Octavian wrote: ↑
Sun May 24, 2020 9:24 pm
...what do you mean by ADL? I cannot find it on the diamond options. Maybe is it the "Garmin GDL 69A satellite data link receiver" ? ...
) provides the same weather information as the Diamond option "Garmin GSR 56 Iridium satellite datalink", from the same source (Iridium satellite). It does not display information on the G1000 screens (as does the GSR 56), but requires another output device. It also costs more for the data monthly if you download more than 60 weather updates per month (10 hours of flying with automatic updates every 10 minutes.). The breakeven download number is much lower if you do not commit to a 24 month ADL subscription.
ADL radar covers Europe and North America, whereas Garmin Connext (GSR 56) provides radar coverage of Europe, North America, and Australia. Both provide worldwide coverage of:
-Meteorological Aviation Reports (METARs - that provide current temperature, dew point, precipitation, wind speed and more)
-Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs - that show predicted weather for up to 30 hours in advance)
-Pilot Reports (PIREPS - that include weather information observed by pilots in flight)
-SIGMETs (that include advisories of significant meteorological information for aircraft)
-AIRMETs (that are advisories similar to SIGMETs but are for less severe conditions)
-Winds Aloft (that estimate speed and direction of winds based on computer model forecasts for various levels of the atmosphere)
see https://fly.garmin.com/fly-garmin/conne ... e-weather/
Depending on the ADL unit you purchase, you might have to deal with a tangle of cables connecting power and a glareshield mounted satellite antennae, whereas the GSR56 is seamlessly integrated into the aircraft.
ADL offers no sat phone communication option, whereas the most cost effective Connext subscription using the GDL 56 includes 30 minutes of talk time - right thru your headset.