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Old 12-10-2021, 11:16 PM
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Thanks Justin- so it's possible to load a flight plan from ForeFlight to the GNC 355 without the FlightStream? That would be great news! My plane went straight into annual after the install so I can't tinker with it for another week or so. I appreciate the guidance.

Yes it is. Iíve done it many times.
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Old 12-13-2021, 07:40 AM
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Yes it is. Iíve done it many times.
Great news to start a Monday with. Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2021, 02:34 PM
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It cross talks with foreflight. When you update the flight plan in the 355 it will send it back to the iPad. I just flew with it yesterday. Loaded a LPV on the 355 and then went back to the iPad to pull up the chart. It was already in the foreflight flight plan so I just long pressed on the approach and hit show plate button.

I am redoing my panel from old Dynon D100/120 and G5 to full 3 screen G3X and I kept the 355 rather than swap to another navigator. I replaced a 250XL and needed the comm. Starting fresh, the 375 is hard to beat if you don’t already have a ADS-B solution. I really like typing my comm frequencies rather than twisting the dial.

I learned on the iPad simulator. Very handy. Also a good way to decide between the 3 models as you can see the display differences.
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Old 12-14-2021, 08:51 AM
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I am redoing my panel from old Dynon D100/120 and G5 to full 3 screen G3X and I kept the 355 rather than swap to another navigator. I replaced a 250XL and needed the comm. Starting fresh, the 375 is hard to beat if you donít already have a ADS-B solution. I really like typing my comm frequencies rather than twisting the dial.
Matt,

Just in case you don't already know, the GNC 355 also integrates with the G3X Touch system as one of the fully supported COM radios that can be tuned directly from the G3X Touch displays.

See page 35-153 of the Rev. AP G3X Touch Installation manual.



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Old 01-27-2022, 03:56 AM
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Speccing the avionics for our RV10.

Already got Dynon HDX and it's autopilot/transponder etc.

Looking at a navigator - we currently have an Avidyne IFD440 and it is fine. However we only do 'light' IFR and don't need full VOR/ILS etc etc.

Looking at the pricing on the Avidyne compared to the Garmin GNC355, the Garmin is significantly cheaper.

Any issues with integrating the GNC355 with the Dynon and iPad for general autopilot connectivity ?

The 355 can be our second COM if we decide to go with the internal Dynon unit.
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Old 01-27-2022, 09:27 AM
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One thing I didn't realize that kind of bums me out is that you have to buy a $1,500 SD card (Flightstream 510) to have connectivity with ForeFlight and to get over the air database updates. I'm sure that's a known thing, but this is my first panel mounted GPS, so wasn't aware. Not sure if I'll do it or not, but seems like it would be a really useful add-on.
Do I understand correctly that you have to buy a $1,500 SD card to get database updates? I read where you can get ForeFlight to transfer your flight plan using Bluetooth so thatís good but database updates occur every 28 days.

Iíve currently got two non WAAS 430s installed and have been thinking about the 355 so an additional $1,500 data card on top of the $6,000 plus cost of the 355 could be a show stopper.

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Do I understand correctly that you have to buy a $1,500 SD card to get database updates? I read where you can get ForeFlight to transfer your flight plan using Bluetooth so thatís good but database updates occur every 28 days.

Iíve currently got two non WAAS 430s installed and have been thinking about the 355 so an additional $1,500 data card on top of the $6,000 plus cost of the 355 could be a show stopper.

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Not totally correct. I think a misunderstanding of terms. The unit comes with a standard SD card that is programmable for both data updates and software updates using a PC or laptop. If you have a G3X it can be used to transfer a flight plan from ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot. The flight stream is required if you want wireless updates.
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:00 PM
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1 year subscription for 28 day update cycle is $299. SD card comes with the unit and is updated on FlyGarmin.com, takes about 1 minute. Software updates are free and also loaded using the SD card.
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