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Old 08-16-2019, 08:53 PM
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Perhaps I missed it in this huge long thread, and I didn't see it specifically in the G5 or Aera 660 interconnect drawings, but I am running a very simple single G5 PFD with a panel mount Aera 660. From what I gather, only the blue wire on the Aera 660 (Serial 1 TX) needs to be connected to the G5 serial 1 input. Is there no benefit to connecting the yellow wire (Serial 1 RX) so the G5 can transmit back to the 660?

Love the Aera. Cant wait to get the G5 installed and connected to it.
Hello bigbillyboy,

Glad to hear you like your Aera 660 and G5.

No, there is currently nothing that the G5 transmits that the Aera 660 can use, so connecting the navigation data output from the Aera 660 to the G5 is all that is necessary.

Oh, and welcome to VAF!

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Old 11-07-2019, 07:52 AM
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Default 796 support

G3Expert:
With the 796 being discontinued will software updates similar to the 660 update mentioned above continue where relevant (database changes/updates, ADSB feature updates etc.) for a while.

Is there a document that compares the complete 796 and 660 feature set?

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Old 11-07-2019, 08:58 AM
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G3Expert:
With the 796 being discontinued will software updates similar to the 660 update mentioned above continue where relevant (database changes/updates, ADSB feature updates etc.) for a while.

Is there a document that compares the complete 796 and 660 feature set?

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Hello Figs,

Yes, we continue to support the Aera 795/796 with updates when necessary. We released new V5.60 software in March and released a new Pilot Guide last week.

I don't think there is a feature comparison document. The Aera 660 has a faster processor, more memory, and more wireless capabilities like WiFi, so it is able to support more features (like internet weather and internet software and database downloads), but there is a great deal of overlap and shared core capabilities between the two models.

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Old 11-08-2019, 09:00 AM
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The Aera 660 has a faster processor, more memory, and more wireless capabilities like WiFi, so it is able to support more features (like internet weather and internet software and database downloads)...
Steve,

With all that extra capability, wlll the Aera 660 ever be upgraded to allow connecting to a Stratux over WiFi for ADS-B in? Or will Garmin publish the protocol necessary for a third party to set up a Stratux to work with an Aera 660?
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:31 AM
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hello, my Aera 660 software update appeared on my device last week... i deferred to another day ... can't find that update now. i've used Webupdater, nothing. like in the past and previous updates, i've searched in the 'software downloads' in the Aera... nothing available.
i'm on ver3.5 now.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:42 AM
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hello, my Aera 660 software update appeared on my device last week... i deferred to another day ... can't find that update now. i've used Webupdater, nothing. like in the past and previous updates, i've searched in the 'software downloads' in the Aera... nothing available.
i'm on ver3.5 now.
Hello swixtt,

Some customers were experiencing problems downloading non-Garmin Nav and Chart data when using V3.60, so we removed V3.60 from the web.

We are testing V3.70 now, and will make it available soon if no issues are found.

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Old 11-08-2019, 12:10 PM
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Great, thanks for the update on the update. will stay tuned for the new release.
on a side note, is there anyway to increase 'tracking log line, breadcrumb' size on the Map or perhaps have 'tracking log line' or custom way-points appear on the Enroute Charts?
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:15 AM
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Hello Steve,

I have a bad recent point on this tab and I can't delete.
Do you know how to clear all point on Recent Tab ?

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Old 11-11-2019, 10:17 AM
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Hello,

Aera 660 V3.70 software was released this morning.

Changes made from version 3.60 to 3.70:
  • Increase access to the symbol keyboard (e.g. for waypoint searches)
  • Fix Flight Log storage
  • Fix Navigation Database issues
  • General improvements to system operation
  • Includes GDL 39 software version 4.81
  • Includes GDL 5X software version 2.12
  • Includes GPS software version 3.30

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Old 11-18-2019, 11:41 AM
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