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Old March 7th 07, 08:24 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
Tri-Pacer
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Default Lowrance 2000C ???

I just looked at one of these jewels yesterday and I am impressed. Is anyone
using one? How do you like it. I'd really like to hear pro's and cons. I'm
presently using a King Skymap IIIC and could probably sell if for what a
Lowrance 2000C would cost.



Thanks



Paul Anton

N1431A

KPLU


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Old March 7th 07, 11:24 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
Blueskies
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Default Lowrance 2000C ???

Mine works well. I added the terrain last summer and it is pretty cool also...

Don't try to depend on the internal batteries for too long...

Dan D.



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: using one? How do you like it. I'd really like to hear pro's and cons. I'm
: presently using a King Skymap IIIC and could probably sell if for what a
: Lowrance 2000C would cost.
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: Paul Anton
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Old March 7th 07, 11:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
Dave[_3_]
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Default Lowrance 2000C ???

Yaaaaa!

2 yrs now, love it...

Shopped hard, the 2000C was a runaway winner for the features we
needed.

Big screen, large buttons "thumbable" by both hands when mounted on
the yoke of our Warrior.

Plan for a 12 cable to power it, batteries don't last long with the
colour screen.

Terrain works good, weather due this year..

Enjoy!

Dave


On Wed, 7 Mar 2007 12:24:45 -0800, "Tri-Pacer"
wrote:

I just looked at one of these jewels yesterday and I am impressed. Is anyone
using one? How do you like it. I'd really like to hear pro's and cons. I'm
presently using a King Skymap IIIC and could probably sell if for what a
Lowrance 2000C would cost.



Thanks



Paul Anton

N1431A

KPLU


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Old March 8th 07, 03:31 AM posted to rec.aviation.owning
Greg Copeland
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Default Lowrance 2000C ???

On Mar 7, 2:24 pm, "Tri-Pacer" wrote:
I just looked at one of these jewels yesterday and I am impressed. Is anyone
using one? How do you like it. I'd really like to hear pro's and cons. I'm
presently using a King Skymap IIIC and could probably sell if for what a
Lowrance 2000C would cost.

Thanks

Paul Anton

N1431A

KPLU


I enjoy my 2000C. Best bang for the buck as far as I'm concerned. I
have terrain and enjoy it very much. My only complaint is the trail
data only records 2d data; meaning altitude is not sampled.

Greg

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Old March 8th 07, 05:14 AM posted to rec.aviation.owning
Jay Honeck
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Default Lowrance 2000C ???

I just looked at one of these jewels yesterday and I am impressed. Is anyone
using one?


We love the 2000c. In fact, we use it as our primary navigation
system in Atlas, with it mounted on the pilot's side of the plane,
while the (much more expensive) Garmin 496 is panel docked and usually
relegated to "entertainment system" with the XM radio screen primarily
displayed.

(Until the weather goes icky, and then the 496's live weather
capability comes to the fore...)

The 2000c is simply a superior GPS. It's got a bigger screen, easy-to-
use menu system, and did I mention it's got a bigger screen? Size is
everything with a GPS, and it also displays flight information in
"portrait" mode, which the Garmin stupidly cannot do.

You'll love it. It's the best bang for the buck out there.
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"

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Old March 8th 07, 02:40 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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Default Lowrance 2000C ???

On Mar 7, 2:24 pm, "Tri-Pacer" wrote:
I just looked at one of these jewels yesterday and I am impressed. Is anyone
using one? How do you like it. I'd really like to hear pro's and cons. I'm
presently using a King Skymap IIIC and could probably sell if for what a
Lowrance 2000C would cost.

Thanks

Paul Anton

N1431A

KPLU


I have had one for about six months. Short learning curve, even for
me. I ditched my old garmin 95 and feel like I am uptown now. Had a
problem with it loseing the satallite, called Lowrance, got a nice guy
who spoke english, described the problem, he said ship it in. week or
10 days it came back, fixed. The only downside is it takes a little
longer to lock on than my old garmin. Don't even think about
operating it on batteries with that beautiful color screen. Leo

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Old March 8th 07, 04:52 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
Darrel Toepfer
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Default Lowrance 2000C ???

"Tri-Pacer" wrote:

I just looked at one of these jewels yesterday and I am impressed. Is
anyone using one? How do you like it. I'd really like to hear pro's
and cons.


I put ours in a friends C150 when I fly it, I like it alot better than
the G296 thats already in it. I like it alot better than the 1000 we had
before (although the batteries lasted alot longer in the 1k). Ours
doesn't have the terrain update yet and it'll be the primary navigation
box (will also have a panel mounted Loran) in my '53 Pacer when I
complete its restoration...

I also have a BlueTooth GPS (costs under $50) that used with PocketFMS
for the PeeCee, very slick... http://pocketfms.com

Will work on devising a touchscreen platform based around a brick
PeeCee. Backseaters could watch DVD's while it drives navigation
functions for the front, using a dual display video card...
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Old March 8th 07, 06:40 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
Jay Masino
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Default Lowrance 2000C ???

Darrel Toepfer wrote:
I put ours in a friends C150 when I fly it, I like it alot better than
the G296 thats already in it. I like it alot better than the 1000 we had
before (although the batteries lasted alot longer in the 1k). Ours
doesn't have the terrain update yet and it'll be the primary navigation
box (will also have a panel mounted Loran) in my '53 Pacer when I
complete its restoration...


I've been wrestling lately on whether to get a 1000 or 2000c. I'm not
really all that concerned about terrain awareness, since I fly where
it's almost exclusively flat. In addition, I think the color is cute,
but not really neccesary. In fact, the 320x320 pixel display of the
1000 seems a little sharper to my eyes. What else do you like about
the 2000c vs. your old 1000?

--- Jay



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Old March 9th 07, 01:05 AM posted to rec.aviation.owning
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Default Lowrance 2000C ???


"Jay Masino" wrote in message . ..
: Darrel Toepfer wrote:
: I put ours in a friends C150 when I fly it, I like it alot better than
: the G296 thats already in it. I like it alot better than the 1000 we had
: before (although the batteries lasted alot longer in the 1k). Ours
: doesn't have the terrain update yet and it'll be the primary navigation
: box (will also have a panel mounted Loran) in my '53 Pacer when I
: complete its restoration...
:
: I've been wrestling lately on whether to get a 1000 or 2000c. I'm not
: really all that concerned about terrain awareness, since I fly where
: it's almost exclusively flat. In addition, I think the color is cute,
: but not really neccesary. In fact, the 320x320 pixel display of the
: 1000 seems a little sharper to my eyes. What else do you like about
: the 2000c vs. your old 1000?
:
: --- Jay
:
:
:

The terrain feature also has a profile view that will show obstructions also, so the terrain feature is helpful for
flatlanders also...


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Old March 9th 07, 01:06 PM posted to rec.aviation.owning
Jay Masino
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Default Lowrance 2000C ???

Blueskies wrote:
"Jay Masino" wrote in message . ..
: I've been wrestling lately on whether to get a 1000 or 2000c. I'm not
: really all that concerned about terrain awareness, since I fly where
: it's almost exclusively flat. In addition, I think the color is cute,
: but not really neccesary. In fact, the 320x320 pixel display of the
: 1000 seems a little sharper to my eyes. What else do you like about
: the 2000c vs. your old 1000?

The terrain feature also has a profile view that will show obstructions also, so the terrain feature is helpful for
flatlanders also...


The 1000 has obstructions, and I doubt I'd ever use the profile view.
After flying behind a Garmin 195 for 10 years, I can safely say that I
use the map view 99.9999% of the time.

Any other advantages?

--- Jay


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http://www.JayMasino.com
http://www.OceanCityAirport.com
http://www.oc-Adolfos.com
 




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