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05-27-2020, 08:53 AM
With the updates in technology, better to integrate the AP servos into an existing Dynon D100 or do a stand alone head unit? I am guessing it will cost about the same as I would end up adding a -74 control unit on the D100.

05-27-2020, 03:28 PM
The stand-alone will probably cost about $1K more, since it will have accelerometers and air-data sensors so it can, well, stand alone (fly the plane with no input from the EFIS). The Dynon autopilot will ?steal? this data from the efis. If you only fly vfr, I think you should save the money and just buy the Dynon servos. If you fly IFR, then give serious thought to redundancy questions. e.g., I have the Trio Pro (IMHO a great autopilot), plus attitude data from a pair of GRT HX?s and a Dynon D6. If both HX?s and the D6 go belly up, the Trio will still fly the airplane and, if my gps is still working, shoot an LPV approach right down to the runway.