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Does anyone have this?

SPA031 Posted: 21.04.2015, 15:53


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Anonymous Posted: 22.04.2015, 00:44
Unregistered User I have the gns430 version. It is quite nice, but the data for it is quite outdated which makes it a little less useful. It is an improvement over the stock FSX GPS. One disadvantage is that the entire Flight Plan must be entered, unless you have one of the flight planners that allow you to import the flight plan. If you are considering an aftermarket GPS I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Flight 1 GTN750. The data base is more current, you can enter airways and waypoints. It is a dream to program the flight and then the moving map display is a lot of fun to watch. The price is pretty close, the 750 is worth every penny of price difference. Combine it with the RealAir Turbo Duke and you will be getting bugs in your teeth from smiling while flying. My 2cents would be get the GTN750!!!
SPA031 Posted: 23.04.2015, 08:25


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8-) Thanks for the advice. Would you recommend this for all SPA pilots?

I think that FSX navigation needs a lot of upgrading and something like the GTN750 would be worth considering.

I tried using my Foreflight app on my iPad and that works quite well. The subscription price could be a bit high for most, but it is supposed to work in the real cockpit. One can connect to FSX with it using a small download and install on your PC. Here is the link: http://www.flightsimgps.com/

Here is another link to using it: http://ipadpilotnews.com/2012/12/how-to-use-foreflight-on-your-ipad-with-microsoft-flight-sim-x/

Here is a link to Foreflight: https://www.foreflight.com/

I heard that the Garmin GPS in the cockpit has the most current weather conditions for your route and the iPad app weather is not as current.

edited by: SPA031, Apr 23, 2015 - 09:36 AM
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Anonymous Posted: 23.04.2015, 21:03
Unregistered User I am currently doing the Marco Polo round robin flight. I have been using the Kodiak Qwest for my flights. I just finished my first flight with the RealAir Turbine Duke and the Flight One GTN750. This flight was in northern Iran and I was able to program in a three leg flight plan with a ILS approach to rwy 27. The GTN has vertical planning that calculates Vertical descent paths. I am still learning all that it has to offer, which is a lot. That being said, I did have to purchase a DVD from Garmin that gives you the database for the entire world. What you purchase from Flight One is just for the USA. If you are buying an after-market GPS system, the Flight One is the way to go. There is a pop up mode that will adapt it to any aircraft in your hangar. A nice piece of equipment and a lot cheaper than real world with a price of $16,000!!! :-O

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