my case working against them. As much as I wanted to ditch my legacy vacuum system and gyros, I was holding off getting the G5 and especially dual G5's because I'd have to spent so much getting new radios and autopilot. I for one would get a G5 or even dual G5's in the next couple of months if they supported my KAP150 and legacy radios. And would likely upgrade to the GFC500 in the nearer future because of it. Bruce