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 Post subject: New Avidyne AutoPilot for Bonanza?
PostPosted: 03 Aug 2011, 01:27 
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Hoping the Beech Boyz at Osh will comment on Avidyne's new AP for the Bonanza. Will it would with current servos, what will it cost and how many hours to install?

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Hoping the Beech Boyz at Osh will comment on Avidyne's new AP for the Bonanza. Will it would with current servos, what will it cost and how many hours to install?

KC

I looked at it fairly hard. I recommend you go look at their web site for details, because the meat of the matter depends on what you are replacing. Net net must replace a 2axis AP, must have a Aspen and must have a 430/530W or 480. Uses existing servos etc. Price prior to aug 1 was 8k now 10k. As far as AP features and functions, appears to me best of breed in the category of addon GA APs . I really like the "help get me level" button.


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What he said.

At OSH, I spoke with them, encountered some confusion as to whether it could be installed without adding a trim servo, if existing autopilot lacks same. General consensus was, "yes." In addition, it cannot adapt to using the factory electric trim.

Looks like a great package, but not at all trivial.

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I posted this attachment in the other thread, but it's worth repeating here.


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Here's the sheet for the Baron as well.


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Here's a list of equipment that can be removed when replacing a King autopilot.


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Here's a link to the FAQ for the autopilot. Most of the info covers the Cirrus, but a lot of it is generic:
http://www.avidyne.com/downloads/produc ... 0-FAQs.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: New Avidyne AutoPilot for Bonanza?
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Hello Kelvin,

Reid from Avidyne here. Feel free to give me a call at 239-249-0414 with any specific questions.

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I'm very glad they included the 58P/TC in this new product. In the past our only option was to overhaul existing OEM autopilots.


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Reid from Avidyne here. Feel free to give me a call at 239-249-0414 with any specific questions.

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Or post here so the rest of us can see :D

I'll start. Can this autopilot replace a Century IV in a PBaron? Is there any plan to make it work with a G600?

Thanks Reid....and thanks for supporting BT.

Edit.....missed it on the list. Still curious about the G600.

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This is a great deal. My old CIII is plugging right along, but if it gives up the ghost, I'm in.

While I'm currently Aspen, I've considered a G600 at some point. Will be interested to see if/when that is supported. But it's only been a consideration - this would be enough consideration to complete the rest of the Aspen MFDs as opposed to jumping to Big G.

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Hello Kelvin,

Reid from Avidyne here. Feel free to give me a call at 239-249-0414 with any specific questions.

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Or post here so the rest of us can see :D

I'll start. Can this autopilot replace a Century IV in a PBaron? Is there any plan to make it work with a G600?

Thanks Reid....and thanks for supporting BT.

Edit.....missed it on the list. Still curious about the G600.



No plan at the moment for the G600.

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Sounds like Avidyne is building some momentum where Garmin cannot follow.

An Aspen install, with a DFC90 autopilot refit (using exisiting servos), and a IFD540 would be a seriously cost effective way to upgrade a panel that would be state-of-the-art.

I don't see where their Mode S transponder will provide TIS data, however. And an up/down ADS box would be very cool. There needs to be a option for a 2nd Nav/Com, like an SL30, but other than that, it could be a home run.

Throw in the Aspen to iPad WiFi link, and you've got some pretty exclusive features.


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I drank the Kool Aid, and bought both.

We have all been whining "Why doesn't somebody give (Garmin/STEC) some real competition? Well it looks to me like Avidyne has done it.

I think the lack of synergy/compatibility with the G600/G600 may well have something to do with the proposed late 2012/2013 release of Avidyne's MFD 4000, which is basically their Entegra R9 FMS for retrofit. I think the Aspen may just be a pit stop.

Anyway, inasmuch as Avidyne has told me their DFC90 STC will include the use of other servos, whether or not you already have a 2 axis plug and play eligible AP is relevant mostly for cost. Has anybody looked at what STEC wants for a de novo 55X install?

I can easily see myself with a 2 screen Aspen, the IFD 540 as comm/nav1, my existing 430W as comm/nav2, the DFC 90, and maybe even Avidyne's comm panel/intercom, and possibly their transponder depending on cost and how tightly they integrate.

Long term, maybe Avidyne's MFD 4000.

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