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Does anyone have any experience with the two? I have XP-Reality

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The two are vastly different.The Reality-XP version is really an interface to Garmin's trainer software, which simulates nearly all of the features of the real thing. Its main drawbacks are the fact that the only way to get the database updated is for Garmin to release a new trainer (and the last version released is no longer compatible with the RXP), and that it's a 16-bit program that needs the 16-bit WOW subsystem running to work.The SimFlyers version is basically the MSFS GPS display with a Garmin 530 gauge face and button interface...biggest drawback is that, like the MSFS GPS, you can only input a route via the FS flight planner and can't change the route inflight. An absolute no-go for me.I think there's a real opportunity for some enterprising gauge programmer to write a good 530 with a user-updateable database. Right now, in FSX, there are no good options. Which, unfortunately, pretty much sums up my whole FSX experience to date.RegardsBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VSantiago de Chile

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>Right now, in FSX, there are no good options. >Which, unfortunately, pretty much sums up my whole FSX>experience to date.:-lol Ouch!

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Thanks Bob, for the comparison. I never change flight plans in the air, so I don't think that would be a problem for me. I have used the Reality-XP GNS530 with Dreamfleet's Barron. I like the ability to select SEDs and approaches in the Reality-XP version. It is an excellent piece of work. However, I have never been able to get it to work with Go-Flight equipment. I hate having to use a mouse to turn knobs. If I had an emergency, I would probably die trying to select the nearest airport with the mouse. ;)

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