Saturday April 16th, 2005|
Sun-n-Fun 2005 Day #2
Today I went walking around the vendor booths and saw this -- it' s an IO-720 -- yes ladies at gentlemen...this thing is an eight-banger.
As I understand it...some guy is putting one of these things on an RV-8. I HOPE that guy knows what he's doing...
I walked around.....and around....way too many vendors and crap to mention here...but this did appear to be strange to me -- Cessna was set up right beside Van's. ;-)
I walked over and checked out Cessna's aircraft including the new 172-SP with the Garmin G-1000 glass cockpit. It looked as though they had to eliminate some knee room in order to get the G-1000 displays and the backup gyros in the panel. Everything else on the Skyhawk seemed exactly the same -- you can have a new one for a little less than $200,000 dollars. THIS is one of the major reasons I'm building an airplane. Spend a quarter less....get 10 times the airplane -- a no brainer, in my very humble opinion.