Garmin’s Connext wireless cockpit is now supported by the G3X Touch.
Customers who have incorporated G3X Touch into their experimental amateur-built or light sport aircraft (LSA), can now take advantage of wireless connectivity between select compatible Garmin avionics and Garmin Pilot on an iPad/iPhone and some Android mobile devices through the latest software update.
Depending on each individual installation, Connext supports the wireless transfer of flight plans and can share weather, traffic, attitude and GPS information within Garmin Pilot, company officials explain.
Customers can transfer flight plans between Garmin Pilot and GTN 650/750 or GNS 430W/530W navigators. Depending on the configuration, pilots can optionally select to send the flight plan to an external navigator such as the GTN or GNS WAAS series via G3X Touch.
When the avionics are powered on, flight plan transfers occur with a couple of taps. Pilots can build a flight plan within Garmin Pilot and transfer it to G3X Touch or the GTN or GNS WAAS navigator.
When flight plans are modified on the GNS 430W/530W or GTN while on the ground or in-flight, the changes are automatically made within Garmin Pilot, ensuring that flight plans always match. To help prevent unintended flight plan transfers from becoming active, pilots are required to acknowledge and accept all incoming flight plan requests before they become active in the navigator, Garmin officials note.
In addition to wireless flight plan transfers, attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) data can also wirelessly display back-up attitude information within Garmin Pilot. AHRS information provided by G3X Touch is accessible within the synthetic vision (SVX) page and split-screen panel page within Garmin Pilot.