SR22 IFR Training

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Re: SR22 IFR Training

Postby beicholz » Fri May 06, 2016 10:06 am

Thanks so much for the time you're spending on this Keith. You make me feel a bit guilty!

My goal is to practice Avidyne if possible. As you probably know, Cirrus has 2 430''s and Avidyne MFD / PFD. I'm starting to think the only way to do this right is flythissim (configuring my own avio is just not in the cards). But $5.5K buys a lot of real-world instruction, so I'm kind of stuck.

May just do what you say...forget the avionics, pick another plane on F Sim and go for it. But in some ways, this defeats the purpose of replicating my plane. My understanding is Cirrus is hard to get an IFR rating in due to avionics complexity. So ideally I find a way to replicate...

Thanks for your time. I did re-subscribe to PE.
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Re: SR22 IFR Training

Postby Vincent Meier » Fri May 06, 2016 10:08 am

Hi Bob,
You are a man after my own heart. I love the Cirrus SR22!!
Here is a link to one of my videos that shows the FlyThisSim SimAvio SR22 Avidyne configuration. I am not a RW pilot so forgive my mistakes. I am showing you this so you can make a judgement on which way to go...I would die for a Touchtrainer!! But my home built sim works pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb4YnzCxjnY


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Re: SR22 IFR Training

Postby beicholz » Fri May 06, 2016 10:11 am

Wow, Vicent! Maybe I pay you to build me one and take you on rides in the real SR22!
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Re: SR22 IFR Training

Postby Keith Smith » Fri May 06, 2016 11:35 am

Bob,

Paying someone to come out and set you up with SimAVIO (or doing it remotely through teamviewer) may not be a bad option. A single PC should be able to run it all, or you can use two separate PC's (one for visual, one to run the instrumentation through SimAVIO).

It really comes down to whether you feel you need to constantly practice with the Avidyne at home. I have not found that my Garmin 430 skills get rusty over time, so I have no need for a Garmin 430 in my sim. What I prefer to practice is a range of instrument approaches, departures and enroute scenarios with various types of airplanes in a wide range of weather. As long as you're exercising your decision making skills, working with ATC and trying a wide variety of operations, I find it can keep you pretty sharp.

However, if you feel as though having Avidyne is a must have for regular home practice, then pull the trigger and get a setup going. I'm leary of comparing one-time acquisition cost of equipment that you can use forever at home with one-time instruction. Yes, you can buy a lot of instruction for $5k, however, once the instruction is done, it's done. Having a sim is very powerful because in a limited 60, 90 or 120 minute block, you can achieve 55, 85, or 115 minutes of productive work with a well-honed sim. As you know, with an airplane, you can't do _squat_ with a 60 minute block of time (in terms of door to door, leaving the house and then being back at the house in that amount of time).
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Re: SR22 IFR Training

Postby beicholz » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:50 pm

From the Original Poster - Just wanted to come back and repost here...I bought Flythissim. Since then, I passed my written...and then used the I1 - I11 lessons on Pilotedge.net to learn IFR. My instructors have been amazed by my progress in my Cirrus SR22, and I attribute that not to me, but to Pilotedge and Flythissim! Now to gear up for my check ride!
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Re: SR22 IFR Training

Postby Keith Smith » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:11 am

Congrats, Bob, go get 'em!
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Re: SR22 IFR Training

Postby beicholz » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:44 am

One final update...SimAvio as a stand-alone product is no longer offered. You either buy the simulator from Flythissim or look elsewhere.
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Re: SR22 IFR Training

Postby Keith Smith » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:52 am

I figured the day would come when they would do that. They've also been acquired by another company, wondering if that was part of the decision.
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Re: SR22 IFR Training

Postby RyanK » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:00 pm

They still have this page on the site, but it wouldn't surprise me if they've discontinued it: http://flythissim.com/simavio-pro.html

Air Manager is a promising touchscreen option. There aren't any advanced avionics yet that I'm aware of other than an interface for the X-Plane 430/530, but there's a decent library of instruments and it's not hard to create your own. It's also much less expensive than SimAVIO. https://www.siminnovations.com/software ... ir-manager
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Re: SR22 IFR Training

Postby huseyydemm » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:34 am

Hi everybody
My name is Hüseyin. I'd like to be a pilot, but i'm totally beginner.
Could you help me how can i start?
I'm a rookie, sorry for that, but thanks everything.
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