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Baron 58 G100 - ADF?

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Is there an ADF, or a way to set bearing pointers, on the G1000 or somewhere else on the default Baron with G1000?? I can hardly believe that something so sophisticated would not have such a basic gauge. I must be having a senior moment.--Tom________[a href=http://www.corpairamerica.com]http://mysite.verizon.net/tjrush/tjrcaasig.jpg[/a]

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The G1000 is buggy, so it's a bit tricky to use, for some reason you get double characters when you enter letters.I much prefer the old-school versions of these a/c. The plane doesn't have an NDB receiver since the system is deemed obsolete in the US and being decommissioned.You can however enter the name of an NDB in the GPS and use it as a waypoint, but it's just a coordinate in the library, not the actual NDB.

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>I much prefer the old-school versions of these a/c. The plane>doesn't have an NDB receiver since the system is deemed>obsolete in the US and being decommissioned.>>You can however enter the name of an NDB in the GPS and use it>as a waypoint, but it's just a coordinate in the library, not>the actual NDB.Two items:It's just a coordinate in the database, but at least the gps will track straight to it, as well as having the ability to see surrounding terrain, etc.2nd somewhat "gripe"....I'm "on" one today regarding "old school" :( Checking out the NTSB reports for the month, I found three flight into terrain accidents. One that stood out, is a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 with two ATP rated pilots on board. They head out of North Las Vegas on a dark but VFR night to an airport in California; and end up erupting into a fireball on the face of rising mountain terrain about 28 miles from North Las Vegas, while on an opened "flight plan" climb. Obviously, as usually is the case, a thorough check of the sectional wasn't done, in regards to minimum altitudes.But this is where "old school" & "new school" make the differences. Using the old way, is how they ended up. I ran this same scenario with my Garmin 296 and plenty of terrain warnings popped up well before the impact location. And the Garmin 1000 does it even better, regarding resolution and screen size. This is what I like about new technology! It's a potential "rear end" saver, even when high time pilots screw up, let alone low and mid time. This also applies to "wrong runways" and obstacles.Yes, old school is kind of fun when figuring things out in a flight sim, but I'll sure be glad when "new school" is more of the norm. There are already several software programs that project "flight sim" type 3D topography onto PFD's, MFD's and portable units. Goody!!!And yes, this probably belongs in the "Hangar" forum... :-hah

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Larry:You're right. The old school can often be fun in the simulator. It some times feels like cheating to use the GPS. However, if I were a real world pilot, I would want the best of the new electronics in my aircraft. The more accurate information the better. I think I'll take your advice and change my mindset. After all, I'm not still driving a horse & buggy. --Tom________[a href=http://www.corpairamerica.com]http://mysite.verizon.net/tjrush/tjrcaasig.jpg[/a]

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Oh, I'm not saying I wouldn't prefer the G1000 in the real world, but in FS with the buggy implementation, I prefer the steam gauge cockpit since it gets the job done and the G1000 doesn't. I usually fly with the "handheld" GPS open with terrain on.I definitely agree with having the best tools for the job at hand. It's just that in the sim, the G1000 isn't.

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>Oh, I'm not saying I wouldn't prefer the G1000 in the real>world, but in FS with the buggy implementation, I prefer the>steam gauge cockpit since it gets the job done and the G1000>doesn't. I usually fly with the "handheld" GPS open with>terrain on.>>I definitely agree with having the best tools for the job at>hand. It's just that in the sim, the G1000 isn't.Same here. I don't use it in the sim either. Doesn't have all the features, which I didn't really expect at this point anyway; and eats up frame rates. I use the handheld also.L.Adamson

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There's always the Mindstar aviation G1000 implementation. Much more full featured than the default. http://www.mindstarprods.com/aviation/index.htmlYes, the new style gauges can be more safe, but they can still kill you, too. I have two friends who are very experienced pilots. I don't remember the specifics, but basically they were flying in a Cirrus and thought they were being smart by activating an approach earlier than usual. Well, when they did that, they didn't realize that the Garmin snapped to the backcourse instead of the straight ILS. As they turned for final they fortunately were able to tell that something wasn't right and they figured out what was wrong and fixed it. But you could imagine being single pilot and not being so smart. Just look at all the Cirrus accidents lately.Just because you've got all the information in front of you doesn't necessarily mean you'll be able to process it appropriately. It's very easy to get complacent.Thomas[a href=http://www.flyingscool.com] http://www.flyingscool.com/images/Signature.jpg [/a]I like using VC's :-)N15802 KASH '73 Piper Cherokee Challenger 180

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