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Old 08-03-2018, 01:41 PM
SteinAir SteinAir is offline
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Good advice in prior posts, worst case scenario we can help you get it repaired at Garmin...

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Old 08-05-2018, 08:25 AM
JKevin JKevin is offline
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Location: West Liberty, Kentucky
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Default No Joy

Just a status update from OP:

Internal fuses both good.
Reseated internal contacts.

Still no power on.

My avionics installer is doing RMA through Stein.

Thanks for all of the suggestions!


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Old 08-14-2018, 10:38 AM
jeffsvan jeffsvan is offline
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please keep us posted on the outcome and cost $
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:26 PM
JKevin JKevin is offline
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Default Update from OP

Received unit back from Garmin today. $800 repair fee.

Notes from Garmin only state that Nav board was replaced.

Unit plugged in and works fine.

So still don't know what happened.

I bought the navcomm from a classified on VAF someone who had purchased a kit project which included the radio "new never installed." so history really isn't known. No way to know if it ever worked, or if something happened in conjunction with the install.

This install included a Collins IND-351 which was purchased from Ebay "working when removed." Was wired according to SL30 manual.
The avionics expert on the field wonders if the indicator took out the nav board and we are hesitant to hook it back up.

Flying now with the radio and no indicator. Glass is in my future but not right away. I would like an indicator but didn't / don't want to spend much on a GI-106. Hence the IND-351 from Ebay.

Any thoughts on an indicator taking out a radio?
Any thoughts on testing an indicator, I assume for shorts / expected resistance?

Thanks for all of the advice so far

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Old 08-16-2018, 06:56 PM
BobTurner BobTurner is offline
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One of the great things about the SL-30 is its all digital nature. You donít need a fancy resolver type indicator - if set up from the menu, Iím pretty sure you can enter the desired OBS setting directly on the radio. Not super convenient, but possible. And you can get to/from bearings on the radio, as well as a localizer deviation display. For less than the cost of a GI-106 CDI you can buy a whole mini EFIS like a GRT mini, set it up as an HSI, and get a CDI and GS display on an HSI, as well as a bearing pointer to the VOR in the standby box!
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