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    As promised, here are the before, during and after photos of my recent panel upgrade.

    All work was done by Neal Aviation in El Cajon, CA (Gillespee Field in the San Diego area). The owner’s name is Garrett Neal.

    I can’t say enough great things about Garrett and his team. They are true pros and made this an excellent experience from start to finish. They were not only an absoute pleasure to work with, but the follow-up/reponse time was outstanding (Garrett was always available or got right back to me regarding any questions that I had. Even on weekends), the attention to detail and workmanship was second to none and the project came in on time and budget. I give Garrett and his team my highest recommendation. Top notch shop and team!

    Photos:

    -When I bought the plane in December 2012 (“as is” condition. Knew I’d be re-doing the cockpit to my likes)
    -During the upgrade
    -After completion

    The rest of the plane was exceptional when purchased. It had low time factory remans on both engines (~150 hours on each), same low time on props, all new P&I within past six years. Always located in Southern Nevada or Southern California, and always hangered. So, it only needed a little TLC in the cockpit.

    Key Upgrades:

    -G500 with SVT (includes Jepp charts and geo referencing)
    -GTN750 (geo referencing)
    -S-Tec 55X with Auto Trim & Altitude Pre-Select
    -Remote Audio Panel
    -Remote Transponder
    -ADS-B with Traffic & Weather
    -GNC 255A Nav/Com (didn’t see a need to spend extra money for the GTN650)
    -Panel Mouted 796 (for extra functionality)
    -Added Fuel Flow to the JPI 760
    -The entire cockpit was referbished from top to bottom & left to right

    Potential future upgrade: JPI Engine Monitor

    Did our test flight and picked up the plane this past Thursday. Flys absolutely beautifully!


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    #101388

    All I can say is WOW!!

    #101392

    That looks great – you will enjoy the upgrade for many years to come. I like the clean layout – are those 2 1/4″ airspeed and attitude indicators?

    Geoff

    #101394

    Another 44 year old bird looking sharp and feeing frisky. Now go get a bunch of hours behind that panel!

    #101395

    Wow, nicely done! Thanks for the pictures.

    #101398

    Nice – congratulations! You will love the G500/GTN combo. Here’s a very neat video Garmin put out for the NBAA convention that shows just how well the two boxes work together.

    BTW – this video is courtesy of Mark Hangen who posted it in the B-Forum.

    #101403

    Beautiful, Troy! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of great use out of it.

    #101410

    Thank you, Gentlemen.

    Geoff: Yes. The back-up instruments are 2 1/4″. Needed to go with the smaller gauges in order to make them fit correctly.

    #101420

    Man that looks nice… I’m trying to do kind of the same with my 414.

    #101525
    quote ttalarico:

    Thank you, Gentlemen.

    Geoff: Yes. The back-up instruments are 2 1/4″. Needed to go with the smaller gauges in order to make them fit correctly.

    I like better 2 1/4 instruments.

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