This aircraft had a substantial engine fire and sustained major damage from the firewall forward. The new customer wanted to update the avionics with an avionics package that was easy to use and modern.
The avionics package was going to be upgraded as well all airframe wiring that went to the engine had to be replaced.
Two older GPS’s, Bendix/King KX165 and Bendix/King Audio Panel and Transponder were removed. Installed was the Garmin GTN 750 GPS/Nav/Comm with remote GMA 35 Audio Panel and remote GTX 32 Transponder. Also a SAM GPSS steering unit was installed to provide GPSS functionality to the legacy KAP 140 autopilot.
Aircraft was completed with the utmost attention to detail. Flight testing was completed to confirm integration of the SAM GPSS unit and all other avionics components and this aircraft is back in the air. The customer uses this aircraft on a regular basis and within a couple months had logged quite a number of hours on it.