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Old 11-10-2020, 06:06 PM
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I have an Avidyne IFD550 and a Garmin GTN650 in my RV-10
Ok, both good units. But why one of each?
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Old 11-10-2020, 06:16 PM
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Ok, both good units. But why one of each?
You'll note the poster is or was also a salesman of sorts. My guess is for demo purposes.
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Old 11-10-2020, 06:50 PM
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You'll note the poster is or was also a salesman of sorts. My guess is for demo purposes.
Referring to Rob Hickman only as a “salesman” is the same as referring to Dick VanGrunsven as “that guy who sells RV kits”.....

For those that don’t know, Rob is the creator of the AFS line of EFIS’s (among other things).
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Old 11-11-2020, 05:01 AM
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You'll note the poster is or was also a salesman of sorts. My guess is for demo purposes.
Paul also addressed in his post. Here are some more details. Rob originally installed a GTN650 in his RV-10, just many of us did because there were no ifr gps navigators AP on the market at the time of the build.

Fast forward a couple years forward and now there is competition on the market. AFS integrated the Avidyne with the AFS 5000 series of EFIS. Rob’s RV-10 is the primary test platform for AFS. He needs to maintain a platform to test both units.

If you follow Rob or AFS on FB, he posts many a photo and short message about about testing this or that new feature. It’s hard to be more transparent than Rob.
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Old 11-11-2020, 06:31 AM
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The fact that there's a g3xpert monitoring this site and NO DYxpert, ADVxpert, GRTxpert nor MGLxpert says something.
While my panel is full of Garmin goodies, this is simply not true.

Dynon, AFS, and MGL have many inside regulars on this forum. GRT not so much these days.
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Old 11-11-2020, 06:37 AM
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You'll note the poster is or was also a salesman of sorts. My guess is for demo purposes.
Rob will always have my respect. The list of contributors to the experimental avionics market that can compete with Rob's overwhelming positive impact in this field is very short.
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Old 11-11-2020, 09:58 PM
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Ok, both good units. But why one of each?
When I finished my RV-10 I had a GNS430W and SL30 with dual NAV antennas connected to our first prototype AF-4500 EFIS screens. This is the setup that I used to get my instrument rating in the RV-10, including the check ride. It has had many panel upgrades in the last 11 years. When the GTN650 was released, it replaced my 430 and made instrument flying much easier. When AFS started selling Avidyne IFD units, I replaced the SL30 with an IFD540 and kept the GTN650 since I already had 2 NAV antennas. When Avidyne brought out the IFD550 with internal AHRS I swapped the IFD540 for the new IFD550.

Having both a GTN650 and IFD550 in the same plane, it's easy for us to test new EFIS software-we have customers with Avidyne and customers with Garmin. Since we are just down the road from Van's, I end up flying a lot of potential customers in the RV-10 and it gives them a chance to experience both units.



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