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  1. Thanks for all of the replies, Love this place! Tons of good solid debate and opinion.. I bit the bullet!! Keeping the 530w for now I'm installing the aspen, I needed a bunch of stuff (ea100) so that it works and I'm going to have to use the g5 I bought last year as a back up ( shop says its something to do with the way we set things up last yr. ). Tie in the lynx 9000+. ( question as whether to flush mount of not?) So plane flew to the shop yesterday, upgrade complete in a few weeks. Thank you all for your advice and discussion. I'll post a pic once complete to compare
  2. honestly i thought it would bother me but i dont even notice the g5 projecting from the panel , straight on it perfect and very legible
  3. Yup all considered, thanks for the thoughts. One thing i know for sure. I cant get this work done in the states. I might be able to get the work done but the moment i step over the boarder the customs guys will want 13% on all work etc etc . You just cant win! BTW if i install the aspen then there is evidently an upgrade path coming from aspen
  4. I now have gpss that is why i started on the g5 .. It works great but i dislike the g5 functionality. My gut at the moment is aspen then new gps in the future, gpss sv aoa. There is a special on aspen pro 1000 at the moment, they are going to upgrade the device soon
  5. Tried flush mounting they could not get it to fit!
  6. Ok so because i fly a sim often with a 750 i fell in love with the easy entry of airways on the 750 so that is why i devised a work around solution so that i would not have to change the gns. I installed the flight stream 210 ,. That allows me to use Garmin pilot ( and foreflight ) on the ipad . I can enter a flight plan on the garmin pilot which sends to the panel and vice versa. Allot cheaper than the 750 but obviously not perfect and missing all of the 750 functionality but it solves all of the dial turning waypoint entry issues. Basically on one button to push... " accept from ipad" on the 530w.. If you enter a procedure on the 530 the flight stream will send it directly to the ipad so it works both ways. Not perfect but it is my work around and i saved a few bucks
  7. Hey , thanks for the advice, I forgot to mention a few things and now i have to go deeper My plane has a gld69 and it is tied to the 530w and the flight stream , that's how i get xm weather on the iPad and the 530 w I also get adsb traffic and wx from the lynx.... BUT.....( again a Canadian thing ) I dont get adsb traffic or wx in Canada once 25-40 miles north of the border so that is why i installed the lynx with active traffic. ( which btw is awesome and i get it on the iPad via wifi from the lynx ) I had to go to great lengths to get all of this gack working together because of limitations here in the great white north.
  8. All the advice is awesome. ( and I should have pointed this out at the outset of my post ). I am in Canada and although we have great avionics shops here they, unfortunately, play in American dollars and some even quote their labor in American $$. So I'm not exactly on a level playing field when it comes to the numbers quoted above An installed aspen here is going to cost me about ( material and labor.... 20K Canadian ) and a 750 will be installed about 25k Canadian). I bought the g5 last year and the shop I got it from won't give me a credit as they say there is little to no market for the resale (probably bullshit but whatever!) , So that is the unfortunate consequences of a 72 cent dollar conversion. Not complaining but those are the facts. Aviation is an American dollar commodity .even on this side of the border!!! and you might think that the shops are quiet with little to no business but they are booking 3 months out minimum!!!!!! Its a 20-25 k investment for one or the other.and hence that is what makes it even more difficult. Maybe im convincing myself to go with the do-nothing plan, Included a pic of my existing panel ..... thoughts.
  9. will a avidyne work with my flight stream 210??
  10. Ho w does the market react to the avidyne vs garmin, i never really considered that unit Im sure it is spectacular but how does it work on resale. I just dont know
  11. Hey INA201 . I have a g5 but dont love all the functionality ie too much button pushing to get from gnss to nav to heading mode... Ive been caught behind the plane as i forgot to change the g5 when selecting a new mode on the kap 150. the menu is hidden so ive screwed in up on approach or when getting vectors.> approach. BUt maybe the 750 should be the logical upgrade path first
  12. Ive asked this type of question in the past but im thinkng about tinkering with some new avionics I have a 1998 Bravo TLS . it has a g5. and a 530w and flightstream 210 .Given the equipment in the plane would you prioitize a Aspen Pro 1000 or a GTN750 . What would you choose I can do one or the other, not both.. ( im not a fan of the g5 but it will suffice if i had to keep it. ) What is your opinion and choice. Peter
  13. pkofman

    Mooney Bravo m20m 1998 temps

    Hope you had a good flight and just north of you we are getting a serious cold front with lots of weather today . I will check the baffles from sure. I tend to operate a bit differently at 29/2400 so might be a bit different but not much except that my cht is quite different
  14. Probably been asked a thousand times but ill check in from a hot Canadian summer with this question It has been a hot summer here in Toronto ( ground temps generally in the low 30's c) I find that flying around 10k i get some pretty hot cylinder temps Typically i fly 29/2400 and lean to tit approx 1600-1625 ( a tiny bit rich to keep things cool ) but with the cowl flaps closed i get some cht creep into the low 400's ( fuel flow at this setting is around 19.8) My knee jerk reaction is to trail the CF's 1/2 open and it helps to keep the cht just under 400. I know the cht limit is higher than 400 but I have read here that ( 400) is proably a healthy limit ). If i close the cf's, the cht willl creep up So is this normal and am i being overly cautious or would low 400's be acceptable given 1600-1625 on the tit Thoughts Peter