Checklists in a G430 - how to install?

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  1. SinkorSwim

    SinkorSwim Pre-takeoff checklist

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    G430's have the ability to have checklists in them. Do you have to manually install (type/scroll) them or can you upload them some how?
     
  2. NordicDave

    NordicDave Cleared for Takeoff

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    I find the checklist ops in the GNS430 a little laborious. The button twisting and pushing added too much time, exceeding my checklist patience. Same goes for any panel mounted avionics with a checklist I've tried.

    Have you looked at the Checklist capability in ForeFlight or other iPad app as a device based solution?

    -David
     
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    I flew with a guy who had the checklist in a gizmo on the panel, I thought it was pretty cool. I have 480 and you have to manually put the checklist in, guessing the same for 430. I am too lazy to do anything though. I figured I am cool enough just being a pilot, no need to push buttons 50 times before I can take off
     
  4. asicer

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    Does the 480 have enough memory for anything more than:
    1. Kick tires.
    2. Light fires.
     
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    WannFly En-Route

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    hey that's my complete checklist anyway
     
  6. EdFred

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    Sometimes simple is better. Ive seen the foreflight checklist in action and it takes about 5 times longer than a paper checklist. As a regular 430 user, there is no way I would ever put the checklist in there (or in the MVP50.) It's OK but it's the equivalent of living in a subdivision and using google maps to determine how to get to your neighbors house.
     
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    Seems like a very clumsy way to do what a printed checklist can do.
     
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    Unit74 Final Approach

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    I agree.... I love boxes and technology. But I absolutely cannot stand the eChecklist. Not only that, but in an emergency, I don’t want to be dashing though submenues to find info. Laminated checklist for me.
     
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    For something like checklists, an EFB would be much better suited for the purpose IMHO.
     
  10. kgruber

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    Not really a feature! Garmin should have left that out and included airways and random holds.
     
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    Plus one for the airways.
     
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    Upgrade to a 480
     
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    Can reduce that by 50% if you flew in the past 12-20 hours and just light fires;)
     
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    well .... i didnt want to draw FAA attention and POA criticism on my flying... but i was about to say that kicking tires is ol school and i almost always skip it.. i dont need stinking tires up there anyway
     
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