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by Bobturner
Thu May 06, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Horizon HXr
Topic: IFR Databases
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: IFR Databases

Having an up to date database in the 175 is a legal requirement for using it under ifr.
You are also required to have a copy of the procedure. Could be on the HXr, could be WingX on an iPad, could be printed on paper.
by Bobturner
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Sport EX/Horizon EX
Topic: Flight Director on Sport EX-How to?
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Flight Director on Sport EX-How to?

Usually the third push takes you back to the main menu (and ENG on the third button). I wonder if you’re getting some contact bounce on that control? If grt doesn’t respond tomorrow, call them. Another thought. Do you have lateral and vertical autopilot enabled, in the setup menu? Even though you do...
by Bobturner
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Sport EX/Horizon EX
Topic: Flight Director on Sport EX-How to?
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Flight Director on Sport EX-How to?

Are you sure you are pushing the right KNOB (twice) and not the right button? First push should bring up the autopilot menu; second push should show the FD on/off button.
by Bobturner
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Sport EX/Horizon EX
Topic: Sport EX "must learn first" ?
Replies: 22
Views: 7146

Re: Sport EX "must learn first" ?

Here’s something else to practice: when you press ‘miss’ the navigation reverts to whatever you were using prior to the box locking onto the approach - often gps. But if there’s something else required for the miss, say, climbing turn to heading 300, climb to 4000’, you can pre-program this once the...
by Bobturner
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Sport EX/Horizon EX
Topic: Sport EX "must learn first" ?
Replies: 22
Views: 7146

Re: Sport EX "must learn first" ?

I think you got it figured out. Yes, one rs232 out can go to several rs232-in’s, but not on the same box. If the box needs to look at that data it gets confused-should it look on port 4 or port 5? I think that if port 4 used format ‘gps2 aviation/mapcom’, that would work - the box would look only at...
by Bobturner
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Sport EX/Horizon EX
Topic: Sport EX "must learn first" ?
Replies: 22
Views: 7146

Re: Sport EX "must learn first" ?

I have a different system (Hx, Skyradar adsb-in +gps-2 via usb, G420W as gps-1) but it works as advertised, with wx and traffic overlaying map or hsi page, and frontal traffic on the main efis page as well. But I don’t think it overlays the flight plan page.
by Bobturner
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Sport EX/Horizon EX
Topic: Sport EX "must learn first" ?
Replies: 22
Views: 7146

Re: Sport EX "must learn first" ?

Assuming the 175 is similar to the 420W, it should fly holds and procedure turns as long as they’re in the gps database. The EFIS needs to be in GNAV mode. The flight path will not be shown on the GRT map page but will be shown on the 175.
by Bobturner
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Product Feature Requests
Topic: Holding Patterns
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: Holding Patterns

I consider this (lack of holding pattern display) to be a relatively low-priority item. If you’re talking about holding, you’re talking about IFR. And virtually all the tso’d gps navigators newer than 30 years old or so show the hold or PT on their screen.
by Bobturner
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Sport WS/HS
Topic: Display Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: Display Question

Not sure about the Sport HS but the Horizon HS or Hx will show a flight director (FD). Access from the autopilot control page, even if there are no servos. All the guys taking the ATP test ‘cheat’ and use a FD to keep the needles exactly centered.
by Bobturner
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Sport WS/HS
Topic: Display Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: Display Question

Yes, it should show VLOC data. Some where in the setup menu there is a question that goes something like this,’switch efis mode when 430 is switched from gps to vloc’, or maybe it’s the other way around (I have a 420 so don’t have this problem). Make sure you have the correct setting. Alternatively,...