Agreed why not just drive the Ray pilot? I have an old functional Comnav AP with the chain drive under the deck
. If/when that motor
goes sour it's $1550 for a new motor
(plus bracket work) vs $1900 for a complete CPT system on the wheel
(I'll choose the latter). It's my understanding that with a little head
scratching either can work
Perhaps you want to de-clutter the cockpit
or improve aesthetics, but I'd at least offer moral support for keeping everything on the wheel.