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HiI would like a GPS unit for my FS2002 general aviation aircraft. I have seen some freeware ones which are basically the MS one with another border, but I would like one that reproduces a real world unit, preferrably freeware, but I would be willing to pay for a very good oneThanks

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There is a simulation of the Garmin KLN150 in the panel of Dreamfleet's Cessna cardinal recently released. It is of course payware, but as always from Dreamfleet, top notch.

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Hi,There are 2 choices :Apollo GL50 by reality XP : www.reality-xp.comGarmin GNS530 by FSAvionics (soon to be released)http://www.fsavionics.comI can't say anything about the Garmin530 yet, but te Apollo one is very good. I think they have a demo version available.Egbert

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The FSAvionics GNS simulators are based on the stand-alone simulators that Garmin distributes for use by real-world GNS owners that want to familiarize themselves with the units' operation without having to be in the airplane. As a matter of fact you have to have the Garmin GNS sim (either 430 or 530, depending on which FSAvionics "unit" you buy) software on your system in order to run the FSAvionics simulator... FSAvionic's code somehow interacts with the Garmin sim.If you want real world, IFR-"certified" GPS emulation, this is it!(The Apollow GL50 in the RealityXP offering is VFR only, and I haven't been able to get a firm commitment out of them as to when/if they plan to add IFR enroute/terminal/approach capabilities. For VFR navigation though, it's pretty accurate as compared to the real box.)If you want to fiddle with the Garmin simulators (stand-alone of course), here are the links: http://www.garmin.com/software/TRAIN530.EXEhttp://www.garmin.com/software/TRAIN430.EXE BTW I just noted this item on the Garmin site - I have to believe that this is a co-incident event with the upcoming FSAvionics releases:"GARMIN has also updated the Jeppesen database in the simulator to include many new approaches and numerous other changes which have occurred in the National Airspace System since the last version of the simulator."Dave BlevinsKRHV

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