G1000 NXi Phase II

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Re: G1000 NXi Phase II

Post by CFIDave »

A few more observations about NXi Phase II on the DA62:

1. If you hook up the plane to a GPU in order to play around with the G1000 NXi on the ground, you'll occasionally hear some strange new noises coming from the front of the fuselage. It's the GWX70 weather radar (that now always starts up in STANDBY mode with NXi Phase II), which sometimes causes a servo to run automatically to keep the antenna level after you've climbed in or out of the plane. Don't worry, you won't get fried from radiation. :)

2. The new Phase II GMA 1360 audio panel sounds better than the old GMA 1347 panel when listening to music on a set of headphones with good frequency response (e.g., Lightspeed Zulu 3s). With uncompressed audio from an iPhone or iPad (ripped from CDs), the clarity and bass response is terrific. While in-flight it's now possible to hear the very low pedal tone at the beginning of Also Sprach Zarathustra (from the movie 2001), for example. In contrast, SirusXM satellite radio channels don't sound much better, because of their more limited audio bandwidth and greater compression.
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