Apollo GX50

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by David Obrien, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. David Obrien

    David Obrien Filing Flight Plan

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    I bought a GX50 as a supposed slide in replacement for a 604 Loran. It is not. The tray and plug need to be changed and the gps antenna does not fit the old cable plug . Anyone installed one?
     
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    I haven’t sorry, but I know someone with one that just told me today he’s yanking it because you can’t get updates anymore.
     
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    It's really not too bad to install fresh. Changing the tray is straightforward mechanical installation, just takes some time. Same with the antenna. What indicator are you wiring to? Trying to make it IFR?
     
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    The IM is available on the web. If you're not using an indicator or mfd with it, it's pretty simple. You'll need proper crimpers for the rg cable and DB pins and sockets.
     
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    Nav data support ends December 2020. I honestly wouldn't waste time with it especially if using for IFR. But as to the install its not hard at all but you will need an indicator with it and likely a serializer for the encoder. I installed a GX60 in mine a few years ago.
     
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    The GX55 is a direct swap, not the GX 50
     
  8. Ryan F.

    Ryan F. Line Up and Wait

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    GX50... hrm... you might want to stop right here and go no further. That unit is on life support at this point. Most work involving the GX50 is to facilitate its removal and replacement.
     
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  9. David Obrien

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    Thanks. It was an easy job. I now
    have a useable GPS for $270. Instead of useless Loran.