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Old 05-27-2020, 08:27 AM
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You can however retain the analog connection from the SL 30 to the mechanical CDI, and wire the SL 30 via serial to the G3X, using the Garmin VHF NAV/COM setting. You will need to open configuration mode on the G3X, and select Navigation. Set Navigator 2 Selected Course to Disabled. Leave the SL 30 set to Resolver. In this case, course selection is made on the mechanical CDI, but the GDU has the navigation information from the SL 30.
Justin, can I do something like this with the 255 as well? One reason I have not added a second navigator to my aircraft is that the G3X would not allow me to show one source per G3X screen (PFD1 shows GTN, PFD2 shows 255)
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:18 AM
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Justin, can I do something like this with the 255 as well? One reason I have not added a second navigator to my aircraft is that the G3X would not allow me to show one source per G3X screen (PFD1 shows GTN, PFD2 shows 255)
Hi Guil,

While we don't currently display different primary NAV sources on the G3X PFD/MFD independently, there is an option to simultaneously enable the HSI bearing pointers to display VLOC 1/2 from a NAV/COM like the SL30 or GNC255.

Page 69 of the G3X Touch Pilot's Guide has some basic information describing this feature.

Thanks,

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Old 05-27-2020, 03:15 PM
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I can't see a reason for keeping the old indicator and giving up all of the nice G3X features.

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There is only one reason: redundancy/backup. Every owner who flies ifr has to decide how much is enough.
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:40 PM
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I had two hard failures with my previous Chelton units in IFR. So redundancy is important to me. Having to reset system settings on the SL30 while hand flying on backup gages is not something I really want to do, especially in the one failure where I was established on the approach.
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