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Thread: Are IFR Low Alt charts, Sectionals, airport Diagrams available for 4500?

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    Question Are IFR Low Alt charts, Sectionals, airport Diagrams available for 4500?

    I have two 4500s and I do subscribe to the Map data. I want to begin IFR training so I will be adding the Charts option. Are IFR Low Alt charts, sectionals, and airport diagrams also available for the 4500?

    Thanks,
    Kevin

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    i also have 2 4500s(upgraded from 3500s) and had hoped to have low Alt IFR when making
    the upgrade but unfortunately told it can't be put on the 4500s. I use an iPad(fore flight) for my IFR and sectional charts. I do use the approach plates on the 4500.
    Alan

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    Alan,

    Thanks for the response. I also use Foreflight, but so far only when I flew from WA to Airventure2012. Foreflight worked great for complete trip planning, sectional view and retrieving wx, whenever I could get internet connection. For all other flights, I use the AFS Map for reference driven by my 530W. I would prefer the sectional over the AFS Map data as it provides more useful information. I now have my Navworx's ADSB600B working properly and so I now get weather and traffic on my 4500 which eliminates my need for Foreflight for wx inflight, except for trip planning outside the airplane. I don't really mind having the IFR charts on my iPad for references purposes, but I want the approach plate loadable on the 4500.

    I don't have my IFR rating yet, but will get back to training once I confirm that all my equipment is functioning as required and I am fully versed on the use of the 4500, 530W, and AFS Pilot for IFR flight. I'm trying to avoid having to throw yet another device, especially a portable one, into the mix. Once I feel like I have mastered the use of my present equip, I'll decide whether or not I want to upgrade to the 5000 series.

    Kevin

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    We will soon have a solution, the new AF-5400T is a new AF-5000 with touch screen that mounts in the same hole as at the AF-3500 and AF-4500.
    Rob Hickman
    Advanced Flight Systems Inc.

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    Kevin,
    Another choice would be sell your 530 and buy an avidyne 540.Then you would have airways to program your flight plan. In the Northeast airways are still a must IFR. The approach plates work well on the 4500.
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hickman View Post
    We will soon have a solution, the new AF-5400T is a new AF-5000 with touch screen that mounts in the same hole as at the AF-3500 and AF-4500.
    Rob,
    any idea what the pricing will be? will there be any trade in for the 4500?
    Alan

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    It is desinged to be an upgrade, we use your bezel, buttons, knobs, and engine board. It will have a new High Resolution touch screen (1024 x 768) and the new AF-5000 CPU.

    .... and it will have video support for movies and a Flir Camera.

    We are currently working on pricing...
    Rob Hickman
    Advanced Flight Systems Inc.

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    sounds interesting!
    hope it is priced right.
    Alan

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    Rob
    Will the AF-5400T have all the buttons like the new 5000 units to make it easy
    To go directly to the screen you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Patterson View Post
    Rob
    Will the AF-5400T have all the buttons like the new 5000 units to make it easy
    To go directly to the screen you want?
    To fit in the same hole with the same size screen there is no way to add more buttons or knobs. It will have the new touch screen and utilize the same buttons and knobs for the interface. The new touch screen interface makes changing screens really easy.
    Rob Hickman
    Advanced Flight Systems Inc.

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