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    Posted: 11 Sep 2018 at 12:43pm
So, Avidyne told my shop to expect 10 to 15 days, plus shipping time to/from Canada, so say up to 19 days door to door. I had a coupon for the upgrade, so there is no charge on the factory work, or return shipping.

My TAS605 was sent in 30th Aug, it is now 11th Sept, and a return tracking number is now available. Should be here before the end of the week, say 13th Sept, so it will have been 10 days exclusive of shipping. Right on schedule, if not early.

I have heard that the turnaround time may be climbing. As folks find out about availability, I expect there may be large glut of units sent in, in a short period of time. I may have got in before the initial wave.

It will be nice to have it back, I feel a little "threatened" flying around right now. ;)

Will report back after the install, with any observations.

* Orest



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Orest - Keep us posted when you have a chance to flight test...
Mine is in the assembly line, due to complete the upgrade this week.

Curious to see if the "composite" traffic display on our IFD's shows separate/different traffic icons: UAT icons for ADSB and diamonds for transponder TAS targets... 

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Yes, I'm curious about that too, as to how they account for the disparate sources, on the display side. Don't know if there is available an updated soft-copy PG yet.

Should be installed this coming Mon/Tues.

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Originally posted by n7ifr n7ifr wrote:

Orest - Keep us posted when you have a chance to flight test...
Mine is in the assembly line, due to complete the upgrade this week.

Curious to see if the "composite" traffic display on our IFD's shows separate/different traffic icons: UAT icons for ADSB and diamonds for transponder TAS targets... 

Tom W.
That's the way it works on a Lynx NGT 9000+.  The manual explains how the icons differ.  Occasionally, for a second or two, both icons will appear next to each other for an aircraft transmitting both ADS-B Out and Mode A/C.  But then the Lynx figures it out and merges the two into the ADS-B icon.  Most of the time, however, you never see both icons for any one aircraft.  But it is common to see a mix of Mode A/C diamonds and ADS-B traffic icons on the Lynx display.  No reason I know of to think an IFD display would be any different.
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Thanks Catani -

So how does your Lynx display its two target types on the 540? Also as different icon types?

Looking forward to seeing the new TAS-"A" finally.  Won't have "dual" ADSB IN or air-to-air 980 hz Traffic (just 1090), but almost...

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Originally posted by n7ifr n7ifr wrote:

Thanks Catani -

So how does your Lynx display its two target types on the 540? Also as different icon types?

I have my Lynx traffic displaying on an Avidyne EX5000 MFD (which can only displays diamonds unfortunately - it cannot display ADS-B icons) as well as the Lynx itself (which is where I see both icon types).  I don't have a 540.
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Originally posted by Catani Catani wrote:

Originally posted by n7ifr n7ifr wrote:

Thanks Catani -

So how does your Lynx display its two target types on the 540? Also as different icon types?

I have my Lynx traffic displaying on an Avidyne EX5000 MFD (which can only displays diamonds unfortunately - it cannot display ADS-B icons) as well as the Lynx itself (which is where I see both icon types).  I don't have a 540.

 
Edit to add:  No 540, but I do have an IFD440.  I do know the IFD440 is set to receive traffic from the Lynx over ARINC429.  With an MFD, I don't use or refer to the map function of the IFD except when entering or amending flight plans.  Whenever I've seen a traffic target on the IFD, I always use that as a key to look at the Lynx's own screen, which has a dedicated traffic display with no other clutter to interfere my analysis of a threat and its location.

But I do believe the IFD440 does show both diamond TAS icons as well as ADS-B traffic icons for aircraft so equipped.  Since I don't use it for that purpose, I don't want to claim that it can without confirming that first.  I'm planning to fly on Friday, and will confirm one way or another what traffic icons show up on the 440.  Since the Lynx is feeding the 440 with both types of icons, and since the 440 can display both types, I don't see why there would be a problem.  But I'll confirm that and post back here.  Whatever the 440 can do, the 540 can do also of course.
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Originally posted by Catani Catani wrote:

...But I do believe the IFD440 does show both diamond TAS icons as well as ADS-B traffic icons for aircraft so equipped.  Since I don't use it for that purpose, I don't want to claim that it can without confirming that first.  I'm planning to fly on Friday, and will confirm one way or another what traffic icons show up on the 440...
 
Good thing I checked.  My IFD440 does not display ADS-B traffic icons from the Lynx.  The IFD displays all traffic the Lynx sees, but converts any ADS-B icons displayed on the Lynx's own screen into diamond icons.  The Lynx also wifi's traffic to ForeFlight, and ForeFlight does depict both ADS-B and diamond icons, reflecting what I see on the Lynx's own screen.  The IFD gets traffic data over ARINC 429, while ForeFlight gets that same traffic over a different type port. Not sure if that could explain why the IFD does not display ADS-B icons.  I rather doubt it.  I suspect there remains some kind of difference in the way the IFD interprets what is supposed to be Lynx's version of Capstone.

Now that Avidyne and L3 are marketing NGT9000 and IFDs together, perhaps at some point they will be made fully compatible.
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