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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brou0040 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Oct 2018 at 12:28pm
Originally posted by AZ Flyer AZ Flyer wrote:

I'm fairly certain that the monitor volume can be adjusted under Aux/Audio/Standby Com.

It can, but even with monitor volume maxed out, it is barely audible although not loud enough be understood.  The other volumes work just fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bob H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Oct 2018 at 10:10am
Originally posted by tony tony wrote:

Pilots need to decide how their aircraft is configured and behaves, not software engineers.  I think this is a bad idea.  
Agreed!  If I want to monitor 
121.5, I’ll configure it myself.  This requested function is not germane to the IFD’s primary function and it just adds to software bloat.
Originally posted by brou0040 brou0040 wrote:

Originally posted by AZ Flyer AZ Flyer wrote:

I'm fairly certain that the monitor volume can be adjusted under Aux/Audio/Standby Com.
It can, but even with monitor volume maxed out, it is barely audible although not loud enough be understood.  The other volumes work just fine.
Mine is loud and clear.  It is connected to the AUX input of a PMA6000.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brou0040 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Oct 2018 at 7:16pm
Interesting, I know others have complained about this in the past as well.  Mine is connected to my PMA450A.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote forkauto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2018 at 4:19pm
I would love to have the ability to keep the IFD550 in Track Up or Track Up centered mode without having to push the lower right button every time at power up. Seems like an easy software fix. Every time its powered up, it goes to North Up mode unless you have a PFD attached.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ansond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2018 at 6:46pm
Originally posted by forkauto forkauto wrote:

I would love to have the ability to keep the IFD550 in Track Up or Track Up centered mode without having to push the lower right button every time at power up. Seems like an easy software fix. Every time its powered up, it goes to North Up mode unless you have a PFD attached.

+1 on this... super annoying.  Also, +1 on fixing this in the IFD100 app... same thing seems to happen. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LANCE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Oct 2018 at 7:01pm
Originally posted by forkauto forkauto wrote:

I would love to have the ability to keep the IFD550 in Track Up or Track Up centered mode without having to push the lower right button every time at power up. Seems like an easy software fix. Every time its powered up, it goes to North Up mode unless you have a PFD attached.

I agree 100%
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I have both IFD540 & 440, and have to do this on both boxes after every startup. Very annoying.

I suspect that this is a bug, though. Per a note in the Map section of the manual ... "The map orientation will auto-switch from track-up orientation to north up orientation when GPS is lost. Pilots who leave the map orientation in track-up during shutdown may notice the map will start up in north-up until a GPS position fix is available, at which time the map will auto-switch back to track-up."

Unfortunately, this auto-switch back to track-up never happens after start-up, at least not for me. I always need to manually hit the button on each unit to get back to track-up.
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Originally posted by chflyer chflyer wrote:

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Unfortunately, this auto-switch back to track-up never happens after start-up, at least not for me. I always need to manually hit the button on each unit to get back to track-up.

Yes, I concur. One click of the right knob while on the MAP page, is a normal step in my pre-takeoff routine.

It may have to do with the IFD booting up before the ASPEN, or something like that, but it is essentially a constant feature.

* Orest



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Here’s a feature request for a future IFD release: rs232 output format defined to support ADS-B FIS-B products on the EX5000 MFD. Today, that’s difficult in many multi-vendor situations, such as when using a Garmin GTX 345, which has limited capacity to communicate with non-Garmin MFDs. While traffic is sent via ARINC 429, the other ADS-B products are transmitted only via rs422/232.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 310pilot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 1:24pm
Please add the ability to finger press the boundary lines of the Airmets displayed on the IFD and have the airmet text information display. The airmet lines as depicted now are not very useful without the text that describes them. Thanks
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 I know this has been requested before butttt.....
Map Auto Zoom, when combined with ‘some intelligence’, can be a very useful feature-in my humble opinion.

So what ‘Intelligence’ does it need...
1) Min and Max range values
2) and the option to only apply to the Destination. 

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Originally posted by DH82FLYER DH82FLYER wrote:

 I know this has been requested before butttt.....
Map Auto Zoom, when combined with ‘some intelligence’, ...

I very seldom use autozoom, on anything, I prefer to control the visual angle on screen, especially during the approach.

But I could see the value of that, as long as it is optional.

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With Auto Zoom you still have full manual control, but it’s big advantage is that when your busy or distracted it continues to operate in the background to your pre-defined settings. 

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Originally posted by DH82FLYER DH82FLYER wrote:


With Auto Zoom you still have full manual control, but it’s big advantage is that when your busy or distracted it continues to operate in the background to your pre-defined settings. 

Thomas

Yes, you do have manual control, but I prefer not to have to re-exert that control, as it keeps auto-zooms, when I'm busy and distracted.

But, as I say, just my preference. I can see that a semi-intelligent auto-zoom could be useful, as long as it can be turned off.

* Orest



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New to the forum. I have an IFD 540 in my Navajo and adding a 440.

In 10.3, I'd like to see:

1) I'd like data blocks to be able to go to a page. I want to touch a block and be taken to the fuel page or the XM channel page.

2) Visual approaches

3) Default nav page on the 440 like garmin has on the gtn 650 and gns 430.

4) Data block option showing destination airport, distance from, and cardinal direction from airport. That would make it easy to report 10 miles SE.

5) Ability to activate the already entered approach or VTF from the PROC button.

6) Keep all waypoints on final approach course when activating VTF.

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Originally posted by NavajoFlyer NavajoFlyer wrote:

In 10.3, I'd like to see: 

3) Default nav page on the 440 like garmin has on the gtn 650 and gns 430.

Why?  What do you want that you don’t have with the IFD?  I’m not saying this applies to you, but what I’ve noticed on this forum is that some of the frustration with Avidyne is the transition from Garmin Architecture to Avidyne Architecture.  The Garmin “muscle memory” can be so strong that a different architecture is, at times, considered non-intuitive or even just plain wrong.  Some have even stated that, for some functions, Garmin set the standard and that’s the way it should be done.  I’ve never flown with Garmin, so I’ve never had to unlearn the Garmin Architecture or experience the transition frustration.  Perhaps there is improvement that can be done to the IFD nav page, but please be specific.  Asking that it be “like Garmin” is not specific enough about what needs to be improved.  If I had wanted Garmin, I would have bought Garmin.
Originally posted by NavajoFlyer NavajoFlyer wrote:

4) Data block option showing destination airport, distance from, and cardinal direction from airport. That would make it easy to report 10 miles SE.
Already exists.  Try any of these below.  Designated Waypoint will give you the radial.


Originally posted by NavajoFlyer NavajoFlyer wrote:

5) Ability to activate the already entered approach or VTF from the PROC button.
I hesitate to have hard labeled buttons have different functions depending on configuration or previous actions.  From an ergonomics standpoint, I think it best that the button has a single function.  It is also possible that once an approach is loaded that a different approach may need to be loaded rather than just activated.  It is quite simple now to activate an approach, so just don’t see the need for this additional method.

BTW, Welcome to the Forum!  I am fairly new to the IFD and the folks here are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.  I hope some will pipe in here as others may have a different take on the topics you've raised.

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Originally posted by NavajoFlyer NavajoFlyer wrote:

New to the forum. ...

3) Default nav page on the 440 like garmin has on the gtn 650 and gns 430.

-Gary

Welcome Gary,   

You can add all those datablocks (actually more kinds than Garmin has), including a CDI, to the current MAP page.

Are you asking for an additional MAP page, that shows no Map, and only six giant sized blocks like the GNS? Personally, I think that would limit the available information.


As to VTF, the IFD does preserve the FAF and inbound, there are no other waypoints that matter if you are VTF. But, if you prefer to leave the entire approach in the FMS flight plan, just select the IF to FAF leg to be the active leg, you will get the same "VTF" type guidance, but the rest of the approach will be visible. If you are concerned that ATC may reroute back to the IAF, you can just select in the FMC page, and hit direct. Done.

But note, that on the IFD, you can very quickly change from full to VTF and back, or even a different approach with just a few keystrokes, and you don't actually leave the FMS page, so you have the navigation profile and map in view at all times. For these reasons, there isn't the same issue on the IFD, that you have on the Garmins, where many counsel not use Garmin's VTF.

* Orest



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New thought on 10.3: Can you make the IFD send out a "current flight plan has changed" ping via WiFi.. such that Foreflight can pick up that "ping" and automatically do a new pull of the current flight plan into its view?

No changes to the "push" (I sort of like that manual "check" as it is)... but I cannot think of a reason why you might not want to keep Foreflight in constant sync with the lastest active flightplan...

Just a thought. 

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Originally posted by ansond ansond wrote:

New thought on 10.3: Can you make the IFD send out a "current flight plan has changed" ping via WiFi.. such that Foreflight can pick up that "ping" and automatically do a new pull of the current flight plan into its view?

No changes to the "push" (I sort of like that manual "check" as it is)... but I cannot think of a reason why you might not want to keep Foreflight in constant sync with the lastest active flightplan...

Just a thought. 

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There are already several ways to accomplish what you're describing using the existing data that the IFD has available over WiFi.  It's just a matter of how app developers choose to use the data.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chflyer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 10:23am
Is 10.3 likely to be the next release? That is, no more 10.2 point releases planned after 10.2.2.0?

Reason for the question is that I believe it was you, Steve, who mentioned that RF support only needed some flight testing for FAA signoff and that would seem to fall in the point release category.

It would sure be nice to get those approved in the AFMS and into the navdata so that they can be flown. There are a couple used for getting into my home field and they really shorten the approaches as well as reducing the descent angle. I've read reports that they are actually easier to fly than a DME arc.
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Trust me, I'm as frustrated as you are about RF legs not being allowed in the database.  I've been trying to get the capability into the next release, but some of the other changes are just taking longer than we planned and that's adversely affecting the likelihood that RF legs will be in there.  If I can find any way to get them included, I will.
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Thank you.
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