Garmin introduces G5 as a DG/HSI for Certificated Aircraft

Dual G5 Installations Offer Added Redundancy with Dual ADAHRS and Batteries and the potential to eliminate the failure-prone vacuum system.

Maxcraft is pleased to announce that Garmin is now offering the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation as a replacement directional gyro (DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft.  When paired with select VHF Nav/Comms or GPS navigators, the G5 can be considered primary for displaying magnetic heading, VOR/LOC guidance and /or GPS course guidance as well as distance and groundspeed. Please note that the G5 for Certificated Aircraft AML STC does not include support for autopilot interfaces.

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  • 3.5″ sunlight readable crystal display (LCD)
  • Replaces the aircraft’s exciting DG/HSI
  • Utlizes the new GMU 11 magnetometer
  • Dedicated rotary knob allows pilots to easily select and adjust course and make heading bug selections
  • Back up battery
  • Approved for flight under VFR and IFR conditions

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  • When paired with the GTN, GNS or non-WAAS GNS via the GAD 29, the G5 will be approved as a primary source to display vertical and lateral GPS/VOR/LOC course deviation when available as well as groundspeed and distance to the next waypoint
  • A single magnetometer is capable of supplying magnetic heading information to 2 G5 electronic flight instruments simultaneously

Dual G5 Installation Options Offer Added Redundancy

G5 panel

  • A wide range of flexible panel configuration options along with the reliability associated with a modern electronic flight instruments
  • Up to 2 G5 displays can be incorporated into a single aircraft panel in several approved combinations, including the attitude, DG/HSI or turn coordinator positions
  • A secondary G5 can revert to display attitude information in the unlikely event of a failure in the primary attitude indicator position
  • G5 DG/HSI enables the manual selection and interchange between the attitude indicator and DG/HSI display
  • In dual G5 configurations, customers receive dual ADAHRS and dual back-up batteries, offering safety-enhancing redundancy

Click here to watch an amazing video on Garmin’s Electronic DG and New Audio Panels

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