Home > VansAirForceForums

-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

Old 11-15-2020, 01:03 PM
briantucker briantucker is offline
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2
Default Dual G5 + ForeFlight vs G3X

Looking at avionics upgrades for my RV7. I currently have dual Dynon D10 (with backup analogues), a 430W, a TruTrak Vizion, and my iPad with Foreflight that talks to the 430 via a Flightstream 210. I have an AF3000 for engine monitoring.

Iím going to swap out the TruTrak for the G3X AP, so all thatís left is to decide on is whether to swap the D10s for G5s, or do a whole panel upgrade to G3X. Would I be missing anything in terms of features with the G3X that I wouldnít get with dual G5s + Foreflight? Iím happy pushing buttons on all the other units so the integration with the G3X isnít a decision factor. Cost difference looks to be around $4k, not including the cost of a new panel (which Iím not wild about) or any of the engine monitoring bits (Iíll keep the AF3000 for now). Not sure how much I could get for all of the analogues that the G3X would replace but probably not more than $2k and I assume a new panel cutout would offset that.

I reckon I could put in G5s, see how I like it, and if I want more I can always sell one and put in a G3X since Iíll want a backup G5 anyway. Wouldnít need to build a new panel if I went that route. Am I crazy for doing that instead of going straight into a full G3X glass?
2007 RV-7 - N374BD
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:29 AM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.