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Old 30th Oct 2016, 10:41
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GTN 750 in an Agusta Power

Has anyone had any experience in fitting Garmin GTN 750 to an Agusta 109e or similar?

If so could you post a photo in this site which shows the panel layout.

Much appreciated. My existing Agusta has a 400 series GPS installed and I would like to update to the 750.
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 01:16
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Maybe no room!
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 04:27
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Hi Dick,

Apart from the obvious limited real estate on your dash board I've just found this link with STC approvals. This article was back in 15' so may have changed. all the best.

HeliHub.com EASA validates FAA STC for Garmin GTN 650/750 in various JAR27 helicopters
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 23:33
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We went down the Avidyne path for our IFR Dauphin after initially wanting to install the 750 to replace our GNS500 and also had real estate problems.

Have had the Avidyne for over 12 months now and have been very happy with it.
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 20:02
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Hey Dick,

I fly an A109E here in Brazil, and we've updated our Cockpit with two GTN650's and one Avidyne EX600 in the middle... I Have awesome photos to share...
Just need a little help on how to post it here... i's on my iphone... couldn't find how to post here...
It keeps asking for the URL from my photo...
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 02:27
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I 2nd the Avidyne option(s) over Garmin.
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 06:20
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Don't you mean 650

Originally Posted by Dick Smith View Post
Has anyone had any experience in fitting Garmin GTN 750 to an Agusta 109e or similar?

If so could you post a photo in this site which shows the panel layout.

Much appreciated. My existing Agusta has a 400 series GPS installed and I would like to update to the 750.
We have a GTN 650 in one of ours which is probably more feasible. I don't think the 750 fits in the middle "hole" on a Power
 
Old 7th Nov 2016, 07:57
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If it's a GNS430 you're replacing the Avidyne IFD440 is a plug and play replacement which is getting very good reviews. The IFD440 may well plug and play with the GNS400 as well.
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 08:32
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It would be great if the 750 could be fitted. I have one in another aircraft. It's a great bit of kit .
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 19:12
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This company in Germany seems to have an STC for that piece of equipment
: Avionik Straubing - Startseite
Good luck ... thay are not easy to contact I think ...
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 09:53
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What helps with a 750/650 combo is that using the remote audio panel and remote transponder (limited rotorwing STC's at present) can save a little panel space making it easier to accommodate the larger screen.
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 20:29
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Problem is the GTN750 is 6" tall and the available space used by GNS530 or an MX20 MFD is only 4.6". That requires quite a hike in the glareshield height with a consequent effect on outside visibility.
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 16:59
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Dick,

We just updated to a GTN 650 on a IFR 206L3 last winter. We would have gone 750 if we could have made it fit, but it really wasn't in the cards. Thing is, there is only one advantage in my mind to the 750 - the bigger keyboard makes it much easier to enter intersection and airport identifiers.

We installed the Garmin FlightStream 210 so that we can talk to the 650 with our iPads and it's much better than just having a bigger panel mount unit. Being able to mount it in various places, or keep it in your lap works out very well. I think the new transponder (375???) gets you that now, even without the 210.

Not sure if you're aware, but you can upload and download flight plans from the iPad, so that gets around the issue of having to input identifiers on the smaller 650 unit. In our case, our avionics stack is on the far left of the cockpit, so using the iPad is also much nicer than having to lean across the cockpit to do everything on the GPS front panel.

Also, you get the synthetic vision on your iPad hooked to the Garmin via Bluetooth, so that's another great benefit. Not sure if ForeFlight works in OZ, but Garmin Pilot is another possibility - in my opinion not as good as ForeFlight, but might work non-USA if Foreflight doesn't. My buddy likes the Jep app, not sure whether that supports flight plan up/down load, though.

If you haven't looked into it as an option, I would highly recommend it.
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 21:59
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Old 19th Nov 2016, 15:06
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Hi, can anyone give me a rough current price for a GTN750 please.

Thanks

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Old 19th Nov 2016, 15:13
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https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/in-t...prod67886.html

about 17k USD + cabling + installation + paper work
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Old 19th Nov 2016, 18:58
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Thanks Thracian, I had done a few Googles for it but all the sites I came across gave specifications but no costs. It is a very user friendly piece of kit apart from a tendency to suddenly take a short cut when carrying out non-direct entries to approaches. I'm sitting there expecting it to parallel join procedure to reverse its course and it suddenly does a screaming Jesus turn to go outbound in the procedure, what's that all about! Anyhow, sorry for the thread drift Dick.

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Old 20th Nov 2016, 11:38
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Also the 750 doesn't easily mark on target your position as easily as the 430/530 does.
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