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What type of GPS could be found in a Piper Archer planes?

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Hello, after buying Piper Archer II from Flight1 I obsessively flying it. Now I what to upgrade her with some modern avionics, a GPS, but what type of GPS could be fitted in the real ArcherII? A Garmin GNS530, 430? because I have a freeware version from FSavionics of both models, and how do they compaired with the version from reality XP? thanks

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I think it usually depends on how much panel space the plane has. In real life, I would assume thats mostly just a financial barrier, as the GNS530 would replace 2 or 3 radios out of the stack, so taking those 2 or 3 would free up the space in the stack needed for the GNS, you know? They arent cheap though, so I think that, in real life, its mostly dependant on if the pilot has the money to invest rather than if he has the panel space.

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Yes those darned things are expensive. I have flown an Archer whose owner decided to shell out $15,000+ for the Garmin 430 installed. It was sweet.I haven't played with either one of the sim versions, but I did download the trainer from the Garmin site so that I could figure out how to use the one in the Archer.But pretty much any aftermarket GPS can be found in an Archer.Cheers :)Woodreau / KMVL

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