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    Posted: 10 Jan 2021 at 2:47pm

I upgraded my last plane’s 430W to a 440, which was a great experience, and gave me lots of time with the IFD. I am selling that plane now, which leads to a dilemma. 

Just bought a T210 which has the G600txi, a 480, a 430W, a GTX330 (non es), with a STEC 55x AP.

I would like to upgrade the 480/430, and re-racking the 430 to a 530 tray and going to a IFD540 seems easy, but I am curious if I lose anything doing that vs the GTN750xi, especially with regard to the G600txi integration?

Here’s what I see for IFD pros/cons now:

* cheaper to install
* Familiar to me (2 years using IFD), and like the UI better
* has wireless already / FF integration

* some issues with G500 AP integration (if I go that way long term) due to lack of ARINC flight plan interface (that the GTN has with the g600)
* g600 will have a different interface logic than the IFD

UNKNOWN: (Please help me here)
* what will be missing from the “package” if I do the IFD?
 - will I see flight plans, charts, syn vis etc the same as the GTN?
 - are there ways that the G600txi TXI will control the GTN that wont be present with the IFD?
 - anything else?


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I suspect you mean GFC500 AP integration rather than G500. I'm not familiar with the G600Txi, but a known CON with the IFD-GFC500 integration is that the IFD emulates a GNS (mostly), not a GTN. One GTN-only function that is missing is VNAV guidance, specifically related cruise and SID/STAR altitude restrictions (not RNP approaches, for which of course the GNS/IFD and GTN do provide VNAV guidance to the GFC).
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