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    Posted: 02 Nov 2021 at 1:03am
On the 10.3 trainer, when on an approach, a LSK on the FMS page will pop up a V with an Arrow through it, looks like the Direct button. What is this?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AviSteve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Nov 2021 at 9:16am
That is a "vertical direct-to" function and it is part of the new enroute VNAV capability.  The button appears when the cursor is on an altitude constraint field.  When pressed, the IFD will compute a descent path from the aircraft position at that point down to the constraint altitude.  It will then start providing deviations to that path.  If you set up the trainer as a 550, you'll see the deviations on the SVS page.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aerochip Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Nov 2021 at 2:19pm
Aha, pretty cool.  How will this work in a Cirrus with 2 x IFD440, DFC90 and Entegra?  Would it actually couple to the advisory G/S?  
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There's the rub.  The IFD will output the deviations, but on a label that, while it is standard, is not typically consumed by some equipment.  That includes the Entegra PFD and DFC90.

Yet another reason I'm excited for Vantage...
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Originally posted by AviSteve AviSteve wrote:

There's the rub.  The IFD will output the deviations, but on a label that, while it is standard, is not typically consumed by some equipment.  That includes the Entegra PFD and DFC90.

Yet another reason I'm excited for Vantage...

Is this a promise??

I currently have VSR as an upper data block and find it very useful.  VNAV will be another nice feature.
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I'll probably regret this... Yes, I expect it to be supported in Vantage.
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Originally posted by AviSteve AviSteve wrote:

I'll probably regret this... Yes, I expect it to be supported in Vantage.

No regrets flying my Avidyne panel - keep up the innovations and features please!
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