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    Posted: 04 Nov 2018 at 10:04am
No, 8.1  - the version compatible with Skywatch inputs.  But that pilot guide was written for 8.1, so there are apparently some traffic boxes that can provide an 8.1 MFD with vectors, I'm just not aware of which ones.

Since the Lynx cannot get the 8.1 MFD to display vector info, I'm not sure it would do so with 8.2 either.  And I'll never know since I want to keep XM weather on the MFD, and the Lynx's ability to give my MFD merged TAS/ADS-B traffic makes that a satisfactory decision for me.  

I have ADS-B weather displayed in other places, so leaving XM on the MFD gives me some redundancy in weather data.  I also use the Lynx's own traffic display and my #2 GPS (set to closer ranges), for vector information for closer targets.  The distant targets displayed on my MFD are just for advance "heads up" info that tells me if I'm headed for an area with a lot of airplanes near the altitudes I will be flying when I get closer.  With my traffic display setup, I really don't need vectors on the MFD for that.

Obviously it's all a matter of personal preference.  The fact these discussions might help somebody make a purchase decision with more info is why I'm posting about it.
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 Do you have R8.2?
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I think whether you get the velocity vector depends upon the box that is feeding the MFD (according to that table).  I have a Lynx NGT 9000+, yet I get no velocity vectors for targets on my MFD.   Of course, I do get the enhanced ADS-B traffic icons on the Lynx traffic screen itself, as well as via wifi on ForeFlight.
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Catani, thanks for the point-out. Table 3.1 answers my question. 

 I'm pleased to see that ADS-B traffic will have a velocity vector associated, even if with only 45-deg resolution. Of course, I'll get the full ADS-B symbology on my iPad.
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Any update on the when 8.2 will be fixed?
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The MFD Pilot Guide shows the traffic icons it displays in Table 3.1 in Chapter 3.  If you don't have that available, traffic within Skywatch's or the Lynx's alert zone is a yellow circle, with altitude differential information and rate of climb/descent if the target is broadcasting altitude.  Other targets are cyan diamonds - solid if closer, hollow if not.  They will also show altitude and rate info, if the target has Mode C or ADS-B.
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AviSteve stated, "While release 8.2 will display ADS-B traffic, it will continue to display the old style traffic icons.  That's because the MFD is a level D box and the TSO requires level C in order to display the new symbology."

I'm unsure precisely what is covered by "old style traffic icons" and "new symbology." And, I'm considering installation of an L3 NGT-9000, or a GTX345 in order to display TIS-B (and FIS-B) on my R8.2 EX5000.

To anyone on the Forum with an EX5000 and either of those two ADS-B units, I'd appreciate if you could post a picture of the display of an ADS-B OUT target on your EX5000.

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Steve

Thanks for the update.



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I looked into this late Friday after Ibraham's post.  Turns out that when a large volume of weather data is received over ADS-B, the map can become disabled and the tab will turn yellow.  A SIL has now been published regarding the situation.

Engineering is already looking into the situation, so hopefully a solution will be available very soon.


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Update on 8.2, it seems it is suspended until some bugs are fixed!

From
"Avidyne Tech Support"<techsupport@avidyne.com>
Good Afternoon,
The 8.2 software update is very new. When it was sent out to a few people there was a glitch found in the software. Avidyne is currently working on the software to fix all problems and that is why it is temporarily suspended. At this moment we do not know when the update will be released again but fingers crossed it will be next week. 

Sorry for all the confusion!

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Here's the official press release regarding 8.2 and ADS-B support.  Being insiders, you guys knew about this long ago so it's not necessarily news.  A list of FAQs has also been published.

FYI, for EX500/600, the software is actually referred to as release 4.2 and has it's own list of FAQs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ansond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 2018 at 6:03pm
+1!   Anyone tried 8.2 yet?

I was wondering if, with 8.2, its possible to choose (I assume via the configuration of the MFD) whether you continue to receive and display XM weather with 8.2 or, instead pull weather and traffic from your Skytrax?

Can you possibly configure the MFD to take weather from XM but traffic (only...) from the Skytrax?

Thanks!!

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Has anyone upgraded their EX-5000 to 8.2? If so, what was the process and are you happy with the upgrade.
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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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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 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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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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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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Steve,
Thank you for the great news, we have been waiting for this for 2 years!
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Steve, besides Cirrus aircraft, will Columbias also be eligible for the R8.2 update?

-Larry
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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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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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Any updates on release 8.2 for Cirrus aircraft?
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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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Is R8.2 available for the EX600?
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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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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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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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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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Thanks for the information, it has been a very frustrating 2 years, the main reason for our avionics upgrade was to have traffic, we were reassured by the Avidyne sales rep that with a simple software upgrade that was in development at the time, we would have traffic on the MFD.  We were not expecting that would take 2 years  and then being told that the aircraft manufacturer has to approve the update. 

In addition, we were content to have traffic alerts on the IFD 440, but then Avidyne decided to eliminate the aural warning for traffic with 10.2.1

If we had known all this at that time, we would have spent the money on a different traffic system.
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I've been upgrading the software on my Entegra PFD and MFD multiple times over the years and so far, no problem.  Until 8.2.  Thankfully, I don't need the upgrade, but I sure needed the earlier ones.  I wonder why there was no STC difficulty with the earlier upgrades.

I also wonder whether, under the FAA's new certification procedures, whether an STC is necessary for software upgrades.  And if so, why?

I can see why the avionics manufacturer has to satisfy the FAA that the box works, and that it still works after a software upgrade.  Avidyne has cleared that hurdle for 8.2, so I have no questions on that issue in this message.  

I can also see why you need an STC to install an FAA approved MFD in a particular certificated airplane design, because it does take some connections to the plane's hardware.  But I don't understand why the software in the box must also be STC'd, once the original hardware has been certified in the plane.  What if all the software upgrade does is speed up the algorithms so it runs a little faster?  What if it changes the color of the magenta line slightly?  What is the criteria for a software change that so alters the box that it's not the same box anymore?

I'm not digging into this because I don't need 8.2.  But it sure is puzzling.
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Ibraham, I think there is a little misplaced frustration here. I'll give you the product development delays of 8.2 - no argument here. However, it is now available to be used.

Let's take a step back and look at the integrated panel and how the manufacturer, the FAA, and the Avionics manufacturer connect together. Avidyne created an integrated panel, much the same as Garmin has done with the G1000 system, or Honeywell has done for larger airframes. There is no legal ability to install these into an aircraft without an STC (as some have done with the G1000 system for King Air for example) or as part of the Type Data Certificate held by the airframe manufacturer. In the case of Textron, they built hold the certificate for the Columbia/Corvalis airframes, and therefore, they are the only ones that can approve updates and substitutions unless a 3rd party creates an STC.

The blame is squarely on Textron on this one, much the same as they have orphaned the original G1000 platform where they haven't approved software updates to allow ADS-B solutions to the G1000 and have said they don't plan to. Their solution is to add a Garmin GTX345 rather than update the software and integrated hardware.

Textron is terrible at supporting GA aircraft and it is extremely frustrating for us owners. This is where your blame should be place, not with Avidyne. Avidyne has completed the software update and it is available - Textron chooses not to approve it for installation into your airframe.

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To blame for false advertising that the EX5000 will display traffic and weather from the MLB/Skytrax 100, it is still showing on the Avidyne Skytrax 100 webpage then saying that it needs revision 8.2 to be able to do that. They have a picture of the EX5000 on the Skytrax 100 web page, kind of deceiving.  https://avidyne.com/products/978/index.html

To blame for keeping the hope up on Avidyne live that 8.2 is almost there for over 2 years, then when it was finally developed to push it on the TC holder for approval for installation. 

Avidyne is the one selling ADS-B solutions, not Cirrus, Piper or Columbia

I am just venting out of frustration, after waiting 2 years for 8.2 to come out, now we find out we may never be able to install it in the aircraft.
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to blame for what?
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Avidyne is to blame as they kept announcing and advertising that the EX5000 will display weather and traffic from the MLB 100 when it was first introduced years ago.  
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It is really an unfortunate unintended consequence of tieing the avionics suite to the type data certificate. I'm not sure anyone considered the future effects of this. It becomes extremely problematic with low volume airframes where the business case for an STC is very difficult and likely unprofitable.

This will be an interesting space to watch in the future and one that we as pilot / owners should bring forward to the FAA or to one of the alphabet organizations like the Columbia type club, or AOPA, or someone like that.
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Quote  With our limited avionics engineering staff we are not able to get a software update to the current TTX (C240) that we produce. Unfortunately that means they are not going to update these older system. He did say that if someone wanted to update it would have to come via an STC or field approval.

Awww, those poor things.  Glad I haven't bought any of their products recently.


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I deal with this same issue at work (not Avidyne/Textron, but same issue).  The equipment manufacturer designs and certifies a new software, then the airframe manufacturer (TC holder) has to certify that software and provide a service bulletin before the operator can load it and use the new features.

The alternative is that the equipment manufacturer obtains an STC for the installation and use of the software at the airframe level.  This takes the airframe OEM out of the loop.

There are two main problems with the STC method.  In some cases, the equipment manufacturer is contractually prohibited from pursuing such an STC (under the thinking that service bulletin revenue will be siphoned from the OEM).  But even if there is no such contractual limitation, the STC is expensive to obtain and therefore means additional expense to the operator purchasing the upgrade.  If the operator was expecting a free software upgrade, then there is no business case at all for the STC.




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For my 2004 Columbia 350 I asked Textron Aviation Piston Support regarding their plans for the EX5000 R8.2 update. Three weeks ago I received their response:

We talked last week about a software upgrade to the Avidyne system that you have installed on your LC42-550FG. I checked with my product team for these airplanes and he advised that there are no plans to update the software to these systems. With our limited avionics engineering staff we are not able to get a software update to the current TTX (C240) that we produce. Unfortunately that means they are not going to update these older system. He did say that if someone wanted to update it would have to come via an STC or field approval. Thank you,

Seems to me that unless Avidyne can work with Textron, or unless my avionics shop can obtain a field approval, I will have to forego this update. 

I also wonder why Avidyne would develop further updates, if the TC holders will not approve them for release?
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Still waiting for Cirrus and Avidyne to agree on a solution for release 8.2, hopefully they will work together instead of shifting the blame on who should approve it for release to the customers.
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Originally posted by mcatanese mcatanese wrote:

Thanks Steve!

So I just got off the phone with Duncan and they specifically said that the 4.2 release for the EX500 will allow ADS-B weather but NOT XM weather. I had thought you could switch back and forth but evidently not. I guess I would be looking for a definitive answer from Avidyne on that.
That is incorrect.  You can configure the EX500 for either XM or ADS-B weather.
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Thanks Steve!

So I just got off the phone with Duncan and they specifically said that the 4.2 release for the EX500 will allow ADS-B weather but NOT XM weather. I had thought you could switch back and forth but evidently not. I guess I would be looking for a definitive answer from Avidyne on that.
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Originally posted by mcatanese mcatanese wrote:

Hi Steve...

I have a Bonanza with an EX500. Is that also supported with this release? If so, what do I need to do to update it?

Side question....the EX500 occasionally shows a 'traffic fail' and then it comes back to normal after a few seconds. Is this a known issue with software and was that fixed in this release?
Yes, the upgrade is also available for the EX500, but for that unit it is actually called "Release 4.2".  Avidyne has teamed with Duncan Aviation for EX500 maintenance, so you'll need to contact Duncan for the upgrade.  Avidyne and Duncan are still working out the last few details, though, so don't be surprised if they say it's not available yet.  It will be shortly.

The occasional traffic fail message isn't a software issue that I'm aware of, so my best advice there is to talk to your avionics shop or to talk with Duncan.  www.duncanaviation.aero 402-475-2611
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Hi Steve...

I have a Bonanza with an EX500. Is that also supported with this release? If so, what do I need to do to update it?

Side question....the EX500 occasionally shows a 'traffic fail' and then it comes back to normal after a few seconds. Is this a known issue with software and was that fixed in this release?
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Great! Thanks Steve!!
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Steve,

Great, thank you for all your help and the information. 

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Originally posted by Ibraham Ibraham wrote:

Can the IFD 440 be used as a GPS source for the GTX 345 that does not have a built in GPS?
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I contacted Cirrus regarding revision 8.2, this is the reply from field service:

Ibrahim:
Here's an update for you.

I brought the issue to our Avionics & Electrical Engineering Team.  They are working towards a resolution.  I have not received an answer at this time.  Will advise when they issue an official response.

I do not know when they will release the response.   

I appreciate your patience in this matter.

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Can the IFD 440 be used as a GPS source for the GTX 345 that does not have a built in GPS?
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Originally posted by Melohn Melohn wrote:

Steve,

Given you guys support the GTX345 with the IFD navigators, presumably someone at Avidyne knows whether they output the right “Capstone” compatible message, right? This is literally a $1000 question for many people considering the 8.2 MFD software upgrade. Does Castone compatibility also include ADS-B weather from the 345?

Thanks!

Capstone format includes both weather and traffic.  GTX345 outputs Capstone format, so yes it is compatible with MFD release 8.2.
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