Dual Garmin G5 Install

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Dual Garmin G5 Install

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It's been a crazy 12 months with a long wait for overhaul and fun maintenance issues that finally got resolved. I recently sent my Liberty in to get the Dual G5 setup since Garmin finally STC'd it for our planes. I think this is the first Liberty to have it done so I wanted to show the final result.

Think I am going to be pretty happy with it. I will post more photos once I get it back.

Installed Items:

Dual Garmin G5 PFD/HSI Setup w/Backup Batteries
GMU 11 Magnetometer to replace DG on HSI screen
GAD 29B GPS interface for GPS coupling to GNS 530W
GAD 13 interface with GTP 59 OAT sensor for new data now available on screen: OAT, TAS, Density Altitude, and Winds Aloft
Flightstream 210 for Foreflight interaction, AHRS and ADSB-In (GTX 345 onboard has it also)
Mid-Continent 3amp USB Power replacement for Davtron Clock. OAT on G5 now so USB/clock made more sense.


Garmin G5-1.jpg
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Re: Dual Garmin G5 Install

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That looks very good.Are you going to install an auto pilot at some stage.I am still deciding what to install cheaply.Our $AUD has now gone down badly which will mean,its going to cost more so I will put that on hold till probably next year.
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Re: Dual Garmin G5 Install

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Doubt I will go with the auto-pilot. I am sure it would be nice to have, but I bought the plane for stick and rudder skills and training through my IFR and potentially Commercial. I only fly 2 to 3 hours max at a time so it doesn't bug me to hand fly. The cost/benefit isn't really there for me.
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Re: Dual Garmin G5 Install

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Nice looking panel, my friend!

Lets meet in the middle for lunch sometime.
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Re: Dual Garmin G5 Install

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For sure man..once I get back flying over next few weeks and if we all survive the toilet paper shortage of 2020, let’s grab lunch. I will get Paul and we can do a mini fly-in.
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Cost benefit probably does not warrant an auto pilot, but I bet you will appreciate it if you do IFR trg in the aircraft, especially when things get busy.

In Australia we need to do a NVFR endorsement which is about 10hrs (min). Where I flew, like much of Oz, there are great tracts of blackness so you are on instruments a lot of the time, practically all the time where I trained. In fact, I never flew over a city for any of my training. When I was being grilled by the instructor about this or that, it was easy to wander off heading a few degrees or climb 100’. I always caught it before busting the imposed limits, but a few times I wished I had auto pilot to allow me to focus on other stuff I was doing.
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Have the Stec 30 in my aircraft, really comes in handy for flying IMC In busy airspace. The G5 install looks good.
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frfly172 wrote: Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:42 am Have the Stec 30 in my aircraft, really comes in handy for flying IMC In busy airspace. The G5 install looks good.
Ditto!
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Re: Dual Garmin G5 Install

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I am going to put in a Dual G5 but due to budget, I was going to do just the attitude indicator first. My XL2 only has a Garmin 430 non-waas GPS. One company quoted me $8,500 to purchase and install the G5 attitude indicator. Their reason was "It is STC’ed for your aircraft." Does this make sense to anyone?

Another company said this was the easiest to install and is only around $500 in labor (~$3000 total) using this glareshield mount antennae.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/ ... -06987.php

Any thoughts or advice? I want to make sure it is done correctly. But not sure how the 1st company justifies $6000 in labor/parts
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$8500 is insane.

My LAME in Oz said it was very straight forward and would be half a day. The only caveat was the magnometer as he recommended that be installed in the wing tip, but his thoughts were that it would not be an issue for the Liberty given reasonable access.

Why does it make any difference cost because it has an STC? Maybe slightly more for paperwork if it did not have a STC, but not that much. They are taking you for a fool.
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