N7201N Panel Upgrade

The airplane was delivered to LAC Avionics at SJC on April 1, 2008. The work order consisted of removal of the Bendix BX2000 avionics and replacement with

  • Aspen Evolution EFD1000 PRO Primary Flight Display
  • Garmin Audio Panel
  • Garmin GNS430W IFR GPS
  • Garmin SL30 Nav/Comm radio
  • Garmin 327 Transponder
The avionics retained would be
  • Bendix FCS810 Autopilot
  • IIMorrow 618C Loran
  • JPI 700 Engine Analyzer

April 1

N7201N delivered to LAC. The panel at this time looked like this.

Old panel

April 9

Removal of the old equipment is complete. Some 55 pounds of radios and wire have been removed.


01N panel

View aft

looking aft



April 25

Sub-assemblies and basic looms are fabricated. Some major components are either installed or are ready

Avionics Stack Rack

01N Avionics Stack

PFD prior to insertion. Note the silver, turned casing.

01N pfd

Sperry blind encoder for GPS

01N Blind Encoder

ACU ready for mounting


Avionics Stack loom and connectors in the airplane

01N Stack

Underside of the 430W GPS antenna, showing the doubler

01N GPS Doubler

Underside of the RSM in place

01N RSM underside

RSM looking aft. Wavey pattern is reflection of the roof.


430W GPS antenna.


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