G3X Touch™ for Experimental Aircraft GDU 450
Explore the Possibilities
- Advanced flight displays with built-in VFR WAAS GPS
- Primary flight display (PFD) and multifunction display (MFD) capability plus optional highly configurable engine indication system (EIS) display
- Native infrared touchscreen interface seamlessly blends with familiar buttons and knobs
- Available in 10.6" landscape, 7" landscape and 7" portrait display sizes; install up to 4 displays in any combination
- Integrates with other Garmin avionics, allowing seamless control and display of information such as traffic, weather, radios, audio and more
- Features built-in Connext® wireless technology for flight plan transfer and more with select Garmin portables and mobile device apps such as Garmin Pilot™
Designed from the ground up with a native touchscreen interface, G3X Touch flight displays are the smartest, most advanced large-format flight displays we've ever designed (and priced) specifically for experimental/amateur-built aircraft. And the integration and versatility provided by G3X Touch make it easy to create the ideal panel layout for your airplane. It's all enough to make you want to build one — just to have a platform for these amazing displays.
Built for Your Needs, Panel and Budget
The G3X Touch suite of displays offers incredible installation flexibility. Use any combination of up to 4 of the 10.6" and 7" landscape or 7" portrait displays. These bright, easy-to-read screens are easily configured as PFDs for attitude, airspeed, altitude, heading, vertical speed and more; MFDs with advanced moving map, including terrain, obstacle and traffic alerts, georeferenced FliteCharts® or ChartView™ charts powered by Jeppesen®, and SafeTaxi® airport diagrams; or optional EIS. Each display features a high-resolution screen with infrared touchscreen technology that offers large touchpoints to ensure precise inputs and minimize inadvertent touches, even with gloves. And there's a handy bezel to steady your hand in rough air. Of course, G3X Touch also has 2 familiar concentric knobs and 4 dedicated buttons — for quick access for Nearest, Direct-to, Menu and Back — if that suits your style, too.
Configurable Touchscreen Display
G3X Touch display capabilities grow more powerful from there. Add up to 2 Comm radios (such as the panel-mounted GTR 200 or remote-mounted GTR 20), and simply twist the display knobs or touch the frequency on the G3X Touch display to load it into standby. Choose a GMA™ 245 or GMA 245R audio panel for advanced audio functions, including Auto Squelch, 3D Audio and BLUETOOTH® audio connectivity for music and phone calls. And add the GTX™ 45R remote-mounted, all-in-one ADS-B transponder to free up even more valuable panel space for your displays — while also getting ADS-B "In" traffic and weather.
G3X Touch also integrates seamlessly with the affordable Garmin experimental autopilot system, which provides advanced features such as auto-trim, flight director, indicated air speed hold and LVL capability — all of which can be accessed directly from the display. For complete IFR-approach capability, pairing the display with the GTN™ 650/750 series of touchscreen navigators enables LPV/LNAV/ILS capability, including flying coupled approaches as well as missed approach procedures.
And that's the just the start. You can add many more additional accessories to help improve your awareness and enjoyment. For example, an optional GAP 26 angle of attack (AOA) probe allows incorporation of AOA alongside your airspeed on your PFD. Install a GDL® 51R SiriusXM® receiver for NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, audio entertainment and more. And add the VIRB® Ultra 30 action camera to your installation for video feed directly on the display plus controls to start/stop recording.
Plus, in emergency engine power loss situations, G3X Touch paired with the G3X™ autopilot can offer Smart Glide™ engine-out navigation functionality. When activated, Smart Glide finds and creates a Direct-to route to an airport estimated to be within glide range — or alerts you if no airport is estimated to be within glide range. Smart Glide automatically activates the autopilot’s IAS mode at best glide speed — using the GPS guidance to fly the aircraft near the selected airport — so you can resume control and land the aircraft.
Rich Interactive Map and More
G3X Touch flight displays also incorporate dynamic moving map capability. Simply touch anywhere on the map, and, using your current position, the display shows the distance, bearing and time to that location on the map — as well as the elevation and GPS coordinates for that location. Other powerful features include an "Always On" bearing pointer to the nearest airport, visually extended runway centerlines and easy creation of user waypoints.
Terrain and Obstacles
In addition to the worldwide Garmin basemap that helps identify cities, roads and bodies of water along your flight path, G3X Touch also uses a database of both terrain elevation and obstacles that overlays on the main moving map page. A dedicated terrain page depicts terrain and obstacles of concern based on your current altitude, and it can be displayed using a 2-D map, profile view or both. Both visual and audible alerts provide automated terrain warnings, and G3X Touch provides a 500' callout for additional confirmation while on approach for landing at the destination airport.
Plus, with our SVX™ synthetic vision technology, you'll always know what lies ahead — even in solid IFR or nighttime VFR conditions. Using sophisticated graphics modeling, SVX provides a 3-D virtual reality perspective for enhanced situational awareness. SVX displays terrain using different shades of color, and it indicates obstacles and airports, including airport signposts and the runway. For additional awareness, your route is outlined with "windows" on the PFD screen; this virtual highway in the sky depicts the flight path in perspective, making it easy to visualize en route legs, course intercepts, final approach courses, runway thresholds and more.
ADS-B Traffic and Weather
When equipped with a compatible remote-mounted ADS-B receiver such as the GDL 52R, GDL 39R or GTX 45R transponder, G3X Touch can display ADS-B traffic and weather. Our TargetTrend™ relative motion tracking technology gives you a faster, more intuitive way to judge the direction and closure rate of intruding targets relative to your aircraft's position. So, rather than a fixed snapshot of the traffic situation, TargetTrend provides a more dynamic velocity-based display that shows which aircraft trajectories are most likely to converge with your own. For example, if traffic is ahead of you and traveling along the same track but at a slower rate, the motion vector would point opposite of its indicated direction of flight to show that you are overtaking the traffic. The result — you're able to make faster, better target avoidance decisions.
For airport operations, TerminalTraffic™ technology (a part of the comprehensive Garmin suite of Terminal Safety Solutions) enables ADS-B-equipped surface targets to be shown on your display's SafeTaxi diagram so you can see what's happening with traffic on busy runways and taxiways. ADS-B-equipped aircraft in-flight are easily distinguished from ground vehicles and taxiing aircraft, which are displayed using distinct colors and symbols. So, TerminalTraffic provides a clear, real-time overview of on-surface activity in the airport environment.