Hello Everyone!

I'm the owner of this 1979 Arrow IV. It's in the shop getting all new Garmin avionics installed, and also a Tru Trak autopilot.

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  • Awesome, dude! When it gets done post a before and after panel pic or two. Beautiful airplane, thanks for putting up the picture.
    Have you owned it long? Thanks for being a member!

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • What Garmin products? Great looking bird!

  • GMA 345 audio panel, GTN650 GPS, GNC 255 nav/com, and a GTX 345 ADS-B in/out transponder.
  • You're the first person I know who's purchased a 255 nav/com. Please let us know how you like it when you've got it installed.

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • Scott, I've got a 255 GNC in my cherokee 180. It's really nice but I tend not to use the nav all that much so far. It does have one cool feature. If you connect it to a GPS source it will give you local frequency's to pick from. Even if you don't, it still can remember them for you and has a large data base for that. I also have a Narco 12D that just sort of stares at me with a few digits missing. Not much reason to use the Narco.

    Jim

  • Hi Jim,
    Thanks for the info on the 255. I think most of us are enamored with the new features available in that radio but there's sticker shock to go with it. Since you're doing alot of avionics at once I hope you got a great price!

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • Scott, the final bill is going to be a doozy! I am also having the shop install a couple Garmin G5 and remove the vacuum system. Will shave about 20 pounds off the weight of the plane with all that gone. Kris, the avionics shop manager, sent me an email that the 255 was backordered...hope it doesn't sit in the shop too long.
  • HI Woody,
    Hopefully they can get the install tray and connector while the radio's backordered. On my Arrow, the previous owner removed the vacuum system and got a 30 pound useful load increase. I'm going to be curious to see what your final weight change is going to be. :) Sorry about the "doozy" bill, I've had a couple of those myself, lol.

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • Old panel vs. new panel

  • Very Nice!!! I’m about to receive one of those doozy bills as well!!!!
    Welcome to the club :D beautiful plane!

    Rich Denton
    President
    EAA Chapter 175

  • Scott, my Arrow lost 28 pounds with removal of vacuum system and old avionics. They weighed the plane last Thursday for new weight and balance data.

  • Hi Woody,
    That matches with the experience on my Arrow, which lost 30. This is huge! :) Thanks for sharing this, maybe others will be motivated to do the same.

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • I hope others at least consider replacing some of the old avionics in their planes with new stuff. While I still have some analog instruments, I see why glass panels are so popular.

  • Likewise. :) Thanks again!

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

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