N70TB has been in the shop for a few months now for its biggest upgrade yet. I’m happy to say that we are nearing the end – another few weeks, meaning completion is likely just before or after Oshkosh. The center piece of the upgrade is a new autopilot – my Century III broke late last year. In my view, repairing it didn’t make much sense – it’s a 40-year-old system, and at some point I just had to bite the bullet and switch over to a new digital autopilot. That is what’s going on with my Bonanza, and while I can still not disclose the full extend of the project, I am sharing my thoughts about available autopilot in a new video, and which one of them is going to be in N70TB from here on.
It’s June 2022, and I have not flown N70TB since early January. What in the world is going on that keeps me from flying my favorite Bonanza? I can’t share details yet, but I can tell you the Bonanza spent quite a while at Gardner Lowe Aviation in Peachtree City, GA (Atlanta Regional – Falcon Field) getting a facelift. If all goes to plan, I will have her back in time for Oshkosh, and then I can share the rest of the story over the summer. For now, all I can say is: I am beyond excited about what’s coming!