The GAD 43 adapter unit offers enhanced autopilot interface capabilities for the G600/G500 TXi flight display systems. It enables AHRS digital attitude/heading reference to be used with selected autopilots in place of costly-to-maintain ADI gyro indicators.
It Thinks Like an Autopilot
Providing analog attitude information for use with third-party autopilot systems, the GAD 43 adapter interfaces with the Garmin GDU 620 panel display for configuration and alerting, and with the GRS 77 remote AHRS unit for attitude, heading, and yaw input information. Thus, for attitude-based autopilots, the GAD 43 can emulate the system’s gyro interfaces (such as the familiar KI-256) with far more reliable AHRS data. Which, typically, allows the existing ADI or attitude gyro to be removed and replaced on the panel with a smaller and more affordable attitude indicator as one’s backup instrumentation.
Enjoy the Simplicity of Industry Standard Interfaces
The GAD 43 is designed as an open architecture system that uses typical XYZ, ARINC 429 and RS-232 interfaces. The GAD 43 also includes analog radar stabilization signals, bootstrap heading output, and a baro altitude correction interface.