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  1. That's the issue! You have given them "lots of money", you need to give them "all of the money" to find avionics nirvana.
  2. A friend here is trying to justify a new Garmin autopilot for his J. I told him that safety sells. She is already worried about him becoming incapacitated in flight. I told him push the safety features of the GFC and he will close the deal in a heartbeat. How do you think I got an STEC 60-2 in 1998?
  3. "Give us lots of money and we will make you happy!"
  4. Larry - I am not familiar with these guys but I would be careful buying any plastic parts. Everyone gets this mental image that these parts will be perfect fit replacements. Unless they have the original tooling & forms, they are making copies of an original. This means to you as a buyer, that you will be spending a lot of time trimming and fitting to make these works. I saw a friend spent 3 hours trimming and fitting just the upper half of the cockpit door panel. Some of these copies also don't have the openings already cut (like the gear position indicator on the floor. You will need to make it yourself. If you have the time, patience and skills, go for it. I went with Bruce Jaeger's Spatial Interiors. Bruce replaces all of the lower panels with his STC panels and repairs and paints all of the upper plastics. The lower half look factory new. The upper half looks decent but it is not the same as replacing the panels or having them covered. I think you are based in Maryland. Maybe we should try to get together and I can show you the Spatial Designs stuff in person.
  5. He's got the recessive gene I was speaking about...
  6. Get your wallets out boys! And just hand them over to Garmin.
  7. All of the above! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Some thought it was because after my playing days, I ballooned up to close to 300 pounds from my playing weight of 235. And this was a way for me to justify being a fat guy. "I wasn't a fatty, these are fatties!". Others believe I am one of those guys who possess the recessive gene that triggers admiration of large rotund ladies. While others, believed it was a tactic used by me to defuse some of the uglier threads this site produced. What's worse? Reading about Little Timmy or being bombarded with pictures of large rotund ladies pictures? You pick...
  9. @M20Doc Hoping the good doctor can chime in on this. On my F, the top mechanism has an adjustment shaft which can be moved. Not sure how the C models do this.
  10. Wow! That is a big gap. What does your door seal look like? I think the door has a little bit of negative pressure on it flight and can pull outward if the latches aren't adjusted correctly. I would check the alignment of your door catches.
  11. There is about an inch of wandering when these are panels are reinstalled. I believe they have made them larger because they were trying to protect wiring that may run behind them. Here is the wandering zoomed in. Wiring running behind it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. It was what rwsavory says it is. It is for attaching the lower plastic. You can see the screw holes in the picture. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Nope this was a speed run. I have some rides where I am climbing between 2,000 and 3,000 feet and others where I am riding the same distance but seeing less than a 1,000. The beauty of living in my area, go south and ride the flatlands or go north and ride the hills. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  14. I’m glad I’m not the only one with a fan club. [emoji1787] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Some owners have upgraded to the single belly pan after a gear up. They can then move the antenna under the single piece belly. I think you mentioned the one piece belly being made of metal. That is not the Lasar belly. Their belly skin is fiberglass. As for the radios. If you are in an area served by VOR and ILS approaches, you should be able to get by for IFR. More and more VOR approaches are being discontinued and this was one of the reasons I upgraded to a GPS. And even that upgrade has helped since my airport was still served by a VOR and I was hoping that the VOR would still be available until the GPS approaches are released for December. Here was the surprise that happened last month: Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro