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Wizz
06-26-2008, 06:04 AM
My Navaid AP-1 went bust - gyro, I believe - and with navaid being out of busienss, I'm wondering if anyone knows a good shop for repairs.
Or should I just punt and get a new one?
Wizz

Jamie
06-26-2008, 06:23 AM
I would look at getting the Trio Ez-pilot. Fantastic autopilot which should work fine with your servo. Give 'em a call.

jclark
06-26-2008, 06:26 AM
If it is still available, it would be a quick low cost direct replacement answer.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=30824&highlight=Navaid

Otherwise, Trio and Trutrak make plug compatible models.

James

L.Adamson
06-26-2008, 06:27 AM
My Navaid AP-1 went bust - gyro, I believe - and with navaid being out of busienss, I'm wondering if anyone knows a good shop for repairs.
Or should I just punt and get a new one?
Wizz

You can get a new Trio EZ Pilot, install it in the same panel hole, and still use the same servo if it's working. This A/P does much more than the Navaid. Connects to a handheld or panel GPS. Check on pricing, if keeping your old servo.

http://www.steinair.com/trio.htm

L.Adamson

edit: I see that three of us are typing replies about the same time.... :)

Sam Buchanan
06-26-2008, 07:45 AM
My Navaid AP-1 went bust - gyro, I believe - and with navaid being out of busienss, I'm wondering if anyone knows a good shop for repairs.
Or should I just punt and get a new one?
Wizz

Just want to confirm--Navaid has closed the doors?

Dittos on the Trio EZ-Pilot, it works great with the Navaid servo and has far more features and performance than the Navaid and the Trio guys offer superb support. I was told TruTrak has discontinued their Navaid-compatible version of the DigiTrak.

LifeofReiley
06-26-2008, 07:52 AM
I would like to think someone is paying for their advertisement on the VAF front page.

rocketbob
06-26-2008, 08:50 AM
Hmmm, both numbers are temporarily disconnected....

Any locals down there know how to get a hold of Horace? If so I'd like get some extra gyros, IIRC they were pretty inexpensive.

TrutrakTech
06-26-2008, 09:30 AM
If it is still available, it would be a quick low cost direct replacement answer.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=30824&highlight=Navaid

Otherwise, Trio and Trutrak make plug compatible models.

James

Unfortunately, due to continued problems with Navaid servos, we have discontinued our Digitrak-N model. We do offer a few inexpensive roll axis only autopilots however.

To the OP, give us a call with any questions. Thanks!

jclark
06-26-2008, 12:47 PM
Unfortunately, due to continued problems with Navaid servos, we have discontinued our Digitrak-N model. We do offer a few inexpensive roll axis only autopilots however.

To the OP, give us a call with any questions. Thanks!

They **USED** to have a compatible product. As everyone else said, if not used, then TRIO!!!:D

James

Wizz
06-26-2008, 06:51 PM
Ok, it looks like a Trio.
Thanks for the responses.
Wizz

zilik
06-26-2008, 09:59 PM
I have a navaid gyro-head w/porcine coupler used for 300 hours that I would give away. I'll even pay the postage. Worked like new when removed. No servo included, just the head.

81T
06-26-2008, 10:21 PM
I'll take it if it's avail, I have the servo. I'll even pay the shipping!

zilik
06-27-2008, 02:13 PM
81T, Since I offered it to Wizz first he gets first stab. If he don't want it, it's yours.