i recently installed the a 36 and am extremely happy with the aircraaft and its flight. i am, however, very confused about the reality xp gns 430. i have not figured it out yet and i am not sure whether it has been installed properly. it ids difficult for me to understand use of information from garmin, from reality xp and from dreamfleet, becaause most of theinformation appears to apply to the real gps unit or to one of the xp units, and i am uncertain if the a 36 unit has all the functionality referred to in the different manuals.
fs 9 and the aircraft appear to be fine. i mention this because some of the threads suggest that there were problems at that level. i know that i have installed the 2 garmin training items because i have shortcuts to train430.exe and shortcut to gnc400wt.exe. what i am not sure about is whether i installed the reality xp gauge pack. the .exe file is here buti do not recall executing it myself and do not know if it self-installed. i cannot find a folder named gns430 either in program files or in fs9 root folder or on drvie c, or anywhere else. does this mean that i have not installed the gauge pack?
i also note that the installed gns 430 has nav data from jeppesen which is dated feb 2002, and i found no information on updating this except for the real garmin unit. can someone clarify which nav data base i should have? although the 430 initializes ok and tracks my flights, i have not seen any ils tracks or similar data on the screen, compared with the default fs9 gps.
i realise that i have not yet mastered the gns 430. i will be continuing to work with the pilot manual and the garmin trainer, but meanwhile i would appeciate it if someone could answer for me some of the above questions about the installation of the unit.