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Old 01-25-2019, 06:48 AM
Bob Y Bob Y is offline
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Default New GTR-200B

Anyone know if the new 200B will be an upgrade option over the 200 in the RV-12 avionics package?
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Old 01-26-2019, 01:32 PM
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Interested in this, anyone know the list price difference?
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jpflys1 View Post
Interested in this, anyone know the list price difference?
Here you go.

"The GTR 200B is available now for a suggested retail price of $1,395.00. The existing GTR 200 is still available at the same suggested retail price of $1,199.00 for those with a Bluetooth audio panel like the GMA 245 that don’t need a Bluetooth capable COM radio and intercom."

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Old 01-27-2019, 11:26 AM
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For .196 AMU , It would be nice to see Vans offer the upgrade.
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:28 AM
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Default AMU

Every time I see someone use this "AMU" it makes me cringe. Commonly used on the Mooney forum that is full of internet experts. As someone that worked airline maintenance for forty years the last thing we need is another acronym that accomplishes nothing. iDG is one that makes sense, it's easier than saying Intergrated Drive Generator. AMU just sounds amateurish. Actually saying .195K is shorter.

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Old 01-28-2019, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommy123 View Post
Since garmin decided to cease support of all GX gps units making them useless for IFR flight, they will never get my business from me.
How long do you expect a company to provide support a 20+ year old product?
Seems obvious that it was just not economically feasable to continue to support for a decades old product for a very small number of folks.

How many folks are running a 20 year old anything with electonics?
I was p**sed when they couldn't fix my flip phone and I was "forced" to buy an Iphone (the old flip phone always got a good laugh when I showed it to the folks at the phone store)
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:59 AM
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Default Support

I can't get new factory parts for our '91 VW, but I can get new factory parts for my '75 BMW motorcycle. I don't know why BMW still supports 50 year old motorcycles... but they do. VW could do the same and so could Garmin but it would be very difficult.

It is much easier to support old motorcycles than certified avionics (gaskets and bearings vs LCD screens and circuit boards).
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Tommy123 View Post
Every time I see someone use this "AMU" it makes me cringe.
I'm with you on this one.. what does it stand for?

It's obviously $1000 (0.196 = $196) but what do they mean?

EDIT : NVM, "Aviation Monetary Unit"... aka $1000
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:46 AM
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Just say BOAT.... Bite Off Another Thousand!
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:55 AM
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