Decision on Avidyne Equipment?

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by 455 Bravo Uniform, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. 455 Bravo Uniform

    455 Bravo Uniform Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    I just put in another 6 hrs, for a total 11 so far. I am SLOW! Doesn’t look like a lot of progress.

    I found I don’t like shielded wire.

    Next up, build 2 pieces of coax for the splitter, then the harness for the new KI209 for my Nav2 (KX155). Monday.


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    455 Bravo Uniform Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

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    16 hours on the bench and we’re done. Time to take the plane apart.
     
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    Not a problem for the OP, but I don’t think the IFDs will display WX500 stormscope data like my GNS430W. So as others have warned, check full compatibility with existing or future avionics.
     
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    Replaced non-WAAS with WAAS antenna. Needs sealant still.
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    Additional wiring came out of plane, including old GPS and DME wiring that was still in plane from a prior retrofit.
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    KN 72 also pulled from empennage. Found a few more odds and ends with wiring.

    Ended up doing more bench work, as we are replacing the altitude encoder, and needed some splicing and new plugs for the autopilot to encoder...really the only colored wire...so different than automotive wiring!
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