Will an Avidyne IFD 540/550 drive a Garmin GNC 500 autopilot?

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  1. Artimas

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    What the title asks-
    Will an Avidyne IFD 540/550 drive a Garmin GNC 500 autopilot? I'd like to replace a Garmin 530W when I do my autopilot upgrade.

    I did some searching but couldn't find a clear answer.
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  2. Jesse Saint

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    The Avidyne IFD is completely compatible with the G5, which drives the GFC500. In short, yes it will.
     
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    Of course, Garmin clearly doesn't want you to know that....
     
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    I've searched. What is a GNC500
     
  5. Artimas

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    Oops... Typo. GFC 500. Sorry, and thanks for the replies so far!