uAvionix (Aerovonics) AV-30 Certified - $1,995

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  1. Nov 24, 2019 #31

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    I'd do that as well when my mechanical AI eventually fails, if PIREPs for the certified AV-30 are good. I far prefer the form factor to the square G5, much less the bigger, more-intrusive competitors.
     
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  2. Nov 25, 2019 #32

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    It would be great if it did, but I don't think GPS navigators send VLOC data over the RS-232 serial interface, even when they're in VLOC mode. Does anyone know?

    Also, the AV-30 docs say that it's only a "repeater display" in HSI mode, suggesting that it can't serve as the primary external CDI or HSI for a navigator.

    That's not a big problem for me—I don't mind my analogue CDIs—but it might be important for someone else comparing the AV-30 to other options.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2019 #33

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    We'll have to see what the certification looks like when it comes out. I think we'll see the STC by the end of December.
     
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  4. Nov 25, 2019 #34

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    I was surprised to read that the AV-30 operates in non-slaved mode only. But, that does help to explain the lower cost.

    That said, that would be a big disadvantage to me. One of the biggie pluses for me when replacing my analog DG, was the removal of the inaccuracies introduced by precession.

    They could also have got a little more usable screen real estate as well, by squaring off the display, like the Sandia or L3.

    * Orest
     
  5. Nov 25, 2019 #35

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    I really like not having to adjust the precessing DG every so often.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2019 #36

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    Their decision not to square off the display is what makes it interesting for @Rick G and me. :)
     
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  7. Nov 25, 2019 #37

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    Same here. A slaved compass card is so nice.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2019 #38

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    Okay, but a deal killer? Really? 10 degrees per hour is that bad? o_O I know it's an annoyance but personally I'm not concerned about precession. I've been dealing with it for 10 years in my previous airplanes that would show a 300 degree turn when actually I made a 360 turn. If the precession is due to rotation of the earth or traveling either east or west then I'm totally okay with it because it's accurate.

    Again, to me, this is a backup instrument. I will still have a G5 or Aspen E5 at some point. My only debate in my mind is which do I do first.

    Also, read the FAQs please. It asks about magnetometer. They said their architecture supports it but it won't be released or certified for a year or two.
     
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  9. Nov 25, 2019 #39

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    And me!
     
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  10. Dec 2, 2019 at 10:29 PM #40

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    This seems perfect for me and I like the aesthetics.

    From the AV-30 FAQs it says,

    "If the installation configuration leaves no instruments that require a vacuum source, the vacuum pump system may be removed from the aircraft via a 337 field alteration process. The removal of the vacuum system is not included in the AV-30-C STC approval."

    What is the purpose of that last sentence? A 337 will have to be filed no matter what, correct?
     

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