I did speak with sagem right from the start. They wanted 16K for their new plug in replacement, but never mentioned any additional modules needed. They also didn’t say anything about a trade in either.
Thus far everyone I have talked to said to throw the sagem in the garbage and go avidyne. I have to say, I have some angst for the makers of the sagem since they won’t even repair a product that’s only 13 years old. If it was a 25$ sony Walkman I could understand the mentality of throwing it away, but 16k (parts only)?? Gimmie a break people!!
Interestingly enough I just figured out today that my 22 has EMAX and the WX500 storm scope. After discussing the harness in the cirrus drawing with my avionics guy he told me the connector I have that plugged into the sagem wasn’t the right one shown in the cirrus drawing for the avidyne SB. Long story short, he advised me to physically mount the avidyne, and then bring it to him to assess the wiring. What really sucks is that the entire engine monitor won’t work on the avidyne, anyone have any idea if the storm scope will? My gut says no.
It just baffles me why this is so difficult when the MFD is simply a display. Surely its getting its data in form of RS232 in, and has a power, ground, and dimmer…I just don’t get why theres so many compatibility issues.
Guess at this point I am just frustrated.