Lost 31.4 pounds.
Ahhh, no vaccum system! Stupid thing dies anyway and makes noise.Removed the vacuum system entirely. Got rid of LORAN, ADF and DME too. Removed a poop-tonne of crappy old wires and the panel, fabricated new panel from a few pieces.
This is what some of my net worth is spent on...
I haven't considered Aspen yet for my upgrade (because they don't have an 'experimental' category where things are cheaper) but I may give them a second look. Seems to be about the same price as a G3X 10" screen - maybe a hair more - but would fit into my panel without cutting - which is part of the reason I'm considering dual G5s. If it will talk to a GNC 175 and - potentially - my A/P (or candidate replacement) then that MIGHT be an option....interesting. Thanks for the tip/inspiration.I’m sure it’s smart enough to take the NAV from the GNC. Another selling point is the upgrade potential. Aspen is a software, all Garmin’s are hardware. I originally priced out the 275’s and G5’s. This is a money making plane (we’ll sort of...) so I decided against the Cadillac approach and did the good enough for who it’s for approach.