Originally Posted by NYTOM
For those using the AERA660 to drive EFISís or Auto Pilots. On initial startup do you have to have some forward motion, ( 1 or 2 MPH) to get your GPS to start sending data to the other equipment? I though I wired it up wrong and have tried everything under the sun to get a signal but now Iím reading online that some GPS units (portables) need movement or a flight plan activated to get data ports working. No mention online of what brands do this. Movement of my plane is impossible at this time but would like to button this up. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
No, the Aera 660 does not require forward motion to start transmitting NMEA.
Note, however, that most GPS units require movement before they have a GPS track to send.