Aspen Max Upgrade

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Aspen Max Upgrade

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I pre-purchased the Aspen Max upgrade 16 months ago. It was finally installed yesterday. I had a chance to fly it for about 2 1/2 hours and I’m very impressed. I also had the audio panel interface connected so altitude and terrain alerts come through the headsets.There are other features that give it the airline cockpit look and feel but overall I am pleased with it.

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1 or 3 screens? Any pictures?
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1 and pictures at a later date.

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You would have the screen of the vm-1000 for sale

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Before I sold my aircraft here is the 2000 Aspen IMAX with IFD-540/440, STEC-30 and Garmin 345 transponder
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Here is Aspen 2000 Max in XL-2

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Bigphoto - Did you wire the Aspen Max’s audio output into the audio panel?

I had them do that while they had it in the shop. I like that it warns me +/- my target altitudes. If you have the terrain feature it announces collision warnings too.
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There's an AD on those that came this morning that requires an addition the flight manual which restricts them to Day/VFR flight as there have been some instances of random resets in flight. It's not an issue for mine since I retained all of the round gauges as well. Aspen has, or is about to release a software patch to deal with the issue.

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I did have them hard wire it into my communication panel too. Glad that Aspen has a fix as that would be a drag if you had to restrict it to Day/VFR if you took out the gauges.

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My unit was installed with the latest software version. S/N 0115 is good to go.

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