If you own a Garmin 530W...

Discussion in 'Maintenance Bay' started by TangoWhiskey, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. TangoWhiskey

    TangoWhiskey Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I wish more companies would do give-aways...PLENTY of good avionics I'd like to win! ;)
     
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    What.... They will not take my Narco 12d in trade??
     
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    Why would you trade off a 12D? Best Nav/Com there is...
     
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    :rofl: :lol:
     
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    Won't take my NCS-812, either...
     
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    Hah!

    I have one of each! (toggle envy mode)
     
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    Thanks but I'll keep my 530.
     
  9. Henning

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    Yeah, at this point I'm not sure that getting a Flight Stream unit might not be the better solution.
     
  10. Dave Siciliano

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    Do they throw in a free language course? Took me YEARS to learn Garminese. Kinna hate to take the time to learn something new. Already am behind on my French, although, I do much better after a bit of regional wine when there :)
     
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    I watched their videos on how the IFD540 works, and even downloaded their iPad simulator (free) for it... it wasn't as intuitive as one would think. Maybe that's because I come from a Cessna / Garmin background and not a Piper / Cirrus / Avidyne background.
     
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    Yeah, I looked at it briefly and wasn't too impressed. The GTN interface is pretty good, and Garmin Pilot gives you that.
     
  13. denverpilot

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    I did not like the Avidyne interface when I played with the pre-production demo version at OSH, either.
     
  14. dans2992

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    Same here. Was not intuitive.

    Kinda like panel-mount WingX. :)