Garmin® Team X introduces the G5 electronic flight instrument for experimental aircraft

All-glass back-up or primary flight instrument with optional autopilot capability

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the G5 electronic flight instrument for experimental
amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA). The compact and
cost-effective G5 delivers exceptional performance and reliability
serving as either a back-up instrument to G3X™ or other EFIS systems or
as a standalone primary flight instrument, with optional autopilot mode
annunciation. Boasting a bright, 3.5-inch sunlight readable liquid
crystal display (LCD) with built-in GPS, G5 displays attitude, ground
track, altitude, airspeed, groundspeed, vertical speed, slip/skid,
course (lateral) deviation, vertical deviation and incorporates a
dedicated HSI page. Even more capabilities are available when integrated
with G3X glass flight displays. Additionally, the G5 fight instrument
can serve as part of a highly capable standalone autopilot solution when
paired with Garmin’s compatible autopilot mode controllers and autopilot

“Team X has taken the traditional back-up display further with the G5 by
offering great readability and redundancy, which can optionally
integrate with a wide array of existing avionics configurations or be
used as a standalone display,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president
of aviation sales and marketing. “With the G5 flight instrument,
installation is quick and easy and the integration potential is
limitless, which is key when it comes to designing an aircraft panel.
We’re excited to bring this innovative and safety promoting product to
the experimental and light sport aircraft market and look forward to
seeing how our customers uniquely incorporate it into the panels of
their aircraft.”

Seamless cockpit integration

EAB/LSA aircraft owners are offered a cost-effective path to add a
primary or back-up flight instrument to their cockpits, which combines
essential flight information on an easy-to-read display. Suitable for
installation in place of a standard 3-1/8-inch (79.4 mm.) flight
instrument, the G5 can easily be integrated into an EAB/LSA cockpit. An
optional four-hour back-up battery can be included with a G5
installation to provide pilots with added assurance in the event of an
aircraft electrical failure. The easy to install G5 flight instrument
measures 3-inches in depth when paired with the back-up battery and
2.1-inches without the battery. Installation is further simplified as
the G5 incorporates pitot and static inputs that easily integrate with
the aircraft’s existing pitot/static system. The G5 includes a built-in
GPS antenna, however an external GPS antenna is optionally available if

Even more capabilities when paired with G3X systems

The fully integrated G5 electronic flight instrument serves as a
dissimilar flight instrument when paired with G3X and G3X Touch glass
flight displays. In the unlikely event of a G3X ADAHRS failure, the G5
doubles as a redundant ADAHRS source, which can supply the appropriate
air data, attitude and heading information to G3X displays. Further
expanding its redundant capabilities, autopilot mode annunciation can
also display on the G5 flight instrument in the event of a G3X display
failure. Customers can also leverage their existing G3X magnetometer for
heading information, alleviating the need to calibrate and install a
separate magnetometer. Pilots who have configured airspeed bugs within
their G3X system will notice the same airspeed configurations are
displayed on the G5. Depending on ambient cockpit lighting, the G5
display automatically dims and brightens independently from G3X to
ensure the display can be easily viewed in all lighting environments. A
dedicated rotary knob allows for easy adjustments to altitude and
heading bugs, as well as barometric altitude settings, which
automatically syncs with the G3X or G3X Touch flight displays.

Simple, standalone primary flight instrument with autopilot

Further expanding the utility of a standard back-up display, the G5
electronic flight instrument can be paired with the GMC 307 or GMC 305
autopilot mode controllers and GSA 28 autopilot servos to serve as a
standalone autopilot solution, delivering a simple and cost-effective
avionics suite. When paired with these systems, G5 displays autopilot
mode annunciation alongside primary flight instrumentation. If paired
with a Garmin portable such as the aera® 660 or aera 796/795,
the portable can easily be connected via the serial port on the G5 to
allow the autopilot to couple laterally to a flight plan and vertically
to a VNAV descent profile. With or without a G3X display, the G5 retains
the capability to provide back-up or standalone autopilot functionality,
including the ability to fly coupled GPS approaches when paired with a
compatible IFR navigator. Additional autopilot modes are selectable from
the GMC 307 and GMC 305 including heading, pitch, roll, altitude hold,
vertical speed hold and airspeed hold. When the autopilot is engaged,
airspeed protection is also provided. Additionally, Level Mode is
supported, which engages the autopilot to bring the aircraft to level

The G5 electronic flight instrument is anticipated to be available in
April 2016 at a price of $1,199*. The optional back-up battery is
anticipated to be available in June for $150*. For additional
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