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13 Mar 2019 22:10 #1857 by Gene Hershey
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Speaking of Uavionix, I'm a new member, but had heard something about the EOC members receiving a discount from Uavionix if we bought a beacon thru the club. I will be getting a tail beacon for my Ercoupe but waiting for certification. Can anyone tell me if the offer is still on for EOC members, and of so, how do we go about signing up for one? Thanx.

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13 Mar 2019 21:34 #1856 by Patrick Oltmanns
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Ken -

I still haven't upgraded my radio (or transponder) yet. At present I'm waiting for the Tail Beacon...

I may do a "Grand Panel Overhaul" in the future: Free up some legroom and replace the radio and transponder with Trigs, MicroAirs, Beckers or similar. I'm also thinking about replacing the whiskey compass with something like a Garmin G5 and putting a card compass on the center strut. But this would call for a completely new panel and I'm not ready to spend that kind of money.

As far as the upholstery goes the Alcantara I chose was equal or less in weight than the vinyl it replaced. The backrest weighed 13.2 and the seat 7.2 lbs prior. The total cost was $925 including new carpeting (see attachment).

Patrick
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13 Mar 2019 12:29 #1854 by Ken Thompson
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I know this post is over two years old, but what did you end up doing to resolve your weight and radio issue?

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13 Mar 2019 12:01 #1853 by Gene Hershey
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Patrick,
That is a beautiful interior in your plane. Red and grey combos r always attractive.

Was wondering if u know how much weight the interior added? I have a nice interior of fabric but my plane has a very low useful load of 456 lbs. It came with a C-90, wheel pants, two giros and suction pump. New avionics will help, but still looking for ways to reduce wt. Gyros will be replaced by digitals.

Chris,
U mite also consider the Microair radio and xpndr. They fit in a 2 1/4" hole, r 7.5" deep and only weighs 19.4 oz. It is abt half price of a Becker and works just as well.

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05 Sep 2018 16:23 #1638 by Ken Thompson
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Chris, what radio did you end up going with?

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14 Nov 2017 13:24 #1288 by Ken Thompson
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I have a Becker COM in my Ercoupe. I don't really care for the location on the panel, though. Not sure if it was put there for fitment issues. Works great, though!
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