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Old 06-28-2022, 08:19 PM
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Is the Discovery a receiver only, or does it also transmit your ADSB position as well? Doesn’t really take the place of the uAvionix Echo package if it doesn't send out position info - correct?
Receiver only. I know of no transmit-receive combo for less than $600.
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Old 08-28-2022, 09:27 PM
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I can report that the Discovery works pretty nicely in its primary roll of ADSB-In. The antenna is a short TED ball on a stick type. The ground stations are pretty sparse in southern Ontario, Canada but I was able to pick up one. The Sport EX displayed traffic via a serial link and an iPad running Fltplan Go does the same via WiFi. The attitude information to the iPad does not appear to work properly and GRT does not appear to have tested this feature. I have not flown in inclement weather to date so cannot attest to that bit of functionality.

I hope that helps!

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Old 08-29-2022, 05:42 AM
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Thanks for the report, I ordered mine May 31st and they said I should have it in October. It's quite a delay but at least it doesn't stop me from flying. I'm looking forward to getting it.
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Old 08-29-2022, 06:32 AM
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Thanks for the report, I ordered mine May 31st and they said I should have it in October. It's quite a delay but at least it doesn't stop me from flying. I'm looking forward to getting it.
I have been told by GRT that due to parts supplier delays they would not be available until the end of the year.

Hopefully, they are being conservative and we will get them earlier. Ordered mine early this month. Fingers Crossed!
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Old 08-29-2022, 09:13 AM
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... could this use the same antenna that a transponder is currently using or do they need to be separate antenna?

Also, in relation to GRT parts delays, I was told that the Mini's are a year out due parts.
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Old 08-29-2022, 10:29 AM
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... could this use the same antenna that a transponder is currently using or do they need to be separate antenna?
I wouldn't want to share the antenna with a transponder that is consistently transmitting. Besides the impedance miss-match, I don't think the receiver would be happy with this rather strong transmitted signal from the transponder!
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Old 08-29-2022, 09:24 PM
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What Mel said. GRT has a note in the installation manual about seperation between the receiving antenna and other transmitting antennas. It's 3 ft from transponder, adsb-out and VHF. It's 6' from DME.

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Old 08-31-2022, 08:38 AM
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Dave, check PM's...
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