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Old 06-08-2020, 02:24 PM
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Default Garmin G3X Touch Software 8.70 Now Available 6/8/2020

Hello,

We released G3X Touch Version 8.70 to the software download area today. Please note from the list at the bottom that many system LRU's have new software. After updating the software in the PFD1 with the SD card, the display will reset, and at that time it is best to hold down on the Menu button while it starts up in Configuration mode. Go to the System Information page on the PFD1 and watch all devices completing the software update before taking the PFD1 out of configuration mode and verifying proper operation for the updated system.

There are a number of new features included in this update, as well some behind the scenes improvements to improve system function and reliability.
  • Support NAV Radio station identification and authentication. We modified the radio button field to shift the radio title and display a decoded station identifier to the right of the title if the station is correctly decoded and matched to the internal database.
  • Allow fuel tank alarm to be volume driven, rather than time based. This function requires a fuel flow sensor to be installed in the aircraft. The default setting is time based, but can be changed by pressing Menu twice, choosing setup, and then Alarms.
  • Added engine cycle counter. This will work for both turbine and piston engines. Engine cycle count is driven off of RPM and airborne state. Display must remain powered through engine shutdown for the cycle count to increase. Cycle count is visible in the Engine and Airframe configuration menu, under settings, as well as on the ENG page of the MFD.
  • Support for TAS based speed scheduled trim. This is defaulted to IAS, but can be changed to TAS in configuration mode.
  • Added support for GTX 3X5 diversity transponders.
  • Support for up to 6 GDU's, which required adding config ID pin assignments for PFD3 and MFD3.
  • Density altitude limit decreased beyond -1000 feet.
  • Included GSU 25D support up to 55,000 feet. This requires a MOD 1 GSU 25D.
  • Fixed Flitecharts update nuisance message.
  • Fixed TEL button display when GMA 245 is being used for a phone call.
  • Fixed IAS Limit for GSU 25D.
  • Fixed ATZ designation on moving map.

Change log:

Add support for up to six displays (PFD1-3 and MFD1-3)
Add ability to schedule fuel tank reminder based on fuel quantity used
Add support for Kavlico P4055-150G and P4055-5020-4 fuel pressure sensors
Add support for GTX 3x5D diversity transponders
Add option for trim speed control using true airspeed
Add additional autopilot configuration options
Add ability to record engine cycles
Add AFCS fault diagnostic page in config mode
Improve NAV radio status display
Improve transponder status display in config mode
Improve altitude display when adjust baro setting
Improve altitude display when below sea level
Improve density altitude display
Improve data log file processing
Change flight director ROL mode maximum bank angle limit
General improvements to system operation
Includes update to G5 software version 6.72
Includes update to GDL5x software version 2.14
Includes update to GSU25/B software version 4.10
Includes update to GSU25C/D software version 2.40
Includes update to GSU73 software version 3.80
Includes G5 boot block software version 2.20
Includes GAD13 software version 2.00
Includes GAD13 boot block software version 2.00
Includes GAD27 software version 2.40
Includes GAD27 boot block software version 2.30
Includes GAD29 software version 3.20
Includes GAD29 boot block software version 3.10
Includes GDL39 software version 4.91
Includes GEA24 software version 3.70
Includes GEA24 boot block software version 2.20
Includes GI260 software version 2.80
Includes GI260 boot block software version 2.20
Includes GMA245 audio software version 2.20
Includes GMA245 Bluetooth software version 2.00
Includes GMA245 software version 2.70
Includes GMA245 boot block software version 2.30
Includes GMC507 software version 2.90
Includes GMC507 boot block software version 2.30
Includes GMU11 software version 2.00
Includes GMU11 boot block software version 2.00
Includes GPS20A software version 2.40
Includes GPS20A GPS software version 2.00
Includes GPS20A boot block software version 2.10
Includes GSA28 software version 4.70
Includes GSA28 boot block software version 2.20
Includes GSU25/B boot block software version 2.20
Includes GSU25C/D boot block software version 2.00
Includes GSU73 IGRF database version 1.03 (Base Year 2015)
Includes GTR20/200 software version 3.30
Includes GTR20/200 boot block software version 2.30

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Justin
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Last edited by g3xpert : 06-10-2020 at 05:34 PM. Reason: Fuel Alarm Configuration
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Old 06-08-2020, 04:00 PM
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Allow fuel tank alarm to be volume driven, rather than time based.
This is great!! Thanks. I know this was mentioned in the suggestions thread, glad you guys implemented it.
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Old 06-08-2020, 04:14 PM
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Default NON Touch?

So the Non touch guys are just forced to update equipment at this point?
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Old 06-08-2020, 11:00 PM
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I downloaded and installed this today, test flew for >1h this evening with no issues.

One note. If you are going to do the part:

"After updating the software in the PFD1 with the SD card, the display will reset, and at that time it is best to hold down on the Menu button while it starts up in Configuration mode."

Pay close attention on PFD1, as the PFD updates pretty quickly. I was doing something else and missed it. The rest of the updates to all of the LRUs probably took 20 minutes, and I wasn't really sure when they were done as I couldn't monitor in config mode.

Is there a way to get into config mode if you miss the initial reboot of the PFD?
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Old 06-09-2020, 10:06 AM
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Default Stopped talking to the GTX23

I did the update this morning. After reboot the transponder had a big RED X.

Called the G3Xpert line and after discussing the problem it looks like the new G3X software stopped communicating with the GTX 23 box. My latest GTX 23 software was from an Oshkosh visit to the Garmin Booth about 3 years ago. The new G3X software expects to see the latest software on the GTX23, as least that's the conclusion we came to.

As the current update doesn't pass CAN bus updates to the GTX23 the only way to get transponder software current is to remove and take to a shop. Currently waiting on them (local Garmin Dealer) to do the update and see if that fixes the issue. Can't fly with the Transponder out because of ADSB :-(

So if you have a GTX23 that's not current, best to wait to do the latest G3X update until you can update the GTX23 transponder.
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Old 06-09-2020, 10:27 AM
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I did the update this morning. After reboot the transponder had a big RED X.

Called the G3Xpert line and after discussing the problem it looks like the new G3X software stopped communicating with the GTX 23 box. My latest GTX 23 software was from an Oshkosh visit to the Garmin Booth about 3 years ago. The new G3X software expects to see the latest software on the GTX23, as least that's the conclusion we came to.

As the current update doesn't pass CAN bus updates to the GTX23 the only way to get transponder software current is to remove and take to a shop. Currently waiting on them (local Garmin Dealer) to do the update and see if that fixes the issue. Can't fly with the Transponder out because of ADSB :-(

So if you have a GTX23 that's not current, best to wait to do the latest G3X update until you can update the GTX23 transponder.
Good Morning,

Can you power on your GDU in configuration mode and confirm that your GSU 25 successfully updated to software 4.10?

Thanks,

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Old 06-09-2020, 12:41 PM
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When is a new standalone G5 version going to come out? The latest experimental version on your website is 6.30 but the G3X update says it includes version 6.72.
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Old 06-09-2020, 12:51 PM
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I had the same issue with 23ES not working after installing updates. My 23ES software update was from 2019 Oshkosh.

Hanger Neighbor has the same issue with the 23ES after installing updates

Garmin been great to work with. They are going to call me back.
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Old 06-09-2020, 01:04 PM
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Default GSU25

"Can you power on your GDU in configuration mode and confirm that your GSU 25 successfully updated to software 4.10?"

Thanks,

Justin

Checked my installation and the GSU25 software is 4.10.

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Old 06-09-2020, 01:46 PM
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Justin

software for GDU and both GSU 25 successfully updated to software I watched from configuration mode to make sure Everything got updated.
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