Garmin G versus Avidyne Entegra. You’re here because you want to know which glass cockpit is better and/or easier to use: the Garmin G or the. The Entegra Release 9 from Avidyne is a total upgrade of the existing Entegra avionics suite to be found in your aircraft. During the upgrade your old PFD & MFD. Blame the folks who made the nearly inch span of SR22 panel occupied by Avidyne’s certificated, TSO’d Entegra EFIS panel: a primary.
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Moving to the MFD, the knob on the lower left gives you the ability to scroll through a myriad of different pages, depending on what your plane is equipped with.
Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a vaidyne point of view. Emax lets pilots track engine health and performance information on the MFD while still displaying the moving map.
The FMSw features an easy-to-use drop down menu system that makes airway flight planning easy.
Likewise with the attitude and heading indicators and the electronically generated skid-slip ball; no missing the tilt of an 8-inch horizon line reacting to a slight change around the roll axis or the swing of the scale from a heading change — not when the indicators are that large and bright.
To the right of the pitch indicator is another strip gauge, this one displaying altitude — with another window that highlights the altitude digitally; at the bottom of this strip gauge you’ll find the Kollsman window for setting the integral altimeter sensor; at the top, a target altitude set for an autopilot’s altitude-capture function. Overlaying the horizon depiction is the pitch scale you’re used to seeing; curving across the top of the AI depiction you see an arc showing bank angle, while a skid ball display occupies the bottom of this half of the display.
Flying behind the Entegra gave me the same conclusion: Avidyne has demonstrated this with a continuous stream of hardware and software upgrades,  including:. Previously to Entegra’s certification, trend indicators existed only in air-transport and business-turbine equipment, and predominantly in the high-end jets of the corporate fleet, at that.
No more multi-day training courses, no more ridiculously think user guides and no more complex page structures that the previous generation of general aviation avionics required. The G includes a graphical fuel range ring which shows you the distance you can travel in any direction until your reach your reserve fuel or until you reach fuel exhaustion.
Gazing at the panel of the Entegra-equipped SR22, you might wonder what became of the engine instruments. On the Avidyne, you must remember to set the CDI needle, otherwise the system may think you’re flying the approach as a back course and the autopilot will track the course in the opposite direction from what you intended.
Software Simulators One of the best ways to learn these glass cockpit systems is to use the manufacturer’s software simulators. Working together, these systems are TSO’d to standards for the following instruments and gauges: And stacking the Emax engine screen with a navigation map on the MFD allows the pilot to see nearly everything critical at near eyeball level — engine data, heading and air data, and navigation information.
What you have is a high-end, cross-country piston mount paneled better than the majority of turboprops, light jets and, of course, other high-performance piston airplanes.
Weather data is extensive and includes: Other Features Other features include a wind vector that indicates the direction and strength of the winds your aircraft is currently experiencing–you’ll love this information as you fly an ILS.
Your email address will not be published. Farther to the right of the altitude scale is a curved rate-of-change scale showing climb or descent rate with a needle that deflects above or below center. Note that the Chelton system is not typically found in airplanes that include the less expensive G or Avidyne systems.
The data that you want will be at the avidyen of your fingertips.
Pages on the G are grouped into page groups, and two concentric knobs are used; one to select the page group and the other to select the particular page within the group. Well, more are coming, and fast. The typical coloring for the attitude indicator sky is blue, ground is brown remains only in the top portion of the display.
There is some more learning entrgra be done when getting into a G cockpit, but, it is so very worth it. Entegra also employs an integrated air data computer to generate airspeed, altitude, vertical speed, and outside air temperature OAT. Some competing glass flight deck systems have wntegra redundancy, lose critical functionality such as datalink weather, traffic, or even autopilot, and their failure modes force the pilot to learn composite display symbology and “reversionary modes.
Entegra Release 9 includes: Retrieved from ” https: The Avidyne target altitude can be set with 10 foot resolution versus foot resolution on the G Immediately below the speed strip is a wide black box with digital reads on both true airspeed and ground speed.
And there’s more to see on the bottom half of the PFD display. And, of course, there’s all the standard netegra most of us derive from multiple sources: We look forward to hearing from you. The G is expected to release this capability very soon. On the left is a vertical strip gauge that shows true, not indicated airspeed, with a window at the center of the strip that highlights the speed indicated by the adjacent needle.
Everything on the PFD screen reacted at least as quickly as the comparable instruments in a conventional panel and some emtegra to respond even more quickly.
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