AF-5000 Software and Database Instructions

Table of Contents
  1. Software
  2. Terrain and Base Map

Version 12 Software for the AF­5000 series equipment provides all of the same great features found in Version 10 with some very nice enhancements. Among these enhancements is the use of SkyView Chart Data for $99/year from Seattle Avionics.

If you are currently using charts or sectionals in Version 10 the data you have on your USB stick will no longer work with Version 12. If you use Charts, Sectionals, or IFR Charts on your EFIS you must sign up with Seattle Avionics and download their Chart Loader Software to prepare your USB stick.

Software Installation Instructions

Print this page and follow the steps in the sections detailed below you will have the latest up to date software and database files available.

If you are having trouble with the update process OR would like to purchase prepared USB stick or SD card please call us at 503-263-0037 x 2.

At the panel follow the steps below:

  1. Boot display(s) normally
  2. Press I AGREE
  3. Press CHECK -> ABOUT -> SYSTEM and record your current version of SW: or software below as well as your current OS: version.
  4. Press MAP and record your current version of Map File Cycle: below
  5. Also record your current dates for Base Map File, and Very Low, Low, and Hi Res Terrain Files below.
OS Version: Software Version Map Cycle Base Map Date Very Low Res Date Low Res Date High Res Date
Current 1 or 5 OS1: X12.08.08-MV16
OS5: X13.00.09-MV16
1704 05/08/13 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 2014-08-26
Your
Display
             

At your computer with an internet connection follow the steps below:

  1. If your SD Card or USB Media are brand new or have not never been prepared for Advanced Flight Systems follow our Media Setup Tutorial
  2. Delete any folders that start with afs_install from the media
  3. Download the latest software from the AF-5000 Support page to your computer
  4. Extract the downloaded software onto your prepared SD Card or USB Media
  5. Your media should now contain at least a afs_installx86 folder on the root directory.
  6. Eject the media before removing it from your computer
    • In Windows use the Windows Eject icon, in the notification area near the clock
    • In iOS use the iOS Eject icon in Finder
  7. If your terrain or map databases were out of date follow the 'At your computer' instructions below before moving to the panel.

At the panel follow the steps below:

  1. Boot display(s) normally
  2. Press I AGREE
  3. Insert the newly prepared SD Card or USB Media into the display. SD Cards will alert SD CARD READY
  4. Press SET then hold CAL to enter Instrument Calibration
  5. Press SEL to enter Admin Settings
  6. Use the Joystick to move the cursor to Upgrade System
  7. Press SEL to enter Upgrade System
  8. Press SEL on the appropriate media from the list presented
  9. Wait for this software upgrade to finish and reboot
  10. Press I AGREE
  11. Perform any After Installation procedures described on the software download page
  12. Use CHECK -> ABOUT -> MAP to verify that you have valid Base Map File, and Terrain Files. If any are missing follow the instructions below

Terrain and Base Map Installation Instructions

This is a one-time update required upon initial upgrade from software older then Vx10.00.00 or if on CHECK -> ABOUT -> MAP you have invalid Base Map File, or Terrain Files.

At your computer with an internet connection follow the steps below:

  1. Follow our USB Media Setup Tutorial if the drive has not been prepared for Advanced Flight Systems
  2. Download the files relevant to your location from our Terrain Data page
  3. Extract downloaded *.zip file onto the USB Media
  4. Copy the downloaded *.dup files to the USB Media
  5. You USB drive should at least contain the following files on the root directory and not within a folder, if not return to step 2
  6. Eject the media before removing it from your computer
    • In Windows use the Windows Eject icon, in the notification area near the clock
    • In iOS use the iOS Eject icon in Finder

At the panel follow the steps below:

  1. Start with the power off, and be sure to remove any SD Cards or USB drives
  2. We highly recommend installing a USB Extension Cable for safe and easy drive access
  3. Boot display(s) normally
  4. Press I AGREE
  5. Install one USB drive into the extension cable or one of the USB slots located on the back of each display
  6. Press SET then hold CAL to enter Instrument Calibration
  7. Press SEL for Admin Settings
  8. Press SEL for Transfer Files
  9. Navigate with the Joystick to Very Low Res Terrain File and press LOAD
  10. Navigate with the Joystick to Low Res Terrain File and press LOAD
  11. Navigate with the Joystick to Base Map File and press LOAD
  12. Press BACK, BACK, BACK to return to the main screens
  13. Repeat steps 6 to 12 on each AF-5000 Series display in the panel.
The USB Media must remain in the back of each screen for proper operation.