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Who have you tried to reach out too?  The goal is business as usual for TT and help them on there way with getting certs out the door. We know at this point their backlog is just growing, so we'r

From my install..  You need....  The TT Autopilot out of the box An on/ off  (master) switch  ($9)  A circuit breaker  ($36) A push button on the yoke (CWS) switch   ($4) A pu

Ummmm…..   Yes... Kinda not WHAT it tracks as HOW it tracks..   If you wish to read for a few...   :) The TT has one ARINC 429 input and one RS232 input , both inputs use the same

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19 minutes ago, MBDiagMan said:

I admire the optimism of some of the posters in this thread, I really do, and I hate to be a naysayer, but we all need to face reality.  We are kicking a dead horse.

I gave up last year and put dual G5's in in preparation for the GFC500. My plane goes in the end of April to have that installed.

At the time I had AV-30s on order for about 18 months but gave up and halfway into the installation of hte G5's the AV-30s were approved. If that logic holds true then sometime at the end of April or beginning of May when the GFC500 is going in the TruTrack should be approved. :lol:

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2 hours ago, MBDiagMan said:

I admire the optimism of some of the posters in this thread, I really do, and I hate to be a naysayer, but we all need to face reality.  We are kicking a dead horse.

I tend to agree with you.  If you go to the BK and Honeywell websites, there are multiple mentions of the AeroCruze 230 replacement for KFC 150 legacy autopilots.  I couldn't find any reference to the AeroCruze 100 on either site.

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2 hours ago, Skates97 said:

I gave up last year and put dual G5's in in preparation for the GFC500. My plane goes in the end of April to have that installed.

At the time I had AV-30s on order for about 18 months but gave up and halfway into the installation of hte G5's the AV-30s were approved. If that logic holds true then sometime at the end of April or beginning of May when the GFC500 is going in the TruTrack should be approved. :lol:

If that happens, I guess we all will owe you a vote of thanks.

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12 hours ago, whiskytango said:

I tend to agree with you.  If you go to the BK and Honeywell websites, there are multiple mentions of the AeroCruze 230 replacement for KFC 150 legacy autopilots.  I couldn't find any reference to the AeroCruze 100 on either site.

https://www.bendixking.com/en/products/ai/autopilots-and-indicators/aerocruze-100?utm_source=google&utm_medium=paid_search&utm_campaign=21_BendixKing&utm_term=21_BK_Aerocuze100&utm_content=aerocruze100&s_kwcid=AL!7892!3!493923931804!b!!g!!aerocruze 100&gclid=CjwKCAiA65iBBhB-EiwAW253W4vFZnlYzBHbxKEkgLaF_AMpQE0VaUlzf5rVXzbg6wiSvkijbqqVSRoCO8wQAvD_BwE

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Maybe I could turn the tail around backwards and tell them it’s a Cherokee.

in September or October of 2018, the TruTrak sales guy sat across the table, looked straight into my eyes and told me that it would be available for a Mooney next month.  I completely understand that they are not in control of the certification process, but doesn’t this sound disingenuous? 

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30 minutes ago, MBDiagMan said:

Maybe I could turn the tail around backwards and tell them it’s a Cherokee.

in September or October of 2018, the TruTrak sales guy sat across the table, looked straight into my eyes and told me that it would be available for a Mooney next month.  I completely understand that they are not in control of the certification process, but doesn’t this sound disingenuous? 

Nah... sounds like exaggeration and hopium.
 

and we heard the “ paperwork is turned in and we waitin on the FFA :) “ line at least three more times after that! Lol

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2 hours ago, MBDiagMan said:

Maybe I could turn the tail around backwards and tell them it’s a Cherokee.

in September or October of 2018, the TruTrak sales guy sat across the table, looked straight into my eyes and told me that it would be available for a Mooney next month.  I completely understand that they are not in control of the certification process, but doesn’t this sound disingenuous? 

 Hmmmm... you can have the tail from my Warrior if your tail could help me catch a Mooney!!  :)

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3 minutes ago, Navi said:

Interesting but poorly written  if it was updated as of Dec 2020 as indicated. 

No mention of the Trio and  no mention that the TruTrak is now BK... :(

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Yeah- not much of an update.  Maybe they edited a misspelled word.   I liked it because the focus on older aircraft and some ballpark pricing.  Helps me keep my expectations in check.

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I appreciate they speak to the safety notion of digital autopilots. Not sure I appreciate how they swoon over garmin... and it’s always amazing how everyone manages to leave out the true cost in order to make it sound so reasonable. Maybe they think pilots are as mind weak as the common sheeple (Covid BS). Heck, maybe they can pick off a few at the edges... the low hanging fruit, as it were.

haha... and the poor cousin tru trak... I’m still cheering for them albeit I believe tt should NOT have crawled into bed with BK.

Andrew’s tee says “please don’t get none  in my hair”

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19 hours ago, 0TreeLemur said:

Yeah- not much of an update.  Maybe they edited a misspelled word.   I liked it because the focus on older aircraft and some ballpark pricing.  Helps me keep my expectations in check.

They prolly ran out of reports and reporters and decided to recycle an old article. They didn’t think anyone would notice. I for one was completely fooled.

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I was told to keep this on the low.  So don't tell them I shared this, ok?  Thanks.  Twas a bk guy who sent that to me. 

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1 hour ago, NJMac said:

I was told to keep this on the low.  So don't tell them I shared this, ok?  Thanks.  Twas a bk guy who sent that to me. 

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They aren't familiar with the product but they are telling you its going to be certified soon? Yeah.... that's not questionable at all!

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I was told that two years ago for 2019 by TT themselves at OSH

"It'll be approved in 60 days"

 

Why do I feel that there's a little trolling going on here? Just waiting for a bite?

Why would someone "share" this info if asked to keep it on the low? Especially on a public forum.

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1 hour ago, NJMac said:

I was told to keep this on the low.  So don't tell them I shared this, ok?  Thanks.  Twas a bk guy who sent that to me. 

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I’ll take conversations that never happened for $500 please Alex. 
 

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20 minutes ago, nosky2high said:

I’ll take conversations that never happened for $500 please Alex. 
 

Meanwhile, after a year and a half into having the Garmin GFC 500, it's the best autopilot I've flown.   For a net $19K for the 4 servo model, why would you consider anything less, especially if that anything was vaporware?

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Meanwhile, after a year and a half into having the Garmin GFC 500, it's the best autopilot I've flown.   For a net $19K for the 4 servo model, why would you consider anything less, especially if that anything was vaporware?

Does the Bravo have the elevator springs like my J does?
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5 hours ago, NJMac said:

I was told to keep this on the low.  So don't tell them I shared this, ok?  Thanks.  Twas a bk guy who sent that to me. 

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This would be right in line with my previous prediction. The AV-30's were approved once I gave up and within a week of me tearing apart my panel to put in the Dual G5's. My plane is scheduled to go in for the GFC500 on April 26th so expect the TruTrack to be approved within a few weeks of that date! 

You're welcome in advance.:lol:

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3 hours ago, donkaye said:

Meanwhile, after a year and a half into having the Garmin GFC 500, it's the best autopilot I've flown.   For a net $19K for the 4 servo model, why would you consider anything less, especially if that anything was vaporware?

If only they'd used the pushrod servos instead of the cable servos on a pushrod airplane.   :(

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4 hours ago, donkaye said:

Meanwhile, after a year and a half into having the Garmin GFC 500, it's the best autopilot I've flown.   For a net $19K for the 4 servo model, why would you consider anything less, especially if that anything was vaporware?

Because my steam gauge panel and G430W won't drive the GFC 500, I need another $20K minimum plus installation in new panel instrumentation . . . . It's not "only" 19K . . . . It's more like 50K to use the Garmin AP.

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