Thanks to all of you! I’ve learned so much from reading your postings and exchanges. I soloed 30 years ago in a C150 and again 3 mos ago in an Archer. (For many years thought I had to have 20:20 corrected, only 20:30) Finding the learning process much slower at 47 than at 16! Planning to get my private ticket then straight on to Instrument to take full advantage of this great plane and be as safe as I can.
Cirrus recently sent me the config/option choice package and will soon give me a firm delivery date (around Apr/May 2000, I think?) I am going to order the “C” config with leather, but have a question about 2 vs. 3-blade prop. We all agree that 3-blade is sexier, what are the other benefits? No significant performance diff? Is 3-blade quieter, by how much? 15 lbs. heavier but does it improve CG options? Better ground clearance? (only 2 inches?)
Another question: Does anyone know when we will get pricing on Eng/Fuel Mgmt and Weather data-link options and when Cirrus might begin installing them at the factory? If retrofitted later, will Duluth be the only install location?
Writing this after putting the presents under the tree, eating Santa’s cookies and milk, and writing Santa’s note to my 6 yr old daughter. If any of you respond to me in the next few days, I’ll know you’re as fanatical about this plane as I have been since I first read about it. Hard to believe it’s getting close.
I think this makes two SR20 “owners” in Saratoga, Ca with me and William Klett(90) and I count at least 4 in the greater Bay area, maybe 5 if Walt settles in Monterey! Practically a fleet
Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night!