Panel Planner 101: Cardinal – Light IFR

The key to budget IFR upgrades is keeping the panel work to a minimum. Think twice about retaining unsupported vintage gear.

To kick off Aviation Consumer’s new Panel Planner 101 feature, reader Marc Harding sent a few panel pics of his 1977 Cessna 177RG Cardinal. Buying the airplane “deaf, dumb and blind,” he says, when it was new back in 1977, it came equipped with a Loran-C system, a Century I wing-leveler autopilot and dual King […]
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Editor in Chief Larry Anglisano has been a staple at Aviation Consumer since 1995. An active land, sea and glider pilot, Larry has over 30 years’ experience as an avionics repairman and flight test pilot. He’s the editorial director overseeing sister publications Aviation Safety magazine, IFR magazine and is a regular contributor to KITPLANES magazine with his Avionics Bootcamp column.