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  1. ElectroAir Update

    Hmmmm. I have those on my 2011 BMW and have had them fail twice in 30000 miles.
  2. Procedure Turns - Avidyne 440

    OMG, I'm such an idiot. I flew it backwards. I failed to delete a gap in the flight plan so it didn't sequence the legs properly. I just flew it on the simulator.
  3. Flew a VOR approach with a procedure turn yesterday. First time on this approach with the 440. I have previously used a 430W, 696, or iPad. On those the procedure turn was depicted as the usual barb, ie. outbound 360, left turn to 315, right turn to 135, intercept, back to the VOR. On the Avidyne 440, the procedure turn was depicted as a short leg out, then a sweeping left turn that looped back around. Caused a huge amount of confusion until I figured out what it was doing. Do other navigators direct a procedure turn like this?
  4. Stormscope

    LOL, to get back to the original point, if you can't find a display on e-bay for less than a thousand or so, I would recommend pulling it. My experience it took a few tries and about $3000 to get it all working. A new WX-500 lists for 7K plus install/interface which may be a better way to go.
  5. GTN 650 or IFD 440?

    My IFD 440 came with free wifi/BT. I set it up to use the Stratux wireless network so the IFD440, Stratux, and Foreflight all talk to each other. Still amazes me.
  6. GTN 650 or IFD 440?

    I have the Avidyne units and like them very much. If I had to do it again, I would get the Garmin, not because I like the GTN series, but because they interface with the G5 and the Garmin autopilot series. Very unclear if that will ever happen for Avidyne, so you're stuck with a 10-12K Aspen as your only real EFIS option.
  7. Stormscope

    I have one. Mixed opinion. It is reassuring to be able to see strikes so I won't blunder into something but I rely much more on ground based radar received via ADSB or Sirius-XM. If it's fixable for like $1000 it's worth it but once it gets above that, I would spend the money on something else. Just my two cents.
  8. What's the draw to the glass panels?

    I started flying long enough ago that a standard part of IFR was wearing a stopwatch on a lanyard. Shot my first NDB approach and was about a needle width off. When we broke out of the clouds we were a good mile right of the runway. My instructor said "That's why its called a non-precision approach." Short answer is it's way-way easier. Anything that makes life easier is better (in my opinion. :-) )
  9. single band vs dual band Stratux

    I was incorrect. I looked at a picture of my old set up and I had two SDRs installed when I had both bands on there. If you have to choose one, take the 1090 as it will show some air to air traffic.
  10. single band vs dual band Stratux

    The Pro Stick is 1090 only (cursory read of the specs). You should have a software defined radio hooked up to the Stratux that looks something like this. How many antenna connections does it have? Or you may cast off the Mooney cheap b*****d moniker and pony up $36 for a new set of antennas and radios.
  11. single band vs dual band Stratux

    FWIW, if you have two antennas plugged into two USB ports, the Stratux software should recognize it. If not, you can connect to the Stratux at and configure it to use both. I also used two antennas off of an old iLink ISA PC card. Worked okay. You can buy prepared antennas on Amazon:
  12. Jerry Walters owner of Brittain Industries

    Sorry to hear, everyone at Brittain has always been super helpful and nice.
  13. single band vs dual band Stratux

    I don't know if they sell it any more but I bought a dual band EFB -Ping dongle from uAvionix. Stratux supported and works very well. I get both 1090 and 978. I think they make the new receiver for Foreflight tho so you may have to try to find one used.
  14. Mooney M20J glareshield overhaul

    Does that have the lights installed?
  15. Cowl flaps not closing

    I am curious what you find. My J model (77) has never been able to have the cowl flaps in anything other than fully opened or fully closed.