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Old 08-14-2012, 10:25 PM
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Default Sun light viewing?

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I just purchased an av8or ace today from Gulf Coast Avionics. They now have 2 left. I work 15 minutes away so I just stopped in to pick it up.
Aircraft Spruce is out completely and they received an email this morning from Honeywell stating they are out and will not restock. If you want one & can find one, I suggest you do it now.
How good is the sunlight visibility?
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:07 PM
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How good is the sunlight visibility?
Average at best.

After playing with the Ace model, I should have just bought the lesser model for $150. I only need it to drive my AP.

My Lowrance 2000C was a much better unit. Being spoiled by my iPad, the touchscreen on this unit is terrible. You better load your flight plan on the ground because navigating through it in flight would be dangerous. I guess this is why it's been discontinued. I can always use it in the car later.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:37 PM
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Default Self Test Failed

Anyone else having trouble with their new AV8OR handheld? Mine worked for about a day and a half and now I get a "Self Test Failed" with an X on Navigation Databases. I emailed customer support a few days ago with no response and I am currently on the phone waiting for the next customer service rep. I've been waiting for over 2 hours. This is worse than calling my cellphone company to get something done.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:03 PM
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Like I said, I had three new ones fail.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:11 PM
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Default Mine works great!

Been using mine for a couple of weeks. Works well and I am very satisfied with it so far. Simple to use and you can see it in the sunlight reasonably well. I put mine in the back seat for my wife to use and she loves it. You can't beat the price!
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:24 PM
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How good is the sunlight visibility?
Sunlight visibility was not too bad.
It wasn't as bright as my Dynon 10A, but passed my vis test.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:29 PM
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Been using mine for a couple of weeks. Works well and I am very satisfied with it so far. Simple to use and you can see it in the sunlight reasonably well. I put mine in the back seat for my wife to use and she loves it. You can't beat the price!
Once I got over the touchpad not matching the iPad interface, I'm ok with it.
I've built a sub panel that enables me to use their supplied mount and able to remove it for auto use when traveling.

BTW, I was using it without a remote antenna and it had a very strong signal.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:33 PM
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Anyone else having trouble with their new AV8OR handheld? Mine worked for about a day and a half and now I get a "Self Test Failed" with an X on Navigation Databases. I emailed customer support a few days ago with no response and I am currently on the phone waiting for the next customer service rep. I've been waiting for over 2 hours. This is worse than calling my cellphone company to get something done.
I called them for my free db update & they authorized it immediately.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:04 AM
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Default Update

I emailed them and got the update added before I got the error messages. I haven't used it yet as I want to see if they are going to repair or replace my AV8OR first.
Over 2 hours on the phone and I gave up. I'll have to try again when I have all day to kill on the phone.
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