July 23, 2014
By Dave Hirschman
Garmin is offering the G3X Touch avionics system for experimental and light sport aircraft in a smaller, 7-inch display, the company announced.
The first G3X Touch with a 10.6-inch touch screen was introduced early in 2014.
“Customization and flexibility are key when designing an aircraft panel, and the new 7-inch G3X Touch display offers just that,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president for aviation sales and marketing.
The G3X Touch has an infrared touch screen and serves as an all-in-one primary flight display/multifunction display/engine monitor with GPS-derived synthetic vision and radio, transponder, and autopilot controls. It also can communicate wirelessly and transfer flight plans with tablet computers through the Garmin Pilot app.
When paired with a GDL 39 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receiver, the G3X Touch displays subscription-free weather—and Traffic Information Service-Broadcast (TIS-B) traffic is available when an aircraft has ADS-B Out equipment.
A 7-inch G3X Touch system has a base price of $4,599.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
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