avionics upgrade

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by jaysuwan, Dec 27, 2018.

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    jaysuwan Pre-Flight

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    I think I read somewhere online that it is not officially TSO even though they exceed the requirement for it. And you are the first person that might seems to be suggesting otherwise. I was looking at their stuff for a while there and seems to be good products. Was actually considering buying it but couldn't find anyone that actually have used it to ask about it.
     
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    bnt83 Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    I got a field approval for an iCom A210 two years ago, no one batted an eye.
     
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    im still pretty new at this so please bare with me. do you mind explain how that works? and is there a guideline as to what can be done this way?
     
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    bradg33 Pattern Altitude

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    My conversations with friends at the FAA and with my own mechanic led me to believe that installing a non-TSO comm can be done as a minor alteration. I put in a GTR200 that way.
     
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    jaysuwan Pre-Flight

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    do you know if this only applies to comm? would it be applied to something like g5s?
     
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    weirdjim Ejection Handle Pulled

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    The heresy was actually believing that TSO is required for part 91 aircraft. Val is as good and sometimes better than anything on the market.

    Jim
     
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    I know a of a $500 OLED replacement on the KX 155 / KX 165.
    Very reputable guy doing it.
     
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    :p
     
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    shop around, GTN 650 is 12k installed here and stuff is expensive here. IFD 440 is 10k from @Jesse Saint i believe.
     
  10. flyingcheesehead

    flyingcheesehead Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Does said "very reputable guy" have some sort of STC for it?

    I ask because King does sell an LED replacement for the display, but the part is $4,000, at which point you might as well get a new radio that doesn't look like it's from the 70s/80s, and weighs less.
     
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    Mooneys R Quicker Filing Flight Plan

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    Wow !! Is everything “King” super expensive ?
     
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    flyingcheesehead Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Well... Yes. It's getting tougher to justify maintaining the King stuff. The $4K+ display replacement on the radio means that the entire radio is going to get yanked and replaced, and the $9600 quote we got for an overhaul exchange trim servo means that the autopilot is gonna get yanked too.