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Old 03-14-2012, 04:40 PM
markallison markallison is offline
 
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Default Garmin G3X panel replaces BMA

I decided to completly re-do my panel using a 2 screen G3X system, 430W nab/com and a 106 cdi. I used the existing 340 audio, sl30 radio, 327 transponder and TruTrak upgraded my digiflight to a GX pilot. I took the bma and all the analogue stuff out. I will be doing the first "new panel" flight on Friday! Excuse poor quality pics.



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Old 03-14-2012, 04:54 PM
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That set up looks really nice! Curious how you like it compared to your BMA.

Where is Kyalami in SA? I recently ferried a plane from Texas to Lanseria, then spent some time in a lodge outside of Sun City. Im already trying to find some time to go back to South Africa. I had a blast.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:21 PM
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That set up looks really nice! Curious how you like it compared to your BMA.

Where is Kyalami in SA? I recently ferried a plane from Texas to Lanseria, then spent some time in a lodge outside of Sun City. Im already trying to find some time to go back to South Africa. I had a blast.
Hi Matt

It seems great so far, the blue mountain was a problem since i got the RV in from the US 18 months ago. I could not get updated map data, things stopped working like airspeed! So it was time to get rid of it.

Kyalami is close to Lanseria and my RV is there at the moment. The ferry flight must have been awesome?
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:23 PM
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Mark,
Nice looking re-do!

By the way my name is Mark Allison Burns.

My mom would call me Mark Allison sometimes
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:26 PM
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Mark,
Nice looking re-do!

By the way my name is Mark Allison Burns.

My mom would call me Mark Allison sometimes
Thanks Mark! Cool name
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:17 PM
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Hi Matt

It seems great so far, the blue mountain was a problem since i got the RV in from the US 18 months ago. I could not get updated map data, things stopped working like airspeed! So it was time to get rid of it.

Kyalami is close to Lanseria and my RV is there at the moment. The ferry flight must have been awesome?
It was fun. Since the plane was a regional jet we had to take the long way through Europe, Saudi Arabia, then the length of the African continent. It was great to hear the Joburg controllers after hours of not talking to anyone other than the occasional position report

Looking forward to your thoughts on G3X. Have fun playing with your new toys!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:38 AM
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Mark -

Panel looks great. I am going with the dual G3X with a 430W as well. What was the thought behind adding a CDI? Doesn't the G3X have the built in capability with full reversion?
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:26 AM
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Default Nice Panel !

Congratulations for the new panel and avionics. I now have 20hrs with the G3X and GX Pilot combo. This system rocks !
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:48 PM
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Mark -

Panel looks great. I am going with the dual G3X with a 430W as well. What was the thought behind adding a CDI? Doesn't the G3X have the built in capability with full reversion?
Hi Mike,

The g3x does have built in capability and my panel is configured to ba able to use it that way by changing settings. The reason I went with the Cdi is that I wanted to be able to get separate information from the SL30. I liked the idea of being able to have 2 vor's showing on separate Cdi's. I also have a bit of redundancy as the SL30 is connected to a back up battery.

Cheers,
Mark
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:54 PM
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Congratulations for the new panel and avionics. I now have 20hrs with the G3X and GX Pilot combo. This system rocks !
Best,
Flavio
Hi Flavio,

Thanks! I am looking forward to getting some good time in over the weekend.
What settings, if any did you have to change on the GX pilot? I ask because on my first quick test flight today the GX pilot would follow heading but would not hold altitude. It does a wild roller coaster ride up and down at 1000ft /min. Once I have that set up it will be great, it was fantastic flying behind the G3x!

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Mark
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