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I believe that I have loaded the A36 and its addon software packages correctly, no errors during there installation. I have even completed a short flight without errors or major structual damage. My problem is that I can not get the GNS430 XP to function correctly.
What are the proper steps in itilaizing the GNS430? no matter what I do, I always have the Blue Screen that has the spinning Company logo, and the statement Americas IFR Cycle 208 with a date of 2002. I never get to a screen that resembles the upper screen shown on page 9 of the Reality User Manual.
Do I need to load the trainer prior to starting FS9? The trainer was also instaaled with any reorted errors. Under the options menu I have the Garmin selected, under the A35 Configuration software I have the 3 Garmin ckeck boxes lit, and I have read the manual. In the 14 page operator manual it shows 10 click spots that are selectable. Spots 1,2,3,and 6 are functional. Since I can not get to the actual display screen I can not tell what there staus is at time.
My question is: what is the basic configuration set-up that I need to have establish for this unit to work.
03-11-2005, 10:04 PM
Do you get to the part, where it has the spinning logo, and the OK highlighted in white? Did you hit the ENT button twice to get to the screen you want?
Where is that step documented? Is there any other manuals that I can pull down that will help me better understand the operations of the GNS430?
Thank you again,
03-11-2005, 10:33 PM
I believe the GNS430 manual mentions downloading the real GNS430 manual here:
I also used the trainer on it own, along with the manual to learn the real GNS430 in my Dakota. The one in the A36 is essentially identical, but didn't cost me $8000! ;-)
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03-11-2005, 10:37 PM
The A36 430XP is better! it flies with your aircraft (virtual) and it has a full Shadin Air Data and Fuel interface implemented, along with the FS9 UTC time, the FS9 Magnetic Variation etc... :-)
Thanks everyone for both your help and your WEB links. Just took my first flight of any lenght with the A36, Seattle to Portland, what a great flying aircraft.
Lou, in one of the other forums a number of users were critical of the aircrafts price, what they didn't add in into there final tally was the support cost from both DF and its user community. It's free and it is one of the hidden values in the final price of the package.
Thanks again everybody
03-12-2005, 01:01 AM
>Where is that step documented? Is there any other manuals
>that I can pull down that will help me better understand the
>operations of the GNS430?
>Thank you again,
That's found in the Garmin Trainer "Help" documents under "400 Series Unit Operation/Power On Sequence".
03-12-2005, 01:30 AM
The real 430 is a very complex system, and it will take you a few days, if not a week to become proficient with it.
If you really want to dive into the 430 there is a book http://www.avshop.com/catalog/product.html?productid=6514&categoryid=32
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03-12-2005, 04:39 AM
Yeah, the GNS430 is something different than the FS GPS's for sure. It is actually just like the real thing, but like Jean-Luc said, better tuned for Flightsim hehe.
It takes a little learning curve, although I found that it was not very steep given the fact that I was using a lot of it's functions within a day, and that is without having used one before. I did use other (much simpler) Garmin's though.
Anyways, lots of assistance available right here should you need any :)
Best regards, Elmar
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