I’ve been spending quite a bit of time daydreaming about what tweaking I might want to do to my ship soon after I take delivery. I’d be very interested in thoughts from other owners-to-be. Owners: What did you put in… when… where… how much did it cost… would you do it again the same way? Is there anything you wish you’d done right away? NOT done?
My SR-20 will be a “C” configuration with Stormscope and 3-blade prop. Here’s my list of possibilities, in no particular order; I doubt I’d be doing it all… but I can dream.
Oil sump/cyl. head heating (I’m in NJ)
Avionics cooling fan
Ext. Antenna connection for handheld radio
Change transponder from 320 -> 327
JPI EDM700 6cyl CHT/EGT FuelTotalizer or similar
… with display on Arnav?
Convert/exchange HSI Sandel?
NEXRAD wx overlay on Sandel if avail?
Autopilot altitude preselect if avail?
I have the SR22 “B” promosed for November 2001. I have ordered the Stormscope option.
I agree on the aricraft cover and the antenna connection for handheld. I already have the Sandel and the Garmin 327.
Other wish list items: Shadin Digidata fuel/air data computer. This unit requires a 3 1/8" panel space. If there is space on the right side of the panel for it, it would be a great item to have. It will interface with the Garmin 430 and compute winds aloft, endurance to destination, and much more. If there is no panel space available, Shadin has two other fuel/air data computers that don’t require panel space. One is the ADC200 which is the same unit as the Digidata without the display, and the other is the ADC2000 which has the ability to take barometric pressure setting from an altimeter that has the ability to send the pressure setting date to it. This would require changing the altimeter to a King KEA130A unit, but would eleminate the need to imput barometric pressure on the Garmin screen.
Also, a backup attitude indicator. There is a unit made by Aerosonic that fits a 2 1/4" hole. If the Davtron clock, OAT and voltmeter unit were moved to the right panel, a backup attitude indicator could be put in it’s place.
Another possibility is TCAS. There is a Ryan unit, a 9900B that will interface nicely with the Garmin. It does not require any panel space. Garmin has an additional “traffic/weather” page that appears on the 430 when the Stormscope or Ryan units are installed.
The Sandel currently has an interface for the Stormscope. They do not have an interface for the Ryan unit as yet, but they are looking at the possibility. Traffic data on the EHSI would be a great option, in addition to the strike rate and weather data that is currently displayed.
As far as I can determine, the extent to which the Arnav can display the data from Stormscope, Ryan TCAS, the Shadin fuel/air data computers, or engine date (CHT and EGT indivdually, oil temp, oil pressure, etc.) is unknown. Does anyone have information on what Arnav will display?