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G1000 wind vector

Old 18th Dec 2010, 17:01
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G1000 wind vector

Hello all,
Is there a way to display the actual degrees on the wind vector and not only the speed of the vector on the G1000?
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Old 18th Dec 2010, 19:06
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The following from the G1000 pilots guide for the Beecg G58 suggests you should be seeing direction and speed:

Wind Vector
The wind vector box is displayed in the upper right
corner of the Navigation Map Page and displays wind
direction and speed (in knots). Wind direction is
indicated by a 360 degree pointing arrow.
To enable/disable the wind vector box:
1. With the Navigation Map Page displayed, press
MENU key to display the Navigation Map
Page Menu. The cursor flashes on the ‘Map
Setup’ option.
2. Press the
ENT key. The Map Setup Menu is
3. Turn the
small FMS knob to select the ‘Map’
group and press the
ENT key.
4. Turn the
large FMS knob to highlight the ‘WIND
VECTOR’ field.
5. Turn the
small FMS knob to select ‘On’ or
‘Off’. Press the
ENT key to accept the selected

6. Press the
FMS knob to return to the Navigation
Map Page.
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Old 19th Dec 2010, 06:58
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It depends on what version you have.

We didn't used to have it, but now if you press 'PFD' then you have 3 options for the wind. Option 3 then gives you the wind direction in True.

I tend to turn it off, as students will end up relying on it, the same as the magenta triangle for the wind correction. Other schools now actually call over the radio asking for a 'wind check'

Hope this helps
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Old 21st Dec 2010, 14:45
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It depends on which software version you have.
Older software versions will only display the "total wind" on the PFD and show on one of the MFD AUX pages the wind direction in degrees.

Newer sofware version allow three different presentations on the PFD.
Press PFD softkey (bottom left) and select wind.
You now have three options :
  • Total wind
  • Two arrows depicting headwind/tailwind and crosswind component
  • "H" or "T" and "X" plus numerical value.

Wind direction in degrees is no longer available on the MFD AUX page
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 10:09
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The G1000 manual reads like this "Wind direction and speed in knots can be displayed relative to the aircraft"
Let's say that the wind is 20kt from the north, and my heading is east. I'll drift south, and my route will be greater than 90°, for instance 100°.
My GS will also be slightly greater than my TAS.
The manual wording ("relative to the aircraft") seems to mean that the wind arrows will show no longitudinal wind, and a crosswind of 20kt (method 1)
I think that it would make more sense to show a tailwind component, and a crosswind slightly lower than 20kt. (method 2)
I remember having several times noted that the headwind shown added to the GS was not equal to the TAS, which is in favour of method 1.
Has anyone a definitive view on the subject?
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