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GTN650Xi and GTN750Xi now EASA approved

Arne wrote:

RF legs

Already on non-Xi GTN

Arne wrote:

Overlay georef’ed Garmin or Jeppesen plates on the map

Already on non-Xi GTN

Arne wrote:

Telligence vocal commands

Already on non-Xi GTN

Arne wrote:

Programming altitudes at all points in the FPL (VNAV), that a GFC5/600 will automatically follow (don’t know about other A/P)

Already on non-Xi GTN

Arne wrote:

Visual approaches with guidance away from known obstacles

Already on non-Xi GTN

Arne wrote:

Rubber-banding

Not sure if it is on the non-Xi GTN

ELLX

@lionel I put the features I have never had the opportunity to try in a real plane. I have seen some of them in the sim, or suspected they’d already exist, but it’s good someone with first hand experience confirmed.

ESMK, Sweden

I checked on the sim, the non-Xi GTN already has rubber-banding (I never use it…). However, it is limited to snapping to points currently displayed on the screen (it won’t implicitly/automatically create a temporary user waypoint). So, for a VFR flight (or UK-style “not along Eurocontrol valid routing” IFR) you cannot use it “like in Skydemon or Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight” to, say, avoid a forbidden area, unless there happens to be an IFR intersection, or a VFR reporting point, or an aerodrome, that is conveniently placed. And that point must show at your current zoom level, as your map is configured. So for a map configured for VFR, you’ll have only only aerodromes and VFR reporting points :)

I installed the GTN Xi sim. Same behaviour for rubberbanding.

ELLX

You can create permanent or temporary user waypoints with a GTN using cartesian or polar coordinates, or by tapping the screen. Then you can rubber band a flight plan via that waypoint. On a GTN you can also define a user WP as an airfield, so the clever Telligence lady will tell you what time you’re going to arrive…

It’s a few more steps than to modify a flight plan on a tablet, but then it could be driving your autopilot at the time so perhaps best not to be able to do it inadvertently.

Glenswinton, SW Scotland, United Kingdom

Jacko wrote:

You can create (…) user waypoints with a GTN (…). Then you can rubber band a flight plan via that waypoint.

Good point. May require some back-and-forth between rubberbanding mode and normal mode, but works.

Jacko wrote:

It’s a few more steps than to modify a flight plan on a tablet, but then it could be driving your autopilot at the time so perhaps best not to be able to do it inadvertently.
  1. It is hard to do inadvertently; you need to push the “edit flightplan graphically” button.
  2. If you change your current leg, the modified leg is not activated until you go to the FPL and activate it. The active leg is still your old one, before modification.
ELLX
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