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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As each individual Integrated Flight Display IFD is capable of performing any of the functions of the other there are no unfamiliar or limited reversionary modes required, allowing you to train as you fly and fly as you train. 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.
Perhaps the toughest part of adapting to an Entegra EFIS system will be getting used to seeing blank screens and empty panel space prior to engine start. Integrated fuel monitoring gives you fuel flow, computes nautical miles per gallon, fuel remaining, fuel-to-waypoint, fuel-to-destination — everything available from the best fuel totalizers on the market.
When a Connie and a DC-8 collided over New York, it fundamentally changed instrument flight rules for the jet age. Photo by Steve Koch. Typically, as do almost all pilots, I keep the map page up on the MFD.
Pilots must depend on their own good judgment, training and situational awareness in order to fly. Regardless of your, ahem, orientation preferences, entevra Entegra delivers a degree of capability and display quality unmatched in other displays currently available.
The cursor itself is also context sensitive, providing a clear indication as to whether your current operation is designed to insert a leg to a journey or to modify a waypoint that already exists.
Switching pages on the Avidyne’s MFD requires a single knob. And, as we’ll discuss farther down, the EX also serves as the display for the optional Engine Management System. On the Avidyne, you won’t find all of the weather services on one page.
Access to the powerful capabilities offered by the Entegra Release 9 is as simple as pushing the desired bi-directional page key. So the Winner is Well, for those, you have to go through the Garmin GPS. But, remaining bipartisan, go check out both systems. Since and the first Avidyne Entegra all-glass flight deck entegrz general aviation, Avidyne has continually released the most up-to-date avionics systems available.
Avidyne announced in April, a free simulator for the Entegra which can be downloaded from their website. avidye
Both improve situational awareness and greatly enhance safety because of their traffic and terrain proximity systems and the reduced workload of using a sophisticated autopilot. 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 aviryne information.
Gazing at the panel of the Entegra-equipped SR22, you might wonder what became of the engine instruments.
Use as self-learning guides and quick reference checklists. After more than an hour flying off combined displays, I left the experience with something of an attitude about your garden-variety, industry-standard instrument set. It is a little simpler and a little more user friendly, but the integration entega lacking. Working together, these systems are TSO’d to standards for the following instruments and gauges: Within this system single-point failures avidynw as single point failures instead of adversely affecting other highly important and otherwise operational functionality.
Lose the PFD and you’ll still have 3 other devices that can display a moving map. 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.
The Entegra Release 9 from Avidyne is a total upgrade of the existing Entegra avionics suite to be found in your aircraft. Planned alternative routes can be inserted into the flight plan by the pilot, as can instrument approaches to the alternate as part of the primary flight plan.
As these players vie for market share, others are poised to entgera. If you yourself are a technology-savvy consumer you will certainly find yourself looking for products that offer a growth path to the latest and greatest advanced features and functionality as and when they become available, providing you with the highest possible level of capability for the greatest value.
Some competing glass flight deck systems have limited 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.
Avldyne 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. Even when the closest up-and-comers like Garmin and Chelton eventually match the Entegra in many ways, the Entegra does provide a benchmark against which the others will no doubt be compared.
Everything seemed to harmonize with everything else, instantaneous response delivering real-time information with little more needed than a quick enetgra that required only small eye shifts off the outside world and no head movement.
If the termination fix is already the next waypoint in the route, the FMS will automatically link the airway to that waypoint and close all currently open and now irrelevant menus. So now, avisyne Entegra Release 9 will bring your integrated flight deck to the highest level yet! Entebra drop-down menu that you encounter is designed to be context sensitive, with choices displayed in an exceedingly useful prioritised order.
The typical coloring for the attitude indicator sky is blue, ground is brown remains only in the top portion of the display. That concludes the tour of the upper half of the Entegra PFD display; take a look at what lives on the lower half: An assortment of progress information is also available, including navaid selected, course, distance to a waypoint, heading, and more.
GeoFill will predict qvidyne next leg or waypoint intelligently based on its proximity to your location, or to a previous waypoint within your flight plan, instead of basing it on a database order.
Multiple instances of the FMS will run concurrently due to the dual-system capability installed, resulting in fully-synchronous and redundant FMS processes. The display also can show some data such as heading, ground speed and time to a waypoint or destination. Surrounding the AI depiction are several other useful entegrx of information.
Here’s a summary of certified aircraft and the Glass Cockpits that they offer:. Entegra Release 9 makes creating and editing your Flight Plans a doddle.
At by pixels, the PFD sharply displays all the dials and indicators of an advanced instrument-airplane panel in precise resolution and full color using the 65, colors the box can produce. Following Cirrus’s February approval, Lancair in June finished certifying the Entegra system in the Columbiathe new all-electric version of the Columbia we reviewed three years ago as one of three composites flown in our ” Plastic Planes ” series.
Driving all this development effort is the trend toward equipment that simplifies the display of information, improves on reliability and generally modernizes what we’re used to seeing in anticipation of the virtual-highway navigation system NASA envisions for the future.