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  1. bnt83 replied to the thread G5 HSI / G5 dual install cost in C182.

    I doubt it, if anything it will probably add cost to remove all that stuff. Wiring should not be reused nor would I want it left in...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 7:59 AM
  2. bnt83 replied to the thread G5 HSI / G5 dual install cost in C182.

    Aircraft Spruce : $5093 for two G5s, a GAD 29, GMU11 and I assume two backup batteries. Chief : $6995 for the GFC 500 which should be...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 7:10 AM
  3. bnt83 replied to the thread Salvage windshield.

    No doubt, these are typically a lamination of plastic, vinyl and/or glass plys, as soon as they are born they are already deteriorating...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 6:55 AM
  4. bnt83 liked forseth11's post in the thread Looking to start a small flight school.

    I would do most training early morning or late afternoon. It isn't too bad in this one. When I learned in the summer, I did all around...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 7:34 PM
  5. bnt83 replied to the thread Salvage windshield.

    Many jet centers won't even touch windows, instead that task is contracted out to a window only company like Lee Aerospace. One Lear 35...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 7:25 PM
  6. bnt83 replied to the thread Looking to start a small flight school.

    Two people in a Cessna 150, in the heat of Texas sounds miserable to me. Especially when bumping around in low altitudes on hot days....

    Oct 17, 2017 at 1:11 PM
  7. bnt83 replied to the thread G5 HSI / G5 dual install cost in C182.

    I wonder how much of that is labor. I imagine the GFC will be fairly labor intensive the first few airplane installed on, locating and...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 12:53 PM
  8. bnt83 replied to the thread G5 HSI / G5 dual install cost in C182.

    Aspen is what? $14k installed? There is an aspect most haven't considered, right now field mechanics can buy the G5 kits with the STC...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 12:44 PM
  9. bnt83 replied to the thread C172 crashed - Looking for Replacement.

    I'd much rather have the fuel capacity of the 182 especially when it burns mogas (Currently $2.44 a gallon here) it will go a long ways...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 11:15 AM
  10. bnt83 replied to the thread ADS-B out. Transponder and installation for $2,435. Why I pulled the trigger now instead of waiting..

    It would cost me $300 just to have a certified repair station do the functional test, which is included in that $1500 estimate above.

    Oct 16, 2017 at 2:18 PM
  11. bnt83 replied to the thread ADS-B out. Transponder and installation for $2,435. Why I pulled the trigger now instead of waiting..

    Can you do it for under $2K? Take Chomanchee pilot's total cost $5225 minus the 430 upgrade to 430w ($3695) = $1530ish Should cost...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 11:54 AM
  12. bnt83 replied to the thread ADS-B out. Transponder and installation for $2,435. Why I pulled the trigger now instead of waiting..

    Yes. Most likely need an additional wire from the 430w to the GTX and of course the software in the 430w may need to be updated. It...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 11:41 AM
  13. bnt83 replied to the thread G5 HSI / G5 dual install cost in C182.

    I seriously doubt the G5 systems with either a GAD29 or GAD29B will be providing attitude reference for an autopilot. Even with that if...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 7:35 AM
  14. bnt83 replied to the thread ADS-B out. Transponder and installation for $2,435. Why I pulled the trigger now instead of waiting..

    The GTX328 is a cheaper mode S transponder than the 330ES was if I understand correctly but these cannot do ADS-B out so not what you...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 7:14 AM
  15. bnt83 replied to the thread G5 HSI / G5 dual install cost in C182.

    No need to buy the HSI kit but to dump a vacuum system obviously all vacuum powered instruments need to be removed. Both G5s are...

    Oct 15, 2017 at 7:08 PM