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  1. Yes I did lol sorry my bad! Long bodies will come at a later point from what i've heard.
  2. Yes they do lol. If you phone them as a non dealer with a technical question they will simply tell you to contact your nearest dealer.
  3. Ok I'll answer here as I can't see that anyone has explicitly answered the original question. The IFD540 will work fine with the G3x. BUT, if you have a G3x I presume you would be looking to do a GFC500 autopilot? Unfortunately there are certain coding anomalies that prevent the IFD540 working properly with the autopilot in Approach mode. Meaning that to get approach mode to work correctly you have to buy the GTN navigator from garmin as well- as is their want for you to have a full garmin setup. If you had a G3x and an IFD540 and integrated it into a 3rd party autopilot like a
  4. The certification department of the FAA has been closed since the original corona shutdown, I don't even think it's reopened again (Our local FISDO certainly hasn't!) so there hasn't been any progress there. I have seen evidence of the Seneca and their Mooney out flying (whether the Mooney has a working autopilot in it or not I can't tell) One can assume that once the 182, seneca and A36 which are currently under certification testing and the FAA reopens, that their focus will be putting the rest of the paperwork into the FAA's hands. Expect certification for long and medium length
  5. With this setup in the past (An aspen as PFD and gi275 or a G5) the Aspen PFD replaces the AI/HSI, the G5/Gi275 replaces the requirement for the Turn/Bank. But we have always kept the original ASI and the Altimeter
  6. Ah ok, that is quite a trek! Feel free to send me a private message and I can let you know what kind of deals I'd be offering, might just be worth the flight!
  7. How close are you to Reno? Im doing a start of year bulk order with Dynon certified so Im doing a one-off special savings deal for orders/deposits paid at the beginning of the year
  8. What model is it you have? I don't think there's too much to worry about. It just depends how many models they're able to piggy-back on the initial approval
  9. Incase anyone is interested, We've had a cancellation for February! So if anyone needs a slot for avionics upgrades just let me know
  10. At the moment I think the only thing the NGT9000 would be able to send the HDX is WAAS GPS position... The HDX doesn't have the same data format for traffic and weather that that transponder, or the GTX345 etc speak, so at the moment Dynons ADSB IN device is the only one capable of displaying traffic and weather on the HDX. I would need to check on if the HDX can remote operate that transponder but I doubt it
  11. The 10" HDX screen with AHRS, magnetometer, all the mounting trays and most of the harnesses, ADSB IN module plus backup batteries plus D10 backup with backup battery is just over $10k (+$499 for the A429 adaptor to connect an IFR navigator) +a new panel if required. Some can get away with keeping their current panel and just cutting the access into it but most of the time we just recommend having a new panel cut. Plus STC cost of $2000 The Autopilot cost is just a guess ballpark atm as the prices haven't been released as its not certified yet. Comparing it to the C172 which is a 2
  12. As an add on yes, but of course you still need the HDX efis system installed to control the autopilot. The Trutrak works independently. so you’d save money if you were already intending to modernize your instrument panel anyway
  13. Well their engine monitoring system is pretty awesome, highly configurable and you can track trends etc. I would personally install their autopilot rather than a Trutrak not just due to saving money but the Dynon autopilot FD panel is a must have- so nice and quick to choose your AP modes, engage VNav etc- connect the Dynon to a certified GPS navigator and it’ll do full LNAV approaches on the autopilot and from what I’ve seen so far it does it very well! I personally would do Trig audio panels and radio (or Trig Nav/com) Rather than using the Dynon radio and intercom system, plus add an Avi
  14. The 2650 is just a guess for the Mooney right now as it hasn’t finished certification yet and their prices haven’t been released, that is the cost of the install kit for the 172. Install for the autopilot would be around 25 hours inc removal of old autopilot ($2750 labour)
  15. I do agree, it is a lot smarter to just go for the full system straight out the gate- it is what I advise people to do. There are some though that prefer to do it gradually- add to it when they can afford it etc
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