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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AviSteve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Dec 2019 at 4:18pm
Xplane integration is still in the plan, but it's not being worked very hard right now.  We're pretty swamped with 10.2.4.1 cert work and also 10.3. features. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chflyer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 2019 at 1:02am
x-plane integration of IFD would be really great, but I agree with the priority of getting 10.2.4.1 and 10.3 out asap..... especially RF legs (couldn't resist ;-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brou0040 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2020 at 10:45pm
Any more info on x-plane integration considering the video posted on youtube?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 9:06am
Vince I cannot find any list or anything that speaks of a 10.2.4.1 update and what it does?  Where is it?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote AviSteve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 9:19am
Originally posted by brou0040 brou0040 wrote:

Any more info on x-plane integration considering the video posted on youtube?

Nothing more than what you see, but clearly it's being worked.
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I'm super excited for this.  I am currently flying XPlane with the Reality XP Gtn 750/650.  Hitting the back button is getting old :)

I only hope we can run the IFD simulator on an Ipad instead of needing the physical GPS.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chflyer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 4:25pm
Roger, the only thing I've seen from Avidyne about 10.2.4.1 is that is minor fix for a number of smaller issues. Avidyne doesn't release details of any new release before it is approved and available for installation so you won't find them yet.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chflyer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 5:25pm
That's a fascinating video, just enough information to whet an appetite without giving useful details about how to duplicate it.

I had the Lonestar Commander unit shown in the video for my GNS430W, but sold it with the unit when I bought my IFDs. I got the Commander mostly to load waypoints at home due to the very time-consuming effort on those old devices. With the IFDs it is so quick and easy, that was not necessary. But mostly, I am no longer comfortable continually removing and reinserting the IFDs into the panel. The backplane jack pins are very sensitive to bending and constant in/out movement is just asking for trouble IMHO.

The video shows some rather fancy looking cabling in the background, and it would be of some academic interest to know details of the setup being shown. But for most of us, a more practical solution would be to have something like the Reality XP GTN for the IFDs. One of those on an x-plane touch screen with a knobster would be just the cat's meow.


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totally awesome video.  can't wait

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chflyer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 2020 at 1:32pm
It would be nice if Avidyne were forthcoming with a bit more details.

One of the disadvantages of choosing a challenger like Avidyne is the limited installed base which results in less accompanying products, in this case simulator add-ons.

There is such a huge Garmin installed base that companies like RealSim gear and Reality XP develop sim products for almost everything Garmin produces, and yet don't even produce anything for the most basic and important Avidyne products like the IFD. It is a shame that Avidyne has no ability to influence or financially support such product development as it would really be attractive to customers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Flybuddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 2020 at 4:08pm
There's something to be said for the old Avis commercial line "we're number two so we try harder".
Avidyne seems a lot more sensitive to customer concerns
Avidynes slide right into legacy Garmin trays, where Garmin elected to both sell you a newer unit and an unnecessary re-install placing dealers over customers.
Avidyne plays well with others...Garmin tries not to play at all
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chflyer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 2020 at 4:30pm
My comment wasn't meant as a promotion for Garmin over Avidyne, or a criticism. I love my Avidyne IFDs and AXP, and their customer service has been outstanding when needed. It was just a bit of a lament that being such a dominator in the market, Garmin products are obvious candidates for really useful sim add-ons, something that us Avidyne customers can only dream about.
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