Our avionics engineering group for experimental aircraft— TeamX — has introduced new features and enhancements to the G5 electronic flight instrument for certified and experimental aircraft including the display of outside air temperature (OAT), true airspeed (TAS), winds and more. They have also introduced wireless engine data streaming, flight data logging and new display configurations are also new to the G3X Touch flight display for experimental aircraft.
“TeamX, our dedicated team of passionate pilots and experimental aircraft builders, continue to roll out
additional updates that add more capability to aircraft with a new or existing G5 electronic flight
instrument or G3X Touch flight display,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and
marketing. “Garmin remains committed to offering value-minded solutions that give pilots even more
features and flexibility when considering an avionics installation, and we are thrilled to give thousands of
customers more reasons to pursue a flight display upgrade.”
G5 electronic flight instrument for certified and experimental aircraft
The G5 electronic flight instrument will soon be capable of displaying outside air temperature (OAT) and
true airspeed (TAS) using a temperature probe and Garmin adapter. Similar to other Garmin products,
OAT is displayed along the bottom of the airspeed indicator on the G5, while TAS is displayed on the top.
When G5 is configured as a directional gyro (DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI), wind speed and
direction is also displayed in the upper left corner of the G5. For standalone G5 installations, additional
hardware is required to display OAT and TAS. New for experimental aircraft, G5 can also display density
altitude below the altimeter while the aircraft is on the ground.
The G5 electronic flight instrument for certified aircraft can soon be paired with dual digital Garmin navigation sources, such as a GTN 650/750 or GPS 175/GNC 355/GNX 375, and manually switch between the sources on the G5. For VFR installations, pilots can also use a Garmin portable to display lateral course deviation information on the G5.
G3X Touch for experimental aircraft
Pilots are provided with a comprehensive, in-depth look at engine performance and trend data with G3X Touch for experimental aircraft, which includes built-in engine and flight data logging. Aircraft performance, engine data and any exceedances that may occur are automatically stored on an SD card in the display. In addition to data logging, pilots can view real-time detailed engine information from
G3X Touch within the Garmin Pilot app. This information is sent wirelessly from G3X Touch to Garmin Pilot. Pilot-configurable exceedances can also be set within the Garmin Pilot app.
G3X Touch for experimental aircraft is also adding a new display configuration – a standalone
Multifunction Display (MFD) with an optional Engine Indication System (EIS). This display configuration is
a natural addition to thousands of aircraft with a single or dual G5 installation. The G3X Touch is also
capable of displaying maps, charts, weather, traffic, terrain and more, alongside engine information.
New software and optional hardware for the G5 electronic flight instrument for all customers and G3X Touch for experimental aircraft is expected to be available in August. A comprehensive bundle that enables the display of OAT, TAS, winds and more on the G5 will also be available in August for a list price of $495. The G3X Touch and G5 electronic flight instrument are supported by our award- winning aviation support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. We will be showcasing these new features and configuration options next week at the Garmin exhibit during the 2019 EAA AirVenture fly-in, in Oshkosh, Wis., July 22-28, 2019. For additional information, visit www.garmin.com/aviation.
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