Looking for EX5000 MFD in working condition.Thanks, Phillip
You could put an iPad in. Engine data can be made available on the iPad with BlueMAX.
I would definitely put in Blue max even if you replace EX5000.
But also if you put in an IPAD, not only do you have Engine data (Via Blue Max), but if you upgrade to Avidyne 440/ 540 / or 550, you have a great (additional) display screen.
I have no SIU. I put in the EDM711 and it's interfaced to the 650 for fuel flow data. Not sure how a BlueMAX/EMAX integration would look like w/o loosing some of the 711 functionality or installing additional probes.
BlueMAX will work with the EDM, no effect on anything else. When you look at what the MFD does, all those functions can be performed by an iPad. Moving map, approach charts, checklists are available through various apps, and engine data can be displayed from your EDM via BlueMAX.
An Android tablet can also be used - BlueMAX works on Android and although the choice of aviation apps is not as good as for iOS there are some, including Garmin Pilot. A decent Android tablet is quite a bit cheaper than an iPad.
I assume there is no way to display Stormscope info if one pulls the EX5000 and goes the tablet/BlueMax route?
Dave St.ClairI assume there is no way to display Stormscope info if one pulls the EX5000 and goes the tablet/BlueMax route?
The WX500 also displays on both the 430/430W and an IFD. Don't know about the new Garmin GPS.
If using an iPad, displaying lightning (ADS-B, not WX500) is an option in ForeFlight.
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