Kelly Instruments VS Quality Aircraft Instruments

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by WannFly, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. WannFly

    WannFly Final Approach

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    both prices to OH Pitot-Static Instruments are pretty close, what does POA say.. one better than another?
     
  2. Unit74

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    Def not kelly
     
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    Timbeck2 Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Two experiences with AQI and both positive. None with Kelly.
     
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    I've sent a lot of instruments to AQI, all positive experiences. I've also recommended them to a number of people and almost all have had positive experiences. I recall one negative experience someone reported on, but I can't recall what it was ... maybe took too long. At any rate, AQI has (in my experience) turned things very quickly and had good results. I just sent an altimeter to them, arrived last Monday, they were calling on Thursday to say it was done.
     
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    Thanks all AQI it is
     
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    German guy Cleared for Takeoff

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    Just to make you feel better about your decision: We used AQI twice and were very happy with their service. The two A&Ps I know also exclusively use them.
     
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    Ive used AQI a few times now, never had a problem and instruments are still going strong.
     
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    Based on experience, definitely not Kelley.
     
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    I'm sure someone has a horror story about whatever shop you ask about. And I've shared this here before...

    In my case it's AQI...

    When I bought my 182 I did a major avionics and panel upgrade. As a part of that upgrade, I pulled almost every instrument out of my panel and sent them to AQI to have them overhauled. They are all now paperweights on my desk...every one...I think the longest one lasted for about 5 years...some failed very soon after the "overhaul."

    I'd never have them touch anything of mine again.
     
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    I haven’t had a Kelley instrument last more than 18 months. Unfortunately mine have stop working after their 12 month warranty. Contacted their customer service and zero help besides offering to sell me another unit at full price. Plane now in the shop, removing the vacuum system.
     
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    Have 5 AQI instrument overhauls with dial refinish between two airplanes, no complaints and would use them again.
     
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    bnt83 Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Getting dual G5s?
     
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    Yes, went with the 375 & dual G5’s.