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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ddgates Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2018 at 2:21pm
I had to look back, I started this thread in summer 2015, at which point the TAS-A was overdue.

Ahem, people, it is now almost summer 2018, essentially three years overdue beyond the already overdue point.

And yet, no news, sound of crickets.

Is it time to declare this project MIA or should we hold a wake?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Timothy Nathan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2018 at 4:46pm
I think there comes a time when we have to accept that we have been cheated and move on.

There was almost no-one on the Avidyne booth at Aero Friedrichshafen, whereas the Garmin stand was packed, so the message is getting out, at least in Europe.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ddgates Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2018 at 9:58am
If that is true, then product refunds are in order, i.e. project being dead.

Looking back at posts - messaging was "software several months away" - that was Jan 2016.

I guess several means >28?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Timothy Nathan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2018 at 10:05am
But what product refund is in order?  The only thing that is going to "make things better" is if Avidyne paid for ADS-B In to be installed in my aircraft.  Anything less than that is not a rectification.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PeterC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2018 at 10:47pm
I am at Oshkosh and I was told by an Avidyne representative that the /A has finally been certified! When can we see an official announcement and a plan to fulfill all the IOUs that are out there?
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They have been saying for some time the -A hardware is certified, but the firmware is/was not done.

Are they now saying the software is done?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Timothy Nathan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 2018 at 7:16am
I would guess, from the fact that Avidyne are making no comment, is that the software is still not available, otherwise they would be all over us offering to rectify what is now a running sore that has been ongoing for over four years.

I would be very surprised if we ever see this software.  Avidyne are relying on us forgiving and forgetting.  

I am certainly not doing that, and the anti-Avidyne vibe is now going to appear in the next edition of The PBN Manual, the standard PBN text book in Europe, of which I am co-author.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ddgates Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 2018 at 12:53pm
I have given up engaging on this.  Not much more to be said that hasn’t already been said in the 5+ years the -A deliverable is in arrears.

I think the devices they design and build themselves (notably the IFD series) are great products.  Those they have either bought or rebadged (TAS series, Skytrax) are failures on many levels.

I would caution anyone acquiring avionics upgrades to consider the WYSWYG approach; don’t buy anything on the basis of what is promised, only on the basis of what they deliver now.

Many missed opportunities.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ddgates Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 2:47pm
Well , I was wrong.

Just got notice from FAA approval and STC for TAS-A was granted last week!

Let the frenzy begin!!

Good for you Avidyne!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Timothy Nathan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2018 at 6:09pm
Does that mean that the ADS-B in facility is now available in software?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Timothy Nathan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 2018 at 11:47am
It seems that EASA has also certified it (that was quick!) and Avidyne UK are looking into shipping me a unit, so that line that we all want drawn may finally be on the horizon 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PeterC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2018 at 9:06pm
sat with my avionics tech last night and started to look at the -A update install instructions. We’re doing a bunch of panel work so we agreed to finish testing everything else to keep from being confused. However the software is available to your techs. Thank you Avidyne. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oskrypuch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2018 at 10:07pm
For those that need the hardware upgrade, what is the procedure?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oskrypuch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 2018 at 10:21am
OK, so I called Tech support, and yes, the hardware upgrade by RMA is now available, dealer needs to initiate it.

I have the "free" upgrade certificate (605 -> 605A), got it with the TAS605 purchase way back. They had trouble finding me in the database, not sure what that was about, but hopefully that gets sorted out.

Called my dealer, and they are starting the process.

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Originally posted by oskrypuch oskrypuch wrote:

They had trouble finding me in the database, not sure what that was about, but hopefully that gets sorted out.

Do you have the voucher?
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Originally posted by Timothy Nathan Timothy Nathan wrote:

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Do you have the voucher?

Yes, I do. Kept it "safe" all these years. ;)

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Yeah.  I am sending mine to The British Museum Ancient History Department for carbon dating and authentication ;-)
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