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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dmtidler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 9:27pm
Originally posted by LANCE LANCE wrote:

Originally posted by dmtidler dmtidler wrote:

Just a thought especially today....how about an automatic local time offset option? Additionally, local time ETAs would show correct local time ETAs even if ETA fix time offset is different than current position time offset.

That's why we have UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)

Our IFDs (and maybe the IFD100 soon) have the ability to offset UTC by a fixed amount on a per user basis. I was trying to gauge interest in an automatic option for this offset. Currently, if one would like that offset to reflect local time, they would have to manually change that offset value every time they cross a time zone or when going in or out of DST (for each affected user). 

Thanks for pointing out that UTC would be required data for this calculation.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alouicious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2019 at 9:55am
Excellent thread started by Steve!  Lots of great suggestions.

Bummer about Avidyne's interpretation of the regs on installation of firmware updates vs data updates.  Seems the wording from FAR 43 (as quoted by AzFlyer and HenryM in the "Update-on-10-2-3-1-software" thread) would allow, though maybe the local FAA rep implied otherwise.  

Maybe, to get this one to us, he (we?) needs to start another thread for the NEXT update...  

As one who chose Wing X over Foreflight a long time ago (and relieved that Boeing spared Wing X), sure glad for Garmin's foray into data:  Competition reduced the Jepp subscription price for us.  Still would prefer an alternative to Jepp.

AVIdly anticipating this release!
Thanks, Steve, et al!
Be happy! Your choice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ColinW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2019 at 6:33pm
To underline the disappointment about no RF leg capability, in
Europe SESAR is funding a project to demonstrate that GA aircraft can successfully fly non-standard approach profiles including RF legs.  The selection of participants was limited to those with GTN boxes at software v6.21 or above. The flying is due to start in April or May. 

What a shame Avidyne is not at the party


Edited by ColinW - 12 Mar 2019 at 6:34pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flybuddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 2019 at 11:37am
Got an IFD being installed this week but got to fly a neighbors plane equipped with a 440 this morning and work an IFD for the first time. I was very impressed with it as I was able to do all functions by myself with no help and no manual. Really user friendly and intuitive. One suggestion, on simple direct to flights it would be nice if the IFD remembered last leg entered upon startup this way you could put your next destination prior to shutdown. May not seem like a big deal but helpful when you have multiple devices to set up making for an extended run up. Yes, I do know you can save as a prior flight plan but it's still easier if you don't have to touch it at all (except for allow/ignore).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bob H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 2019 at 4:01pm

Originally posted by Flybuddy Flybuddy wrote:

Got an IFD being installed this week but got to fly a neighbors plane equipped with a 440 this morning and work an IFD for the first time. I was very impressed with it as I was able to do all functions by myself with no help and no manual. Really user friendly and intuitive. One suggestion, on simple direct to flights it would be nice if the IFD remembered last leg entered upon startup this way you could put your next destination prior to shutdown. May not seem like a big deal but helpful when you have multiple devices to set up making for an extended run up. Yes, I do know you can save as a prior flight plan but it's still easier if you don't have to touch it at all (except for allow/ignore).
Congrats on the new install!  It certainly is a great box!

In regard to remembering the last leg upon startup, I prefer to start with a clean slate.  Things can change between shutdown and startup on how I’m going to fly.  A clean slate has me be very deliberate about my route right before takeoff.  The primary function of the IFD is to support IFR flight plans, this is a VFR point to point request, which I think will actually hinder IFR operations.  Some things to consider:

·         Most of the time, I’m not sure what my next route or waypoint will be upon shutdown, so this feature will rarely come into play.  Also, after shutdown or before the next flight, I can always put waypoints into the IFD100 for auto loading when connected to the panel IFD.

·         When flying IFR, upon shutdown, the IFD will retain the last route flown.  Then on startup, I no longer have the option of just entering a route on the FPL page.  I will either need to delete the old waypoints while entering the new, or I will be relegated to entering everything new in the ROUTE page.  It limits my options and will cause extra work.

·         Upon startup now, I can do a database update in less time than it takes to warm up, taxi, and run-up.  Loading a single VFR waypoint would be simpler and faster than that.  I think you will find no extended run-up is necessary.

I am left to conclude that for most IFR operations, this feature request would be a hindrance.  Also, it will only come into play when the next VFR flight and waypoint are known, which is probably not very often (at least for me).  Even then, the IFD 100 will certainly suffice.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chflyer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Mar 2019 at 5:09pm
I know it's well over a year away, but it would be nice to have confirmation from Avidyne that support for RF legs won't have any more implementation restrictions than those for the Garmin GTN. Specifically, per the AFMS the GTN is approved to fly uncoupled RF legs ... i.e. does not require an A/P or FD.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AviSteve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2019 at 8:50am
Originally posted by chflyer chflyer wrote:

I know it's well over a year away, but it would be nice to have confirmation from Avidyne that support for RF legs won't have any more implementation restrictions than those for the Garmin GTN. Specifically, per the AFMS the GTN is approved to fly uncoupled RF legs ... i.e. does not require an A/P or FD.
That's correct.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mklepper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2019 at 10:13pm
Suggestion for 10.3

I fly a small experimental.  While on autopilot, tracking the GPS, I often get a popup message saying to adjust heading to xxx.   (Turn to xxx)   My autopilot is flying that xxx heading + or - a degree.  (I know the bigger stuff like the Pilatus I fly, is dead on and this isn't an issue.)   What would be nice would be a setting to loosen up the trigger for that popup alert by an extra degree or two.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DavidBunin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 2019 at 9:42am
It may be telling you to set the OBS course to that value.  Mine does that for my CDI if I don't twist it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MysticCobra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 2019 at 9:01pm
Originally posted by mklepper mklepper wrote:

While on autopilot, tracking the GPS, I often get a popup message saying to adjust heading to xxx.   (Turn to xxx)   My autopilot is flying that xxx heading + or - a degree.  (I know the bigger stuff like the Pilatus I fly, is dead on and this isn't an issue.)   What would be nice would be a setting to loosen up the trigger for that popup alert by an extra degree or two.
As David mentioned, I don't think this has anything to do with how well the autopilot is tracking; the IFD is simply detecting where your CDI is dialed in and reminding you to update it if it's not dialed in to your desired course.  

In my plane, as long as I'm "close" (maybe +/- 3deg) on the CDI, the IFD is satisfied and will clear the alert.

Regardless of where the CDI is set, my GPSS-driven autopilot is dead on the magenta line when the IFD is in GPS mode.


Edited by MysticCobra - 23 Mar 2019 at 9:02pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AZ Flyer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2019 at 6:27am
Originally posted by DavidBunin DavidBunin wrote:

It may be telling you to set the OBS course to that value.  Mine does that for my CDI if I don't twist it.
That is what was happening in my Aspen/IFD540 panel.  I didn't realize that the IFD was prompting me to set the heading on the Aspen until now.  Thanks for that insight!  I flew yesterday and that is exactly what it was prompting me to do. Another IFD mystery solved.


Edited by AZ Flyer - 24 Mar 2019 at 6:30am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mklepper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2019 at 10:19am
OK thanks,   Yes, once I set the heading on the CDI, the message went away.   I rarely bother adjusting the CDI heading on my experimental, as I set the heading on my EFIS.  The heading on the Pilatus EFIS apparently is connected back to the 440. 

Learn something new everyday.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DavidBunin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2019 at 8:29am
Lots of misuse of the word "heading" here.  To be clear, it is the CDI "course" that is being set.  The 'other' thing with the knob.
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