GTN 750 users

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by Let'sgoflying!, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Let'sgoflying!

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    Before I plow through the manual I thought I'd ask here for the abbreviated version on 'how to' and 'gotchas'.
    I usually fall asleep reading user's manuals and end up learning such things in the cockpit so wondered if there's anyone out there who wanted to chat about its basics.
     
  2. Walboy

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    My suggestion would be to download Garmin's free trainer and just play with it. Most of it is self explanatory and if you need a detailed explanation, then look it up.

    After you've done this, then you can skim through the manual, stopping to read in depth topics you don't understand well.
     
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    that's not a broad question at all!

    =D>, enter waypoint, nearest, flight plan waypoint
    FPL, enter flight plan. click on waypoint in flight plan, add before or add after
    home button is your friend, brings u back to the main menu

    if ur used to the 430 and if you use garmin pilot the transition should be pretty easy.
     
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    :yeahthat:

    What have you used before? Garmin products tend to have the same general flow, even if the interface is different. Between some prior knowledge and the downloadable trainer - available for both PC and iPad - you should be able to run some standard scenarios for yourself.

    Also, Garmin has an 8-part video introduction to the unit. They were uploaded by someone else, but I collected them in a playlist for easy access...
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmolGJZEeVA7mwRCgnmz4LnukodZv6V5h
     
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    midlifeflyer Final Approach

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    Thanks guys. (I've never claimed to be above spoon-feeding!)
     
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    Ugh. After the videos I have seen of the FlyLikeThePros guy, I can't take any of his stuff seriously. I'm sure there might be a few good tidbits in there, but Jerry is actually on course on his approaches now and then too.
     
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    Dave,

    I've had my 750 for about 16 months now. It's pretty intuitive overall, but here's a few general hints:

    1. You can pretty much get anywhere by hitting the "Home" button (one of only two physical buttons).
    2. If you want to get to your flight plan from the map page, all you have to do is tap the little box just above the bottom bar that has the current and next waypoints in it.
    3. If you are looking at a waypoint and you want to go direct to it, don't look on the screen - Direct is the other physical button on the bezel. I think every GTN user gets thrown by that the first time, they really do get you into thinking touchscreen right away!
    4. Tapping the standby frequency lets you put in a new frequency. Tapping the active frequency does a flip-flop. Easiest thing to do is to read back a frequency change while you're typing it in, and after waiting a second to be sure they don't correct you, there's a "XFER" button on the freq entry pane that will do the flip-flop and dismiss the pane.
    I agree with others that it's a good idea to download the simulator. They have it on the iPad, but I think they have a PC version now too. I've messed around with the simulator a bunch, trying to fly the weirdest procedures possible, and it's been helpful. Going out and flying the plane is a good way to get used to it as well.
     
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    Sometimes you have to bypass presentation style for content :D
     
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    The problem WAS the content. It was crap. It was the one where he said that you should "ask for a beacon code so the controller knows that you know how the system works" or some such horseshit.

    EDIT: Found it:

     
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    I guess my mind automatically separates the nuggets from the crap in a way I barely notice it.

    But their stuff is definitely in the "tips and tricks" department. Not the basics.
     
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    @Let'sgoflying! ... one of the better books for learning the GTN series is from http://avionicswest.com

    The other texts out there are okay, but this one is arranged better, and more "how to do the desired task" centric.

    Having the simulator loaded up and going while you read the book should get you to a good place to go try what you learned in the aircraft.
     
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