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Old 09-11-2018, 02:38 PM
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Got one of the transponders installed yesterday and man is that a nice box. I was actually feeling a twinge of buyers remorse after spending a ton of bucks since I had 2 planes to do, but all it took was a quick flight to realize I made the right choice. After flying with it, I can say that I feel a bit sorry for people who buy something more vanilla like a GTX345. This thing offers so absolutely much more it's really pretty incredible.

Regarding the ATAS option, I got my unlock keys today. As it turns out, for all of them sold this year, the ATAS option is included.

Install wise, it was a challenge, but only because it's much harder to retrofit something than it is to simply buy and build it in the first time. Had I wired this in originally it would have been much simpler than what I had previously. But, finding and tracing and pulling back wires to install did take some time...time that would have been saved when I originally built the plane had I already bought this.

Now to get the 2nd one installed.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:25 PM
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Do you get the light and audio on Self Test?

If the installation is good, and there’s a traffic alert that causes the displayed target to be yellow, then the Traffic Alert discrete output should pull to ground, and the audio output should speak the “Traffic, xx O’Clock” message.

Keep in mind that Foreflight uses larger alert limits than ATAS, so a yellow alert on Foreflight may show as a cyan target on the Lynx. The ATAS algorithm only generates an alert when the predicted paths are very likely to cross (in accordance with the MOPS), so another aircraft can be very close (down to 500 ft horizontally and 200 ft vertically in the airport area), but not trigger an alert.
With quite a few hours on this now, I see that the collision algorythm is a lot tighter on the Lynx than it is on Foreflight. I do get the traffic warning light and audio warning when a collision is imminent. The light does not illuminate on power up self test, which is interesting.

It is an amazing box!

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Old 09-11-2018, 06:27 PM
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Default Will add L3 to panel with Avidyne 540

I’m overhauling a Comanche 260 and will be putting the L3 in the panel with a Avidyne 540 later this month. I’ve heard that the L3 is mil spec and the separate screen is a bonus. We will see.

For the -9, I’ll install the cheapest ADSB-out sometime around January 2020 or thereafter.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:22 PM
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For people interested in the NGT-9000, I had been meaning to watch this youtube video and tonight I did. I actually learned a few things from watching it, and also confirmed a few observations that I thought after flying with it.
It's worth watching if you were interested in the transponder.

Look on YouTube for:
L3 and Aspen Present: Making a Sound ADS-B Investment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVzo6qwQsMc

I am not sure, but I think that earlier this summer if you watched this webinar it entitled you to a free terrain upgrade for the unit also. I'm not sure that it'll work after the fact though.
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:49 PM
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For people interested in the NGT-9000, I had been meaning to watch this youtube video and tonight I did. I actually learned a few things from watching it, and also confirmed a few observations that I thought after flying with it.
It's worth watching if you were interested in the transponder.

Look on YouTube for:
L3 and Aspen Present: Making a Sound ADS-B Investment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVzo6qwQsMc

I am not sure, but I think that earlier this summer if you watched this webinar it entitled you to a free terrain upgrade for the unit also. I'm not sure that it'll work after the fact though.
Very nice presentation. Thanks, for the link, Tim! I had decided on the 345 but will take a closer look!
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