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    Posted: 14 Dec 2017 at 9:58am
Hi:

I've put in a new backup attiude indicator (and L3 ESI-500 Genesis) in my Avidyne loaded Cirrus. 

Works so much better than the old stone-age spinning blob-o-metal! ;-) 

I have a feature request for L3 and Avidyne - can you create an option where I could optionally drive the DFC90 AP from a second ADAHRS source (the ESI-500) via its available ARINC429 output channel?  Perhaps this could put some meaning back into having the comparator T/C (i.e. it "decides" which of the two input sources (PFD or ESI) is the one to go with...)

BTW, the ESI-500 works great with my IFD-440s... the navigation CDI elements work fantastic as does the GPS integration. 

Thanks!!

Doug
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Gring Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Dec 2017 at 5:27pm
I had the first ESI500 install and it is a great unit. I’ve been after them to add autopilot functionality with FD bars, but that doesn’t look likely at all. Too bad.   Maybe for Christmas Avidyne will release their PFD4000 and we can all celebrate!!!
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Originally posted by Gring Gring wrote:

....Maybe for Christmas Avidyne will release their PFD4000 and we can all celebrate!!!

Hmm, you're into the Egg Nog already??

* Orest

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Aug 2019 at 6:18pm
Same here...would love for the IFD550 or the L3 ESI 500 to drive the autopilot in case of a PFD failure in the cirri.  I would also be curious to know if you guys are working on anything new?  I have enjoyed the avidyne dream panel immensely in my cirrus...I have enjoyed 10.2.3.1 software update....I think I'm gonna swap out my 540 for a 550....but anything else you guys are working on?  I am new to aviation world and have been checking out that R9 system you put out 10 years ago...that just blows my mind..ya'll were so far ahead in the game it is crazy!
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