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bkthomps 01-21-2015 09:52 AM

Garmin G3X Touch Feature Wish List
 
To those of you lucky enough to be flying with the G3X Touch system that debuted last year, can you share with us what features you feel are needed in the system to perfect it?

I've been operating a Dynon SkyView in the past, and we had a similar thread going that Dynon would check on and then to much of our satisfaction, either provide in future releases, or disclose the challenges and reasons they could not satisfy those requests in current release plans.

I'd like to have a similar airing of grievances with the Garmin system and I feel this is a great place to do it! I will point out that so far my correspondence with Garmin (g3xpert) has been nothing but fantastic, and they've given me very detailed answers to my inquiries.

My install is commencing soon and my G600 will be removed, I've had my share of complaints with that platform but I understand their market is the certified big boys and the dollar signs come out quick.


What do YOU want to see on the future releases?

Wish List- Updated 05-25-2018
Quote:

Originally Posted by rdrcrmatt
Zuldarin - Push frequencies to radios
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...75&postcount=2


T.S. - G3X touch to work with G3X non-touch displays
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...75&postcount=3


control - AP Altitude hold only mode
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...75&postcount=4


Robert Anglin - WAAS Add-on module as to not require "big radios"
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...75&postcount=7


cyrus - Airspace profile view
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...75&postcount=8


digidocs - Integration with a low cost UAT transmitter
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...75&postcount=9


Richard Connel - Multiple
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...5&postcount=10
1. Auto option for display of trim and flap positions on the PFD.
2. Option to have the right knob still CRS when in moving map mode. (COMPLETED? per http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...2&postcount=11)
3. Tach or Hobbs time in small font inside tach on the front page. Saves having to scroll to EIS page to work out TIS.
4. Store the data files (just say 20hrs or so) onboard. That way if you forget to bring the SD card then you haven't lost the engine data forever.
5. User defined hierarchy and positioning for the EIS display elements on the PFD.
6. The EIS page needs some refinement. There's no need for most aircraft systems to split it into engine, electrical etc..just means more button (screen) pushing.


NovaBandit - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...6&postcount=12
Richard Connel's #3, #5, #6
cyrus's Airspace profile view

Rubber-banding flight plans (COMPLETED v2.80)
Sharing XM weather data between the screens.
Pushing a flightplan created on the G3X to a GTN.
Display Virb video thru Wifi to the G3X.

Matheus - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...6&postcount=17
Tune GNC225 from G3X Flightplan (for ILS/LOC) - COMPLETED per g3xpert

NovaBandit - more discrete inputs

marcusadolfsson - BT audio input to G3X forward to audio panel

jthocker - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...1&postcount=77
Input altitude at waypoints in flight plan then having VSR (vertical speed required) box for each point

GlennM - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...7&postcount=80
Software access to all CAN based data as selectable fields on display

maus92 - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...6&postcount=84
GDL-39R FIS-B data push to other displays (non-BT)

siclick33 http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...6&postcount=87
Max flap run time setting

bkthomps - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...6&postcount=91
ETAD in time zone of arrival airport

jthocker - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...6&postcount=93
always on floor limits

maus92 - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...6&postcount=95
Use one screen to select pages on either display

Rick_A - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...6&postcount=98
Show ADS-B baro setting as data block
g3xpert reply - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=101

dweyant - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...9&postcount=99
oil timer / oil change interval countdown (+1 by Jimd)

stamper - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=102
W&B while flying and updating for fuel burn

Rick_A - ETED not updating when using GTN direct to
g3xpert replied - should get fixed soon


chasers03 - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=115
Change colors of displayed text


Thermos - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=119
serial data in from Emag/Pmag (+1 from dweyant, KatapaPilot, rdrcrmatt)


rjtjrt - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=125
Display Austrailian WAC, VNC, VTC charts on G3x (+1 from Tassie, dutchroll, Aussieflyer, rjtjrt)


KatanaPilot - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=128
User Profiles


AlexPeterson - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=130
Ability to give up analog MAP and RPM for more space in engine data side bar


togaflyer - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=131
Remote GTN625 that operates off the G3X


supik - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=132
G3X touch that supports FLARM


Zuldarin - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=133
2nd row of databar blocks


Robert Anglin - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=137
Prop balance sensor kit to interface with GDU (+1 from rotorbailey)
- http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=148
- InsightAvionics is doing this


bkthomps - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=144
AoA flap bias calibrations


mwardle7 - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=150
Max demonstrated crosswind component showing up with wind panel on approach to land


Walt - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=151
Altitude call out on GP/GS intercept


chasers03 - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=156
select waypoint to VNAV to when setting up VNAV


upperdeck - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=157
HUD


newtech - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=172
Airspeed callouts - V1, V2 etc.


jthocker - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=179
Taxiway labels on SafeTaxi


TShort - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=183
Vertical mounted AP Panel


Richard Connell - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=184
TRK AP panel button


mwardle7 - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=196
larger and different color barbs in winds aloft page


Timberwolf - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=197
split unit settings between G5 and G3X


mwardle7 - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=198
PIREP Form


bkthomps - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=199
make PIREPS on map more visible


mwardle7 - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=200
automatically set Wx altitude to current/nearest altitude


rdrcrmatt - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=206
Checklists as a page on main display instead of going to menu to access


Walt - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=207
Multiple VNAV waypoints


supik - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=209
discrete input to cancel master warnings / cautions


iamtheari - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=210
GMA245R discrete input for pause/resume of BT audio source


RV7forMe - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=211
Show weather via internet connection (wifi from mobile)


Ezburton - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=212
Additional discrete inputs and specific input naming


Danny King - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=215
Update to heading card sizing


mwardle7 - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...&postcount=216
Wireless database updates via Garmin PIlots / Wifi built into G3x


Zuldarin 01-21-2015 11:54 AM

The ability to enter a discrete (not select from a list) nav frequency and have it pushed to my Val Nav radio. Similar to what other efis vendors do.

T.S. 01-21-2015 12:04 PM

G3X touch to work with G3X non-touch displays.

bkthomps 01-21-2015 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T.S. (Post 952282)
G3X touch to work with G3X non-touch displays.

i think they view this as backwards progress and have already mentioned that the software was not designed to be compatible and that it is a large hurdle that will not generate them much profit

The trade-in/up program valuing your old G3X displays was the better move for this IMHO, so maybe this will never be the case

380mxc 01-21-2015 02:34 PM

The install manual could be written better for the weekend avionics guy:)

Robert Anglin 01-21-2015 03:36 PM

GPS
 
I wish we could get the GPS in the units or a small add-on to the units WAAS compliant so we could be already ADS-b out through the remote transponder. With out having to go to the big radios, that I do not use all that much fling mostly VFR.. Thanks. R.E.A. III #80888

cyrus 01-21-2015 04:34 PM

Terrain and airspace from a profile view.

digidocs 01-21-2015 06:11 PM

Integration with a low cost UAT transmitter!

Those fancy 1090 ES transponders are always transmitting your N-number to the FAA, flightaware, and else anyone listening. You could literally write an auto-violation computer program---prints postage and all.

Only the UAT-out compliance method let's you truly squawk 1200. Trouble is there aren't any great low cost options available. It seems like most are $4K and have integrated an WAAS GPS which is unneeded and expensive if you already have a 430W or GTN.

David

Richard Connell 01-22-2015 05:20 PM

Upgraded a circa 2006 AFS3500 to a G3X touch about 6m ago. The AFS has been flawless and is being recycled into an RV3. Have around 50 hrs of IFR and VFR on the system so far. Generally speaking I'm very happy. Garmin support has been excellent and the hardware is absolutely first class.

I'm hoping that over time there are progressive improvements to the user interface.

My wish list: ( caveat that some of these things may already be possible, I just haven't worked out how to do it...)

1. Auto option for display of trim and flap positions on the PFD.

2. Option to have the right knob still CRS when in moving map mode. Currently it is only CRS when in full screen PFD thus losing a lot of SA during non GPS approaches or in the hold. ( while on that... Dynons OBS mode looks very handy - that should default to CRS on the RH knob regardless of mode)

3. Tach or Hobbs time in small font inside tach on the front page. Saves having to scroll to EIS page to work out TIS.

4. Store the data files (just say 20hrs or so) onboard. That way if you forget to bring the SD card then you haven't lost the engine data forever.

5. User defined hierarchy and positioning for the EIS display elements on the PFD.

6. The EIS page needs some refinement. There's no need for most aircraft systems to split it into engine, electrical etc..just means more button (screen) pushing.

I'm sure there's more. That's all I can remember at the moment. You may notice a pattern of things that I'm now missing ;)

I'm surprised this thread hasn't recieved more input. Maybe the installed base isn't that big yet.

g3xpert 01-23-2015 09:31 AM

Good morning everyone,

We really appreciate the feedback and have been reviewing your suggestions. There are always more things we would like to do than we can get done, but getting this feedback from the field is very helpful for prioritizing new features and improvements.

There are a couple items requested that we already support:
  • If you have a GDL 39 ADS-B receiver, you can hard wire the GDL to one of the displays and Bluetooth connect to another display. This would allow you to display ADS-B traffic and weather on both the MFD and PFD if desired.
  • G3X has always supported OBS mode. You can use OBS mode whether you are flying on the internal GPS or listening to an external navigator like the GTN. More detail can be found in the pilot guides.
Thanks,
Brian


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