While the weather outside is frightful, the Brave Tide airplane is undergoing an avionics upgrade. The goal of the upgrade is to improve safety for the pilots and passengers and increase situational awareness in adverse weather conditions. The work includes a WAAS upgrade, installation of an Aspen Evolution EFD1000 Pro PFD, integration of the collision avoidance system, and removal of obsolete equipment to free up valuable panel space. We are looking forward to flying with the new and improved equipment. Photos of the upgrade will be posted as they become available.
Current panel (before upgrades):
The work is progressing without any major issues. The obsolete avionics equipment was removed along with many feet of old wire, zip ties, and mounting brackets. Removing the old equipment creates space for the new equipment and also decreases the overall weight of the plane increasing the useful load.
Panel with equipment removed:
View from inside the cabin: