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Old 10-11-2017, 07:59 AM
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But, I guess my question is what is the best way to change an active flight plan on the fly?
You can edit the active flight plan, or you can go to the flight plan list, create a new flight plan (or copy the current one to a new one), edit that, and then activate it. Even if you're part-way along the updated flight plan, the GPS will figure it out and it won't tell you to go back to the beginning and start over...
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:26 AM
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You can edit the active flight plan, or you can go to the flight plan list, create a new flight plan (or copy the current one to a new one), edit that, and then activate it. Even if you're part-way along the updated flight plan, the GPS will figure it out and it won't tell you to go back to the beginning and start over...
I don't think there is a way to point and drag. I fly in the mountains pretty much exclusively, and to be able to quickly change a flight plan by drag and drop would be preferred to looking at electrical wires or other VFR waypoints (if they exist where we're flying). I have been doing it on the ipad then shooting it to the 660. As I said, the 660 has a great screen that is crystal clear and bright in all conditions.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:28 AM
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Good morning,

Just a heads up that Aera 660 V3.10 software may be installed today over WiFi or Webupdater.

The primary reason for the update is for our users in Australia, Asia, and Western Alaska. There is a new satellite that was turned on with visibility in that part of the world which requires us to update the GPS receiver firmware in the Aera 660, so you will see a pop-up that GPS firmware is being updated after installing this software. The affected operation area is shown in this Service Alert.

An interesting new feature, for admittedly a small, but vocal group of users, is the new Time Over Target (TOT) data field. If you are flying lead for a group that is scheduled to make a stadium or other fly-over appearance at an assigned time, you may enable display of the TOT field and adjust your speed to keep the TOT time equal to your assigned time. The TOT field works off the active waypoint, so you can either do a Direct-To your target location, or put that location in a flight plan so it becomes active after takeoff. Unlike the ETA field, the TOT field has seconds resolution to make your timing more accurate.



Changes made from version 3.00 to 3.10:
  • Add Time Over Target (TOT) data field
  • Add ability to the airport review page to pre-select chart for the active approach
  • Add ability for graphical flight plan editing when navigation is not active
  • Add message to indicate when SD card format is incompatible
  • Change map symbol for visual reporting points
  • General improvements to system operation
  • Includes update to GDL 5X software version 2.07
  • Includes update to GPS software version 3.10
  • Includes GDL 39 software version 4.80

Thanks,
Steve
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:20 AM
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The Bandit Flight Team thanks you for the "TOT" feature.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:24 PM
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Can you add the TOT feature to the G3X non-touch? That is a great new feature!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:09 PM
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Default Panel Mount Wiring

How would you go about connecting the bare wire panel mount audio to a 3.5mm audio jack.
I know somewhere I have read that there is impedance issues.
I do not have an audio panel but want to feed straight into my Bose headset.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:48 AM
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Default 3D Vision

Steve,

Concerning to 3D vision is it possible to use the bug indicator and send a NMEA output steer command to a connected autopilot?

Would be a great feature to set a course from 3D vision page.

Best regards and thanks
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:45 AM
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Default Aera 660

I think I was one of those motor mouthed “vocal users” that kept bugging Steve about a TOT window. Thanks for that- a really nice feature.

For Peter in Australia- I have the audio line from the 660 wired into my Garmin GTR 200. The GTR 200 comm has a built in intercom so I get all the audio capabilities of the 660 in my headset. Probably doesn’t answer your question directly but I think if you & Steve discuss it there might be a way to go direct to the headset.

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Old 10-21-2017, 04:09 PM
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Default Waypoint transition

The gpsmap496 allows in Route Setup to establish parameters for Waypont Transition. This allows a coupled autopilot to smoothly transition to the next leg, starting at a user-defined distance before a waypont.

I was unable to find this desirable feature in the aera660. Does it exist? If not, is it coming?

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Old 10-29-2017, 06:39 AM
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Good morning,

Just a heads up that Aera 660 V3.10 software may be installed today over WiFi or Webupdater.

The primary reason for the update is for our users in Australia, Asia, and Western Alaska. There is a new satellite that was turned on with visibility in that part of the world which requires us to update the GPS receiver firmware in the Aera 660, so you will see a pop-up that GPS firmware is being updated after installing this software.

An interesting new feature, for admittedly a small, but vocal group of users, is the new Time Over Target (TOT) data field. If you are flying lead for a group that is scheduled to make a stadium or other fly-over appearance at an assigned time, you may enable display of the TOT field and adjust your speed to keep the TOT time equal to your assigned time. The TOT field works off the active waypoint, so you can either do a Direct-To your target location, or put that location in a flight plan so it becomes active after takeoff. Unlike the ETA field, the TOT field has seconds resolution to make your timing more accurate.



Changes made from version 3.00 to 3.10:
  • Add Time Over Target (TOT) data field
  • Add ability to the airport review page to pre-select chart for the active approach
  • Add ability for graphical flight plan editing when navigation is not active
  • Add message to indicate when SD card format is incompatible
  • Change map symbol for visual reporting points
  • General improvements to system operation
  • Includes update to GDL 5X software version 2.07
  • Includes update to GPS software version 3.10
  • Includes GDL 39 software version 4.80

Thanks,
Steve
The 660 keeps getting better with each software release. The graphical Flight Plan editing is great. THANK YOU.

Can i connect my D2 BRAVO to the 660?
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