Designed for retrofit installation in light sport (LSA) and experimental/kitbuilt aircraft, the GDU 375 is a panel-mount multi function display unit that provides a non-TSO’d “glass cockpit” option at a very affordable price.
Think multifunction display with internal GPS
Featuring a big 7-inch high-definition WVGA flatscreen with dual redundant power inputs, the GDU 375 mounts flush in the panel – providing pilots with realistic moving-map graphics for navigation and situational awareness. A built-in 12-channel high-sensitivity GPS receiver updates five times per second (5 Hz), allowing the GDU 375 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.
Watch where you’re going
In addition to its high-resolution terrain map database, similar in appearance to a VFR sectional chart, the GDU 375 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.
Weather or not?
The primary difference between the GDU 375 and its similar-looking sibling, the GDU 370, is that you get support for XM WX™ satellite weather with the GDU 375. From XM’s two powerful geostationary satellites positioned over the east and west coasts, graphical NEXRAD and other aviation weather data can now be accessed directly on your MFD – and overlaid on the chart to show your position in proximity to the weather. (XM subscription required). You also have the option to add over 170 channels of high-quality XM Satellite Radio programming – music, sports, news, talk and more – for an additional monthly fee.
More than just an MFD
The GDU 375 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 375 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 375 into a single screen G3X system.