Clparker23

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  1. I duct taped a boxing glove on it! Nah, it does that was just a taxi to see if everything was working, I replaced the gauge cluster at the same time with a cgr30c. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I did my own in a 67F, this panel came from Hendricks mfg. it cost 2.5amu or there abouts, took about 20-30 hrs...Had to remove prop and mixture cables, good excuse to replace. That prob took the most time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Replaced last year with a EI CGR 30c, all are available, I've also got several more various breakers that were replaced as well. Make an offer.
  4. Thank you guys for the comments. Ive taken something from each of your posts. I agree and disagree with all them to some point. First off plain and simple there was a break down in communication. I haven’t been contacted yet that it’s complete so I don’t know what the final invoice will be. Windows prob $700, labor $700 so an additional $1400 roughly. If it was $200 I wouldn’t blink and pay the man. I still lean on the side of being the “paying customer” and a good business provides a service rendered. I asked for it to be annual’d. When I have to call about an elected service provided after a fellow pilot seeing it performed, that does not set well with me. I can moan and groan about it, well I am, but I was just curious were some of you guys draw the line. I get it that there aren’t service providers such as a&p on every corner, and GA is a small community. I will need this guys help again in the near future, I know that. So it becomes a juggling act. The guy has been doing the annuals on this particular plane for 3-4 years, and hadn’t replaced that window then, but low and behold it gets done now. And just to provide a little more back story, I had my Mooney annual’d by a very well known shop about a month ago, I got the list of actions to approve or disapprove. I elected not to do a few things on the list. When it was finished and final invoice sent, everything on the list was done...roughly $3k worth of extras. So, the 1 time I stop by were the Cessna is being worked on (hadn’t started annual yet, just had squawk list) I tell him about the Mooney annual. That I did not like what had happened there. And then this guy goes and does the same freaking thing. Anyway, I’m just a little frustrated at the moment both with the service provider for not doing something as simple as “ask” and myself for not checking on him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Chris, airworthy issue, I’d say no when in a 140 It can be full speed ahead with the windows up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I had polished the crap out of the plane while waited for it to get into annual, repainted wheel pants and such, I believe the way I’m going to handle this is: I think there was some assumptions made that as I was “prettying” up the plane and that I would like new glass. I’m going to try and come to an understanding between the both of us for me to pay for the glass, and not the labor. I’m not going to be an ass about it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Rogue, Thanks for your input, the A&P used was the one who had performed the past 4 annuals on the plane with previous owner, it was the first time I’ve used him. Previous owner flee formation with him and they had a long history. IF there was anything said about windows, it was when when we went over a squawk list the ferry pilot put together on the 20 min flight to the shop. And it was like, “oh the fuel gauge doesn’t work on the right side tank, the air speed indicated a little off, there’s a hole in the pilot side window...which at that time (plane isn’t being worked on yet) I responded as ok, ok, yep I saw that...kinda answers. Then, Two weeks later a buddy tells me they are installing new windows. That had to be ordered, and there’s several options, ie tinted, clear and such...but no communication what so ever. Thanks again for the input.
  8. It was a 1946 Cessna 140 with an ash tray, previous owner died of stage 4 lung cancer...I’m not 100% sure it was for ashing or not. Just made an assumption. Point is, windows and skylights replaced without authorization. What’s a suggestion on how to handle the initial confrontation of that. It was there to be annual’d and flying not prettying up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I own a Mooney and just recently bought a Cessna 140 who was sick and has passed away. the 140 was out of annual, I had it ferried and annual’d at the same place it has been the last 4 years. There was no communication from mechanic other than a day I stopped by after the ferry flight and before the annual began. There was a small squawk list. I got word from another pilot who was having an annual done on his plane, stating his was done and they had started on mine. Again no communication from mechanic. I get more word from a guy who stopped by and saw the mechanic replacing the windows and roof glass. I immediately called the mechanic as to hear he’s just about done changing the glass. (The pilot side window had a hole the size of a silver dollar, so previous pilot could throw out his cigarette!)...my question is the mechanic elected to replace windows and skylights, (not airworthy issues) on his own, never asked, never said a word about it until I called him. How do I go about dealing with services performed without consent?
  10. I put in a cgr30c, I love it compared to stock, my only complaint is flipping between pages to see everything. But I was limited on budget and it got me what I needed. Most everything I use is first page anyway. I was budgeting for avionics shop install when I was deciding between Cgr30 and Jpi 930, but ended up doing an owner assisted install which was actually easy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Everything was assisted owner install, so I did really good on budget. And I learned a lot about the plane. Other than the hardware costs, the cgr 30c required the most odds and ends. But did not add up to much. Only reason It came to owner assisted was where I had the plane lined up to have it all installed, once the mechanic took a look at it, he said he wasn’t doing the panel. Which killed the deal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Prop was recently replaced, should have replaced throttle but that one is easy compared to mixture. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I wanted to update my thread, here is the latest in my several month long project. here’s before/after pics. If your interested in during pics, which are not for the faint of heart, I can provide as well. Project consisted of installation of: EI cgr 30 c Garmin GMA 345 audio panel Garmin GTR 225 radio EI usb hub McFarland mix control Hendricks avionics panel Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks mark, that’s what I thought, and that’s how I wired. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I installed a CGR30c with mechanics sign off, new Hendricks avionics panel, new circuit breakers and mixture control. Took roughly 20 hrs for cgr 30c. Main thing was needing a fitting or 2 that wasn’t the anticipated size on existing equipment. Pic is on first test flight, still had a few things left to do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk