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Old 09-09-2020, 11:35 AM
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Default Garmin G3X Touch Software 8.72 Now Available 9/9/2020

Hello,

We released G3X Touch Version 8.72 to the software download area today. Please note from the list at the bottom that many system LRU's have new software. After updating the software in the PFD1 with the SD card, the display will reset, and at that time it is best to hold down on the Menu button while it starts up in Configuration mode. Go to the System Information page on the PFD1 and watch all devices completing the software update before taking the PFD1 out of configuration mode and verifying proper operation for the updated system.

There are a number of new features included in this update, as well some behind the scenes improvements to improve system function and reliability.

Includes new GMA 245 software which resolves Bluetooth connectivity issues seen in some installations.

Adds support for 2 additional FIS-B Weather Products, Graphical AIRMETS, and Center Weather Advisory. These are only available over a Bluetooth connection at this time. Serial datapath support will be included for these 2 newer products in addition to several others in a future update.







A new EIS configuration setting can be found by selecting the Display menu in Configuration Mode. EIS / Engine Page Layout affects the behavior of the EIS Strip. When set to Combined the EIS Strip will remain dynamic, and the layout of the strip will vary based on whether or not the ENG tab is open. This is consistent with the way the system has operated in the past. If the setting is toggled to Separate, the EIS Strip Layout remains unchanged and does not respond to the presence of the ENG Menu. The system will default to Combined upon the completion of the software update.

PFD EIS Strip Display, ENG Menu Closed



PFD EIS Strip, ENG Menu Open, EIS / Engine Page Layout set to Combined



PFD EIS Strip, ENG Menu Open, EIS / Engine Page Layout set to Separate



This is a link to our G3X Touch Manuals page, you can find the most recent revisions of the Pilot's Guide and Installation Manual here for reference, as well as several other helpful links.

Add support for Kavlico P4055-150G and P4055-5020-4 fuel pressure sensors
Add option to prevent EIS layout from changing when Engine page is visible
Add support for FIS-B Center Weather Advisories and Graphical AIRMET
Improve GTX 23/33 configuration interface
Improve fuel timer and fuel alarm
General improvements to system operation
Includes update to G5 software version 6.75
Includes update to GAD29 software version 3.30
Includes update to GMA245 software version 2.80
Includes update to GMU11 software version 2.10
Includes update to GPS20A GPS software version 2.10
Includes update to GSU25/B software version 4.20
Includes update to GSU25C/D software version 2.50
Includes update to GSU73 IGRF database version 1.04 (Base Year 2020)
Includes G5 boot block software version 2.20
Includes GAD13 software version 2.00
Includes GAD13 boot block software version 2.00
Includes GAD27 software version 2.40
Includes GAD27 boot block software version 2.30
Includes GAD29 boot block software version 3.10
Includes GDL39 software version 4.91
Includes GDL5x software version 2.14
Includes GEA24 software version 3.70
Includes GEA24 boot block software version 2.20
Includes GI260 software version 2.80
Includes GI260 boot block software version 2.20
Includes GMA245 audio software version 2.20
Includes GMA245 Bluetooth software version 2.00
Includes GMA245 boot block software version 2.30
Includes GMC507 software version 2.90
Includes GMC507 boot block software version 2.30
Includes GMU11 boot block software version 2.00
Includes GPS20A software version 2.40
Includes GPS20A boot block software version 2.10
Includes GSA28 software version 4.70
Includes GSA28 boot block software version 2.20
Includes GSU25/B boot block software version 2.20
Includes GSU25C/D boot block software version 2.00
Includes GSU73 software version 3.80
Includes GTR20/200 software version 3.30
Includes GTR20/200 boot block software version 2.30
Includes timezone database version 24.00

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Justin
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Old 09-09-2020, 12:16 PM
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Are you expecting to release a new version of the non-touch s/w in the near term? It seems many of the sub-components have updates and it would be nice to have a way to get these loaded. Also very interested in the new FIS-b weather tools.

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Old 09-09-2020, 12:50 PM
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My Chrome browser where I do all my Garmin software updates never completes this download. It keeps looping the download. I attempted it on Explorer and it got rejected completely as malware.

**Update** I performed the download at home with no issues. We must have new firewall software in our office and it sees something it doesn't like.
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Old 09-09-2020, 01:35 PM
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My Chrome browser where I do all my Garmin software updates never completes this download. It keeps looping the download. I attempted it on Explorer and it got rejected completely as malware.
The V8.72 G3X Touch software download works perfectly from the Chrome browser that I have always used for these downloads.

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Old 09-09-2020, 01:55 PM
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Are you expecting to release a new version of the non-touch s/w in the near term? It seems many of the sub-components have updates and it would be nice to have a way to get these loaded. Also very interested in the new FIS-b weather tools.

Larry
Larry,

Yes there will be an update for the non-touch G3X installations to follow.

Thanks,

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Old 09-09-2020, 07:17 PM
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Justin and all -

Thanks for the updates, and I like the engine display changes you made. Having everything on the left change when going to the engine page is not helpful...

Now, if you'd just have the option to change the "analog" MAP and RPM gauges to digital to make room for displaying all 4 CHT/EGT's full time AND the fuel pressure full time... Look at your competitors' screens and please consider letting the user configure how much real estate to use for engine monitoring, with the horizon and maps both active.
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Old 09-09-2020, 09:45 PM
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Would be great to see a changelog for the other LRU firmware that's getting updated. Is this available somewhere?
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I updated firmware this morning - why is it prompting me to update Databases when i put the SD card in with firmware updates? I hit update all and get an error that its the incorrect system ID. there is nothing else on the SD card but the garmin folder with firmware updates.
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I updated firmware this morning - why is it prompting me to update Databases when i put the SD card in with firmware updates? I hit update all and get an error that its the incorrect system ID. there is nothing else on the SD card but the garmin folder with firmware updates.
A thought - format the SD card you want to use, FAT32 I believe, then re-run the installation process (PC or MAC).

The G3X may be seeing a hidden file or two on the SD card; formatting it should take care of that.

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Old 09-10-2020, 12:47 PM
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Thanks for the continuous improvements TeamX!!

One request. The ground track dashed line and diamond are VERY hard to see at times. Could you move the magenta triangle to a higher layer in the display? With it being so small, perhaps over the heading bug?



One thing I've found that makes IFR with glass EASY is, when possible, keep the ground track pointer on the top of the arrow head.

Like this, but it is hard to see when all of the indications are near there top.




Here's a competitor's product (Aspen). When they line up, the diamond will show above the arrow head for great clarity.

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