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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ibraham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2018 at 9:44pm
This is from Avidyne current website showing the EX5000 and Skytrax 100 being compatible
https://avidyne.com/products/978/index.html
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Fast forward 5, 10, 15 years when the G1000, EX5000, etc. integrated panels are at end of life from the manufacturer. What do you do with your 172S w/ G1000? Answer, you will have to upgrade it, but to what? There will need to be an STC to install something else, but what? and from whom? Well, for the high number production models like 172, SR22, there may be an upgrade from the manufacturer. For others, it will require a 3rd party STC from some business who has a) determined there is a business case for investment, b) gone through the STC process, and c) actually ships and installs these upgrades.

My fear is that with the much fewer number produced airframes, there may be no option and therefore, the airframe becomes junk.

We will have to wait and see what happens, but even if you can upgrade your G1000 172, are you going to spend $50-$100k in a complete upgrade/replacement of the integrated panel IN ONE SHOT?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ibraham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jun 2018 at 7:03pm
Any update on the 8.2 approval from Cirrus? The last time I called Tech support I was informed that they are working with Cirrus for the approval.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ibraham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jun 2018 at 7:04pm
Any update on the 8.2 approval from Cirrus? The last time I called Tech support I was informed that they are working with Cirrus for the approval.
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Is R8.2 available for the EX600?
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I need to send my EX 500 into Duncan for some repairs and software upgrade but don't want to send the unit to Duncan until I know that they can do the 8.2 software upgrade. Can anyone tell me when this new software will be released. 
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Any updates on release 8.2 for Cirrus aircraft?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ronl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jul 2018 at 10:46am
I asked Avidyne at Oshkosh 2 days ago. Same response. 8.2 is done and we're just waiting on Cirrus to approve it. Should only be a few weeks. Ugh! Same song, 15th verse.
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Originally posted by Ibraham Ibraham wrote:

Any updates on release 8.2 for Cirrus aircraft?
OK, we've managed to find a way to get around the TC issues.  Here's a statement from the service  bulletin:

This service bulletin describes the installation of software, which has been developed with a DO-178B level D compliant process. Avidyne has assessed this update to be a minor alteration allowing performance of this service bulletin by appropriately rated repairman/repair station with a logbook entry.

Bottom line is that you can get this done now without going to Cirrus.  Call or write to sales to get all of the details.  sales@avidyne.com or 800-AVIDYNE.
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Steve, besides Cirrus aircraft, will Columbias also be eligible for the R8.2 update?

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Steve,
Thank you for the great news, we have been waiting for this for 2 years!
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Steve, can you confirm the under 8.2 that ADS-B traffic and weather, received from a Garmin 345, will correctly display? I’m happy to test this if it hasn’t already been tested, but I don’t want to purchase it until I know that it will work in my configuration.

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Originally posted by LarryPetro LarryPetro wrote:

Steve, besides Cirrus aircraft, will Columbias also be eligible for the R8.2 update?

-Larry
Since it's a minor alteration, aircraft type is not a factor.  The service bulletin applies to MFDs with part numbers 700-00004-XXX or 700-00030-X0X.

There are factors to consider before upgrading.  8.2 does not support MLX770 or WSI Inflight Datalink.  Also, we recommend that if you have a Garmin 4xx/5xx connected via 232, that you switch to a 429 connection (but not mandatory).  Details are in the service bulletin, you should contact sales and/or tech support to get the details.
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Originally posted by Melohn Melohn wrote:

Steve, can you confirm the under 8.2 that ADS-B traffic and weather, received from a Garmin 345, will correctly display? I’m happy to test this if it hasn’t already been tested, but I don’t want to purchase it until I know that it will work in my configuration.

Confirmed.  Wx will come over 232.  Traffic over 429.
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Steve -  I have an L3 Lynx NGT9000+ that already displays traffic (TAS and ADS-B merged) on my MFD with v8.1.  And I would like to keep XM weather displayed on the MFD as well, and would not want to replace it with ADS-B weather.  So for me, those enhanced v8.2 capabilities are not really beneficial.  Would an upgrade to v8.2 provide my MFD any other benefits or improvements over 8.1, other than ADS-B weather and traffic?
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Originally posted by Catani Catani wrote:

Steve -  I have an L3 Lynx NGT9000+ that already displays traffic (TAS and ADS-B merged) on my MFD with v8.1.  And I would like to keep XM weather displayed on the MFD as well, and would not want to replace it with ADS-B weather.  So for me, those enhanced v8.2 capabilities are not really beneficial.  Would an upgrade to v8.2 provide my MFD any other benefits or improvements over 8.1, other than ADS-B weather and traffic?
No, there were no other significant changes.
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