Providing an affordable non-TSO’d “glass cockpit” option for retrofit installation in light sport (LSA) and experimental/kitbuilt aircraft, the GDU 370 is a real breakthrough in panel-mount GPS navigation.
Fly with realistic moving-map graphics
With its flexible architecture and multifunction display (MFD) capabilities, the GDU 370 enhances pilot situational awareness with realistic moving-map graphics and database-driven terrain and obstacle alerting. The integrated display unit mounts flush in the panel and features a crisp 7-inch high-definition WVGA flatscreen with dual redundant power inputs. A built-in 12-channel high-sensitivity GPS receiver updates five times per second (5 Hz), allowing the GDU 370 to update the moving map display and gauges smoothly and continuously.
Operation is simple: There’s a handy rotary joystick cursor control for data entry, soft keys for mode selection, front-loading SD card slot for expansion memory and updates, plus an easy-to-navigate G1000-like graphical user interface.
See your way clear of obstacles
Offering fast graphical rendering of map detail with database-driven terrain and U.S. obstacle alerting, the GDU 370 shows your aircraft’s position in relation to ground features, chart data, navaids, flight plan routings, and more. The color-keyed terrain page offers both overhead and vertical profile views of potentially hazardous terrain along your route of flight. What’s more, by adding a Garmin GTX 330 Mode S transponder, your MFD can also display Traffic Information Service (TIS) alerts to help identify other aircraft in proximity to your position.
Electronic charts help streamline navigation
In addition to its high-resolution terrain map database, similar in appearance to a VFR sectional chart, the GDU 370 comes with Garmin SafeTaxi® and FliteCharts® pre-installed. The Garmin SafeTaxi service provides geo-referenced diagrams for over 900 U.S. airports. Geo-referenced FliteCharts provides you with a graphical representation of our aircraft overlaid directly onto NACO-format IFR approach plates. FliteCharts also allows you to easily find and view all U.S. AeroNav Services, standard terminal arrival routes (STARs) and more. For pilots who prefer Jeppesen charts and diagrams, Garmin also offers ChartView™, which utilizes Jeppesen’s extensive library to provide global geo-referenced charting capabilities.
More than just an MFD
The GDU 370 can accommodate not only MFD capability, but flight and engine instruments as well. With the purchase and installation of a Garmin GSU 73, GMU 44 and GTP 59, you can turn the GDU 370 into a full Primary Flight Display (PFD) providing attitude/directional guidance with ADAHRS+Engine monitoring. These additional components are available from your Garmin dealer, which would convert your GDU 370 into a single screen G3X system.