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GNS430W into Carenado Arrow?

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Has anyone swapped the default GPS with the RXP GNS430 into the Carenado Arrow? Maybe the 530 unit would work better...

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Ryan,I spent some time fiddling with the panel last night, and it turns out that the way the VC is modeled, it's difficult to swap out the avionics. I don't have the RXP stuff, but I do have the SimFlyer GNS 530 & 430, and tried to install them...the space where the original GPS is installed is too small for the GNS530 to look realistic.The GNS430 does fit nicely in the #2 NAVCOMM slot, though, right above the existing transponder and below the #1 NAVCOMM. I tried to put the GNS430 in place of the #1 NAVCOMM but if it's sized correctly, the VC model breaks up the lines of the faceplate, and if you size it to fit, it looks squashed.

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I've got it in the Nav/Com 2 spot. I have the weather radar in where the default GPS is too.

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Has anyone swapped the default GPS with the RXP GNS430 into the Carenado Arrow? Maybe the 530 unit would work better...
The GNS530 fits perfectly as a replacement for the Carenado GPS. Just adjust the hight a bit.

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The GNS530 fits perfectly as a replacement for the Carenado GPS. Just adjust the hight a bit.
..or was that height? :(ps. A picture is worth a thousand words..

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..or was that height? :(ps. A picture is worth a thousand words..
Well Bert..the edit's in your panel cfg even more... :( Rob

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That looks real nice Bert! Maybe I'll get the 530w
If you do, here are the settings://gauge14=FsGpsCarenado2!gps_500, 274, 3 ,155,130...//gauge24=PArrow!Toggle_GPS, 285,14,113,84gauge25=rxpGNS!GNS530, 274,12,153,112

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I tried to put the GNS430 in place of the #1 NAVCOMM but if it's sized correctly, the VC model breaks up the lines of the faceplate, and if you size it to fit, it looks squashed.
That's what I suspected. The radiostack is almost an exact copy of the stacks in their Cessna U206G and Mooney M20J; these also show these lines.As for a third party GNS530 in the place of the Carenado GPS; it somehow looks silly because of the width. It looks squashed vertically. In real life a Garmin 530 is as wide as the rest of the radio's in the stack.If I get this bird I'll just remove the GPS altogether, just as I did with the GPS in the Mooney :(

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If I get this bird I'll just remove the GPS altogether, just as I did with the GPS in the Mooney :(
hehe I don't have the RXP unit yet but I actually removed the default gns from the VC, and increased the size of the 2D popup...looks much better now

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