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    Stratux RXWX Mount

    FlyingMonkey said: "to mount to the top two screws of the compass mount." If one had a LS, you have the option of putting this on the hat shelf. On the SW, real estate is even more limited. I thought this was a clever solution to the problem that just never occurred to me. I guess that shows how often I look at my compass!
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    Air speed gauge

    Is this an UMA instrument? If so all I can suggest is to check the lines to be sure they are not kinked or have water in them (long shot I know). Otherwise I think it will have to be sent back to them for repair. I would guess $50-75.
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    Marc Ingegno Brake Parts

    FYI, just heard back from 1MotoShop and they do not have the Goldfren 905AD brake pads or Goldfren 400-520 rotors in stock and no plans in the near future to stock those items.
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    There would seem to be new listings coming out every week or so. I would recommend you continue to educate yourself on these aircraft, decide exactly what you are looking for, and when the right plane at the right price comes along, jump on it. Don't know if you have seen this ad, but a year newer, a little newer avionics, ADS-B in/out, similar hours and maintenance, but I don't see an AP. https://www.barnstormers.com/cat.php?mode=search Not endorsing or trying to talk you out of the other CT, just giving an example. Ultimately this is your decision to make.
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Buying an airplane and then investing in electronics to update the panel is usually not a good deal. Decide what it is you really want and include that in the purchase price calculation. You may be better off finding an aircraft that already has that equipment installed. Another thing to consider is if you are going to be flying in an area where ADS-B is needed, to either purchase an aircraft with that already installed, or plan on installing it soon after purchasing the plane.
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Try this link: https://fly.garmin.com/fly-garmin/support/pricing
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    But your point is still valid. It would take MANY years to pay back the investment of installing the iFly when the difference in subscriptions is ($150-70) $80.
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    Just looked on the Garmin website, $149.95/year for the US Database Bundle. I think that package is equivalent to the iFly subscription bundle.
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    ...or mount iPad to in center console?

    I agree with Andy that the 660 is the best option, but another way to go would be to contact TruTrak and see what it would cost to replace the ADI Autopilot with a Vizion head. You should be able to keep the servos and most of the wiring. If you get the 2 1/4" version, you could relocate it to the lower left corner where the switches currently are. Move the Carb/Cabin heat controls to the top of the glareshield and you will free up the center panel.
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    Getting ready to do my hose job! Couple questions??

    Roger had recommended a cable operated hose clamp, which I found very helpful. Not sure if this is the correct one, but looks like it: https://www.sears.com/craftsman-cable-operated-hose-clamp-pliers/p-00949803000P?plpSellerId=Sears&prdNo=9&blockNo=9&blockType=G9
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    adding autopilot to ctsw?

    I can't give you a good answer, but will give you my best guess. The current price of the Vizion is $2,100. This will include mounts for the CTSW and most of what is needed for the installation. You will also need wiring, switch, circuit breaker, bushings, and fiberglass material which your installer would provide. You will need a MRA (form at Flight Design website) which you can fill out online an email to Flight Design support. You should get approval in a couple of days. Current cost is $65. Included with the approved MRA will be a packet of drawings detailing how the tunnel and floor under the pilot's seat need to be reinforced. An old rule of thumb is whatever your material costs are, the labor will be about the same. This would put the total cost in the neighborhood of $4-5,000. Consider this as just a budget number. Your best bet would be to go to whoever you are going to do the installation (preferably someone who has done this before), and get a real number.
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    Brake stuck

    Another source: https://www.aircraftspruce.eu/goldfren-brake-pads-905.htm If you want to do both wheels, you will need two sets.
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    Brake stuck

    From my notes: P/N: 010102107 REVO Daisy Brake Disk New: 4MM Thick Minimum: 3.2MM (Per Marc Ingegno) I can not find my original source, so take it for what it is worth.
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    Garmin files suit against uAvionix

    uAvionix Statement on Garmin Lawsuit On June 19, 2018 Garmin International Inc. and Garmin USA Inc. sued uAvionix for patent infringement. Garmin alleges the uAvionix echoUAT and skyBeacon’s method of obtaining an installed transponder’s Mode 3/A code and altitude infringes their U.S. Patent No. 8,102,301 (“the 301 Patent”). We do not infringe the 301 Patent. uAvionix has our own patent-pending method for using Mode 3/A and altitude information that differs from the method in the 301 Patent. We invite you to see for yourself. Ultimately the court and industry will decide whether we are innovators or infringers. We are disappointed and frustrated we have to go through the expense, distraction, and effort of defending ourselves, but also recognize that disruptive products often attract unwanted attention from incumbents. We won’t be able to comment on the proceedings, and it will likely take some time to resolve. We just want the world to know that we take Intellectual Property rights seriously. We are innovators with integrity, and we are defending that integrity. As pilots, we will fight hard and stand our ground to deliver groundbreaking and innovative products to this market. We also want to make a clear statement that this suit in no way impacts our ability to certify and ship any of our products – including skyBeacon and tailBeacon. Thank you for your support and confidence. The uAvionix Team P.S. Our legal team deleted our usual levity from this statement.
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    Your photos are always terrific! Just eye candy for us flatlanders. Thanks for sharing.