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Old 01-22-2008, 12:34 PM
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I'm pretty sure that was the port they were using at OSH when they were demoing weather on the IV. I suspect it will be the input for WX and traffic (unless they use the other wires in the 4 pin plug.)

This kinda looks like an AvMap forum, doesn't it!

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Old 01-22-2008, 12:35 PM
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Default AvMap Weather

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The AvMap people have been saying they will have XM Weather capability for the pass 2 years and I still don't see it. Can't be that great of a GPS. I purchased one a year and a half ago and it stays at home. Garmin 496 with XM Weather replaces it.

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Hmmm,

Some things may be worth waiting for. Personally, I'd rather have the bigger screen than the tiny Garmin display.

I just talked with a local pilot shop and was told the NEW AvMap units would arrive in February and they will be XM Weather capable. I'm on the "call immediately" list to see one as soon as it arrives.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:46 PM
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Default Avmap with weather and autopilot output

When I last spoke to Av map about the weather upgrade they told me that they were not sure if the unit would be able to have weather AND drive an autopilot.

It seems that there is only one port available and they may be able to do one but not both features. The rep wasn't sure so about it but it will be a show stopper for me if true.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:05 PM
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Default New AvMap GPS

I didn't get any details of the "new" AvMap model that our local pilot shop claims she should be receiving in February. She said the EKP IV will probably evolve into the V, but this is all speculation by her, not me.
She had no details other than the new units will be XM weather capable. I didn't ask about whether it would drive an autopilot as my Garmin panel mount does that nicely for me.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:11 PM
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I still like the display. Matches my Dynon FD180 well.

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Old 01-30-2008, 12:42 PM
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Default New AvMap GPS? Update

FYI,

The local pilot shop called me yesterday and said they have a new EKP IV in stock. The lady knows I want XM weather and she didn't see it mentioned anywhere on the packaging so she called AvMap to see what was up. They had told her she wouldn't be getting any more units until the XM weather was included.

Well, she's getting the same story from them that I got from Lowrance after I was told the 2000C would have weather by Airventure 2007. They are still trying to get the bugs out of it and make it compatible.

All I have to do is buy the IV and when it's available I can upgrade by buying a chip and a weather antenna.

Think I'll wait and see how long it's going to take.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:02 PM
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Hi all..Great to see this forum start. Hope Avmap will monitor and chime in with some helpful info. Having some difficulty getting my Avmap to talk to my autopilot, anybody out there updated to the new operating software that is supposed to address this issue??

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Old 01-30-2008, 05:27 PM
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Here is a copy/paste from an e-mail I just sent to AvMap/US.

Hopefully they will respond, and participate.

"Hi, I am sending you this to let you folks know there is an on line forum about the EKP 4, that you may want to participate in.

It is always nice to have a manufactures rep involved to answer questions, and to avoid the passing on of bad information.

The web site is http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ad.php?t=25999

Thank you, Mike Starkey"
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:38 AM
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Default And the reply.

The good folks at AvMap responded with the following, it is good to see they are responsive to e-mail input.

"Mike

Thank you.. I don't know if I will have to time to Join the forum, I am kept quite busy with e-mails form the website and other daily office procedures. The Forum's are very time consuming, that is why we had to take ours down off the website.

I will try my best just to log on and introduce myself.

Best regards,

Miriam"


So, seems to me now is the time to post your questions.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:57 AM
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Smile XM Weather Update

Just got off the phone with DAN at AvMap USA. Latest news for XM Weather is that they are now tweeking the user interface. He was told to expect a Beta version for him to fly as early as this week but probably next week. He is still uncertain about being able to have the XM connected and still have EFIS/auto-pilot functionality. It depends on what info needs to be sent to the XM receiver. If only a power up/down command is sent then it might not be a big deal.
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