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Bearing Pointers (Read 1214 times)
May 8th, 2018 at 11:03am

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Why was the color of the bearing pointers and source changed from yellow and orange to both being blue?  It was simple to match Nav 1 or Nav 2 with the pointer, now not so.
 
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Reply #1 - May 9th, 2018 at 5:08pm

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The short answer is certification. Almost all of the FAA's suggestions (and a few requirements) made the product better, but this is one that addressed a concern (yellow and orange hues should be used for abnormal or other well-defined situations) that had a bit of an associated drawback.
 

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Reply #2 - May 10th, 2018 at 6:28am

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Dynon Avionics wrote on May 9th, 2018 at 5:08pm:
The short answer is certification. Almost all of the FAA's suggestions (and a few requirements) made the product better, but this is one that addressed a concern (yellow and orange hues should be used for abnormal or other well-defined situations) that had a bit of an associated drawback.


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Reply #3 - May 10th, 2018 at 2:18pm

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Would it be possible to make Nav 2 appear different from 1.  Dots instead of solid line?  Heavier line, double?
Heck, I might be the only customer that ever tunes in a VOR.
 
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Reply #4 - May 10th, 2018 at 5:26pm

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I had asked the same question- having 2 pointers exactly the same colour can be also confusing despite 1 with a single arrow head & the other a dual arrowhead, would white work ?
Green for Nav would align it with other makes of Nav receivers too, it’s called standardisation 😉
 
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Reply #5 - May 11th, 2018 at 12:20pm

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Could it be made so the pointer colors are user selectable? My pointers are still orange and yellow. I guess I have to refrain from updating software to keep them. I understand their concern but frankly I never confuse RMI needles for warnings. Having both needles the same color is a big step backwards.
 
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Reply #6 - May 14th, 2018 at 4:56pm

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Doh! Pointers are already different with single and dual arrowheads. Shown also in the source description.  Still, different colors would be easier to spot.
 
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Reply #7 - May 15th, 2018 at 5:45am

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Another issue with blue pointers is they wash out if you are overflying water and Synthetic Vision is enabled.
 
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