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Old 05-28-2014, 10:19 PM
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Default Garmin Panel Upgrade 2.0

In the works on converting this:



Into this:



Just replacing the GDU 37X PFD/MFD with the new GDU 465 and the PFD2 with my existing 796 which will be BT connected to the 3D GDL39. It will serve as an independent navigation source, full screen traffic monitor and add another redundant attitude display (4X AHRS's total in this panel).

The 796 will be surface mounted on a ball mount so it can be pivoted toward the pilot. I had this before with the old Dynon panel and liked it pretty well.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:02 AM
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Upgrade 1.0 wasn't that long ago! You probably mean you're replacing your GDU 37X, not 36X :-)

I really like my G3X Touch. I've pretty much changed my plans to go surface mount for my iPad Mini vs in panel.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:53 AM
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Upgrade 1.0 wasn't that long ago! You probably mean you're replacing your GDU 37X, not 36X :-)

I really like my G3X Touch. I've pretty much changed my plans to go surface mount for my iPad Mini vs in panel.
Yep, sorry for the typo, I was a little delirious from the fact that I had just sold all the screens from my plane and now have a screen-less plane!

Glad to hear you like the Touch. You won't regret mounting your mini in a way that it can be pivoted. It makes the mirror slick screens like those much more usable.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:17 AM
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Brian you must have a very understanding wife!
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The new GRT Mini X or Mini B would fit nicely where the Dynon is. If you going to update you might as well go all the way. Would save you weight and lots of space behind the panel.
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i would prefer the 3 GDU 370 for safety. Look great but for ifr yu must think redundancy
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:29 AM
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i would prefer the 3 GDU 370 for safety. Look great but for ifr yu must think redundancy
If the GDU 465 goes dead, I have a D6 EFIS and a 796 with real attitude as well as a basic autopilot for backup. The only meaningful thing I lose is engine info and I don't need that to stay alive during a screen failure. The GDU 465 will have access to two AHRS's to further minimize risk of failure.
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That's a lotta beans in all those upgrades.

Very nice!
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The top (old) panel links to a larger, higher resolution pic. Any chance you could do the same for the new one? Would love to see the detail.

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Old 05-29-2014, 12:38 PM
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The top (old) panel links to a larger, higher resolution pic. Any chance you could do the same for the new one? Would love to see the detail.

Thanks.
I just added a link to a larger image. The details are all the same however with the exception of the GDU 465 and the 796 and removal of the GX Pilot.
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