A number of people have ased me to post the cost of installing the Arnav engine moniter. I got the news yesterday - 6 days @ $600/day $3600 total. Ouch! All said and done, worth it.
Separately, Arnav increased the cost of the data card unit by $75 after they shipped to us. They wouldn’t hold to their original cost quote. Great unit; apparently good to work with for the FBO. However, Arnav is looking a little shady and greedy to me.
I picked up my airplane yesterday, with ARNAV Engine Monitor and GPSS installations done. PIREP later, but regarding installation costs… the Cirrus Service Center (Lincoln Park Aviation) that installed the ARNAV stuff agreed upfront to cap installation costs at $600. I believe they quoted a subsequent customer a fixed cost of $700. The job looks clean, and all seems to be in order (after 30 minutes of experience, flying it home).
As for the GPSS, that was a different story. It was installed by an avionics shop; took 26 hours @ $60/hour = $1,560 in labor, on top of $900 parts. I seem to recall someone reporting their GPSS cost about $900 installed? Wattadeal!