OSHKOSH — Garmin introduced G3X, a non-TSO’d glass cockpit for retrofit installation in experimental/kitbuilt and light sport aircraft (LSA) on opening day of AirVenture.
The G3X is a customizable PFD/MFD combination that features one, two or three all-glass displays; magnetometer; ADAHRS (combined air data and AHRS unit); engine monitoring; and temperature probe. Thanks to its building block design, customers can create a high performance panel that is tailored to their aircraft, Garmin officials said.
“Customers in this market segment are unique because their aircraft are often custom-made,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “Customers can adapt the G3X system so it suits whatever is needed for their plane. The G3X brings tried, tested and proven G1000-like features to the LSA and experimental aircraft markets for a fraction of the cost.”
The system is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2009 starting at a price of $9,995.
For more information: Garmin.com.