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Old 10-09-2017, 11:47 AM
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Default Environmentally friendly disposal

Ron, please send your EXP to me for proper "disposal"!


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Old 10-09-2017, 01:50 PM
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Default Adios NavWorx

I have already purchased another ADSB solution for my plane. However, I will wait until the deadline to order the NavWorx "piggy-back GPS" to see if any units have actually shipped (not holding my breath). If not, my EXP will be disposed of.

If you want to punish yourself, I will sell my EXP now for $250.00. Just PM me.

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Old 10-09-2017, 02:49 PM
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Default I have lost confidence as well...

I really hate to pile on here... but it's pretty uncool to force us to buy another dang gps receiver. I have a 430w and just want to send data like folks with the -b units do. But I frankly have had other problems with the unit so I don't want to waste any more time on it. I will wait until within a few months of the 2020 dead line before I gamble any more airplane money on another solution.

By the way... you should be able receive the weather regardless if you have a navworx or a stratux or whatever. Only traffic gets shut off due to sil 0.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:59 PM
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I too have an EXP model. New in the box with connectors. I bought it a few weeks before the FAA shut down Navworx a year ago. Then couldn't get a peep of a response back from Navworx. I should have learned my lesson years ago with the Blue Mountain debacle. This is right up there.

The sad thing is that this mainly hurts the other 2nd and 3rd tier device makers. I know many former Blue Mountain owners who went with the big G after their experience dealing with Blue Mountain. This is unfortunate for the likes of uAvionix, Skyradar, Freeflight etc. who, unlike Navworx, provide great customer support but might still be passed over by those same potential customers burned by Navworx and so choose to go Garmin from now on to make sure they can keep flying. A real shame.


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Old 10-09-2017, 08:19 PM
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Default Me 2

Me 2. I'm just sitting on an EXP in it's box-----reading all of this for "forever" already.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:25 AM
GordonR GordonR is offline
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Default Technical issue on SIL

By the way... you should be able receive the weather regardless if you have a navworx or a stratux or whatever. Only traffic gets shut off due to sil 0.

I am receiving traffic on my 600EXP now. I do not know what is the transmitted SIL (how can I determine that?), but I think that the SIL=0 will only get transmitted if we install 6.0.0 software. Is that so?

If we put in the $300 doghouse and install 7.0.0 then SIL=3 will be transmitted. But for now, and without 6.0.0, I still get traffic.

Can any technically competent folks explain this to us?

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Old 10-12-2017, 02:08 PM
DavidBunin DavidBunin is offline
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That sounds right to me. If you're running the current software, it is broadcasting a SIL of 3 which is what makes the FAA mad but also makes everything work correctly.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:33 PM
DennisRhodes DennisRhodes is offline
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The performance report you ask for will indicate the sil number that the unit is transmitting.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:15 PM
BobTurner BobTurner is offline
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Yes, get a report to see your SIL. Remember that even with no transmitter at all, an ADSB-in receiver will get some traffic, but not necessarily all (relevant) traffic.
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Old 10-16-2017, 03:47 PM
RobinHou RobinHou is offline
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Default 600EXP Doghouse GPS

From Dallas Avionics:

"Limited production run, all orders must be received by Dec 1, 2017"

I just order mine, and am keeping my fingers crossed.

Do it at your own risk, but you can go here to place your order:
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