Can they pull an HSI from plane to test?

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  1. Jmcmanna

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    My plane is currently down getting an engine overhaul. Before this, I was having an issue with my Century HSI and/or Bendix GPS. Some Googling leads me to believe it is probably the HSI. There is an avionics shop on the field; can I pull the HSI and bring it to them to test and see if it needs to be overhauled/replaced? I’d like to deal with this now while the plane is grounded anyway. Would this be in the realm of something the average avionics shop could do?
     
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    Most avionics shops do not do instrument testing and repair.
     
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    Where would one go for help in this case?
     
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    Try midcontinent instruments, they are pricey but my avionics guy swears by their work
     
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    HSI are not repaired. The entire instrument gets an overhaul. $2500 would be a rough estimate.
     
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    I have a Century HSI I’m selling on the cheap. Pulled it for the G5. PM me for details.
     
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    This is why I am trying to figure out if it’s the HSI...I don’t want to repair/overhaul it, I want to replace it with a G5 if there is in fact an issue with it. Since the plane is down and the battery isn’t connected, I was hoping to work on that issue separately and get things ordered for when the engine OH is done.
     
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    I would just bite the bullet and upgrade now.
     
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    You will need a Part 145 Repair Station with an Instrument Rating to repair/overhaul the HSI. And while you can remove it, you will need either the shop or a mechanic to reinstall it.
     
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    I’ve been on the fence with this for a while, so I scheduled the G5 install today. I’ll have a new engine, touchscreen WAAS GPS, and a pair of G5’s....I can’t think of anything else I will need for the next 2000 hours!
     
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    Remember that we will need before and after pics to verify this.

    Congrats on your choice.
     
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    You’ll love the G5.