August 8th, 2015, 09:21
You know, another aspect of this for my flightsim fantasy life (which is, apart from training, what we're talking about here) is that, when it comes to GA, I like to fly the kind of equipment I could afford in real life. Since I'm now post-corporate, that's pretty restricted. So I could see my way to a used Garmin 295 for the sake of safety. But stuffing a $17,000 GTN750 into a $20,000 airplane? Not so much. Happy to play with those things if it's somebody else's aircraft, but I don't like debt, so I'm going to stay more basic. Maybe this line of reasoning applies to a C170. Noted for what it's worth.
Great discussion, BTW.