Our team has been busy developing new products and features for G3X, while making it even more affordable.
Today we are announcing 7 new products.
- GSA 28 Autopilot Servos with Autotrim
- GMC 305 Autopilot Control Panel
- GSU 25 ADAHRS with AOA
- GAP 26 Pitot/AOA Probe
- GEA 24 Engine Interface Module
- GAD 29 ARINC 429 Interface Module
- GDL 39R Remote Mount ADS-B Traffic/Weather Receiver
You can read more about them on our website
Garmin Integrated Autopilot Option for G3X
The GSA 28 autopilot servo is a brand new design developed specifically for the experimental market. Weighing only 1.4 pounds, it is very compact and light weight, yet powerful. A gear train with engagement clutch and ability to back drive the brushless DC motor provides multiple levels of protection without the need to use a shear pin. The engagement clutch also decouples the motor from the flight controls, which minimizes the friction the pilot will feel when the autopilot is off.
Each servo also provides a built-in interface to drive a customer-supplied trim servo at no additional charge. When the autopilot is off, the servo provides speed scheduling for the manual trim commands. When the autopilot is on, the servo automatically trims the aircraft to constantly keep it in trim. Unlike many autopilots, the GSA 28 servo software updates are integrated with G3X releases and updated automatically as needed over the CAN bus.
GMC 305 Autopilot Control Panel
With the optional GMC 305 autopilot control panel, pilots gain a dedicated autopilot user interface that is extremely easy to use, as well as additional autopilot functionality including airspeed hold, independent flight director, and optional yaw damper control.
A control wheel integrated into the GMC 305 makes for easier pitch, vertical speed and airspeed adjustments. Lights above the mode buttons supplement the autopilot mode display on the PFD and make it even easier to identify selected modes. Plus, for added safety, a single press of the panel’s advanced level (LVL) mode button commands the autopilot to engage and help restore the aircraft to straight and level flight.
The dedicated flight director (FD) button allows you to turn on the FD and setup your autopilot lateral and vertical modes before departing. Once airborne, just press the AP button to engage the autopilot to the selected modes.
And because the servos interface directly with one or more ADAHRS over the CAN bus, the GMC 305 control panel allows for standalone operation of the autopilot in the unlikely event of display loss. You can even turn off all the displays in a G3X system and still engage the Garmin integrated autopilot to maintain straight and level flight and even hold present altitude by just pressing the ALT button on the GMC 305.
The GMC 305 is “radio stack” width (6.25”) and requires 1.85 in. of vertical space. It is secured with four #6-32 cap screws and uses a single 15 pin connector.
A two-axis Garmin autopilot option for G3X is expected to be available in May for $1,500 including the built-in auto-trim capability for each servo (installation kit with servo bracket sold separately). The optional GMC 305 control panel can be added for only $750. The GMC 305 control panel can even be added to those G3X systems that use the presently supported third party integrated autopilots.
New ADAHRS and AOA probe
Garmin designed the new GSU 25 ADAHRS as a separate small, light weight module to add AOA support and make it easier for customers to install multiple ADAHRS units in their G3X system. The flexible GSU 25 can be installed in any of 16 different orientations, so it is easy to find a place to install an additional ADAHRS. Since the magnetometer is mounted external to the GSU 25, the unit may be mounted without worrying about the special installation needs of magnetometers.
New or existing G3X systems can easily add a second ADAHRS and AOA support by adding the GSU 25. When the GSU 25 is installed as a second ADAHRS, the GSU 25 may share the magnetometer and outside air temperature probe already connected to the first GSU 73 or GSU 25 ADAHRS (via data on the CAN bus), or support is provided for optional installation of a redundant magnetometer and OAT probe if preferred.
New G3X display software provides automatic miscompare monitoring and annunciation and auto-switching upon failure when multiple ADAHRS are in use. In a multiple ADAHRS G3X system, any ADAHRS can be selected for any display including a MFD in reversion.
AOA information is provided both aurally and visually, and the pop-up AOA indicator is highly configurable to only be visible on the PFD when a user selectable AOA is exceeded. AOA bars and chevrons fade in/out as the indicator segments change providing a smooth presentation.
The GSU 25 will be available for $799 without magnetometer and OAT probe and $1,199 with those probes.
The new GAP 26 pitot/AOA probe is available in three versions: unheated $199, pilot-controllable heated $299, or fully-regulated heated $449.
GEA 24 Engine Interface
The new GEA 24 engine interface is similarly a separate light weight module which provides additional installation flexibility and also adds a separate CAN interface for aircraft wanting to use it with a Rotax 912 iS FADEC engine. The GEA 24 uses low density connectors to make it even easier for customers to install and will be available for $599.
GAD 29 ARINC 429 Interface
When using the new GSU 25 ADAHRS and GEA 24 Engine interface modules (instead of the GSU 73), the new GAD 29 interface adds ARINC 429 interfacing to single or dual GTS/GNS installations and also supports interfacing to a GTS 800 active traffic system. Additionally, the GAD 29 provides two additional RS-232 interfaces for IFR navigators and frees up GDU 37X RS-232 interfaces for other use. The GAD 29 will be available in July for $425.
Remote Mount GDL 39R ADS-B Receiver
The new GDL 39R provides all the great features of the GDL 39 like dual frequency ADS-B traffic and weather reception for G3X and Bluetooth support for certain tablets, phones, and Garmin portables. Additionally, the GDL 39R utilizes an enclosure and connectors that are ideal for remote mounting in experimental aircraft. The GDL 39R uses a standard 9 pin connector for power/data wiring and BNC connectors for remote antennas. The GDL 39R is expected to be available in June for $799.
New Lower G3X System Pricing
These new affordable modules allow for even more attractive system pricing starting at $4,375 (single display G3X complete with GDU 370, GSU 25 ADAHRS, GEA 24 engine interface, magnetometer, and OAT probe). A dual display G3X system now starts at only $6,495 and a three display G3X system starts at only $8,495.
Please contact Garmin or one of our G3X dealers if you have any questions.
Come visit us at Sun-N-Fun on April 9th to see and discuss these new products.