GNS 430 works fine, 530 doesn't
I just get a black screen with the 530 while the GPS 100 and GNS 430 work perfectly.
This happens with or without the PMS mod, and whether I start cold & dark or ready for takeoff.
I have tried multiple restarts, the on/off switch on the unit itself, and a keybinding for avionics master all to no avail.
The battery is fully charged.
Strangely the unit springs to life for a second or two during gear transit.
Both units work just fine with Asobo default aircraft.
Any suggestions gratefully received.
It would be a relief to know that at least someone else has a similar issue!
Well, at least you're not alone https://community.justflight.com/topic/1951/gns-530-and-landing-gear
EDIT: sorry just realized you made that post too
Misery loves company...yes, I've experienced this on a number of flights. Sometimes it's blank at the start of the flight so I just abandon it and go rake the lawn. Other times I get into a flight and it blacks out, so I carry on and turn it into a VFR flight. Interestingly, if I was in GPS mode with a flightplan loaded and on autopilot flying the plan it still "works" behind the scene. I with you hoping this gets sorted out in the next update.
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I do not suffer from this, but apparently hitting Esc and clicking on Restart the Flight should sort it out. It seems to be an MFS-wide issue for some users. I recommend giving the GNS530 mod a shot, perhaps that helps as well.
@Leonard-McCoy I am using the mod, with the same results. I must admit I haven't flown in any other airplane with the 530, so I can't say if it's a Piper problem or an MSFS problem, but it is an annoying problem.
Not sure if it's related but the only time I've experienced the 530 turning itself off was when I'd forgotten to turn the alternator on so maybe there's a bug in the power consumption somewhere cause it to not come on at all or randomly fail. Just an idea!
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