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Old 06-10-2019, 06:03 AM
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Default KX 165 to EFIS?

I don't exactly know how the KX165 outputs signal to the steam gauge nav indicator. Has anyone interfaced the KX165 to a Dynon or GRT EFIS to slave the graphic Nav indicator, including LOC/GS? Is this practical?
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:32 AM
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I believe that Dynon only takes a data line input such as the GARMIN serial bus or ARINC 429(via the ARINC converter) and the KX-165 only has analog outputs. So that means no, not without some sort of converter, that costs as much as a new radio.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:58 AM
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as far as I know, that animal does not exist. easiest solution is a new radio. i went with the mgl v16 and love it.

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Old 06-10-2019, 08:13 AM
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as far as I know, that animal does not exist. easiest solution is a new radio. i went with the mgl v16 and love it.

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There is a path to convert from analog to ARINC, I have done this on corporate jets. Then ARINC to Skyview, but as I said it cost more than a used Garmin SL30 radio, like maybe 5X. And the SL30 can use the freq transfer function.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:20 AM
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as far as I know, that animal does not exist. easiest solution is a new radio. i went with the mgl v16 and love it.

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Bob. Could you perhaps mean the MGL N16 Nav Radio? The V16 is a Com.

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Old 06-10-2019, 11:05 AM
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The GRT has analog inputs, and they can be used to drive the deviation and GS needles. Okay for ILS. But not for VOR data, which needs input from the OBS.
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