Garmin® Team X Introduces Single Solution for Expanded Aircraft Systems Integration, Cost-Savings and Added Utility

New GAD 27 pairs with G3X™ Touch to streamline installations and add more capability

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the GAD 27, a small, lightweight and solid state integrated
controller that provides a solution to many of the typical airframe
interfacing needs. With the GAD 27, pilots are provided a consolidated
system that would otherwise require multiple adapter modules, which
streamlines configuration of their experimental amateur-built (EAB) and
light sport aircraft (LSA). Enhanced capabilities include a programmable
flap controller, multiple lighting bus outputs, pilot/co-pilot trim
mixing, taxi and landing light control options including automatic
flashing, a voltage stabilizer and additional discrete inputs. These
features are enabled by the GAD 27 adapter and give pilots additional
configuration options among various systems and functions via the G3X
Touch system, streamlining the installation process.

“As we listen to the industry, we continue to introduce more products
and expand upon the existing feature set to add more capability and
functionality to G3X Touch installations,” said Carl Wolf, vice
president of aviation marketing and sales. “With the GAD 27, Team X has
brought smarter technologies that effectively combines five individual
modules into one small adapter so installation is easier, configuration
is simple and our loyal customers save time and receive more options
with G3X Touch.”

Programmable Flap Controller

Discrete flap positions are easily programmed from the G3X Touch display
to conveniently control the flap motor and to automatically drive the
flaps to pre-programmed positions based on pilot input. Additionally,
with airspeed inhibit, the system also helps protect the airframe by
preventing inadvertent flap deployment at high airspeeds.

Programmable Lighting Circuits

The addition of one to three dimmer knobs provide input to the GAD 27
and can be mapped to any of the six configurable lighting circuits,
offering additional lighting options when configuring a G3X Touch
installation. Pilots may assign specific dimming functions to individual
knobs, which are all programmed on the G3X Touch display. Preset
lighting options, including avionics lights, map lights, interior light
circuits and more, are all pilot-configurable for installation and
operational convenience.

Wig-Wag Lights

For added visibility in-flight and within the terminal environment, the
GAD 27 provides configuration of the landing and taxi lighting system
via the G3X Touch flight display. Compatible with all light
installations including HID and LED, the GAD 27 offers optional control
to alternate the landing and taxi lights, commonly referred to as
“wig-wag” lighting, which can be switch activated or automatically
turned on/off based on airspeed. Pilots may also configure a warm-up
time before starting the wig-wag function to protect lamps that require
a warm-up period, such as HID plasma lamps.

Voltage Stabilizer

Essential avionics receive stable power during engine start without the
need for a back-up battery when integrating the GAD 27 adapter into a
new or existing avionics installation. Sufficient power is provided to
operate a single G3X Touch display, ADAHRS module and engine interface
module with probes.

Aircraft Trim Switch Mixing

The GAD 27 accepts trim switch inputs from both the pilot and co-pilot
controls to provide trim mixing capability. Switches used on the
pilot/co-pilot controls are connected to simple discrete inputs and no
longer supply trim motor power or control relays.

The GAD 27* is now available at a price of $499**. For additional
information, visit

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*Compatible with 14V electrical systems

**Minimum Advertised Price (MAP)



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