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Everything posted by Marauder

  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
  16. If you can get all that for $21k USD, I’d jump on it. Based on pricing I have seen from a shop that I work with, it would be closer to $30k here. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  17. The technology has advanced ten fold over the past 5 years. I broke a cleat once and know the challenge of pedaling even a couple miles with one leg. I couldn’t imagine trying to ride any distance like that. The integration with other apps has also improved. This allows me to transmit my workout performance to MyFitnessPal to give me a complete summary of my day and linking it up with Strava, I can see how I compare with others who have ridden the same route. I download it for the pure pleasure of seeing that I am in better shape than some guys 20 years younger. But on occasion, I will see data from an 75 year old who smoked my arse on the ride. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  18. I have a Di2 electronic shifting package on my Cannondale. It is able to read the position and report it through Bluetooth to the Garmin 1030. On late model Di2’s, you can even program the Shimano top button to do pre-programmed down or up shifts to pre-determined gear positions. It also can provide gear statistics like the number of times I shifted on both the big and small cogs. If you have power meters on your pedals, it will provide your wattage during and average for a ride. Along with results for your VO2 and other health factors like time in heart zones. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  19. And don’t forget to let people know the ballpark cost to do that. One of the features of the G3X is the integration of the Com control for Garmin radios. Will this work this way with an IFD? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  20. Chest strap. Don’t think they make a finger one. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  21. Check with your avionics shop. There repair strategy is to exchange your defective with a refurbished unit. I believe their exchange price has gone up. It was $1500 but I think it is $2k or $2.5k. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  22. I Garminized my road bike recently. I progressed from a 305 to 705 to the 1030. My bike has a Shimano Di2 on it and the Garmin is able to read battery level and has a number of other features that can be programmed. Ride from this afternoon. It is showing the position of my front and rear chain position. No more looking down. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  23. Technically the bladders weren’t leaking. The interconnects were. [emoji38] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  24. They are not like wool at all. Very soft. I would order up the swatches. They are large enough that you can rub them on your skin and see for yourself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. Klixon and ETA have different mounting connectors on the buss bar and a slightly different faceplate connector. Take a look at the picture I posted above. When I started buying up used Klixon, I ended up with some ETAs. That was my indoctrination to the difference. I sold my stash to testwest. Maybe he still has some. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro