OK. Here’s me. I love the Cirrus. Partial to the 22 since I plan to do a lot of high/hot flying west of the rockies. I’m ok with two 430’s and a Sandel even though that might be situational awareness overload – call me a gadget guy. Guilty as charged.
But I need your help in falling for the ARNAV. Please.
The Cirri(?) I’ve been in, I saw the ARNAV as a big, low-resoultion moving map. Nice, fine. Good. Helpful.
But it simply does not hold a candle to the MX20 going in my 260SE while I wait for 2002 to come. I’ve got light-years better resolution. I’ve got sectionals, IFR-enroutes that look like IFR-enroutes. I’ve got Terrain awareness. In a few months I’m going to have the actual Jepp Charts on the screen with the plane’s location superimposed… I could go on and on. For those who are interested or don’t believe me, go to www.upsat.com and check it out…
My point is, as someone whose been eagerly following this board/bird for a year now. I DON’T GET IT. I must be wrong, honestly. There must be more to this ARNAV display than I’ve seen. Can somebody who knows, maybe has compared products, show me the light? I don’t mean to slam ARNAV, it’s good. But as I sit here and type this I can honestly say from what I’ve seen, I’d rather put in the MX20, even though it’s half the size. And use the rest of the room for a JPI engine monitor and digital fuel flow. Help me, please.
Thanks as always,