ADS-B Compliance on the Cheap?

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  1. MBDiagMan

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    Sounds funny to use the word cheap in any paragraph related to aviation, but here goes:

    I am taking the Mooney to the avionics shop for a 345 to go with my 430W. That is not an inexpensive solution, but worth it for the missions that she is assigned. My Cessna has a very nice custom panel with six pack, center stack, etal. On a nice flying day, I sometimes fly to the DFW area and in any airspace I would like to be putting out an ADS-B signal.

    It seems like I remember some discussion somewhere along the way about cheap OUT solutions for experimentals and such. So...... what are some reasonable solutions that are a practical investment for a $20K plane? I don’t want to put a $100 saddle on a $10 horse.
     
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    If you go the 345 route...you will be locked into either Garmin or Foreflight.....iPad solutions. o_O

    I didn't want that....I'm going with the 330ES for "out" and I have a box that WIFIs the "in" to my iPad.
     
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    Ads-b compliance real cheap: stay out of rule airspace.
     
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    If you already have a 430W, a I think a 345 or Appareo is a no brainer.

    Wait until you have to do your 140 :/
     
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    I guess as usual, I was not clear.

    The Mooney is scheduled for a 345 installation next week. That decision is done. It is the Cessna that I need to do with an inexpensive means for ADS-B compliance. I enjoy flying it to Dallas on a nice day to see my Mom, and I save the Mooney for longer distance traveling.
     
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    My question and comment relates to the Cessna. The 345 in the Mooney is easily justified. It is a premium example of a very nice aircraft. The Cessna is nice too, but it is not worth a lot of money. It is the horse getting the $100 saddle.
     
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    I misread your post. Maybe wait and see for the uAvionix? I'm putting a 335 in my 140A. Hopefully these transponders will last another 30 years...

    edited to add: mode c was mandated after the 1986 Cerritos midair.
     
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