Originally Posted by swordtail
trio pro pilot or tru-track is the question! I need to replace my old navaid and this is a confusing choice for me. Is one easier to install or setup than the other? I use steam gauges, so no EFIS to worry about but I may use a Dynon D2 to direct it. Lots of choices to pick from. Thanks in advance for the help.
Stan, you will find that the pilots with TruTrak will recommend "their" brand and the Trio users will be biased toward their choice.
I've not researched the new D2, but I understand it has wifi for interfacing with tablets, etc. But does it have a hard wire NMEA data output for connecting to an autopilot? Also, can the D2 output navigation data such as track, flight plan, etc? If not, you need a GPS navigator of some sort to drive your autopilot.
The Trio can use the Naviad servo for roll control, the TruTrak can't. Both are good systems (I've owned all the Trio systems and one of the TruTraks) with excellent customer support. Installation will be similar with each.
So....you need to carefully study the feature set of the Pro Pilot and comparable TruTrak and decide what you want the autopilot to do in your plane, based on your typical mission profile.
In either case, you will be amazed at what the digital autopilots can do!