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    Question G3X in the CarbonCub EX?

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    I would like to know about installing the new Garmin G3X. Which panel is a better fit? Where does the AHC/ADC unit gofor maint. access?

    I plan on using a STBY ADI as well so I need room for an audio panel and nav control panelalso.

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    Default Re: G3X in the CarbonCub EX?

    Sounds like you will be building a custom panel which means none of our existing pre-cut panels would work. The G3X is the same box as the GDU375 which we use in our Performance VFR and Executive Glass panels. If you start with one of those you could make it work then just figure out what you want to populate the remain holes with. The G3X requires the separate GSU 73 AHRS module which includes the magnetometer (compass). You'll need to check with Garmin to see if mounting that inside a steel tube fuselage will work. The G3X mini site can be found here. Click on the "Hardware" menu to see the remote module.
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    Not sure how deep that audio panel is but may run into issues with tubing behind the panel.....I would have to take a look at one to be sure, its probably ok but something you have to think about when laying out a panel in an aircraft with a steel tubing fuselage.

    So it looks like you are not planning on doing any of the engine monitoring with the G3X system? I see RPM and what looks like Oil P/T, right?

    No fuel flow, egts, chts, volts, amps, etc? those aren't required but nice.

    One thing about the G3X system is that it has SO much information that you almost have to have a second screen to be able to use all of it, though kind of hard to do in a Cub panel.


    Just some thoughts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete D View Post
    So it looks like you are not planning on doing any of the engine monitoring with the G3X system? I see RPM and what looks like Oil P/T, right?

    Pete D.
    Hi Pete, the G3X will be doing engine monitoring. I added Oil P/T, Tach, and Airspeed gauges - those three would be redundant in the G3X along with monitoring everything else.

    What I like is that no matter what page you're on in the G3X if there is a problem, it immediately comes to the forefront on the screen and tells you audibly as well. Since we get to define what a 'problem' is I would set conservative limits BEFORE (for example) a true overheat occurs. Set it and forget it! (sorta)

    My motto is: Never fly worried. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete D View Post
    So it looks like you are not planning on doing any of the engine monitoring with the G3X system? I see RPM and what looks like Oil P/T, right?

    Pete D.
    OK - forget the Oil P/T to the left - it's going to be one of these:

    http://www.insightavionics.com/g3.htm It's a new product. There's a photo of a guy trying to balance a prop on CUB in mid-flight. The G3 looks a lot easier. I like easier.

    Prop balancing! Plus all the rest (and more to come.) Can you imagine that? Check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan View Post
    OK - forget the Oil P/T to the left - it's going to be one of these:

    http://www.insightavionics.com/g3.htm It's a new product. There's a photo of a guy trying to balance a prop on CUB in mid-flight. The G3 looks a lot easier. I like easier.

    Prop balancing! Plus all the rest (and more to come.) Can you imagine that? Check it out.
    I am following this thread with interest. Did you ever build the GX3 panel?

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    Garmin recently posted updated pricing on the G3X. It makes this option much more appealing. They also announced a remote transponder with extended squitter (GTX 23 ES) for the G3X at a 2,199 street price.

    G3X System with GDU 370 Total $ 5,995.00
    G3X System with GDU 375 Total $ 6,395.00
    G3X System with 2 GDU 370 Total $ 8,570.00
    G3X System with GDU 370 and GDU 375 Total $ 8,970.00

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    I think Garmin misjudged how popular the Light Sport category would become - their 'semi-certified' (ie high) pricing opened the door for companies like Dynon, Grand Rapids and a bunch more selling for a bunch less. Time will tell if this price drop is too little too late or if they can get some of the market share back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan View Post
    I think Garmin misjudged how popular the Light Sport category would become - their 'semi-certified' (ie high) pricing opened the door for companies like Dynon, Grand Rapids and a bunch more selling for a bunch less. Time will tell if this price drop is too little too late or if they can get some of the market share back.
    I doubt that. Garmin didn't even enter the market already dominated by Dynon until 2009. Prior to that, all of Garmin's products were built for the certificated market (part 23/25). What sales they get from experimental/LSA is taking market share away, not back. Please use facts if you are going to make such conjectures.

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