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Old 02-12-2019, 09:18 AM
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Default G3X Touch Software V7.00 Available 2/12/19

Garmin is pleased to announce G3X Touch Software Version 7.00 is now available for download. You can download the free software from the Garmin website: https://www8.garmin.com/support/coll...t=010-00G3X-00
Revision AH of the installation manual is also available for download: https://support.garmin.com/support/m...o=010-00G3X-00

NOTE: Version 7.00 software has several new versions of remote LRU software. It is recommended to load software to PFD 1 last. As PFD 1 reboots after loading software, hold the MENU key to bring the display up in configuration mode. On the system information page you can watch the software download to each of the remote LRUs. Don't shut power down to the system until all remote LRUs have updated.

Here are some of the new features in V7.00 software. A full list of changes can be viewed on the software download page.

The first feature I am excited to announce is the ability to export and import configuration data. Although every G3X Touch system already contains a config module that backs up important configuration data, some users have asked us for additional ways to save a copy of this data. The system configuration can now be exported and imported using an SD card. To export the configuration, press “menu” and select “Export System Configuration” on the Config Files page in configuration mode. If you are using this data to restore your system from a backup, all previously saved data including calibration data (e.g. fuel probes and flap position sensor) will be loaded. If saved configuration data is loaded into a different G3X Touch system, the aircraft specific calibration data will not be overwritten.

The north arrow icon has been turned into a button to temporarily toggle the map orientation. This allows you to temporarily see north up or track up while looking at the map. Toggling a map to either north up or track up does not change the G3X Touch default map setting, and does not affect maps on other pages.


Added ability to share internal GPS navigation data with G5. Previously in a G3X Touch system, the G5 would only show navigation from external navigators. Now, the G5 will also show navigation information when using internal GPS flight planning/navigation on the G3X Touch.

Added support for GSA 28 servos used as pitch trim and roll trim motors. The GSA 28 can be installed in cable driven trim systems using a capstan to add electric trim to an existing manual trim system. Note that this is not applicable to any current RV aircraft.

Added support for sky pointer roll indicator display on PFD. Previously, the attitude display was always displayed using the traditional “ground pointer” style of attitude indicator most of us are used to. The roll indicator display can now be changed in the PFD menu in configuration mode to show a sky pointer, which may be of interest to those with an airline background.


Updated checklist page to preserve progress when page is closed. Previously any checkmarks added to the checklist page would not be saved when you left the checklist page. These checkmarks are now retained until the next power cycle.

Changed audio alert when automatically engaging autopilot due to ESP activity. Previously a tone played when the autopilot engaged due to ESP activity. Now, a new voice alert “Engaging Autopilot” will be played when the autopilot is engaged because of ESP.

Added support for RS-232 interface to GMA 342/345. When connected to the G3X Touch system the PFD will display the marker beacon OMI lights. Also, the G3X Touch display will show active frequency of the selected COM radio in green (see image below for an example). This feature also enables the option to use the COM FREQ SWAP discrete input to the G3X Touch system to remotely swap frequencies on the active COM radio.

When configuring your fuel tank quantity inputs, you can now choose to display your fuel quantity gauges side by side. This feature will show your digital fuel quantity on the EIS strip for each gauge. When configured, the EIS strip is slightly widened to add the side-by-side fuel gauges.


Updated airport runway information page to display winds vector as a headwind and crosswind component. The best runway is shown in green.


Added fault indication when GAD 27 is not receiving required power to help troubleshooting wiring errors and to help detect in flight faults. The GAD 27 will provide power input fault messages when the trim, flap, or lighting power inputs are not receiving power.

Announcement continued in next post
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:19 AM
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Default Continued Announcement

Added support for GAD 27 absolute flap position mode. Previously, the GAD 27 could be connected to a switch to drive flaps up or down, with optional airspeed limits. After commanding the flaps up or down, the flaps would run to the next programed flap position. We still support this functionality and have named this the Relative Position mode. The new Absolute Position mode uses up to four active low inputs to the GAD 27 to command specific flap positions. For example, if you have a four-position rotary switch, you can program the four positions to -3, 0, 15, 40 degrees. When you place the switch in any position, the GAD 27 will run the flaps to the calibrated position. Section 35.4.12 of the installation manual has been updated to detail how to configure the GAD 27 for relative or absolute position mode.


An implementation of this new absolute flap position capability is sure to be popular with RV-6/7/8/9 aircraft which use 3 flap positions. You can install a 3 position MS27407-4 switch and wire it to the GAD 27 as shown below from Figure 27-2.3 of the updated installation manual.


Added support for more complex weight and balance envelopes. Previously a weight and balance envelope was limited to the shape of a rectangle. Now, more datapoints can be added to draw a more complex loading envelope.


If you have any questions about any of these features or if you need assistance with your Garmin products, please contact us using the information in our signature below.

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Old 02-12-2019, 09:36 AM
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Red face G3X 37x updates

Any updates for us G3X 37x guys or have we been forgotten?
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:53 AM
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Gee, just when you think it can’t get any better. Well done folks. Thanks for posting it here so we know to update.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:10 AM
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Any updates for us G3X 37x guys or have we been forgotten?
Nope, you are not forgotten. The GDU 37X being an older, more mature product has fewer releases than the newer G3X Touch. However, we have a release in queue for the GDU 37X.

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Old 02-12-2019, 10:13 AM
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.Excited to get some of these new features enabled in my aircraft, not all will be applicable.

And I need to educate myself on sky pointer. Anyone care to share their knowledge? I can't see any relevant thing different in the two pix beside the text.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:15 AM
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Many thanks for the continued updates. I'm really happy that you guys continue to add functionality to these units.

Any updates on the following features?
- Additional ADS-B weather update from last July (lightning, cloud tops, icing, etc)
- Garmin Pilot engine data transfer released last July.

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Old 02-12-2019, 10:26 AM
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Wow, some significant upgrades! This is great.

Any word on adding icing layers, and the other new ADSB information?

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Many thanks for the continued updates. I'm really happy that you guys continue to add functionality to these units.

Any updates on the following features?
- Additional ADS-B weather update from last July (lightning, cloud tops, icing, etc)
- Garmin Pilot engine data transfer released last July.

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Wow, some significant upgrades! This is great.

Any word on adding icing layers, and the other new ADSB information?

-Dan
We are constantly working on new features including some of the items above. However, we do not yet have those features fully implemented/tested. The goal is to get them into a future software release. Thanks for your patience!

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Old 02-12-2019, 12:06 PM
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Nope, you are not forgotten. The GDU 37X being an older, more mature product has fewer releases than the newer G3X Touch. However, we have a release in queue for the GDU 37X.

Thanks,
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Thanks Levi, I am just getting to use all the features in IMC and looking forward to the vertical guidance acceptance from the 650 v6.51.

I just added the TO/GA button which was not available when the unit was installed.

Thanks for keeping us current!!
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