IFD-5000i R-9, SkyTrax-200 Interface
When updating an IFD-5000i R-9.4.x Integrated Flight Display System, replacing the outdated MLB-700 WSI WX Satellite Receiver with a new Skytrax-200 FIS-B WX Receiver, it is strongly suggested that the L-3 SkyWatch wiring should not be altered and the SkyWatch should be retained as the Active Traffic System.
The existing L-3 “SkyWatch” Active Traffic System should NOT be interfaced to the new SkyTrax-200 ADS-B Receiver and the “Blended” Traffic Feature NOT be utilized.
The new SkyTrax-200 should be utilized as a replacement for the outdated MLB-700 WSI Weather Data Receiver and configured as “Capstone WX ONLY”.
It is also recommended that the MLB-700 continue to be used as a XM Audio Receiver, if that feature is still active, and the audio wiring be retained. Only the RS-232 Data Lines should be removed from the MLB-700 and re-purposed in the new SkyTrax-200 Weather Data wiring. The Aircraft Power & Ground wires may be parallel and used to power both the old MLB-700 AND SkyTrax-200. The combined current draw does not exceed the present Circuit Breaker.
In this installation, the Pilot is still able to use the Active Traffic Mode functions of Normal/Above/Below/Unlimited in addition to receiving Active Traffic Audio Alerts.
The pilot may still enjoy the existing MLB-700 XM Audio, if that feature is still active.
The Outdated WSI Weather data is now replaced by FIS-B Weather Data.
Please address any questions to [email protected].