April 2010 Issue

Letters: April 2010

Nice article in the February 2010 issue on the Cirrus SR20. I would like to add some comments/corrections. I own the number two all-electric SR20 (s/n 1269) having taken delivery in January 2003 (boy, was it cold up there then). I have 650 hours on it now and generally have been very pleased with it. You mentioned a $1200 cost for replacement of the reefing cutters every six years. There are two of these and at slightly over $1000 each, itís slightly over $2000 to do the job. The number two alternator is a 20-amp B & C unit, same as used on the Bonanza, not the 35-amp unit you referenced. The carbon fiber wing used in the G3 is 50 pounds lighter than the original wing. That, plus the 50-pound increase in gross weight gives you a nice 100-pound increase in useful load.

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