Here is just 1 more example of why the Cirrus SR22 maintenance costs are higher than most in the category.
There are many other “off the shelf” components that are “packaged” by Cirrus so that one cannot just replace the simple and in-expensive component .
Result is higher overall maintenance cost.
You’ve picked a terrible example there. The FCM is not an off the shelf part, it’s a custom Cirrus part. Also, it’s not packaged up in anything else – the whole point of the FCM is that it is a (relatively) inexpensive part to replace within the much more expensive MCU.
The thread drift posts on the Flight Design C4 etc have been moved “here”:
It takes me ages to move posts and if I am travelling I can’t do it (because it needs a proper user interface, not a tablet etc) so I will just lock such a thread. I did suggest starting a new one but nobody did it. I have also removed some non-material posts.
I am privy to the new features of the 2016 Cirrus SR22 and SR22T. There will be new colors to choose. New car-like keyless FOB for the doors. New seats. Full 2020 compliant ADS-B in/out. New Garmin equipment added. The order queue is full for 2015…the only new Cirrus you can buy is the 2016 now.
Why on earth do you need a keyless fob for a plane?
Really that is the USP for the 2016 Cirrus?
That’s all fantasy.
I have not seen any of that on COPA, and that’s the place where you see that stuff first. Keyless FOB is completely useless in a plane … I’d rather see the Garmin 2000 Avionics.
Edited: G2000 not 3000
The keyless FOB turns on lighting in the plane and on the foot supports and opens the doors. It makes entry at night safer. Part of the upgrade is also a better latching mechanism on the doors as well. I can’t give more details since Cirrus has not announced this stuff yet.
The keyless FOB turns on lighting in the plane and on the foot supports and opens the doors. It makes entry at night safer. Part of the upgrade is also a better latching mechanism on the doors as well.
Welcome to flat batteries I guess. That sounds like a silly upgrade to me. But who knows.
I can’t give more details since Cirrus has not announced this stuff yet.
You seem to have just announced it.
I’d rather see the Garmin 3000 Avionics.
You mean G2000, right?
You mean G2000, right?
G3000 is in the M600. I would expect that in the Cirrus too.
USFlyer, I’m terribly sorry but I get the impression you may be active in sales and marketing.
Just a hunch….