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Old 03-31-2016, 06:00 AM
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Default Garmin Team X introduces the G5 electronic flight instrument

G5 Electronics Flight Instrument

We are extremely excited to announce the G5 Electronic Flight Instrument for the experimental and LSA markets! The compact and cost-effective G5 delivers exceptional performance and reliability serving as either a back-up instrument to G3X?, other EFIS systems, as a standalone primary flight instrument, and with optional autopilot integration when paired with a Garmin autopilot controller and servos. Boasting a bright, 3.5-inch sunlight readable liquid crystal display (LCD) with built-in GPS, the G5 displays attitude, ground track, altitude, airspeed, groundspeed, vertical speed, slip/skid, course (lateral) deviation, vertical deviation and incorporates a dedicated HSI page. Even more capabilities are available when integrated with a G3X glass flight displays integrated flight system. Minimum advertised price (MAP):

G5 Electronic Flight Instrument - $1199
G5 Optional Backup Battery - $150
G5 Installation Kit - $50


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G5/GMA 245/245R seminar presentation

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The G5 can be installed in a standard 3-1/8-inch (79.4 mm.) hole and takes the place of many traditional flight instruments. The mounting ring even allows reuse of the standard instrument screw locations and the back of the unit includes recessed areas for the screws which secure the mounting ring to allow the G5 to mount flush to the instrument panel after it is inserted into the mounting ring and secured with a hex wrench through a single hole in the front. No panel removal or modification required!



An optional four-hour back-up battery can be included with a G5 installation to provide pilots with added assurance in the event of an aircraft electrical failure.



The easy to install G5 flight instrument measures 3-inches in depth when paired with the back-up battery and 2.1-inches without the battery. Installation is further simplified as the G5 incorporates pitot and static inputs that integrate with the aircraft?s existing pitot/static system. The G5 includes a built-in GPS antenna, however an external GPS antenna is optionally available if needed.

The fully integrated G5 electronic flight instrument serves as an independent and dissimilar flight instrument when paired with G3X and G3X Touch glass flight displays. In the unlikely loss of G3X primary ADAHRS data, the G5 doubles as a redundant ADAHRS source, which can supply the appropriate air data, and attitude information to G3X displays. Further expanding its redundant capabilities, autopilot mode annunciation can also display on the G5 flight instrument in the unlikely event of a complete G3X display loss.




G3X customers can also leverage the existing G3X magnetometer for heading information, alleviating the need to calibrate and install a separate magnetometer. Pilots who have configured airspeed bugs within their G3X system will notice the same airspeed configurations are displayed on the G5 automatically. Depending on ambient cockpit lighting, the G5 display automatically dims and brightens independently from G3X to ensure the display can be easily viewed in all lighting environments. A dedicated rotary knob allows for easy adjustments to altitude and heading bugs, as well as barometric altitude settings, which automatically syncs with the G3X or G3X Touch flight displays.

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Old 03-31-2016, 06:01 AM
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Default Garmin? Team X introduces the G5 electronic flight instrument

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Further expanding the utility of a standard back-up display, the G5 electronic flight instrument can be paired with the GMC 307 or GMC 305 autopilot mode controllers and GSA 28 autopilot servos to serve as a standalone autopilot solution, delivering a simple and cost-effective avionics suite. When paired with these systems, the G5 displays autopilot mode annunciation alongside primary flight instrumentation. If paired with a Garmin portable such as the aera? 660 or aera 796/795, the portable can easily be connected via the serial port on the G5 to allow the autopilot to couple laterally to a flight plan and vertically to a VNAV descent profile. The installation would be well set up for future expansion to a full G3X suite if desired.



With or without a G3X display, the G5 retains the capability to provide back-up or standalone autopilot functionality, including the ability to fly coupled GPS approaches when paired with a compatible IFR navigator. Additional autopilot modes are selectable from the GMC 307 and GMC 305 including heading, pitch, roll, altitude hold, vertical speed hold and airspeed hold. When the autopilot is engaged, airspeed protection is also provided. Additionally, Level Mode is supported, which engages the autopilot to bring the aircraft to level flight.

As usual, if you have any questions or feedback, please contact a Garmin dealer or reach us directly using the information in our signature line below.

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Old 03-31-2016, 06:25 AM
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Please stop! You are making us spend too much money! Any chance of having a Bluetooth connection to an Ipad so that Garmin Pilot can "drive" the G5 as a position source in a back up or stand alone scenario?
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Garmin guys, can you expand on this statement?

"independent and dissimilar flight instrument"
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:57 AM
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Can it be used as a dedicated HSI display (ARINC input?) when not paired with a G3X system?
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:24 AM
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Please stop! You are making us spend too much money! Any chance of having a Bluetooth connection to an Ipad so that Garmin Pilot can "drive" the G5 as a position source in a back up or stand alone scenario?
The G5 has an RS-232 interface that will allow it to follow an external device like a portable GPS. No way to wirelessly connect to the G5.

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Old 03-31-2016, 07:33 AM
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With or without a G3X display, the G5 retains the capability to provide back-up or standalone autopilot functionality, including the ability to fly coupled GPS approaches when paired with a compatible IFR navigator.
Maybe this is a naive question:

If these are Experimental and not TSO'd, how are they legal to fly instrument approaches even when attached to something that is legal?

BTW, beautiful product!
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Maybe this is a naive question:

If these are Experimental and not TSO'd, how are they legal to fly instrument approaches?

BTW, beautiful product!
They must be coupled with an IFR Navigator such as the GNS/GTN series.
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Default 900X out in the cold?

What about the 900X users? Are we left further out in the cold? It seems Garmin quit making advances in the 900X architecture when the G3X came out. I'm still waiting for an ADS-B solution!

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For those pilots who wish to install the G5 as a backup to other brands of glass, is an external magnetometer required or can the G5 be set to display GPS ground track in the absence of a magnetic heading source?

Absent an external magnetic heading source, is the unit still operable? How is operation affected?

This is an exciting product for sure, Garmin!
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