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Old 04-29-2018, 03:44 PM
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When will the GDL50R start shipping? I've had one on order through Garmin Europe since the product was announced.
Hello Harry,

We have been shipping since early March. I just checked our inventory, and we have plenty.

Thanks,
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:15 AM
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I am happy to report that the GDL 50 (and probably the others in the GDL 5X series) now works with the latest version of ForeFlight (v10.2). ADS-B weather & traffic, backup attitude, and GPS data from the GDL 50 are now available in ForeFlight. I've been waiting for Garmin and ForeFlight to add this capability, since the GDL 39 series works with ForeFlight.

I downloaded the new version of ForeFlight yesterday and didn't think much about it. During my flight today I was surprised to hear the audio "Traffic" warning from ForeFlight via the iPad mini 4. Checked ForeFlight and all the features from the GDL 50 were there.

BTW, some of the new features added in ForeFlight (v10.2), such as "Traffic & Glance Mode in Synthetic Vision", work quite well.
This is great news! I canít wait to see it for myself. Thanks RV8JD
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:58 PM
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I too am glad to see that! I checked it a little today and it seemed to work but I got a lot of ADSB has disconnected alerts. Anybody know what is going on there?
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:36 PM
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When it disconnects you get both a visual and an audio "ADSB has disconnected" message. I have not figured out why it disconnects.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:25 PM
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Today I tried shutting down all apps except FF. I did not disconnect even once. It appears to be an iOS problem. It has done it with both WiFi and BlueTooth connections in the past. When it does it disconnects a lot it seems
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:59 AM
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Does Garmin officially support ForeFlight with the GDL-50 series or is this an "off label" unsupported use. I was considering the GDL-50 to interface with my AERA-660 but I don't want to be tied to Garmin Pilot as, after trying both, I still prefer ForeFlight.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:26 PM
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Yes, well it is the other way around I guess. FF fully supports the GDL 50 series now with the most recent update FF 10.2.
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:28 PM
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I'm happy to hear that the GDL-50 series is working for all of you with ForeFlight. I'd like to use the AREA-660 capabilities to the fullest and the GDL-50 is a reasonably priced path. The lack of ForeFlight support was a non-starter though.

I agree this may be one of those big AirVenture type announcements. I'll sure be asking them both while I'm there.

For what's it worth, I did get a reply to my query from the Garmin folks today. As expected, and as previously stated, they disavow support for ForeFlight / GDL-50 series but do say it may come.

Here's the reply:

Hello Randy,

Thank you for contacting Garmin International. The GDL 50 series isn't currently compatible with Foreflight at this time but hopefully will be in the future. Our GDL 39 is compatible however which will also work with the Aera 660 for ADS-B In information. If you have any further questions please email back.

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Old 07-15-2018, 08:58 PM
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- It's interesting that "g3xpert" has not commented on this. Cannot if it will be announced at Oshkosh.
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 announcement. We didn't need to make any changes to the GDL 5X units, and I don't honestly know yet which models are being supported and when.

As of today, they haven't updated their compatibility page.

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Old 07-16-2018, 11:04 PM
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Just tested my GDL50 feeding FF 10.2 "garmin connexion protocol" data to an iPad & iPhone via blue tooth. All works as expected. GPS position, AHRS, ADS-B traffic data all transfer as expected.
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