Hello everyone! First, I hope you are all in good health!
I start by telling them to search the forum, and I couldn’t find a specific answer to my questions, I know they can (and should) have answers, but I couldn’t find them; I do not know if it was not usual for the forum or my command of the English language, so I decided to post them here.
I have a 2007 SR22TN with Avidyne and DFC90 as autopilot, and two Garmin 430 Non WAAS as COMM and NAV. I want to update my equipment, at a reasonable cost, I was looking at the alternatives of a garmin 650 or an Avidyne mfd, but I have several questions:
one-. (I put a number to the questions to make it easier to answer :)) First, they tell me that Garmin is much easier to use than Avidyne’s GPS, can someone tell me about that?
2-. Then, I am thinking of changing only 1 GPS (1,430 for a 650) for a current cost issue (Then I will go for the other),
3-. can I make LNAV approaches with the 650?
4- What is the subject of updating the databases? Can they be updated via Bluetooth?
5-. Should I buy the Jeppesen cards or is it better to buy the Garmin cards?
6-Does it generate any difficulty to have a gps from one generation different from the other?
7-. And finally with the 650 can I upgrade the transponder to ADS-S?
Thank you in advance for your help!! I ask here because there are very few avionics workshops on this side of the world and it is very difficult to compare.