When Cirrus first announced the SR20, and continued to develop when I ordered in June 2000 (delivery expected may 2002) they promised;
More safety with CAPS; it took some trouble, already saved a live; they delivered.
Reasonable useful load, took some time; they delivered.
Good MFD, took some change; they delivered, best ever.
Reliable avionics, took vacuum out , gave all electric, great move !
160 knots speed; well, not far from it !
ADF / DME ; well, for the Elbonians over here in Europe that still rely on low cost NDB’s until the 30 billion Galileo system (European equvalent of GPS) is ready, still no joy.
Cirrus retreated and now say ADF and/or DME will be no option anymore. 337 is difficult because Cirrus wants no holes drilled in to the skin.
Why not offer a 2.0 model with ADF as an option, and replacing the GNS 420 all together[H] ?
Redundancy is also having 2 GS receivers besides 2 VOR’s for Europe, where GPS is still not legal (reference only, sometimes a substituteor DME)[:@])
That still leaves me with one of the best airplanes ever built (for 250K) which is IFR certified, but only as such legally useful in the US.
Just an opinion from the other side (but still a member of the “Church of Cirrus”) looking forward to delivery. Any thoughts ?
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