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Old 12-05-2019, 05:41 AM
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I will be installing Garmin G3X displays together with a host of Garmin items.

Can the Garmin G3X system be programmed to have verbal and visual alerts.

John
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:00 AM
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The G3X Touch (GDU46x) can have an audio alert in conjunction with a visual cue for parameters as well as general purpose inputs (canopy open, alternator, etc.)

Configuring the parameter as "yellow+alert" or "red+alert" will cause the message to flash and a >bong< to sound.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:21 AM
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Verbal alerts are fashionable, but... They're best used when immediate maneuvering is required (traffic, wind shear, terrain) but inappropriate for systems (pressures, temperatures, voltages). The systems warnings want don't require you to drop what you're doing and handle the problem right now -- they can wait a few seconds. And verbal alerts aren't good for stall warnings, either, as it takes too long to say the words, and for other reasons.

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Old 12-05-2019, 07:29 AM
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Garmin documentation recommends the audit out (tones and verbal) be connected to an "always on" audio channel. However, based on input from VAF posters, I used an "Aux" audio channel on my audio panel allowing me to selectively silence the alarms. It turns out to be a valuable bit of flexibility. Flying in to Johnson Creek, poor "bitchin' Betty" was beside herself with "Terrain, terrain" and "Traffiic, traffic" (I was following a lead aircraft) and her frantic help was a severe distraction, until silenced with a single button.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:32 AM
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I got all the annoying terrain alerts in a left pattern at Hot Springs Arkansas. Not a typical place for it. You have a good idea here.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:54 AM
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I hardly ever allow any kind of bichin' betty alerts. I think they are distracting to the point of causing a safety issue. It seems every avionic designer thinks his function is the most important thing in the panel (fixed or portable device) and insists his alerting be attached to unswitched audio. And the FAA goes along with it. And if left un-abated the hapless pilot starts to become desensitized to the system "always crying wolf" which is a safety issue on the opposite side of distraction.

If I wanted all that while flying I would bring along the ex wife.

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Old 12-05-2019, 10:07 AM
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I will be installing Garmin G3X displays together with a host of Garmin items.

Can the Garmin G3X system be programmed to have verbal and visual alerts.

John
John,

The G3X Touch system has a number of different methods for alerting the pilot to different sets of triggers.

As Brian mentioned, you can program the Engine/Airframe Input’s to provide both aural (tone) and visual alerting when a certain threshold is met, by using the Red Range + Alert Gauge Marking. The procedure for programming this is on page 35-159 of the AL Revision of the G3X Touch Installation Manual. You can download the Installation manual from this web address: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?pa...00&tab=manuals

There are also other alerts the system will issue relating to things like traffic, terrain, obstacles, minimums, autopilot, altitude, and descent rate. There are custom settings and configurations for most of these. The Pilot’s Guide is a good resource for understanding how and when the various alerts will be triggered. It can be downloaded from the same link provided above.

Please let us know if you have any other questions. You can email us at G3Xpert@Garmin.com, or give us a call at 1-866-854-8433 Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 CT.

Thanks,

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Old 12-05-2019, 10:47 AM
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?...I think they are distracting to the pojnt of causing a safety issue...?

Really?

So we should do away with:

Traffic, traffic
Pull up
Wind shear
Obstacle
Fire bells
Airspeed low
Etc?
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:42 PM
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?...I think they are distracting to the pojnt of causing a safety issue...?

Really?
Yeah having flown professionally in aircraft with aural alerting systems for a long time (20 years), I found that puzzling too. Part of the reason things like GPWS aural alerts were invented was due to the number of aircraft permanently parked on the sides of mountains. Similar principle for stall alerts, TCAS, etc.

The real danger is using them but ignoring them. I can see isolated & specific cases where you might want to suppress certain alerts but overall they?re certainly not a retrograde safety step.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:55 PM
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Yes, they are there FOR safety reasons...and ignoring them can be hazardous to your health...
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