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    Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 9:13am
So...anyone tried stratux with the 10.2 update?   Stratux spits out GDL90 aka Capstone over both wifi and serial, so wondering if anyone has plugged one into an IFD serial port yet?


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That would not be a supported configuration.

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Originally posted by oskrypuch oskrypuch wrote:

That would not be a supported configuration.

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I never asked if it was supported, the assumption is that it would not be.   It may work, however, given the support for capstone in 10.2 and the stratux ability to squirt capstone out via serial.  Just curious if anyone had tried it yet.

If it works, the aircraft manufacturer will support it.   And I am the aircraft manufacturer in this case.


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Didn't notice that you were experimental. I would still be very leery about connecting something like a Stratux physically/electrically to the panel.

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Originally posted by oskrypuch oskrypuch wrote:

Didn't notice that you were experimental. I would still be very leery about connecting something like a Stratux physically/electrically to the panel.

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I'm not concerned about it - the potential failure modes are pretty miniscule.    A big win, however, is that it would supply a dual-band "in" option until such time as such a thing is available from Avidyne.


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Originally posted by bradthepilot bradthepilot wrote:

Originally posted by oskrypuch oskrypuch wrote:

Didn't notice that you were experimental. I would still be very leery about connecting something like a Stratux physically/electrically to the panel.

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I'm not concerned about it - the potential failure modes are pretty miniscule.    A big win, however, is that it would supply a dual-band "in" option until such time as such a thing is available from Avidyne.



Shun the naysayer!! Shun!! Shun!!

Please try it and let us know.  I've been a Stratux user since 2015, and I want to know.
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Wow, being shunned is a nasty experience!

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Don't worry, Orest.  Education is always better than shunning.  

RS-232 is a pretty well understood interface and runs 5-12v peak to peak.  Any serial input/output is designed to withstand a wide variety of manufacturer's inputs so, yes, care is warranted, but as long as you are using a legitimate RS-232 source going into the IFD, you won't likely fry it.  And, for experimental, I believe it is allowed.

Will it void the warranty???  Well, that's a different question.

There are a lot of options including Stratux, that put out GDL90 over WiFi.

Brad, I was thinking of cobbling up a WiFi to RS-232 converter that parses and serializes the GDL90 coming from existing Stratus, Stratux, and similar ADSB-in portables.  This would allow you to just be a client on the Wifi.  Too bad there's not USB on the pins of the IFD or you could even power it from there.
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