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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello CJ, You should be able to power-up your...

Hello CJ,

You should be able to power-up your GTX 327 and see the software version displayed on the power-up screen.

Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello C-GRVT, Certified software has many dates...

Hello C-GRVT,

Certified software has many dates including things like TSO approval (certification) date, STC date, service bulletin issue date (to allow dealers to install software). Sometimes a...
Forum: GPS 07-20-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Ross, Sorry you are having troubles. Have...

Hello Ross,

Sorry you are having troubles.

Have you created a flyGarmin account, added your Aera 660, and tried to purchase databases from there? We weren't able to find you with your name or the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Mark, It would all depend on when it was...

Hello Mark,

It would all depend on when it was manufactured. V2.12 was STC approved in Jan. 2018, so that is probably when the factory started installing it in new units. If your unit was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Jim, If these are all EAB aircraft, we are...

Hello Jim,

If these are all EAB aircraft, we are happy to help and will enjoy meeting you.

No guarantees, however, that the folks in line behind you won't tell stories about you at beer-thirty....
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Larry, It sounds like you have this...

Hello Larry,

It sounds like you have this figured out. For the many RV models that we provide model specific installation kits, our mechanical engineering group has analyzed the range of movement...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Michael, We would need to know which...

Hello Michael,

We would need to know which transponder you have and how it is installed (e.g. with G3X or G3X Touch system) to answer your questions.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello CJ, Hope your trip is going well! I am...

Hello CJ,

Hope your trip is going well!

I am sure we could help you out with a wrench.

Without knowing what transponder and software version is being used, it would be hard to answer the question...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Larry, Hard to say without knowing what...

Hello Larry,

Hard to say without knowing what software version is currently installed in the GTX 23ES.

In general, it is always best to stay up-to-date with even minor improvements.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: ADS-B 07-19-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,880
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello, Yes, the software version is shown on the...

Hello,

Yes, the software version is shown on the power-up page.

Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello zmatt, Yes, we will again be providing...

Hello zmatt,

Yes, we will again be providing software updates for portables at the product support desk at Oshkosh.

Please check the list below for the latest software release so you don't stand in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Mark, The transponders are currently...

Hello Mark,

The transponders are currently updated by Garmin dealers or by us at SNF and Oshkosh.

We would be happy to update your GTX 45R is you would like to bring it to us at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Jason, Sorry, we don't have any software...

Hello Jason,

Sorry, we don't have any software downloads for transponders on our website (https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00G3X-00&cID=155&pID=63892).

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By g3xpert
Post Garmin Transponder Software Updates at Oshkosh 2018

Hello,

We will once again provide free software upgrades for Garmin Mode S transponders (and the GTX 327) used in Experimental aircraft at Oshkosh.

Just bring your GTX 327, 23ES/33ES/330/330ES,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello wnplt, Sorry, but that is so far outside...

Hello wnplt,

Sorry, but that is so far outside our team's responsibilities that we don't have any visibility to that.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Hernan (and CJ), Another good question. ...

Hello Hernan (and CJ),

Another good question. We have wrapped up the changes to support this new GTN capability in the G5, which is used both in EAB installations and with the GFC 500 certified...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Brian, Good question. At least initially,...

Hello Brian,

Good question. At least initially, we don't expect the TOD/BOD information to be shown on the GDU map since this information is not currently available from the GTN.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By g3xpert
Post Garmin GTN 6XX/7XX Descent Vertical Navigation, July 18, 2018

Garmin G5 and G3X Touch systems have always had coupled VFR VNAV capability to use the autopilot to perform functions such as descend from cruise altitude to pattern altitude, but up until now, we...
Forum: COMM 07-17-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Andrew, Good questions. The GTR 200 would...

Hello Andrew,

Good questions. The GTR 200 would still support standby frequency monitoring, but all of the other features are not provided when you disable the internal stereo intercom and connect...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-17-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Rolf, Will you be wanting to fly...

Hello Rolf,

Will you be wanting to fly approaches with your dual G5 system?

If so, you will need to install the GAD 29 interface since most approach guidance including the vertical guidance on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Anthony, As you know, there are 7...

Hello Anthony,

As you know, there are 7 databases included in your database bundle, and any of them you want to be available in their latest form will need to be loaded to any display for which you...
Forum: COMM 07-17-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Andrew, Not that we know of. As you know,...

Hello Andrew,

Not that we know of. As you know, the GTR 200 was designed to be a full featured stereo intercom for Pilot and Copilot, but there is no passenger support.

You might take a look at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Rich, No, you can't load 2 copies of any...

Hello Rich,

No, you can't load 2 copies of any database, but you can, of course, pick and choose what you load.

The system is happy as long as the navigation databases are the same on all three...
Forum: ADS-B 07-17-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,752
Posted By g3xpert
Post Thanks - a user on another forum reported using...

Thanks - a user on another forum reported using FF with a GDL 52 including SXM weather and ADS-B traffic plus attitude. Good stuff.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: COMM 07-16-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Dennis, Here is a link to a previous...

Hello Dennis,

Here is a link to a previous answer to this question (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=846897&postcount=82).

Thanks for your interest,
Steve
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-16-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Craig, No wireless video capability in...

Hello Craig,

No wireless video capability in either. All of the GDU 450/455/460/465/470 displays come standard with a BNC connector on the back that will accept wired video from the Virb Ultra...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-16-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Craig, Sorry, but neither of these...

Hello Craig,

Sorry, but neither of these products will interface to a video stream from a Virb 360.

The G3X Touch displays will accept video from any of the other Virb models including the original...
Forum: ADS-B 07-15-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,752
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Carl, Not as interesting as you might...

Hello Carl,

Not as interesting as you might think! :)

We are pleased that FF is adding support for the GDL 5X series of ADS-B and SXM traffic/weather receivers (if they are), but it is mostly a FF...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Thomas, You are welcome. I think you are...

Hello Thomas,

You are welcome. I think you are right that there is some headset variance that affects this. For whatever reason, my passengers usually say the COM radio is not loud enough, which...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Thomas, You have probably figured this...

Hello Thomas,

You have probably figured this out, but COM radio volume is always adjusted at the COM radio and this is the one volume control for everyone.

You do, however, have options for getting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hi Patrick, You are welcome. Magnetometer...

Hi Patrick,

You are welcome.

Magnetometer calibration is tricky business when there is no requirement to have to tell the system when you are at each point on the compass rose, and instead make...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Larry, It is true that you don't have to...

Hello Larry,

It is true that you don't have to accurately align the aircraft with magnetic north at the beginning of the magnetometer calibration. +/- 5 degs is fine.

You don't even have to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Walt, You are correct that the...

Hello Walt,

You are correct that the bi-directional Ethernet wiring between the GTX 345/345R/45R and the GTN serves two purposes.

One, the ADS-B Out compliant GPS position data provided by the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Larry, If you don't mind, please send us...

Hello Larry,

If you don't mind, please send us an email regarding this so we can discuss further.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Brian, It "should" be the case that the...

Hello Brian,

It "should" be the case that the navigator you mention provides the same RS-232 and A429 digital data to the G5 units such that they will provide all the required annunciations like...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Larry, As described below, the G3X...

Hello Larry,

As described below, the G3X autopilot provides 3 modes of trim operation. It is only in the first mode with the servos powered off that the power to drive the trim motors does not come...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Larry, That's a good question. We have...

Hello Larry,

That's a good question. We have considered doing GNS/GTN software updates at Oshkosh, but to be done right, the installer should always capture/document all the settings before...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By g3xpert
2 Weeks!

As a quick reminder we are just 2 weeks away from the AEA training on Experimental Avionics Installations! This will be a fantastic overview of installations focusing heavily on the G3X touch and CAN...
Forum: ADS-B 07-02-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,886
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Bill, Please contact us by phone or email...

Hello Bill,

Please contact us by phone or email shown below if we can help you out in any way.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Tom, Ground pins 15,16 on the GDU 460 (and...

Hello Tom,

Ground pins 15,16 on the GDU 460 (and pins 6,9 on the GEA 24) are connected together to the same ground inside the unit.

When you have dual power source inputs to the display, it is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello John, What's the deal, indeed. Sorry that...

Hello John,

What's the deal, indeed.

Sorry that you found the database area of flyGarmin confusing.

When the North American bundle is shown on the page as a choice to buy, you can click on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Bill, I wouldn't be concerned about not...

Hello Bill,

I wouldn't be concerned about not being able to calibrate the magnetometer on a taxiway in front of your hangar. I tried the same thing years ago and had no luck.

I took the plane to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,557
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello CJ, Sorry you are having trouble. The...

Hello CJ,

Sorry you are having trouble. The first step would be to email us the data log from your SD card for this flight which should tell us something about the reason for the autopilot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,914
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Steve, I never use airspace alerting, but...

Hello Steve,

I never use airspace alerting, but I turned it on and did some testing this morning with V6.00 and the 1807 navigation database. Everything worked normally.

It is best to contact us...
Forum: COMM 06-22-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Keith, Good job! Glad to hear it worked...

Hello Keith,

Good job! Glad to hear it worked out for you.

Not sure who you emailed, but please make sure to email G3Xpert@garmin.com in the future because the other aviation product support folks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,715
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Rick, You are currently using the annual...

Hello Rick,

You are currently using the annual U.S. Database Bundle for your G3X Touch system, which expires in Dec., and it continues to be available today for $149.95.

You are currently using the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Figs, The antenna sticking up out of the...

Hello Figs,

The antenna sticking up out of the center of the GDL 39 is the ADS-B traffic and weather antenna, so no, you will not be able to remove that unless you replace it with another ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Gizmos, Are you referring to the GPS...

Hello Gizmos,

Are you referring to the GPS antenna?

The GDL 39 has an internal GPS antenna, and if you use it with a Garmin portable like your 796, it doesn't even need that one since it receives...
Forum: COMM 06-20-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Keith, Here is a link that explains how to...

Hello Keith,

Here is a link that explains how to get the GTN V6.41 software and install it yourself.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=153964

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: GPS 06-20-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,278
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Paul, The V3.00 boot block change was made...

Hello Paul,

The V3.00 boot block change was made to support changes in the factory and is not needed by fielded units using the V2.50 boot block and loader.

You are fine. Just relax and enjoy your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By g3xpert
We are just one month away from the AEA training...

We are just one month away from the AEA training on Experimental Avionics Installations!

For details and registration please follow the link below:

https://www.aea.net/Training/courses/exp/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,914
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Darin, Ok, thanks. If you could reach...

Hello Darin,

Ok, thanks. If you could reach back out to us at g3xpert@garmin.com we have some more troubleshooting we would like to do starting with collecting a video of this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,914
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Darin, In our last correspondence with you...

Hello Darin,

In our last correspondence with you on this issue you indicated that the system was showing that there was no RS-232 connection between the GMC 305 and the roll servo.

Has that been...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,914
Posted By g3xpert
Post Brian, We didn't call it a major release. Just...

Brian,

We didn't call it a major release. Just the next version past V5.90.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: GPS 06-16-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,278
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Peter, The G5 doesn't share attitude data...

Hello Peter,

The G5 doesn't share attitude data with the Aera 660, but it will receive NMEA data from the Aera 660 and use it for lateral and vertical (VNAV) navigation.

I believe Australia is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,914
Posted By g3xpert
Post V6.00 Now Available

Hello,

G3X Touch V6.00 (https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00G3X-00&cID=155&pID=63892) is on our website now.

Thanks again for your patience.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,436
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Troy, I think you are onto something. By...

Hello Troy,

I think you are onto something.

By the time you consider the need for engine gauges, it is hard to beat a G3X Touch system with a G5 backup instrument.

The G5 will take over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,436
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Troy, To do a better job answering your...

Hello Troy,

To do a better job answering your questions, it would be good to know if you are equipped for VFR or IFR and what is your navigator (portable, GNS/GTN, etc)?

The G5 system heading bug...
Forum: Autopilots 06-13-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,081
Posted By g3xpert
Post Yes, a G5 based autopilot with GMC 507 autopilot...

Yes, a G5 based autopilot with GMC 507 autopilot control panel and a GAD 29 A429 interface connected with an appropriate GNS/GTN navigator (like the 430W) can fly both ILS and LPV approaches to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,914
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Anthony, We expect V6.00 to be released...

Hello Anthony,

We expect V6.00 to be released within the next week. We apologize for the delay.

Most of what you describe is normal autopilot behavior. If your active lateral mode is HDG and the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Bob, Yes, as Bill describes, you can wire...

Hello Bob,

Yes, as Bill describes, you can wire a normally open, momentary contact button switch to an unused input discrete on your GEA 24, wire the other side of the switch to ground, configure...
Forum: Autopilots 06-11-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Doug, As others have commented, it is...

Hello Doug,

As others have commented, it is possible that the auto-trim is reversed (see this thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1041668) for more information), but the...
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