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Forum: ADS-B 11-13-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Charlie, This question makes perfect...

Hello Charlie,

This question makes perfect sense.

You shouldn't see any approved ADS-B Out devices that operate this way. It wouldn't be acceptable for the altitude/squawk code data to get "old"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By g3xpert
Post That was news to us (Garmin Engineering) as well....

That was news to us (Garmin Engineering) as well. We certainly did not intend to stop updating GTX 23ES transponders at Oshkosh.

Larry, these transponders are currently only updated by dealers or...
Forum: GPS 11-12-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By g3xpert
GTN 6.51 Posted to Garmin Website

GTN 6.51 EAB Service Bulletin 1881 has been posted to the Garmin Website and is available for download here:

https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00G3X-00

NOTE: The download...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Larry, Yes, as shown on page 27-16 of the...

Hello Larry,

Yes, as shown on page 27-16 of the Rev. AF G3X Installation Manual, we recommend that a GDL 39/39R be hardwired to the MFD in a system with GDU 37X displays and to the PFD in a system...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,788
Posted By g3xpert
Post The GTN software update service bulletin...

The GTN software update service bulletin (https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00G3X-00&cID=155&pID=63892) has this note to explain that you do not have to buy a Garmin SD card...
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,005
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Ron, Since you have a GTX 23ES...

Hello Ron,

Since you have a GTX 23ES transponder, you must have a G3X or G3X Touch system.

Make sure that the Position Integrity is set to "IFR GPS 1E-7" on the transponder configuration page if...
Forum: GPS 11-08-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By g3xpert
GTN V6.51 EAB Service Bulletin

We are working on finish up the Service Bulletin to support EAB aircraft owners to load GTN V6.51 software. The Service Bulletin is in the final stages of review and we are working to have it posted...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Don, Don't forget that synthetic vision is...

Hello Don,

Don't forget that synthetic vision is heading based (aligned with the nose of the aircraft) since it is meant to give you the same picture that you see out the front window of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Ed, When you have a G3X Touch system with...

Hello Ed,

When you have a G3X Touch system with a GAD 27 and autopilot servos, the GAD 27 performs the function of pilot/copilot trim switch mixing, and drives the trim inputs on the servos, but it...
Forum: ADS-B 10-31-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Dick, The GTN software should not have...

Hello Dick,

The GTN software should not have anything to do with traffic/weather being provided by the GDL 39 or the way it is displayed.

I would start by upgrading the G3X software to V11.70.

On...
Forum: GPS 10-31-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Scott, What kind of transponder is...

Hello Scott,

What kind of transponder is installed in this aircraft? Is the aircraft fully ADS-B Out compliant?

Feel free to contact us directly by phone or email shown below for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By g3xpert
The regulated heated GAP 26 has a separate...

The regulated heated GAP 26 has a separate control box. The quoted weight above includes the GAP 26 probe with the control box.

Thanks,
Levi
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By g3xpert
Hello FOZY, Thank you for letting me know which...

Hello FOZY,

Thank you for letting me know which page you are looking at! To diagnose this issue please contact the G3Xpert team directly at the phone or email below.

Thank you,

Brad
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By g3xpert
Hello FOZY, Are the below screenshots similar to...

Hello FOZY,

Are the below screenshots similar to what you are seeing? When the chart is touched for waypoint selection, or touched to move the map, it will freeze the map, while the aircraft icon...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-28-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By g3xpert
The weight you are seeing is likely the stand...

The weight you are seeing is likely the stand alone AOA system with a GSU 25 and a GAP 26. If you are looking at a Garmin G3X system, you will just need the GAP 26 Pitot AOA probe. There are three...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Bob, To answer your previous question...

Hello Bob,

To answer your previous question about how many discrete inputs are available on your GEA 24, the GEA 24 discrete input configuration page shows the 4 primary discrete inputs, plus...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Bob, The "Mark on Target" feature is a GTN...

Hello Bob,

The "Mark on Target" feature is a GTN feature which has nothing to do with your G3X Touch system and is only activated by using one of the available input discretes on the GTN and will...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By g3xpert
Post Good Morning Bob, The installation manual...

Good Morning Bob,

The installation manual doesn't say a lot about this feature, but it appears to be as simple as you state. Just configure an input discrete for "Mark on Target", and when this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,474
Posted By g3xpert
Kevin, Several of the posts in this thread are...

Kevin,
Several of the posts in this thread are several years old. The fastest way to track this down is to contact us directly via email at the below address. Please include any recent system...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Paul, This is exactly the way the GAD 27...

Hello Paul,

This is exactly the way the GAD 27 is programmed to work. You have a user configurable speed, above which the lights can be configured to automatically turn on and start flashing on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-21-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 78,391
Posted By g3xpert
Thanks for the idea. We are always trying to...

Thanks for the idea. We are always trying to improve our products. I will see if this is something we may be able to do in a future release.

Keep the ideas coming, we try to our best to...
Forum: GPS 10-17-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By g3xpert
Post Garmin Aera 660 $50 Rebate

For those considering buying an Aera 660, there is currently a rebate program in effect.

Anyone purchasing an Aera 660 from Oct. 8, 2018 to Dec. 28, 2018 is eligible for a $50 mail in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By g3xpert
We are just over one week away from the G3X...

We are just over one week away from the G3X Install Class at the AEA Headquarters! Please see details above for registration information if you are interested in attending,
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Bill, Please see page 35-137 of the Rev....

Hello Bill,

Please see page 35-137 of the Rev. AF G3X Touch Installation manual.

Let us know if you have additional questions.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By g3xpert
SteveL, I think Rob nailed it. One of the...

SteveL,

I think Rob nailed it. One of the primary reasons for a dual COM installation is for redundancy. The GTN 650 COM would continue to be fully functional.

In addition, if communication is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello dmat, All 3 models of the GAP 26 pitot/AOA...

Hello dmat,

All 3 models of the GAP 26 pitot/AOA probe use 3/16" aluminum tubing.

One of many options is to flare the ends of your existing 1/4" tubing and the 3/16" tubing on the GAP 26 (after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Chris, In addition to verifying that...

Hello Chris,

In addition to verifying that sufficient power is getting to the GTR 20 on pin 1, you will also want to make sure it has a really good ground on pin 20.

Most of the wiring in your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By g3xpert
I have re-linked the pictures. Hopefully they...

I have re-linked the pictures. Hopefully they are all displaying correctly.

RV8iator,
I agree with your assessment. You would not want to arm VNAV until you have been cleared for a descent...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By g3xpert
The bottom of the wing outside of the prop...

The bottom of the wing outside of the prop slipstream is ideal for the probe. If you are retrofitting the G3X and adding a GAP 26 AOA probe, it works really well to plug the existing hole from your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By g3xpert
Continued from last post

VNAV Coupling to Flight Director:
Note: this section discusses the G3X Touch but applies to G5 with AP, and GFC 500 installations.

With the G3X Touch and GTN combination, the VNAV flight director...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By g3xpert
Garmin VNAV User Tips

We really appreciate the feedback we have gotten since the GTN 6.50 and G3X 6.20 software release. See below for links to each software release post.
G3X Touch Software...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By g3xpert
Marc, Yep! The G900X system can be switched...

Marc,

Yep! The G900X system can be switched between FIS-B weather from the GDL 88 and the SXM weather from the GDL 69. There is a selection on the dedicated weather page in the menu to select...
Forum: GPS 10-08-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By g3xpert
Post We know the nice folks at Trio pretty well, and...

We know the nice folks at Trio pretty well, and we certainly didn't create new GTN software in an attempt to put them out of business.

Some facts:

Garmin developed a new GTN VNAV feature that many...
Forum: GPS 10-06-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello swordtail, Do you have your G5/GTN system...

Hello swordtail,

Do you have your G5/GTN system wired and configured per the guidance on page 7-10 of the rev. 3 G5 Installation Manual (http://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-02072-01_03.pdf)?

There...
Forum: GPS 10-06-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello PAFlier, The GTN Pilot Guide explains the...

Hello PAFlier,

The GTN Pilot Guide explains the meaning of the "NAV ANGLE - NAV Angles are referenced to True North (T)." message. The pilot guide also explains how to change the nav angle units to...
Forum: COMM 10-05-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By g3xpert
Arie, The GTR discrete inputs are active low...

Arie,

The GTR discrete inputs are active low inputs. This means that the logic for the input is true when the pin is connected to ground (or less than 375 Ohms to be precise). You can trigger a...
Forum: ADS-B 10-05-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Eric, No, the GTX 35R software is not...

Hello Eric,

No, the GTX 35R software is not included in the G3X Touch software updates.

We responded to your email at 09:27 CST this morning.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: ADS-B 10-05-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Eric, Congratulations on your first...

Hello Eric,

Congratulations on your first flight!

What software version do you have in your GTX 35R and do you have TIS-A traffic enabled in the transponder configuration?

If you have GTX 35R...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello dmat, Yes. Please see pages 99 and 100 of...

Hello dmat,

Yes. Please see pages 99 and 100 of the G3X Pilot guide (http://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-01115-00_P.pdf).

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: GPS 10-02-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By g3xpert
Latech15, I am sorry you had a less than...

Latech15, I am sorry you had a less than desirable experience in your interface with Garmin. It sounds like in the end you were able to solve your problem. You may have better results emailing us...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-30-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,322
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Steve, If you were laterally coupled to...

Hello Steve,

If you were laterally coupled to the GTN on this trip, it is quite possible that your G3X system is no longer receiving roll steering guidance from the GTN and you would need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By g3xpert
Arrow G3X Touch Installation Class - Aircraft Electronics Association

Greetings VAF!

AEA has set the next training date (October 24-26, 2018) for the "Avionics Installation for Experimental Aircraft" course, which will focus primarily on the G3X Touch system. Please...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,322
Posted By g3xpert
Here is a slight correction to the above...

Here is a slight correction to the above statement.

VNAV will descend away from the altitude preselector if you are in ALT mode and have VNAV armed. For instance, if you are cruising at 15,000...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Ron, Thanks for posting this. Since I...

Hello Ron,

Thanks for posting this. Since I posted about using Cirrus Reports (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=625885&postcount=11) in 2012, I have been meaning to mention that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Gary, The tanks on our RV-7A hold 21...

Hello Gary,

The tanks on our RV-7A hold 21 gallon per side, and like yours, the float gauge tops out and stops rising at about 17 gals per side.

Since there are about 4 gals per side that are not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Martin, We responded to the email you sent...

Hello Martin,

We responded to the email you sent us this morning which will be a more efficient way to assist you in configuring your sensors.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By g3xpert
Good Morning, The basic controls provided by the...

Good Morning,

The basic controls provided by the G3X Touch screen when paired with a VIRB camera are 'Record' for video, and 'Capture' for photos. The G3X Touch will not remotely turn the power on...
Forum: COMM 09-16-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By g3xpert
Amer, You are on the right track. Pilot Mic and...

Amer,

You are on the right track. Pilot Mic and Receiver Audio are wired between the GTR and GMA. Take a look at Figure 29-2.3 in the G3X installation manual for the interconnect. The figure...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,322
Posted By g3xpert
ColoRv, Unfortunately, there is just not...

ColoRv,

Unfortunately, there is just not enough information to determine what is happening in your situation. I have been watching the G3Xpert inbox. Please send us your data log if you would...
Forum: GPS 09-14-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,812
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Noel, Thanks for the report. Hope you...

Hello Noel,

Thanks for the report. Hope you come out of this ok!

Just for kicks, I did a side-by-side comparison of Aera 660 internet weather and SXM weather (provided by a GDL 52 running in my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,322
Posted By g3xpert
Spirko, You are on the right path! It looked...

Spirko, You are on the right path! It looked somewhat gray on the display, but does look mostly white in the screenshot.

Thanks,
Levi
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,322
Posted By g3xpert
GTN Screenshots

Jeff, our bench software supports GTN screenshots, but I do not believe it is available in the released software. I will follow up with the software team and see if that is a possible future...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,322
Posted By g3xpert
Changing default flight path angle

ColoRv,

With regard to explaining the exact behavior you saw, I would recommend you contact us via email and provide the datalog from your flight. We can take a look and let you know exactly what...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By g3xpert
Post Garmin G5 and G3X Touch with GPS 155XL/GNC 300XL Navigators

Hello,

Customers will occasionally ask us if a GPS 155XL (https://buy.garmin.com/en-SG/digital/p/99) or GNC 300XL (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/101) IFR navigator can be used with a G3X Touch...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,322
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Anthony, Your configuration is fine. ...

Hello Anthony,

Your configuration is fine.

When you are using external flight planning with GTN V6.50 and later, the VNAV function is provided by the GTN since it now has this capability...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,322
Posted By g3xpert
Post Example VNAV Approach

You are flying to Leadville, Colorado at 16,000 feet listening to your favorite tunes as the autopilot guides you toward your destination in NAV and ALT modes. As you approach Leadville, ATC clears...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,322
Posted By g3xpert
Garmin G3X Touch Software V6.20 (September 12, 2018)

Good Moring! As of just a few minutes ago G3X Touch software version 6.20 has been posted to the Garmin website. You can download the software here:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,782
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Mehrdad, There is some good information in...

Hello Mehrdad,

There is some good information in this recent thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1273120&postcount=7) about the importance of good GMU 11 installation...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Igor, Mostly vibration (for most panels),...

Hello Igor,

Mostly vibration (for most panels), but there is also a convenience factor.

Most of us enjoy making a big hole in the panel to work on things behind the panel by removing a GDU 460, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,788
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Jon, Needing to configure the GTN...

Hello Jon,

Needing to configure the GTN EFIS/Airdata input to EFIS Format 2 is nothing new (see page 27-29 of Rev. AF G3X Installation manual), but as you say, perhaps you were getting away with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,788
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Ron, Have you checked to see if the input...

Hello Ron,

Have you checked to see if the input on your GTN which is supposed to receive this data from some other device in your aircraft is still properly configured?

Feel free to contact us...
Forum: GPS 09-09-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Bob, The maintenance manual doesn't list...

Hello Bob,

The maintenance manual doesn't list an error message like you describe. If you don't mind, would you take a screen shot of the message and email it to us so we can chase down what...
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