Originally Posted by pmillard
Quick update. Got the GPS 175 installed and interfaced to the CDI and TruTrak a/p. Took it for a test flight and it works like a freaking dream! Makes beautiful curved intercepts and flys the RNAV LPV approach at my home airport like the plane was on rails. After the overshoot it navigates to the missed approach hold point and flys a perfect, wind corrected holding pattern. Totally cool!,,
Now I know this is old news for those flying the Garmin 430 and 650 navigators but itís all new to me. Iíve got the RV grin but this time itís the LPV grin!,
Very happy to hear someone has done this and proven it works. I've actually been chasing this a little with Garmin & Trutrak and not had much success getting a solid answer. I'm trying to confirm (before I spend $7K) that I can hook a Garmin GPS175 directly to a Trutrak Vizion/Bendix King xCruze AP
Could you please tell me if the AP you have is the Vizion (or is it one of the other Trutrak APs, like Gemini or Sorcerer?)?
I wasn't sure if other components were needed (like the Garmin GAD29 or a G5 or something along those lines, which I believe are all needed to hook a GPS175 to a Garmin GFC500 AP!). Seems hard to believe a direct connection between a Garmin product and a Trutrak/BK product is possible, when it's not even possible to do that while staying completely within the Garmin lineup? (i.e. GPF175->GAD29->G5->GFC500 ap)
Fingers crossed I'm understanding your post correctly, as it is a much simpler and less expensive setup! Thanks in advance... Steve