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Old 04-14-2010, 09:44 AM
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Default New Trutrak Products

I searched but didn't see any threads on this yet. Trutrak's website has been updated with some new products. Awesome, awesome awesome stuff. I like neat little gadgets as opposed to big monolithic ones sometimes, but that's just my thing.

Pertinent info here.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:49 AM
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I'm liking the Gemini AP 780 (or 880)! I'll have to inquire about trading in my ADI Pilot II.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:53 AM
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Now that is some cooool stuff!!!! Talk about great backups!!!

Hope the price is right!
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:43 PM
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I have known about this for a while but couldn't say anything and it was killing me. For small panels or limited space this is the stuff. Good thing I saved a space for a round hole in my new panel.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:11 PM
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So does anyone have any idea of price and availability for each model?

Gemini ADI
Gemini EMS (Engine management)
Gemini PFD (ADI with AS & ALT)
Gemini AP 780 (Standard Autopilot)
Gemini AP 880 (Autopilot with GPSS/V)
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:56 PM
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It's on their regular site under "What's new at TruTrak", but no prices yet.
Mel Asberry, DAR since the last century. Over 1,000 certifications accomplished.
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:27 PM
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They start at $1,300... at least that's what I heard from someone that was at SnF... will see tomorrow for myself
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:35 AM
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Default I saw them yestiddy....

...and just what I was looking for to repace my ADI II and still have a backup horizon and vertical guidance for total autopilot control down the ILS.

I asked if they were beta testing and was told, "Not yet, but soon". Really neat drop-in replacement for the round ADI series.

See guys....the squeaky wheel gets the grease!! I and a few others have wanted an AH and unwilling to give that up in order to have VSVG capability.

Like Dynon, GRT and AFS, these guys listen and make us happy.

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Old 04-15-2010, 05:05 PM
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Default Pictoral Pilot?

It looks like they have eliminated the Pictoral Pilot wing-leveler.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:16 PM
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I have an ADI 3.
I just sent it in for repair, for the second time. The first time they fixed it quick, No Charge. This time the mask 'fell over' and the track reads about 30 degrees off from the Garmin 295 it gets data from.
I would like the new format and the Gemini looks like a winner. If it's a hit I would expect to see the old "mechanical faced" units dropped from the product line?
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