Now available is Garmin’s new 7-inch G3X Touch display option for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft.
The newest addition to the G3X Touch family features a high-resolution touchscreen display, which complements the existing 10.6-inch G3X Touch system, offering new panel design options and added redundancy, according to company officials.
Pilots and homebuilders have a number of installation options with the 7-inch display, particularly if height and width constraints are of concern in the aircraft panel. Pilots who wish to install more than one display have the option of installing any combination of up to three 10.6-inch or 7-inch G3X Touch displays, Garmin officials said.
When paired with a 10.6-inch display, the 7-inch G3X Touch system can serve as a dedicated display for a variety of features including traffic awareness, full-screen moving map, geo-referenced charts, engine information and serve as a back-up primary flight display (PFD).
Additionally, touchscreen control of Garmin’s experimental autopilot is available, while still supporting the optional stand-alone GMC 305 autopilot control panel. Further touchscreen control of the remote-mounted GTX 23 ES transponder and GTR 20 remote com radio saves panel space.
Synthetic vision (SVX) comes standard on G3X Touch. VFR Sectionals, IFR Enroute Charts, geo-referenced SafeTaxi airport diagrams and FliteCharts terminal procedures for the U.S., Europe and Canada are offered on all G3X Touch displays, company officials add.
A version of G3X Touch offers access to SiriusXM satellite radio and SiriusXM Aviation weather, including weather products such as NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, winds aloft and more (SiriusXM subscription required).
A well-equipped, 7-inch G3X Touch system, which includes SVX, video input, a built-in WAAS GPS receiver, ADAHRS, magnetometer, OAT probe, interactive mapping and more, starts at $4,599.