June 2000 Issue

Letters: June 2000

Garmin Woes
All of the press rants and raves about the Garmin 430 and now the 530 units.  I traded in my KLN 89B, Argus 5000 CE-equipped Mooney MSE for a new Mooney Bravo with dual Garmin 430s in December. 

There’s no question that the 430’s software architecture is light-years ahead of the competition when it comes to approaches.  However, I believe your readers should hear a few negative comments about Garmin and the 430s.

On the return flight from the Kerrville Mooney factory to my dealer, East Coast Aviation near Boston, I noticed that the Shadin fuel computer ”fuel to destination” readout was way off.  East Coast Aviation said that the problem was with the Garmin...

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