1) 2 power wires +14V (Pins 1 and 2)
2) 2 ground wires (Pins 3 and 4)
3) 1 Altitude Encoder Input (Pin 60)
4) DCM Module (Pins 17,18,19,20)
5) RS422 Transmit for GDL90 Data to EFIS (Pins 52 and 53)
6) PIM-9000 Wifi Module (Pins 63 and 64) *Additional power and ground to that module also
7) Audio and Audio Ground to Audio Panel (Pins 38 and 39) *To receive audio alerts via intercom
8) AHRS Input via ARINC 429 (Pins 42 and 43) *Optional, if you want the box to receive heading info
9) RG400 pigtail with TNC for GPS antenna
10) RG400 pigtail with BNC for Transponder Antenna
weather on the EFIS MFD above. It's just your
every day average weather display. One thing that
I find nice though, is that since airports, navaids, and
some airspace are drawn in light blue, depending on your
zoom level, it can be hardt o see the targets you're
looking at. Sadly, the flight I took this day
didn't bring me very close to any traffic, so I had to
zoom out to see it. But, if you use the Radar
Scope display for traffic on the NGT-9000, it provides
you a nice black background with only traffic on it, and
it does a great job showing the direction to your target
and the direction the target is moving. So by not
always having your only traffic display on your EFIS, it
gives you a dedicated display that clearly shows that
The terrain screen shown above is pretty plain, in my neck of the woods. We're flatlanders in my area. But it is very nice that it shows the AGL altitude, just as my EFIS does, to the terrain below. Many EFIS systems don't have that feature, and this one does. It also shows airports and towers, as you can see.
In the 4th pic above, you can see how airmets and sigmets are displayed. You can turn them on and off individually, if it gets too cluttered, but it does provide yet another place you can see this information. For a Chelton user like myself, it's even nicer because that information is not displayed on the standard map page of the MFD, but on the datalink page. So this provides me with yet another way to simultaneously present more information than I was able to before.
|Moving to the
second row of pics, you can see a more zoomed in version
of the map screen. Notice that it displays the age
of the radar "3 min) on it, and the zoom level, and
we're in TRK up mode. The 3rd pic shows the
display of temperatures aloft, and the issue time.
You can zoom in and out to see large or small areas, and
if you see the soft key for FL 090 on the right, you can
choose your standard flight levels of where you want to
view temperatures for. The 4th picture has a
similar display for winds aloft. Another thing I
can't see on my MFD Map, without changing to the
datalink page, so this is one more place to see it.
|In the pictures
above, you can see the display of METARs, TAFs, and
NOTAMs. I mentioned this before, but, think about
it...how many times when you're out buzzing around for
local flights have you looked up the NOTAMs for all your
neighboring airports. Did you ever land at one
without reading the NOTAMs? I know I have.
But now you have a way to get that information, without
even having to pull out your iPad. It's
downloading them all the time, and they are just there
The 4th pic above shows a zoomed out display of the weather, but the display below shows something even more important to me.
Notice I can zoom out and see a whole continental US view of the weather, with Airmets and Sigmets and Icing. Sure, the Airmets and Sigmets are available to me on my datalink page on the Chelton, but, the Chelton as far as I've found, does NOT do continental radar, only the regional area around you provided by FIS-B. Remember, I'm flying with an orphaned EFIS, so we have some limitations, but this gives me a way to see the weather 800nm ahead of me or more...something I couldn't do before this, without an ipad, or ipad and SiriusXM. I did have it when I had WSI, but lost it when the other WX feeding my displays was FIS-B.
All in all, I'm very happy with the new system and what it brings to the panel!