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Old 05-10-2019, 07:42 AM
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Do the GDL52 bare wire harness I have have audio out like left/right common? or do I have to use the 3.5mm jack and make a new cable?

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Hello Rikochet,

It is always best to email us at G3Xpert@garmin.com for these kinds of support questions.

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Old 05-15-2019, 02:39 PM
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Hello TC,

The Aera 660 needs attitude information, not heading, to show pitch/roll and slip/skid information on the 3D Vision page.

The G5 doesn't output this information, but the GDL 50/50R/52/52R does along with ADS-B traffic/weather if you want to add one of these to the installation.

Thanks for the reply.
Is there a chance Garmin Could incorporate Attitude out on the G5 for us paupers, Here in Australia small aircraft are not required for ADSB unless we are doing a new install of our transponder.
Situational awareness is good but I only fly Class G.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:29 PM
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Smile aera 660/G5 interconnect

G3 expert:
Perhaps I missed it in this huge long thread, and I didn't see it specifically in the G5 or Aera 660 interconnect drawings, but I am running a very simple single G5 PFD with a panel mount Aera 660. From what I gather, only the blue wire on the Aera 660 (Serial 1 TX) needs to be connected to the G5 serial 1 input. Is there no benefit to connecting the yellow wire (Serial 1 RX) so the G5 can transmit back to the 660?

Love the Aera. Cant wait to get the G5 installed and connected to it.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:53 PM
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G3 expert:
Perhaps I missed it in this huge long thread, and I didn't see it specifically in the G5 or Aera 660 interconnect drawings, but I am running a very simple single G5 PFD with a panel mount Aera 660. From what I gather, only the blue wire on the Aera 660 (Serial 1 TX) needs to be connected to the G5 serial 1 input. Is there no benefit to connecting the yellow wire (Serial 1 RX) so the G5 can transmit back to the 660?

Love the Aera. Cant wait to get the G5 installed and connected to it.
Hello bigbillyboy,

Glad to hear you like your Aera 660 and G5.

No, there is currently nothing that the G5 transmits that the Aera 660 can use, so connecting the navigation data output from the Aera 660 to the G5 is all that is necessary.

Oh, and welcome to VAF!

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Old 11-03-2019, 10:59 AM
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Default Aera 660 Software Version 3.60 Available

Software version 3.60 is now available for the Aera 660 (as of October 14, 2019). From the Garmin website:

Changes made from version 3.50 to 3.60:
  • Add Infrared Satellite Imagery via Internet weather
  • Improve Connext FIS-B processing
  • Improve download processing
  • Improve FlyGarmin download string handling
  • Improve Magnetic Variation Handling
  • Correct Airport Directory Effectivity Date
  • General improvements to system operation
  • Includes GDL 39 software version 4.81
  • Includes GDL 5X software version 2.12
  • Includes GPS software version 3.30
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:52 AM
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Default 796 support

G3Expert:
With the 796 being discontinued will software updates similar to the 660 update mentioned above continue where relevant (database changes/updates, ADSB feature updates etc.) for a while.

Is there a document that compares the complete 796 and 660 feature set?

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Old 11-07-2019, 08:58 AM
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G3Expert:
With the 796 being discontinued will software updates similar to the 660 update mentioned above continue where relevant (database changes/updates, ADSB feature updates etc.) for a while.

Is there a document that compares the complete 796 and 660 feature set?

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Hello Figs,

Yes, we continue to support the Aera 795/796 with updates when necessary. We released new V5.60 software in March and released a new Pilot Guide last week.

I don't think there is a feature comparison document. The Aera 660 has a faster processor, more memory, and more wireless capabilities like WiFi, so it is able to support more features (like internet weather and internet software and database downloads), but there is a great deal of overlap and shared core capabilities between the two models.

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Old 11-08-2019, 09:00 AM
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The Aera 660 has a faster processor, more memory, and more wireless capabilities like WiFi, so it is able to support more features (like internet weather and internet software and database downloads)...
Steve,

With all that extra capability, wlll the Aera 660 ever be upgraded to allow connecting to a Stratux over WiFi for ADS-B in? Or will Garmin publish the protocol necessary for a third party to set up a Stratux to work with an Aera 660?
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:31 AM
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hello, my Aera 660 software update appeared on my device last week... i deferred to another day ... can't find that update now. i've used Webupdater, nothing. like in the past and previous updates, i've searched in the 'software downloads' in the Aera... nothing available.
i'm on ver3.5 now.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:42 AM
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hello, my Aera 660 software update appeared on my device last week... i deferred to another day ... can't find that update now. i've used Webupdater, nothing. like in the past and previous updates, i've searched in the 'software downloads' in the Aera... nothing available.
i'm on ver3.5 now.
Hello swixtt,

Some customers were experiencing problems downloading non-Garmin Nav and Chart data when using V3.60, so we removed V3.60 from the web.

We are testing V3.70 now, and will make it available soon if no issues are found.

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