I’ve spent a few hours on these boards and am impressed by your group. The Cirrus folks have made a remarkable plane, and it seems like the owners of them are enthusiastic and interested in helping each other out. This is great to see.
I have a 2000 C-182, about 400 hrs, instrument rating, lots of XC in the western US. I’m looking at an SR-22 or a SaratogaTC. I am curious for any pointers or squaks to watch out for. Specifically:
-have any of you had composite weakness problems? squishiness around the pitot tube or OAT probe? spiderwebs?
-does the SR22 have “excess vibration” in cruise. in my 2 Cirrus demo flights, I didn’t notice it, but have heard it from folks selling against CIrrus, so i figured I’d ask you guys, who have likely logged thousands of hrs XC
-what is the deal with those doors . . .both of the CD’s in the local flight club have doors that dont work. have they fixed this?
-i am onl 5’10" but noticed that my knees are snug against the lower part of the panel due to the design of the rising seat track . . .how does this work for you guys?
any other thoughts? I am really taken by the SR22. The situational awareness is really outstanding. I currently have traffic and an EDM in my Skylane, but the integration of these and the second MFD make for an amazing experience, and lots of added safety.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.