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Old 06-13-2021, 08:10 AM
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Default Easy...

I walk over to the avionics shop, borrow their laptop with the Garmin toolchain and recent firmware image, then walk back to my hangar, plug my GTX 345 into the USB cable and run the tool.

Update takes about 1 minute.

I then return the laptop to the shop and buy them a beer at happy hour where we talk about difficult customers, how fantastically frugal (most) RV owners are...

Easy, Peasy.
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Old 06-13-2021, 08:16 AM
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I can beat that. I download whatever software update I need from the Dynon website onto a thumb drive, then update the SkyView (EFIS, COMM, XPDR, whatever) while having a beer!

Carl
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Old 06-13-2021, 08:58 AM
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I agree Carl. I wired all my systems and have updated every other piece of software. The transponder is dead simple to update but we aren't allowed to have the program to do it. I suppose it is a slippery slope problem of if we get it we will hand it over to our commercial friends but ????
Maybe Garmin doesn't want to deal with another thread on VAF: "How do I load the software on my GTX transponder"
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Old 06-13-2021, 11:20 AM
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Garmin could at least respond to my post as to whether or not Windows 10 would work?
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Old 06-13-2021, 11:26 AM
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Garmin could at least respond to my post as to whether or not Windows 10 would work?
Not Garmin but I can assure you win 10 works.

Steve/aka Longeze already mentioned it will work, Steve is "the" Garmin Guru.
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Old 06-13-2021, 02:20 PM
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Thanks Walt
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