Remote Mount ADS-B Transponders for Experimental Aircraft
Garmin is pleased to announce the GTX 45R and GTX 35R remote mount ADS-B transponders for experimental aircraft. The GTX 45R and GTX 35R both meet ADS-B “Out” requirements, while the GTX 45R also offers dual-link ADS-B “In” capabilities. Designed specifically for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA), these new transponders are controlled by G3X™ and G3X™ Touch glass flight displays. The GTX 45R unlocks more capabilities for pilots by displaying ADS-B traffic, subscription-free weather1, GPS position data and back-up attitude information within select Garmin portables and mobile applications via Bluetooth® and Connext® wireless technology. Hard-wired display interfaces for the GTX 45R include G3X Touch, the GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen series, GNS 430W/530W navigators and select portables.
Vast Avionics Integration Options
Sport aircraft owners can take advantage of a straightforward, easy-to-install transponder that meets modern airspace initiatives around the world. Configuration and control of the remote-mounted GTX 45R/35R is provided through the display of G3X or G3X Touch, which offers seamless cockpit integration. The GTX 45R interfaces with G3X Touch, the GTN 650/750 and GNS 430W/530W to display ADS-B traffic and subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather on these systems, while the GTX 35R offers a simple path to achieve ADS-B “Out.” Up to three G3X Touch displays and a GTN or GNS WAAS navigator can be hard-wired to the GTX 45R to display ADS-B “In” benefits simultaneously. For aircraft without a compatible position source, the cost-effective GPS 20A WAAS GPS can be utilized by the GTX 45R/35R to meet ADS-B “Out” requirements.
GTX 45R ADS-B “In” Capabilities
The GTX 45R pairs with G3X™ Touch, a GTN™ or GNS WAAS navigator to display ADS-B “In” traffic, incorporating exclusive features such as TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™. The GTX 45R includes a dual-link ADS-B receiver that provides pilots with a complete picture of ADS-B-equipped traffic. Pairing the transponder with a compatible display allows pilots to overlay FIS-B subscription-free weather1 across the displays on top of dynamic moving maps with reference to airspace, terrain, flight plan information and more. FIS-B weather products include NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperatures aloft, NOTAMs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs.
In addition to ADS-B traffic and FIS-B weather, the GTX 45R can wirelessly provide precise GPS position data and back-up attitude information from the built-in AHRS via Connext®. Both wireless and wired interfaces are available for the popular aera® 660 and aera 796/795 aviation portables as well as wireless connectivity for mobile applications, including Garmin Pilot™ and ForeFlight Mobile. Customers can also take advantage of additional wireless features, such as flight plan transfer, which is built into the G3X Touch display.
The remote-mount GTX 45R and GTX 35R transponders are expected to begin shipping in September. Please contact Dart Aeronautical with any questions.