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Garmin GFC 500 Autopilot Flight Overview

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27 minutes ago, Oscar Avalle said:

Aspen can drive de autopilot?


Nope. It works with a g5 as your backup to the aspen, but then the entire system is a bit funky.

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The Garmin autopilot is a completely different architecture than other autopilots. With a Bendix King or S-TEC, there is a computer that gets inputs from the attitude indicator and controls the servos.  In the GFC 500, the control panel is not the autopilot computer. It’s just a control panel. (It also has the audio functions and some monitoring circuitry.) Most of the autopilot logic is built into the attitude indicator — some is in the servos. That’s why it only works with Garmin devices that contain the autopilot logic (G5, G3X, GI275). 


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