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  1. I use lithiums all the time, but they are not rechargeable. They work great in cold weather and they have high energy density. Im playing with a 60C while waiting for my 76CS, and I cant imagine why anyone other than a peson who flies would need the 60 CSX. Its overkill and conspicuous consumption i.m.o. Yep, the poor sure need a GPS. Thats why they were served on the mount. Meliora - they also need to hear about your nice car. daPup
  2. Im still getting ready for navigating a precise route while trying to learn the Garmin 60 C that Im using while waiting for my 76 CS from Alpha6. I like to use my GPS when Im on a helicopter charter as a passenger to practice my layman's navigation. We are flying a route around a major city and yes, we are the good guys. Im a USAF brat. I have created my ROUTES and saved them to Mapsource, then loaded them into my 60 C -- that went smoothly! Now I need to learn to navigate a course, and make adjustments to stay on course, but the terminology and field names and their definitions and differences are not clear to me. Again, traveling routes is my goal, so I may be on the wrong track from the get-go. Suggestions and links to tutorials welcome! It seems to me that I want to know when we have strayed off the ideal route, and how to get back to the route. It seems that TURN gives the adjustment to get back on the route, but Im still learning the terminology and yes, I am studying the whole manual. I have made TURN one my FIELDS. BEARING seems good to give the direction to the next waypoint from where I am at any moment. That seems workable. Just walking around my property, it seems to be a helpful field, but there are other options that I dont understand: There are COURSE and TO COURSE, of course What is the difference between BEARING and COURSE; between TURN and TO COURSE ??? Im off to Google all this. I bet there are some tutorials, but simpified layman's analogies are my speed for this farm boy ;-) Also, in the ROUTE > MAP page there are fields for time to next leg and distance of next leg. Whew. Are they pulling my leg with all these terms? I need help. We are more like geocachers from the air can anyone give me a hand with choosing best fields to display. Im trying to learn to plan to fly precision routes fast. I work with professional pilots across the country who do what I tell them to do. Im trying to get a little better with my directions!!! Like "turn left 17º" Fly course 237º I would like to be able to direct a pilot through a slalom course. How do I learn that? If you are wondering, I am an aerial photographer and have worked in disaster areas. But Im not a pilot - I just take the darn photos. But Im required to plan assignments and communicate with pilots. Whew! Im trying to use GeoCaching to improve my navigation skills. Thanks, daPup in Texas
  3. I found it --- main menu>set-up>heading> select "degrees" in pull down menu. If you fly or navigate for a pilot, they love degrees instead of "cardinal letters". daPup ...digging through menus with happy paws
  4. I using a Garmin 60 C (no S) while I wait for me 76 CS to arrive from Alpha6. On the 60 C, can I change the course from Letters to Numbers? For example, right now, I want to fly a course to a waypoint to the East. It displays "E" but I really prefer to see 90º Im wading through the manual, but if you know how to do this, please let me know? da Pup
  5. It will can survive x-rays but it may not survive TSA and airport luggage people THEFT. Keep it in your carry on if you value it. Google "airline TSA thefts" and be horrified. Our local TV station did a piece on it - security and baggage handlers are stealing from the public! da Pupster
  6. do you need a special verson of MapSource for a color GPS such as the 76CS or CSX? I have the old no-lock version with updates updated. Paul
  7. FOUND I found a Garmin 76CS used for $300 Shipped. Thanks. Thanks to everyone! Wishing You Happy Trails Paul
  8. Download the latest firmware. Decide whether you want STICK TO ROADS on or off. Turn off the compass. Leave the color schemes on default. I dont know anything about your GPS ...I just read the end of the big post below da Pupster PS: Dont check tidal stations from the third floor of reinforced concrete buildings (?) or it wills start to smoke.
  9. Im interested in the XL, too for the same reason - the big screen. Im looking at the 300XL. My friends who fly all tell me to just get a Garmin. I wish that Garmin made a 76 CS in X Large Paul
  10. I looked into it, and the maps I need when I fly are best served by the 76CS - i can use the space! da Pupster in Texas
  11. Sold! ...if the price is right. what is the price? LOL Paul
  12. WTB: Garmin 196 from US seller. Im a USAF brat looking for a used one that works. Cosmetics unimportant. God Bless America! Paul
  13. Still looking for a used 76CS - I dont like that Chumbo site at all. If you want to upgrade to the Csx, I will take your CS off your hands for $300. shipped to texas. I have 100% on ebay. Im a hiker and photographer in Texas. Paul
  14. Dear Smart Moosie, Is the screen/display size, and the button layout the same as the 76 series? Paul
  15. This is the color aviation model. Still looking. Paul
  16. Wanted: Garmin 96 - Alive only. If you have dropped it out the window without a parachute, forget it ;-) I dont know if there's more than one version, but I need USA for sure. I do need the manual, or a copy of it. I hope my 76s external antenna will fit it - let me know? Im in texas, give me a price shipped USPS Priority insured. I will pay with money order or something like that - I dont PayPuke or whatever its called. Email me! Paul Paul át chaplo dòt com
  17. Smart Moosie! You have a good point, but I fly a bit - then I need the maps, but a 60 CS might do! Thanks! daPup
  18. Any good new deals on a 76CS or 76CSX - I may have to get a new one Paul
  19. WTB: Color Aviation GPS with obstruction database. Prefer Garmin handheld with color screen. v. USA Paul
  20. ...for a 76CS. I really need a 76 CS -- anyone?? Please? Paul
  21. They are selling mint for $300 shipped, so that seems like a fair price. Paul
  22. Still looking! email me: paul .àt. chaplo .dôt. com Paul Texas
  23. Excellent idea. This type of donation can be more rewarding than getting a low price on a sale! Keep up the good work! Help get kids into the outdoors. Can you tell us more about how you use the GPS in your program? Shipping to a school address, and getting an acknowlgement letter on school letterhead by an authorized person from the school is standard procedure on gifts like this. Paul
  24. Wanted to buy: Gamin 76CS or 76CSx color garmin GPSmap with altitude & compass from US Seller. Other option would be a color aviation model. pchaplo is my handle on the evil online auction site Thanks for looking! Paul Texas
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