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Old 03-07-2014, 03:00 PM
jchang10 jchang10 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Default 430W vs SL30 question

Hi, i have a question i am hoping someone can help with.

Let's say i want to compare the capabilities between a 430W vs. a 400W and an SL30.

Since the com/nav/gps are all combined in the 430W, does it have any extra capabilities vs. having the functions separated in a 400W and the nav in the SL-30?

For instance, you could have a flight plan that takes you from a VOR into a GPS approach. Is the 430W smart enough to know this, and thus automatically switch your navigation from VOR to GPS for you somehow? or prompt or alert you to this somehow?

Thus in comparison, if it's the 400W and an SL-30, you will have to manually switch from the VOR to the GPS as your nav source to your control head somehow.

I am just trying to evaluate my options for a GPS panel upgrade.

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