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donv

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Re: New 695A Owner
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2021, 03:27:05 pm »
I know you can keep the Meggit engine display, because I know someone who used to own a 1000 which had G600s and the engine display. He also took the rest of the Meggit stuff out.

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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2021, 07:24:39 am »
Don,

Yes sir. I am keeping the Meggitt EIDS at this time. (really don't have a reasonable alternative) I have been told that the the G600Txi is going to be or will be shortly worked on for STC approval as an EMS. We have a CAD drawing with the single 7" portrait G600 (same as my EFIS) replacing the dual Meggitt.

donv

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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2021, 11:49:29 am »
Oh, right, I forgot that they were working on that. That would be pretty nice, although at that point I would think you might just consider going to a G950. Is there much price difference?

I know Genesys, at least when they did my airplane, thought that the VNAV on the 3100 wouldn't work with the G950, although maybe that has changed.

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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2021, 08:39:20 am »
Don,

I wont speak for ECA and the G950 installation at "it's time" was an amazing upgrade to TC. Here is the problem as I see it:

G950 is between $450-500k+
G600Txi are between $10-25k

G950 is airframe specific - minimal sales opportunity/minimal upgrade interest going forward (look at the Meggitt system for a real world example)
G600Txi non airframe dependent - wide market applicability, reliable upgrade/support path

G950 is married to the 2100 AP
G600Txi can drive about any AP out there via GAD interface or ethernet

I believe in the next year we see G600 based engine management approved for the TC and an amendment to the Aeromech RVSM STC for G600 equipment.

Hands down the G950 is the nicest "fit and finish" out there, for me my deciding factor was here is a plane that is already lasted 40 years. ADF, RMI, NDB, Loran, etc. They have come and go. The avionics need to be change in the plane, not the plane change around the avionics.

donv

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Re: New 695A Owner
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2021, 12:08:28 pm »
That makes sense. I am certainly happy with my G600 panel and wouldn't trade it for a G950.

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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2021, 10:45:11 pm »
We also forget that the G950, which is a 1000 derivative, is pretty old at this point. It's at least 15 year old technology and once you go specific type STC, you're kinda tied in. Look at the debacle of the factory Beech Barons and Bonanzas. No upgrade path.
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.

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Re: New 695A Owner
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2021, 10:55:05 am »
Welcome Sean. 
Pretty sure I saw 79PH was this 'well spoken for' video I saw a few years back.  Pretty bird.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pErQ-2xPJ_g

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Re: New 695A Owner
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2021, 01:03:47 pm »
Do the new ones have something different from the G1000?

We also forget that the G950, which is a 1000 derivative, is pretty old at this point. It's at least 15 year old technology and once you go specific type STC, you're kinda tied in. Look at the debacle of the factory Beech Barons and Bonanzas. No upgrade path.