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Flightstream 510

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Sorry if I missed it, but has Fightstream 510 ever been approved for the DA62? The last I heard about it was about a year ago. Thanks!!
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Re: Flightstream 510

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I understand that this is imminent along with the 345 transponder certification.
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Re: Flightstream 510

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NDCDA62 wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:58 pm
I understand that this is imminent along with the 345 transponder certification.
The question is whether existing G1000 NXi DA62s -- all of which are currently NXi Phase I with GIA63Ws -- will have to be upgraded to G1000 NXi Phase II hardware (including GIA64Ws, GEA71B, and the new Bluetooth/3D audio panel) in order to support the FlightStream 510 card and/or GTX345R ADS-B In transponder. For DA40NG and DA42-VI aircraft, NXi Phase II hardware/software is required for the FlightStream 510 wireless card (but not the GTX345R), so I wouldn't be surprised if this may also apply to the DA62. I hope not...
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Re: Flightstream 510

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Prior to delivery of DA62.115, additional wiring was installed to accommodate the, to be installed, GTX345R ADS-B In transponder, pending certification.
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Re: Flightstream 510

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NDCDA62 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:14 am
Prior to delivery of DA62.115, additional wiring was installed to accommodate the, to be installed, GTX345R ADS-B In transponder, pending certification.
Yes, a new Ethernet "High Speed Data Bus" connection must be added that runs between the GTX345R transponder in the DA62 nose equipment rack, and the PFD/MFD area in the instrument panel. The GTX345R includes an additional hardware circuit board and connector (for ADS-B In) that's "missing" on the GTX335R transponder currently installed in all DA62 NXi aircraft.

I don't think any new wiring will be needed for NXi Phase II; swapping of hardware LRUs may be plug and play from a hardware perspective. And of course the FlightStream 510 wireless SDcard just plugs right into the MFD lower card slot.
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Re: Flightstream 510

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Just prior delivery, additional wiring was installed to accommodate, what I understand, will be a different connector for the 345 compared to that of the old transponder.

Will keep you updated.

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Re: Flightstream 510

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Thanks for all the info everyone! Our plane is serial number 62.C005 manufactured in the London, Ontario facility. I'm not sure if that changes any of the potential wiring/hardware modifications mentioned, but I'll certainly be watching and hoping the capability becomes a reality in the near future!
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Re: Flightstream 510

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Hi!

I know someone with a DA42-VI and NXI Phase 1 components who has the new firmware and can use the FlightStream 510. Diamond has promised us this functionality for a DA62 with NXI Phase 1 components as well.

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Re: Flightstream 510

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I am not aware of the hardware "Phases". I could swear the first DA62 rolled off the line with FlightStream 510 compatibility, but recently discovered I was wrong because there is no page on the G1000 to pair it on older models. I do know that I've seen DA62s with them fully functioning, so I believe it's just a matter of updating to the latest software. Software updates are probably the second most overlooked item (the first being the AFM :p)
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Re: Flightstream 510

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See this thread for the latest info on the FlightStream 510 and other hardware/software for DA62's G1000 NXi:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=7126

The ability to use a FlightStream 510 card with a DA62 has never been provided -- the DA62 is still missing the requisite software/certification.

The DA42-VI has had the ability to use the FlightStream 510 for most of 2019 (I provided demo flights in a new DA42-VI equipped with NXi Phase II at Sun N Fun last April, 2019). DA42-VI software certification is way ahead of the DA62, since the DA42 type certificate is still controlled by Weiner Neustadt instead of London, Ontario.
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