Raspberry Pi version of Flight Stream 210

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  1. Morgan3820

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    A couple of years ago I forked over 1 amu for a Stratus 2S. Shortly afterwards some clever people came up with the Statux for under $200. Such is the world of electronics, I guess.
    I would like a Garmin Flight Stream 210 to make working with my GNS 430 easier.
    So here is another little box for 1 amu.
    It would be really cool if some similarly cleaver people could clone the FS 210 for under $200.
    Seriously.
    Does anybody else thinks that this would be really cool?
     
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    Is this for E-AB? LSA? Or do you not care about TSO compliance?
     
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    It would be linking a non-tso ipad. Does it matter?
     
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    I'd consider it problematic to use a non-tso'd, permanently installed device to send flight plans to my navigator. [and I fly an E-AB]
     
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    You’d have to reverse engineer Garmin’s protocols, which I guess they did with stratus, Im betting that’s not easy, and connecting to certified equipment....personally I’d spend the extra $800.
     
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    Sounds like a fun project. If someone wants to send me a spare 430 and a flight stream, I love to work on it. :)
     
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    Garmin's proprietary protocols make this very unlikely. And that in fact did not happen with Stratus; Stratus uses mostly straight GDL90 for which the protocol description is easily and publicly available. Little/no reverse engineering of the protocol itself was required.
     
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    Foreflight did it, don’t know if they had Garmin’s help.
     
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    I'd imagine hard wiring a non-TSO hackbox to a TSO 430 would probably matter.
     
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    It's just a bluetooth gateway. Raspberry PI 3 has a bluetooth on it. A little playing around with Node-red and it should be there. Looks like one of the protocol/interface to talk with Garmin is GPS-C. Serial 2 pin with Transmit and Receive. Ground is Airframe ground.
     
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    Not meaning to sound snarky but I would rather add that $800 to the Avidyne IFD440 replacement which has all of this already built in. But I was wondering about the possibility
    Wow, see guys, easy-peasy!
     
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    FS210 costs less than 1AMU. Go find a dealer that will sell for less than list.
     
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    Aircraft spruce has it at $975, plus around another amu to get my FAA approved, tso'd avionics guy to install it,
    Hmmm..... never mind. Go Avidyne!
     
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    No, they didn't do any reverse engineering - they got help from Garmin; Garmin wanted Foreflight to support their boxes. No reverse engineering required.