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Old 04-19-2017, 08:50 PM
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Default Avidyne 10.2 Software Install

Anyone do this themselves? The "if you brick it, it'll cost ya $1200" warning is making me think twice about it. The problem is finding the time to go to an Avidyne shop, since they seem to only be open during the week.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:16 PM
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Yes, I've done it - took about 80 minutes, but finished fine.

Put the airplane on external power!
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:56 AM
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Anyone do this themselves? The "if you brick it, it'll cost ya $1200" warning is making me think twice about it. The problem is finding the time to go to an Avidyne shop, since they seem to only be open during the week.
Easy peasy. Follow the service bulletin instructions and you'll be fine.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:09 AM
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It's one of the easiest releases to do. It takes a little over an hour, but basically you are sitting there watching it (if you have nothing else to do, as no interactions were required).
Do keep the aircraft on ground power.

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Old 04-20-2017, 09:21 AM
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Where did you find the download?? Did not see it on the Downloads & Docs page for the IFD series...
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:39 AM
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Where did you find the download?? Did not see it on the Downloads & Docs page for the IFD series...
Shoot a note to tech support and tell them you're E-AB; they'll get you a download link from there.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:23 PM
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Perfect, THANKS...
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:56 PM
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I did the 10.2 upgrade a few weeks ago. The instructions provided with the upgrade are perfect except... During the entire install process, the instructions are very specific about maintaining power and NOT removing the USB drive. But on Pg 10/step 7, the install is complete, and there is no indication that it is ok to remove the USB drive. Small point, but when you're talking about a $1200 brick fee if the USB drive is removed at the wrong time, it would be nice to know that it's ok to remove the USB drive on step 7.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:03 PM
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Best way for ground power?
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****NOTE*****

Make sure you have the N number entered into the IFD before you do the update!


10.2 uses the aircraft N Number to unlock a number of features (SVN, WiFi, ...)
and if you don't have the N number in the unit you will lose them.


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