Any GNX375 owners out there?

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  1. SinkorSwim

    SinkorSwim Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I'm torn between going to Avidyne and the GNX 375..

    Waiting to hear from someone who has flown the 375 or made the decision.. ;)
     
  2. Jesse Saint

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    There’s a big difference between those options. Which Avidyne are you considering?
     
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    IFD440 - completely understand the differences...

    I just think both units are great pieces that can be used to complete or enhance a center stack.

    Can't wait for Airventure to be able to touch/play and discuss... o_O

    Would love to hear about in the field reports before that though.
     
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    Depends if you want a Nav/Com/GPS or GPS/ADS-B transponder. Very different units. A plus for the IFD-440 is a larger screen to display ADS-B content and geo related comm frequency selection.

    I went the ADS-B transponder with a GTX-345 and displaying data on a GNS-430W. I'll upgrade the 430W to a GTN-650 or IFD-440 in the future. The 430W performed flawlessly and waiting unit the "next big thing" is introduced in GPS NAV/Com.

    -David
     
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    I didn't think the 375 was up for sell yet??
     
  6. ktup-flyer

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    I'm really considering it.
     
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    I want one if I can buy direct without dealer...


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    We have a 375 install scheduled for November [earliest date the shop had available]. It will replace a 335 that we will need to find a home for.
     
  9. Salty

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    I gave up after trying a few ways.
     
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    What all did you try? There has to be a way..
     
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    Tried talking Garmin into it, 3 authorized Garmin dealers, and looked into what it would take to become an authorized dealer. They seem to be locking them up tight, at least for now.
     
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    175, over the counter.
    375, no such luck. Garmin rules.

    Make friends with a dealer, there will probably be some dealer holdbacks or rebates down the road.
     
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    I’m guessing the dealers won’t sell to me either?


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    They risk losing their Garmin relationship if they do. Also, they will want to mark it up considerably. There's really no upside for them to violate their Garmin agreement and pass on making installation fees.