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Old 10-28-2017, 03:55 PM
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Howdy Rob,

I tried that. It is one or the other in Ver 13. When I set CDI to Nav 1 and map source to intfp it displays the green HSI needle just fine. If I do a direct to, the efis sets the CDI to intfp and the green needle goes away. Likewise, if I have a direct to in the intfp and set the CDI to Nav 1, the waypoint info goes away.

What I'm trying to do is use the Nav 2KR as if it were a panel mount VOR receiver for navigation and legality while I also maintain awareness via GPS. Let's say I'm flying a VOR-A to my home field or an ILS to another airport. It would sure be nice to have the distance and brg to my destination along with ETE while I am doing the actual navigation via the VOR. I'd be content with or without a magenta course line and no magenta needle if the green needle still works. Ideally I'd be able to choose which source to drive the autopilot, but it doesn't matter much and I always have the heading bug.

Thanks,

Ed Holyoke





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Have you tried setting the CDI to NAV1 and then setting the Map Source to Internal Flight plan?

I will make sure it works in the new V15 software.

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Old 10-30-2017, 01:17 PM
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Rob: Just got my iPad/Foreflight and 5600 linked up. I had older Foreflight system software in the iPad and it wouldn't wifi link with the 5600. Just successfully uploaded a complex flight plan to the 5600---sweet!

In the meantime, sorry if I've forgotten whether this has been asked and answered already or not, but I'm wondering about downloading ADSB wx and traffic to the excellent iPad/Foreflight display. I understand that the MGL system does this and was wondering if such a capability is coming for the AFS?
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:40 PM
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Rob: Just got my iPad/Foreflight and 5600 linked up. I had older Foreflight system software in the iPad and it wouldn't wifi link with the 5600. Just successfully uploaded a complex flight plan to the 5600---sweet!

In the meantime, sorry if I've forgotten whether this has been asked and answered already or not, but I'm wondering about downloading ADSB wx and traffic to the excellent iPad/Foreflight display. I understand that the MGL system does this and was wondering if such a capability is coming for the AFS?

The V15 software will do it, beta release in the next few weeks.

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Old 10-30-2017, 07:08 PM
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Very cool, can't wait to see it in action. I have a hangar mate who has basically a well equipped, VFR RV-8. He flies with a MGL EFIS and routinely uploads "planned the night before" flight plans into the MGL before launch. He then downloads MGL/system ADSB data to his iPad while airborne as he says the iPad display is much sharper. He's designed his cockpit specifically to easily accommodate his iPad. Unfortunately, I don't have enough room in mine as it currently stands, to have room for an iPad except on a kneeboard.

Regardless, once the 5000 series has this capability, I expect it will be a very popular feature. Thanks for the effort.


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