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Old 05-31-2020, 09:53 AM
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The complete package deal from Garmin, with the huge built in "savings", is:

G3X Touch = North America Data Base Bundle $199.95
GTN 650 = North America Data Base Bundle $499.00

The least expensive option for both units in a bundle is $548.99. But not nearly the coverage for the G3X.
You need to dig a little deeper:
G3X bundle $149
GTN Nav data $299

Nobody gives away NAV data for IFR.
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:17 AM
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You need to dig a little deeper:
G3X bundle $149
GTN Nav data $299

Nobody gives away NAV data for IFR.
Thanks. I'll keep looking, but need to be IFR capable.
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:45 AM
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Default United States vs North America

Unless you really want all of North America, the United States only databases are cheaper.

I use the ones Walt referenced for my G3X and GTN
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Old 05-31-2020, 12:13 PM
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Unless you really want all of North America, the United States only databases are cheaper.

I use the ones Walt referenced for my G3X and GTN
Rick - Thanks! I can save a few bucks!
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:46 PM
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Also be advised there are two sources for ifr nav data, Garmin and Jepp. Jepp is $150 more expensive. For a while they would match Garmin?s price (you had to ask) but not anymore. I guess I don?t understand their business model.
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:44 AM
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Thanks. I'll keep looking, but need to be IFR capable.
US Navigation Data for the GTN 650, which is required to be updated to remain IFR Current, costs $299 for one year. This does not update the rest of the databases in the GTN 650, like Obstacle, Safetaxi, Airport Directory and Terrain.

Since your G3X Touch is an experimental product we can update all of the databases at a much lower cost. $149 per year not only updates the Obstacle, Safetaxi, Navigation and Terrain databases, but the IFR High and Low enroute charts, VFR Sectional charts, and approach procedure charts.

So you end up with all the data you need on the G3X screens, including all IFR and VFR charts, as well as the minimum updates you need to remain IFR current on the GTN for around $449. Others offer free database updates for some of their equipment, but you will have to investigate exactly what capabilities those free database updates offer, to make a fair value comparison.

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Old 06-01-2020, 08:48 AM
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Question for you Garmin 650 owners...as this is IFR certified, can you do the update on your own? Or does an avionics tech have to do the update, and make a log entry?

And is there a difference if this is installed in a C-310, or an RV-8?

Not talking about NAV-DATA updates, but software updates.

The GTN 650 software updates for EAB aircraft can be downloaded and installed by anyone using this link.

Any certified aircraft is going to be regulated differently than an experimental aircraft. Unlike your RV8, a software update on your C310 is going to need to be signed off by an installer.

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I buy the IFR updates ($299/yr) and have no trouble installing them but want to be able to do the software updates on my RV-8. Justin the link you posted above does not work. Where is the software update page for the GTN 650 for experimentals?
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Garmin was hacked this past week. Many of their websites and services are unavailable. There have been postings elsewhere that it was a ransom ware attack, but I have no direct knowledge.
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I buy the IFR updates ($299/yr) and have no trouble installing them but want to be able to do the software updates on my RV-8. Justin the link you posted above does not work. Where is the software update page for the GTN 650 for experimentals?
Oly,

The software download page is up and running now.

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