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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This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. PFD Aavidyne Lines — blue bars indicate the situation six seconds from now: These came out first on the G and recently became available on Avidyne’s Rev. 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 avidhne.
Note that the Chelton system is not typically found in airplanes that include the less expensive G or Avidyne systems.
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.
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The Entegra Release 9 FMS has access to some serious navigational power avidhne to an all-digital software controlled design. Use as self-learning guides and quick reference checklists. You lose the Sandel — don’t need it anymore — along with all those air- and suction-powered gyros, mechanical air-sensor instruments, engine gauges and more. The vertical speed indicator is to the right of the altitude indicator. That concludes the tour of the upper half of the Entegra PFD display; take a look at what lives on the lower half: And, as we’ll discuss farther down, the EX also serves as the display for the optional Engine Management System.
Garmin G versus Avidyne Entegra Comparison
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.
For example, all of the weather services for the G can be found on a single weather page, and some of those services such as NEXRAD radar are also available on the main navigation map page.
And that will make it harder for even the most tradition-bound among us to ignore the benefits of lower weight, higher reliability, increased capability and improved situational awareness available from EFIS hardware like Entegra. Everything on the PFD screen reacted at least as quickly as the comparable instruments in a conventional panel and some seemed to respond even more quickly. Let’s entegta with the screen. All glass cockpit aircraft have the option for aviyne autopilot.
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Avidyne has demonstrated this with a continuous stream of hardware and software upgrades,  including:. Thanks to clear, sharp labels and familiar positioning, the PFD made identification of functions easy while I settled in to using them and pretty much automatic after just a few minutes.
Archived from the original on 27 June The editing of an active route using the Avidyne FMSw is particularly simple with the exceedingly avieyne insert cursor, making it easy for you to know at a glance where a new waypoint will be added. With expansions of the Canadian and Caribbean weather systems in Release 8 inalong with the additions of colour lightning with the TWX and support for a world-wide datalink with the MLX Avidyne continued to show their prowess in the field of avionics.
Speaking of enteggra, reading both the PFD and MFD displays suffered not at all from the wash of bright light that can sweep across a panel on a morning or evening flight. Using the FMS Vectors technology, the FMSW can calculate the transition from the en route GPS phase of flight to the ILS intercept, before drawing a curved intercept flight path onto the display and even providing wind-corrected roll steering commands to the autopilot.
The instrumentation display on the PFD is unique.
With a G, the GPS is already in the system, as well as the audio panel. As usual, I digress.
However, there are significant differences with regard to the features, degree of integration, intuitive aspects of the design, and overall product utility. From the earliest Entegra systems the ability has been in place to upgrade to current production software and hardware levels.
It was that easy to decipher and use. Columbia and Beechcraft have fully integrated autopilots, while for others you must set target altitudes and read status information on the autopilot–though you do get warning tones if you deviate from your target altitude.
With the G, you can either combine these features to display simultaneously on the MFD or you can switch between afidyne page views for each. Flying behind the Entegra gave me the same conclusion: And avjdyne availability will allow me to spread around the blame when the time comes to upgrade our bird into the current century. She came away a believer, thanks to watching the big-screen action from the back seat of the SR