Garmin’s 7-inch G3X Touch Display is Now Shipping!
Garmin is pleased to announce the availability of the new 7-inch G3X Touch display
option for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft. The new high-resolution infrared touchscreen display complements the existing 10.6-inch G3X Touch system, offering new panel design options and redundancy. All G3X Touch displays will support Connext cockpit connectivity between avionics and mobile devices featuring wireless flight plan transfer capabilities and more.
The 7-inch G3X Touch features a robust, infrared touchscreen display, which demonstrates Garmin’s industry-leading experience in glass cockpit technology. Pilots and homebuilders who own amateur-built and light sport aircraft that are tight on panel space will be delighted with the 7-inch display, particularly if height and width constraints are of concern in the aircraft panel. Additionally, owners who want multiple displays have the option of installing any combination of up to three 10.6-inch or 7-inch G3X Touch displays. Pilots will also notice a similar user-interface and seamless integration between multiple displays. Incorporating the different size G3X Touch displays into one panel provides added redundancy and enhanced functionality. When paired with a 10.6-inch display, the 7-inch G3X Touch system can serve as a dedicated display for a variety of features including traffic awareness, full-screen moving map, geo-referenced charts, engine information and even serve as a back-up primary flight display (PFD).
Pilots are offered the most comprehensive lineup of integration potential with G3X Touch, including the opportunity to incorporate an IFR navigator such as the GTN™ family, angle of attack information with the GI-260 and an active traffic system. G3X Touch supports additional connectivity with VIRB™, Garmin’s HD action camera using an easy-access BNC composite video connection. Viewing live, full-screen video on the G3X Touch display is possible when integrating VIRB, which also allows pilots to start and stop video recording and take photos using up to 10 VIRB cameras from the touchscreen. Additionally, touchscreen control of Garmin’s industry-leading experimental autopilot is offered, while still supporting the optional stand-alone GMC 305 autopilot control panel. Further touchscreen control for the remote-mounted GTX 23 ES transponder and GTR 20 remote transceiver saves panel space and offers a simple and integrated cockpit.
Synthetic vision (SVX™) comes standard on G3X Touch, providing a rich, three-dimensional depiction of terrain, obstacles, water features, the runway environment and more. VFR Sectionals, IFR Enroute Charts, and geo-referenced SafeTaxi® airport diagrams and FliteCharts™ terminal procedures for the U.S., Europe and Canada are offered on all G3X Touch displays, providing pilots with the charts they need for both VFR and IFR flight. A version of G3X Touch includes access to SiriusXM satellite radio and SiriusXM Aviation weather, including weather products such as NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, winds aloft and more (SiriusXM subscription required).