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What is the best functional add on for the G-1000 suite out there?

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Sim Friends ... I am looking for the best functioning Garmin G-1000 suite available in an airplane or stand alone.   Any suggestions?  Thanks.

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Wow, thanks, Bert.  I'm a CFI-I getting ready to get back in the saddle after many years of a layoff.  I quit before glass cockpits.  I am just now purchasing a new Haswell computer.  Last time I ran FSX I was using the current E6700 which is an absolute antique, now.  You saved me some time here.  The $249 doesn't scare me because its an educational investment in what I want to do in real airplanes.  Thanks again ... this software really excites me.  :rolleyes:

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Good!

 

If you like to fly some FSX airplanes with G1000s in the panel, Flight1 offers both the Cessna Mustang and the Cessna C182T, equipped with very good G1000 implementations.

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Thanks again, Bert. I will definitely check out the 182. Loooking for as close to a complete implementation as available.

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Good!

 

If you like to fly some FSX airplanes with G1000s in the panel, Flight1 offers both the Cessna Mustang and the Cessna C182T, equipped with very good G1000 implementations.

 

And the B200 King Air of course

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I love all three Flight 1 releases with their G1000, the Citation Mustang (so much better than the Carenado Phenom), the C182T and their fantastic B200!

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The Flight1 G1000 implementation in the C182 and B200 is relatively good, but still a far cry from the real unit - especially where the less obvious convenience functions are concerned. I'm currently getting a G1000 difference training/rating and its interesting to see all that's missing in the sim.

When asked about those features, Flight1 tell you how it's an entertainment product you're talking about, be glad that it does what it does etc

 

Having said that my first flight in a real world G1000 plane was a non-event, I felt entirely at home with the unit, and the CRI pointed out some of the features I was unaware about. The Flight1 KingAir is one of the best FSX planes I own, and it'll probably keep me away from P3D for a while, as Flight1 won't support that (the dreaded 'entertainment' word again).

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Agood ...  When you speak of the deficiencies of the G1000 in the Flight1 products, are you speaking of the unit installed in their planes or the stand alone G-1000 simulator ... the one priced at $249 for academic use?  Thanks.

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Agood ...  When you speak of the deficiencies of the G1000 in the Flight1 products, are you speaking of the unit installed in their planes or the stand alone G-1000 simulator ... the one priced at $249 for academic use?  Thanks.

 

I'm speaking of the unit installed in their planes (the entertainment products). Standalone I didn't really get... can that be integrated in a FSX plane somehow? Because if not, why should I get that from Flight1 when I can have a similar offering from Garmin for 25 bucks?

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I have the Flight1 standalone and used it with some success while I was earning my instrument rating.

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I'm speaking of the unit installed in their planes (the entertainment products). Standalone I didn't really get... can that be integrated in a FSX plane somehow? Because if not, why should I get that from Flight1 when I can have a similar offering from Garmin for 25 bucks?

As best I can tell from the documentation, you can link the standalone unit to FSX and go fly..

 

The Garmin Trainer will not do that.

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As best I can tell from the documentation, you can link the standalone unit to FSX and go fly..

 

The Garmin Trainer will not do that.

 

Does it link into the autopilot? You'd still have the original VC I assume, or does it link into the VC like e.g. RXP does?

 

Will have to look at their page some time...

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Does it link into the autopilot? You'd still have the original VC I assume, or does it link into the VC like e.g. RXP does?

 

Will have to look at their page some time...

It has an integrated Garmin autopilot

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The Mindstar G1000 is the exact unit used in the RedBird simulator. For $50, it's a darn good purchase. Plus, Mindstar upgrades it constantly. In fact a new update was just released (just redownload the installer from their website). It integrates nicely with the default C172 and C182, and one license is good for FS9, FSX, P3Dv1 and v2.

 

Todd

Almost forgot, if you want to keep the Mindstar G1000 navdata current you have the option to purchase an annual subscription from RealNav for $40. It's not required, though.

 

Todd

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First of all, I have tried neither the Flight1tech, nor the Mindstar version.

 

I do have the Flight1 C182T and Mustang installed, however, and am very impressed by the functionality.  The Flight1tech is the "professional version" in the Flight1 line.

The Flight1 units support WAAS approaches and have extensive flight planning capabilities, like the real unit.

 

A quick comparison of the screenshots will show that the Mindstar MFD shows the FSX map, whereas the Flight1 MFD is custom coded.. 

 

How the flight planning functions stack up, and whether the Mindstar units support WAAS approaches, I do not know.. but that might be worth looking into before purchase..

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Thanks again, for all of the thoughts, my friends.  I feel better equipped to research and  choose!

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