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Thread: Learning to use the Garmin 430

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    Default Learning to use the Garmin 430

    Hello all,

    For those new to using what is essentially a "real" Garmin 430 that is in the Archer III or A36, take the advice of someone who owns a real Garmin 430 that is in a real plane.

    1. Download the 430 manual(s) from Garmin, and open it in a Window.

    http://www.garmin.com/products/manua...t=010-00139-11

    2. Run the 430 Trainer on its own, no need to run the Beech A36.

    3. Now, with manual on one half of your screen (the top half should work), and the trainer on the other half (the bottom half) this is very easy. The trainer will allow you to conduct simulated "flights", easier than if you had to do the same in the A36. As you read the manual, you can play with all the functions.

    4. Transfer what you have learned to the Archer III or A36, just as I did with the real 430 in my Piper Dakota.

    This is how I learned to use the real 430, and I would do it this way again. :-)

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    Regards,
    Lou Betti

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    In addition, there are great tutorials here:

    Garmin GNS530 Tutorial and Review

    http://www.avweb.com/news/reviews/182453-1.html

    Garmin Aux Pages Gems!

    http://www.avweb.com/news/avionics/188339-1.html

    Master the Garmin!

    http://www.flyingmag.com/article.asp...ber=1&preview=

    Jean-Luc

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    Default RE: BEECH A36: Learning to use the Garmin 430

    This is for Jean-Luc...

    Hi! I took your advice and went to the Garmin GNS530 Tutorial and Review at

    http://www.avweb.com/news/reviews/182453-1.html

    I have tried the flight a couple of times and am having some problems completing the first leg. After "activating" the vectored approach to 24R at KLAX, the plane does a 180 right turn and heads off into no mans land.

    To get things to work, I have to disengage the AP after heading 070 degrees (downwind for 24R), then turn right to 150 and then 210. At this point I engage VLOC on the 530 (the tutorial says the GPS will change to VLOC automatically - it does not for me).

    Anyway, could someone let me know how I am supposed to fly this portion of the tutorial to get the results described. I am obviously doing something wrong, or I am not understanding the directions.

    Thanks!

    Murray



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    Default RE: BEECH A36: Learning to use the Garmin 430

    EDIT:

    I flew it again and now realize that it is a "vectored" approach. Doh!

    Just in case someone else is having problems with this, once you are on the 068 degree track, you have to switch to HDG mode (on the AP) and dial in a 070 degree track as per ATC's instruction. You then go 150 and 210 when directed. You can then switch to APR mode (on the AP) and when the 530/430 switches from GPS to VLOC, the AP will capture the ILS and later the GS.

    Later!


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    Default RE: BEECH A36: Learning to use the Garmin 430

    Went to the site but the the manuals are in PDF are you saying to run it in the background with the pdf screen minimized?

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    Default RE: BEECH A36: Learning to use the Garmin 430

    Nearly right - just don't run the PDF manual full-screen but as a smaller window.

    Or, better still, print it out ! Given the format its possible to print it two pages to a page, and, printing double sided it will only need around 50 pages of paper !

    I've done this with both the GNS530 and GNS430 manuals, and very handy they are when printed and bound.

    Alastair

    AOPA #04634067

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    Default RE: BEECH A36: Learning to use the Garmin 430

    >Hello all,
    >
    >For those new to using what is essentially a "real" Garmin 430
    >that is in the A36, take the advice of someone who owns a real
    >Garmin 430 that is in a real plane.


    Hmm, I really must try to curb those impulse online purchases. j/k :D

    Definately want to print them out if at all possible. I have a bunch of report binders ($.80 each if you get them at a discount store) and have a booklet for all my airplanes with checklists and any documentation needed in flight.

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    Default RE: BEECH A36: Learning to use the Garmin 430

    I can get as far as punching in the flightplan, and even add waypoints that don't exist. But so much still to learn this looks a powerful unit.

    John

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    Default RE: Learning to use the Garmin 430

    Lou, your 'url' isn't finding it?

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    http://www8.garmin.com/support/userM...t=010-00139-11

    Garmin frequently changes pages in updating their website.

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