Grand Rapids vs Dynon Avionics

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EFIS preference

Poll closed Jun 7, 2018.
  1. Dynon

    14.3%
  2. Grand Rapids

    42.9%
  3. Other

    42.9%
  4. Dynon

    14.3%
  5. Grand Rapids

    42.9%
  6. Other

    42.9%
  1. May 8, 2018 #1

    Lucrum

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    I'm interested in experience based opinions on Grand Rapids vs Dynon avionics in general and EFIS panels in particular.
     
  2. May 8, 2018 #2

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    I voted “other” for Advanced Flight Systems, even though they are now owned by Dynon.


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  3. May 8, 2018 #3

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    my vote assumes I am not the one footing the bill
     
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  4. May 8, 2018 #4

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    "experience based opinion": I have flown for many years behind GRT and never seen a glitch. I have flown behind Dynon for several years and experienced a hard failure that almost killed me. When I buy again it will likely be Garmin.
     
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  5. May 8, 2018 #5

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    But you do realize GRT could become the "Amway" of avionics? Check the connection, no pun intended.
     
  6. May 9, 2018 #6

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    I have only flown behind Dynon. I found the "classic" non-HDX Skyview system very intuitive the first time I tried it. I've played with AFS and Garmin at OSH before;both were less intuitive to me but that's only a demo setup.
     
  7. May 9, 2018 #7

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    I think it really depends on the type of aircraft that the equipment is being installed in and what your "mission" is of the aircraft. I've used both, and both are nice, but for me so far my favorite is the Glance EFIS system.
     
  8. Apr 17, 2019 #8

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    "Call for price"
    PASS
     
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    Could you provide some more information about the failure?
     
  10. Apr 19, 2019 #10

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    Blane-

    The screen backlight in my D10A failed. Though I was much later able to determine the unit was still functional, the effect was a useless black screen.

    If you have access to the October 2015 Kitplanes you can read about it in the Error Chain article I wrote.
     
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  11. Apr 19, 2019 #11

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    It's almost a year since you asked, so what did you decide to do?


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  12. Apr 21, 2019 #12

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    I made a cutout in the instrument panel for the Dynon HDX 800
    I have not purchased it yet
     
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