Marauder

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  1. A lot will depend on what you are connecting to it. The Aspens provide full support of analog equipment through the inclusion of the ACU or ACU 2. If you a BK autopilot, you will need to factor in the EA100. The Garmin G500 requires the purchase of the GAD 43 or 43e. When I did the Aspen install in late 2012, the price difference was pretty sizeable with the Aspen being a lot cheaper. I would ask for a quote for each from a couple of shops to compare. Just make sure you are comparing apples to apples. When I bought, the G500 did not offer battery backup. The Aspens did. The G500 now has a battery backup but I hear it is pricey. The Aspen's PFD can be ported to the MFD in case of the PFD failure. The G500 cannot. The G500 has a larger display which some find easier to see. The Aspens will fit in a a standard instrument panel hole. The G500 requires the panel to be cut. Like I said, need to compare apples to apples. They are both great units.
  2. Go on, do it!! You'll love the second Aspen. I can't wait until I see the L-3 9000+ traffic and weather show up on the Aspen MFD. I enjoy having the WX-500 output on the MFD and find the MFD contains a lot of useful information today and will have even more when the METARs and other weather begin showing up on it.
  3. As you know David, a few of us F guys are waiting in the wings...
  4. Welcome to the wacky world of ADS-B. My plane is currently in the shop for the upgrade. I debated about going with Garmin GTX-345 and the L-3 9000. My main recent concern was the likelihood the ADS-B solution was going to be rescinded. Despite Trump's claim that this is the wrong solution, I agree that this is too far down the path to be rescinded. Another concern was how many of the planes out there will never get the upgrade because they don't fly in ADS-B mandated areas. The third concern was whether waiting was going to change what I bought. With these three factors in consideration, I opted for the L-3 9000+. Although I will not get FIS-B on my Garmin GTN-650 from the L3, I will get weather and traffic on my Aspen. I expect the certified panel mounted boxes will have better performance than my Garmin GDL-39 portable. That said, I am not seeing it pick up the ground based antennas until I am over 1,500' above the ground. In my opinion, if I am flying in a non-ADS-B required area, I may not see a mode C plane until I can pick up the ground based system. An active solution for this reason made sense to me. Has Navworx gotten their problem with the FAA resolved?
  5. The last thing I saw Alan flying was this: Don't let him fool you. He loves Mooneys. He just strays from time to time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. You aren't ancient until you worked with 8" floppies. [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. And to make sure you weren't late, you had the latest in Swiss watches. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  9. Following this conversation closely as my plane is in for the 9000+ install. Hopefully it is just an antenna placement issue and not an RF transmission leakage problem within the box. These guys build StormScopes and know all about interference caused by poor placement of antenna. In fact they require the skin be mapped for the StormScope installations. Hopefully if this is what needs to be done for these installations, the shops know this and are doing it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I was getting sea sick. Had to do something. [emoji3] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  12. I fixed it for you Alan.
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  14. There will always be unanswered questions in accidents. And I am not talking just about this one, but the others we know about. As well, this activity we engage in can be unforgiving of mistakes. The best we can hope for is that we don't find ourselves in the same situation either by our own self doing or by the unexpected. I think it was one of the old time pilots who I knew early in my flying who said this about flying longevity "train often, know your skill limits and just don't do something stupid". Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  15. My call is pretty straightforward "I'm here, get out of my way". [emoji38] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro