Trio vs TruTrak

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by Unit74, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. simtech

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    Trio is $3500 and then you have to buy the stc install kit which is on sale for $1755. Normally it's $2750. So the trio isn't $3k. And the trio is more involved with install. Not saying it's a bad unit but it's not $3000 vs $5000 like you suggested .

    And I went TT and loving it.
     
  2. Unit74

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    I will buy a TT if the FAA will get on the horse and release the STC....... I’d be nice to have some sort of update from TT though.
     
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    Hmmmm… You need to do some more research if your choice is price sensitive.. The Trio is $3500 PLUS the install kit/STC for $2750. That makes it $6250. The STC/ Kit is on sale now for $1000 less, so that makes it close but a bit more....

    Be aware that the Trio install is more than double the cost of installing the TT. Without the sale price, the Trio installs are getting up near the Garmin price..... depending...

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    $6500 for the Trio plus the STC/install kit from the STC group. That's for a Grumman.....

    Edit: Oops! Cap beat me to it.
     
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    Trio has auto trim. Does the TT have a fuel manager?
     
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    BOTH TT and Trio are capable of autotrim, neither are STC'd for it. TT have the autotrim system already designed and are marketing it to the experimental guys. I expect we will see it sometime in the future. The TT can also operate electric trim systems in most aircraft, but not STC'd for it yet. (Field approval? )

    The Garmin has (extra cost) and is STC'd to use Auto trim. The Trio has a fuel manager, TT does not. The Trio has a feature to activitate lateral nav or vertival nav separately, but with some cautions around engaging either separately.

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    >>the (Trio) stc install kit which is on sale for $1755. Normally it's $2750

    That's almost a 40% discount... below their cost..

    Ruh roh… :( I can see 10 - 15% discounted sale prices as a sales incentive, but 40%?

    Cap
     
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    cappy48 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Works some good doesn't it!

    On one flight I multitasked ours with a "direct to" (170 Degree turn) in a "Alt Set" climb hard enough to activate the "Min Spd" function, gave it a 45 degree "deviation" opposite the turn, let it settle on the dev heading, then told it to resume the "direct to" (all this with the "MinSpd" warning going off) and it settled exactly on the DT heading at exactly the target alt.

    Not sure what else I could ask any AP to do.... (well, - it did ask for a touch of trim help at the target alt when I pulled the power back to cruise.. :) :) )

    But... DAMN! :)

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    They just got a few more Cessna models STC’d. Probably trying to incentivize that crowd
     
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    Hmmm... I checked the PA-28 for those numbers... Almost all of their (existing) kits are on sale, some at very deep discounts...

    ………………..

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    Buy me one