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I’ve just purchased a used SR20, all glass. Does anyone have any information on the database updates for the Avidyne EX5000C? Specifically, I am trying to find out if a USB thumb-drive can be used as the “portable data loader” device, or if I am required to use an Iomega drive.
If I need to purchase the Iomega drive, can anyone tell me where I can get the “approved” model, or will any Iomega ZIP drive work?
You really should join COPA, there is a lot to it’s membership, not the least of which is the introduction to a lot of great people that share your interest.
However, you asked a question and I’ll be happy to answer you whether you join or not.
No, you can not use anything other than a “usb powered” zip drive. 100mb or 250mb drives will work. The key is making sure you get one that is usb powered and does not need a power adaptor plugged into it.
If you have Emax (most likely you do) then you can also use a blank disk to download your engine data as well.
Congrats on your new plane.