Here’s something to think about:
"When the first few SR20’s rolled off the line they were described as top quality. Then a few squawks started to appear that were dismissed as normal. Recently there have been a steady stream of serious quality problems identified, ranging from a
broken bellcrank to fuel leaks, brakes, warped dashboards, alternators, flaps and multiple system failures. One owner has reported replacing 5 vacuum pumps and another has gone through several HSIs. Many have reported transponder problems that look like a design fault.Hmmm… Is this is a normal fault rate for a new design, or has an unacceptable quality threshold now been crossed? "
I realize the plane is overall great, I do. But I went back and "flipped" through the archives on this site and...well... At what point does one stop letting these teething problems go? I have dozens of personal e-mails from pilots, all of whom worship the SR-2Xs' rightfully, but then list a LOT of issues that needed to be fixed. At one level this is a tribute to just how great a plane this must be, but I gotta be honest, after reading through the archives I think at another level there are a lot of very forgiving pilots. I'm not a COPA member, so maybe this is something you are already discussing. But I'm not sure this is acceptable.