July 23, 2014 - Garmin has announced that it will be showing a smaller version of its G3X Touch flat glass display at Oshkosh. The original G3X Touch display system announced earlier this year features a 10.6 inch flat glass display that is too large for some homebuilt airplanes or light-sport aircraft (LSA), so Garmin has developed a 7-inch display that has the same features.
Up to three G3X Touch displays can be installed in a homebuilt or LSA in any combination of the 10.6 or new 7-inch size. The displays include built-in an attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) so all primary flight instrumentation is in view along with a host of other data including maps, weather, traffic, charts, angle of attack, and more. Synthetic vision is available as an option, and the system can be integrated with a full-capability digital electronic autopilot and IFR capable GTN Touch controlled GPS navigators.
The G3X Touch system, which is controlled by touching the screen as one does with most personal electronic devices, contains a Bluetooth gateway and will be able to communicate with personal electronic devices and tablets running Garmin's Pilot flight planning app. A new free software update to support the Bluetooth connectivity is due out before the end of the year.
A 7-inch G3X Touch system including the display, AHRS electronic gyro, built-in WAAS GPS receiver, magnetometer, OAT probe, synthetic vision display, interactive mapping, and other features is priced at $4,599. Connectors and antennas are extra. For additional information visit garmin.com/experimental.
You can see and operate the G3X Touch at the Garmin exhibit at Garmin Exhibit Hangar D at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.