July 2011 Issue

Letters: July 2011

I recently purchased a GTN650 to replace my GNS480. Turns out the STC requires that I have a second GPS/navcomm in order to fly IFR. So I had to go with GTN750, remove the MX20 and SL30 to make room for the 750 and 480. Nobody at Garmin seems to want the public in on this. My avionics tech found out by reading the STC. This applies to composite airframes only. It doesn’t make much sense since I have been flying IFR with a single GNS480. Anyway, I had to open the wallet up to the tune of $6000 more, which I was not budgeted for. The PC simulator that comes with the purchase requires quite a bit of RAM and hard drive space to operate. It requires 5GB RAM and 2GB of free disk space. Seems none of my computers have this so I’m out of luck.

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