New to G1000, help wanted

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  1. 4RNB

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    Can you suggest any online resources for learning g1000 system? I am having a few issues picking it up in my sim, think it might be better to learn g1000 first, then the sim.

    This far my approach (ha) is scattered utube vids

    thanks, I’ll take my answer off the airways
     
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    Max Trescott had a killer course....look for it...probably not free or online...but it covers the G1000 top to bottom...
     
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    I would be careful with this one......it's almost unusable with some known bugs. I worked with garmin who was able to reproduce the issues I had, no idea if they've fixed them yet.
     
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    Are you referring to the book?
     
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    His book on the subject is the best of several that I tried. (I haven't seen the updated version of the book, however.)

    [Update: It appears that I do have the latest version, which is the Fifth Edition, dated 2012. It covers both the GFC 700 and KAP 140 autoplilots.]
     
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    Do they still sell the non-NXi version of the trainer? The OP didn't say which G1000 version he/she is dealing with.
     
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    Mine is not nxi.
    They seem to offer some online training at Garmin, but only on the Nxi system
    I think I will try the Max book, but the links on his site don't lead to anywhere useful for an online class
     
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    This page lists a CD-ROM course, but it doesn't seem to be G1000-specific.

    http://g1000book.com/gps-waas-products-for ifrpilots.html
     
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    There are a number of online courses on YouTube. This one is about 10 years old but I still use it with for transitioning pilots as an introduction.


    Be aware that one of the problems with G1000 training is that the G1000 is an OEM product - that means there are differences in both the configuration of the original installation and in upgrade paths. So generic videos like these are ok for basic layout and buttonology but real use (beyond VFR basics) will take some degree of either good instruction or a real commitment to self teaching.
     
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    They can be located here and there. MyPilotStore carries some but I seem to recall at least one place where there was a free download for the NAV III version.
     
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    I took the King course as part of my checkout for my club's 172SP. A little dry (As the Kings go) and long-winded but thorough. Helps a lot to be familiar with traditional Garmin buttonology and menu structures, as this system follows many of the same basic principles just with a lot more options and functionality.
     
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    1) Get the Garmin simulator.

    2) Get Max's book.

    3) Read the book with the simulator running and DO what he is talking about.
     
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    since the G1000 is nearly 20years old, it’s appropriate.
     
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    Nothing beats sitting in the aircraft. I worked most of it out, on the ground with the ac plugged into ground power. Next step is in the aircraft with a well versed instructor next to you, not one trying to figure it out with you. This of course after you've read through the manual a few times, which is free online. Keep in mind, these are perishable skills.

    Which airplane?
     
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    My principal issues right now is autopilot function and buttonology combined with flight planning. Transitioning to missed on an ILS is a real snag.
     
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    Good question.
    My only g1000 interest is for this image.jpg
     
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    G1000 has many different versions. So ils missed depends on what you have. With the latest and greatest, you hit the toga button, which takes you off green needles to magenta and puts the fd (gfc 700) into roll and pitch up. I then take care of the plane and calls. Next step is to put the ap into nav mode and flc.
     
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    No toga.
     
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    Toga just unsuspends the missed procedure, so I believe you just hit susp, after making sure you are on magenta needles, which you change with the cdi button.
     
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    I'm not surprised. When I give IPCs with a G1000 (most modern avionics, really) one task I want to see see is a coupled ILS to the published missed. There are a few ways to screw it up. I've seen some during training and I've heard some when pilots have contacted me to ask what I think happened when their avionics did something they didn't expect.
     
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    Trescott's book is the only one I found that does an adequate job of explaining the missed approach procedure.
     
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    Well, there's another issue there. The X-Plane G1000 is not really a G1000 (neither are MSFS and Prepar3D). So while it looks like one and basic functions work, you will find things in the books and G1000 videos that simply will not work.
     
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    One thing that's not apparent in your photo is which autopilot is being simulated. If the screen shows the autopilot buttons integrated with the G1000 panel, that would be the GFC700.
     
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    They are integrated
     
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    It's a GFC700. The Gleim trainer uses X-Plane.
     
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    I kind of get that, however the purpose of the sim (for me) is currency and practice of emergencies. So, I've got to learn what I have. It is modeled on the G1000 so that seems a good place to start.
     
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    He asked because early G1000s did not have the GFC700 integration.
     
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    It is. My flying club has a Redbird TD2 which uses Prepar3D which works pretty much the same. So long as you are aware of the limitations (and come to expect it doesn't work the same), it can be an excellent training tool.

    Currency? So you sprung for the BATD version?
     
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    Not sure about the trainer he's using, but the PFC G1000 ground trainers combine X-Plane with the Garmin trainer software and a physical replica of the G1000 panels to produce a faithful representation of G1000 operation. (Still no go-around button, though. :()
     
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    Yes, I sprung.
     
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    This appears to be Max Trescott's current Web page. It has online-course links that actually appear to work, if you're willing to ignore the complaint about the security certificate.

    https://www.maxtrescott.com/

    I notice that the link to his book charges $7 less than Amazon.
     
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    If you have solid knowledge and experience using other semi-modern IFR navigators the G1000 isn't that much different. There isn't much that you shouldn't be able to figure out after a couple of "flights" that are spent looking at and trying different features. Sitting down with an instructor might help, but only if they have the knowledge to speed up the process that you can do on your own.
     
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    Can you plug the plane in and sit with it for a few hours? That’s the best way to do it IMO. Hands on an twist some knobs. Videos didn’t cut it for me
     
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    Yeah, doing it that way but figured it might be easier to dive in depth in an organized manner