G530W - 2 questions

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by SinkorSwim, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. SinkorSwim

    SinkorSwim Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    115
    Location:
    St. Charles MO or WDW Fla
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    HFC1969
    1) What are the options available for a 530W, is TAWS it?

    2) What is the drop dead price of a used 14v 530W? I’m starting to watch and learn the market.
     
  2. Tennis

    Tennis Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Tennis
    About 8000 plus install 3 to 4500 when was last 530 made no air ways on it .? But it is great ????
     
  3. AggieMike88

    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    15,956
    Location:
    Denton, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    1) not sure I am understanding your question... can you restate?

    2) $8000-9000 plus install. Be wary of lots of scams.

    But if you can stretch your budget, give serious consideration to an FMS level system like the Avidyne 440/540/550. Yes it might be 2.0 to 2.5 times the cost of the used 530W, but it will proved muuuuch more utility over the long run.

    I am friends with someone who teaches how to use the Avidyne systems and get every penny of your investment out of it. PM me if you want his contact info.
     
    arkvet likes this.
  4. SinkorSwim

    SinkorSwim Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    115
    Location:
    St. Charles MO or WDW Fla
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    HFC1969

    Terrain Awareness seems to double the price of a 530w.
     
  5. AggieMike88

    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    15,956
    Location:
    Denton, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Yeah, it can.

    But this function is now part of many EFB softwares for your tablet. Could you use that?
     
  6. SinkorSwim

    SinkorSwim Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    115
    Location:
    St. Charles MO or WDW Fla
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    HFC1969
    Yes. Very true tablet can be a great MFD.
     
  7. DesertNomad

    DesertNomad Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,608
    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    DesertNomad
    I sold my 530W about a year ago for $8K to a local in-person buyer.
     
  8. arkvet

    arkvet Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2016
    Messages:
    747
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Brent
    I sold my 530w and installed an IFD 550 in its place. Never looked back. I realize it’s more $ but the improvements in every category are exponential.
     
    Bryan Kahl likes this.
  9. Tennis

    Tennis Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Tennis
    Glad it all worked out for you being satisfied is what it is all about
     
  10. hindsight2020

    hindsight2020 En-Route

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,404
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    hindsight2020
    that's what she said?
    :D