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Has anyone installed non-approved glass EFIS, etc to augment the traditional 6-pack?
Ive been looking at a panel upgrade for a Mooney M20K and Bonanza F33, Garmin G500 with GTN GPS, etc. However I came across the GX3 package and the AvMap EKP systems designed for Experimental and LSA markets. These units are 75% less expensive and provide most of the same functionality. So the thought process is... leave the current 6 pack in place (flight director, etc.) for legal IFR flying but also install the not IFR approved glass to augment the system.
Flying environment is pertinent, so for this conversation's relevance, I do not do hard IFR in a single engine aircraft, more just the occasional scud/fog related approach. For hard core IFR the G500 would be worth the investment, but $50K for recreational use is a bit much.
All comments, suggestions, discussions on the matter appreciated, also in general advice on the Garmin GX3 (GDU 370, etc http://www.aircrafts...clickkey=138331) OR on the Avmap EKP 5(http://avmap.it/avionics/instruments/EFIS).
Thanks all and Happy Flying
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