My ICDS-2000 has frozen up a number of times and I find nothing that the event correlates with. Arnav has changed some components and is now preparing to ship me a new unit. I guess if it happens with the new unit, we could blame the software.
I have taken to keeping the position display on, that way I know sooner if the ICDS-2000 has frozen. I’ve never seen the ICDS-2000 unfreeze without reboot, but I never waited long either.
I have an SR22 with the EMM-35 option installed. The EMM-35 keeps track of the fuel burned even when the ICDS-2000 is off.
Sometimes I’ve flown for 20 hours without a freeze and then it happens twice in a few minutes.
But, as I keep saying, I love the Arnav anyway, and I’ll love it more when it stops doing this :-)(.
At least the Arnav support has been excellent, like Sandel’s. Cirrus customer support has been good about getting replacement parts, but doesn’t seem to understand avionics beyond a superficial level. Hopefully in the future, Cirrus will get fewer defective units from their suppiers and they’ll get avionics expertise in their customer service department. I know the names of some avionics people at Cirrus, but I’m reluctant to call them directly as I don’t think that would go down well. And fortunately, Sandel, Garmin, and Arnav have been forthcoming and open with information on the workings of their products, which mostly compensates for Cirrus’s shortcoming in this area.
I remember a post or two earlier regarding the ICDS 2000 freezing while on the ILS at Montgomery Field in San Diego. [Unfortunately, I can’t find them using SEARCH – that’s another story].
I flew into MYF yesterday, and experienced a problem, although it seems to be slightly different than what I remember reading. As I got within about 20 miles of the airport, the ICDS 2000 reported “ACQUIRING” - and stopped updating the moving map. Oddly enough, I could “fix” it by cycling the map through the various engine monitoring displays; when I got back to where I started (main map + all engine monitoring), it said “REACQUIRED” and was OK. As I got closer to the airport, this happened more and more frequently until I was established on the ILS, at which point I was no longer able to “fix” it any more.