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Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by southallb, Aug 13, 2019.
Anyone had this done and care to share approximate costs?
We had this done a couple months ago.
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However, I can't speak to the install cost, because it was my husband who arranged for everything (as a surprise), and as much as *I* would like to know how many months of ramen noodles we'll be eating, I have learned over many years that I'm not sure our marriage would handle the knowledge.
I can say that it's pretty awesome tech!
I have a 355 and g5 HSI install quote if you want. Would guess the 375 would be a little more labor for the ADS-B stuff. Also I already have a G5 AI so not sure if that matters in the labor.
Ballpark if you dont mind...thanks
I have quotes in the ballpark of 15-17 AMUs.
The parts alone will be in the ballpark of $13k ($5k for the dual G5s plus $8k for the 375).
Based on GTX345 installed costs, I would think a 375 install alone would be between $11K...$12K. I thought a single G5 installed runs close to $5K so pretty easy to imagine those 2 pushing $16K pretty quickly.
OP only inquired about a single G5 I think.
$15k is my guess. I’m just going 375 and it’ll be around $10
Just shy of 16k for 1 G5 HSI and a GNC355.
Mine was quoted at 12k for a 375 and 255a radio. Install for 1 G5, Air Gizmo, 375, and 255a with a new antenna install was $21k for everything.
After waiting over 4 months and not seeing a single piece of equipment, I dumped the avionics shop and found a new one.
Install begins Monday and I went with the with 2 x G5’s, 650, 345, 225 Comm, Air Gizmo for Aera 660 with bare wire install, 2nd comm antenna install for $30k.
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I need to get certified in avionics and open up my own shop... these install prices are crazy! (although pretty standard)
Like most aviation jobs, people do them for reasons other than money. It sounds like a pile of cash for an install, but overhead is tremendous. Just ask anyone who runs a small business, and aviation is even more specialized.
I can understand that.. we own a small business as well but I think they charge what they want because they can.. overhead is one thing but charging 40 hours for a 10 hour job is rough on anyone.. I guess I am a little moody because I have had to pay for some really shoddy work in the past.
Hard to argue with anything you just said. We should all expect and get quality work in a reasonable time frame.
This is my gripe. I don't begrudge a shop for charging a reasonable hourly rate. I do have a problem with padding hours just to increase revenue. There's no reason Shop A can install a single Garmin G5 AI in 8 hours and another quotes 40 hours (those are real quotes I got when shopping).
Which is why I am going to wait another year...once these adsb jobs start drying up, maybe the price gouging will ease up.
I'm leaning toward just one G5 for now, installed as an HSI coupled with the GNX 375. We will keep the existing nav/coms and indicators and AI, and have the G5 dedicated to the 375. Down the road, we might swap out the vacuum driven AI for a second G5. I think we can use the HSI as a back up AI if the the vacuum driven AI fails, correct? Roughly 15 k to get ADSB and to add GPS navigation and approaches while preserving VOR and ILS/LOC capabilites. Crazy?
Yes, you can switch the HSI to an AI very easily (push knob, rotate to PFD, push knob) if needed.
If you're already gonna be in there, the extra labor to add a G5 AI will be minimal. I'd wager it will actually cost a decent deal more later to add one than to just do it now (they're wired together, so adding one later will involve breaking open existing wiring harnesses, etc.). Plus, once you fly with the one G5, you're gonna want the second, trust me.
I really like my dual G5 and 375.. I just need the GFC500 autopilot!
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Where did you have the work done?
A 375 and dual G5’s should be around $16,000, equipment plus installation.