Scooper wrote:Thanks, Andy. I love the panel, but wish it had a little more real estate. I'd like to install an autopilot and a second com transceiver and it's going to be a tight fit.
Hmm...do you really need two coms? Your current Garmin can monitor two freqs; I can understand needing to hear two freqs, but not sure why you'd need to transmit on two for VFR ops. Flip/flopping between monitored freqs is not any less convenient than switching radios. Though you have a VOR head, and you might need the second freq on the Garmin for that. I'd just use GPS and save the two grand.
You could fit a TruTrack AP head where your passenger warning placard is now, and move the placard. If you feel strongly about the second com you can exchange your transponder for a Becker or MicroAir and free up plenty of space for the com and AP head, and not need to move the placard.