With the G3X system, pilots of experimental/kitbuilt and light sport aircraft can comfortably afford to fly with the very latest in electronic, glass-cockpit capabilities. Adapting proven technology from our top-of-the-line integrated flight deck systems, the G3X offers a full range of upgrade solutions to fit your panel, priorities and budget.
A Complete Silicon Suite
Designed around the GDU 370/375 series of panel-mount displays, the G3X suite provides an easy-to-install, non-TSO’d option that lets you grow your system as your needs and budget dictate. Start with a single glass display that combines full primary flight (PFD) attitude/directional guidance with electronic engine monitoring and detailed moving-map multifunction (MFD) capabilities. Then, opt for separate PFD and MFD screens — or even add a co-pilot’s flight display. A built-in network interface allows up to 3 displays to be interlinked in the panel, with full reversionary backup for added safety and redundancy.
Highly Evolved — Not Highly Expensive
Using sophisticated graphics modeling, the integrated SVX™ synthetic vision technology provides a 3-D “virtual reality” perspective of what lies ahead. The system pulls together information from the built-in aviation basemap and terrain elevation database, letting you clearly visualize terrain features, obstacles, waterways and airport locations on the 7-inch high-definition display. By adding a GTX 330 Mode S transponder, your G3X displays Traffic Information Service (TIS) alerts to help identify aircraft in your proximity. Couple the system with the TruTrak GX Pilot autopilot system to provide sophisticated flight control modes including altitude preselect and capture, heading hold and GPS navigation. The autopilot can even be used to fly WAAS approaches when used in conjunction with a GNS 400W/500W series device.
Solid-State ADAHRS Makes Gyros Obsolete
The G3X system uses the latest in GPS-aided digital ADAHRS (Air Data and Attitude Heading and Reference Systems). Leveraging solid-state sensors and sophisticated attitude determination and integrity monitoring algorithms used in our high-end G1000 system, the G3X’s ADAHRS provides highly accurate and reliable referencing of your aircraft position, rate, vector and acceleration data. Better still, the complete sensor package — ADAHRS and EIS engine monitoring¹, plus magnetometer and temperature probe — takes up just a fraction of the space and weight previously required by conventional gyro-based instrument systems.
Navigate with Electronic Charts
In addition to its detailed terrain map, the G3X system comes preloaded with geo-referenced Garmin FliteCharts®, which displays a graphical representation of your aircraft overlaid directly onto NACO-format IFR approach plates. FliteCharts also allows you to easily find and view all U.S. AeroNav Services, standard terminal arrival routes (STARs) and more. For pilots who prefer Jeppesen charts and diagrams, there's ChartView™, which utilizes Jeppesen’s extensive library to provide global geo-referenced charting capabilities. SafeTaxi® is also built-in, providing geo-referenced diagrams for select U.S. or Europe airports. Plus, AOPA Airport Directory data puts detailed information on more than 7,400 U.S. airports right at your fingertips. When flying internationally, opt for global AC-U-KWIK airport directory data instead.
Many Ways to Connect
To create the ideal glass package for your aircraft, G3X integrates seamlessly with a variety of our avionics and sensors. The affordable SL40 VHF Comm or SL30 Nav/Comm units offer space-saving 1.3" high formats that fit easily in most smaller panels. To augment the G3X’s non-TSO’d internal VFR GPS, opt to add our GNS 430W or 530W WAAS-certified IFR GPS/Nav/Comm units for even more capability. The GMA 240 non-TSO’d audio panel supports dual COMM and NAV receivers, has 2 music inputs, and lets you hear G3X audio alerts through your headset. You can even connect mobile phone calls or iPod/MP3/SiriusXM Satellite Radio players — which the system will override with instant muting when radio transmissions are received from ATC.
Watch for Flying Weather
The G3X system makes weather watching easier with optional XM WX Satellite Weather (subscription required). It’s available with the GDU 375 display module, which features a built-in XM receiver. (The GDU 370 model does not have XM capability.)
Providing critical weather information for the U.S. and parts of Canada, the XM receiver offers you access to graphical NEXRAD imagery, METARS, TAFs, TFRs, winds aloft, echo tops, lightning strikes, storm cell data, and more (subscriptions required). Overlay the graphical weather data directly on the MFD’s topographic map. Use the XM receiver to enjoy SiriusXM Satellite Radio (subscription required).
¹Engine/Airframe Interfaces: Engine Sensor Kits are available for popular models of Lycoming, Continental, Rotax and Jabiru engines.