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Forum: GPS 10-17-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 163
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, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
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, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Oly, The GMA 245...

Hello Oly,

The GMA 245 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=136283) is plug-n-play with the GMA 240/340 audio panel rack and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
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, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
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, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-08-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By g3xpert
Post The GMA 240 doesn't use a CAN bus interface to...

The GMA 240 doesn't use a CAN bus interface to G3X Touch like the GMA 245 does.

It is best to never plug a GMA 240 into a rack wired with a CAN bus.

in the times when we have wanted to test a GMA...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
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, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
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, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
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, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
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, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
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, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
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, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
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, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
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, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,998
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, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,998
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, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
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, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
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, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
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, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
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, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,998
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, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,510
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, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,998
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, 09:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,998
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, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,998
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, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
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, 04:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,998
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, 10:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,998
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,998
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, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
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, 03:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,104
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,104
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, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
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...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hi Eric, Still no emails from you this...

Hi Eric,

Still no emails from you this weekend.

I found some emails we exchanged back in January, and added that email address to our Outlook "safe senders" list if you are still using that email...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-08-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Larry, Just connect the avionics master...

Hello Larry,

Just connect the avionics master power to both pins 1 (avionics master on) and 15 (input power).

Whenever the avionics master switch is turned on, power will be applied to both pins...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello John, We don't recommend mounting the GSU...

Hello John,

We don't recommend mounting the GSU 25 ADAHRS to the back of the display, but if you do, you may use the power/ground, CAN bus, and RS-232 connections on the P4X01 9 pin connector with a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By g3xpert
Post Thanks, Eric. Nothing received yet, but there...

Thanks, Eric. Nothing received yet, but there seems to be a delay in getting suspicious emails delivered at times.

It isn't uncommon for us to need to occasionally extract customer emails from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Eric, Sorry to hear you are having...

Hello Eric,

Sorry to hear you are having troubles reaching us.

Please send an email to G3Xpert@garmin.com and we will watch out for it in both the normal Inbox and the spam box to make sure it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By g3xpert
Double check you have the correct email address

Eric,

I did a couple quick searches of the g3xpert@garmin.com email inbox and could not find any emails with your name in them. Please ensure you are using this email for the fastest response. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By g3xpert
GTX 327 Power up

This is as designed behavior. The following note is from the installation manual:

"Avionics Master On, when tied to 11-33 VDC input provides automatic unit power up. When power is applied the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By g3xpert
G3X Sensors

As Steve mentioned, contacting us about a specific sensor may be the easiest way to get an answer. We also outline all available sensor options in Section 24.1 of the installation manual which can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,104
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Mark, VNAV (VPATH) guidance is different...

Hello Mark,

VNAV (VPATH) guidance is different from glidepath/glideslope approach guidance, and thus anyone providing support for VNAV A429 data would need to add this support separately.

Garmin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,893
Posted By g3xpert
Correction to original post

Bob,

Thanks for staying on top of this. In my explanation I had incorrectly stated that you must lose all three aiding items, but I have corrected those statements in the original posts. Sorry for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,893
Posted By g3xpert
Chart clarification

Bob,

The red arrow indicates that the item above has failed. If you follow any failure path down to an outcome you still have AHRS (Attitude) in each case except for the path on the far right...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,893
Posted By g3xpert
AHRS Operation Clarification

While we believe that each person is entitled to their opinion for which avionics best suit their flying style, preferences, or budgets, I do want to make sure statements are factually accurate. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Marty, The issue requiring the TIS-A...

Hello Marty,

The issue requiring the TIS-A feature to be disabled on the GTX 35R has been fixed in all GTX 35R software versions newer than V2.05. Your dealer can install the current V2.12 software...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello John, If you contact us by email shown...

Hello John,

If you contact us by email shown below we are happy to work with you to figure out which oil pressure sensor you have and suggest the best way to make it work, but as Walt mentions, you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,104
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Mark, Glad to hear the update went...

Hello Mark,

Glad to hear the update went well.

Yes, you may program an along track offset with an altitude constraint as you describe.

The GTN 750 V6.50 Pilot Guide upgrade supplement (for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By g3xpert
Hello Eric, We don't see an email from you in...

Hello Eric,

We don't see an email from you in the g3xpert@garmin.com inbox, so perhaps there was an issue elsewhere, but if you contact us via email we can help you more effectively than via a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,104
Posted By g3xpert
Fixed in GDU 4XX v6.20

Brian,

I loaded our bench with GDU 4.XX V6.10 and GTN V6.50 and confirmed the behavior you see. I can also confirm that this is fixed in GDU 4.XX V6.20.

We are pushing hard to get V6.20 out the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,620
Posted By g3xpert
Post Hello Michael, You are very welcome. Yes,...

Hello Michael,

You are very welcome.

Yes, anytime you apply power to the GAD 27 Keep Alive power input on pin 1 of terminal block TB273, the devices connected to pin 2 on TB273 will receive...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By g3xpert
Hello Eric, Most typically this symptom is the...

Hello Eric,

Most typically this symptom is the result of both the flap switch and flap motor inputs to the GAD 27 being wired backwards. As Mark pointed out, you may verify this by examining the...
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