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Hi!

 

I bought and installed your GTN 750 today. Before doing so I also noted that the included GPS data was from July 2016. Recent enough. But I also use Navigraph and I noticed there is a difference between the Garmin, showing me old and faulty frequencies for airport services, and Navigraph giving me the correct ones.

 

If I understand it correctly it is possible to update the Garmin software for a small fortune, whereas services like Navigraph and Aerosofts Navdatapro are quite affordable.

 

Is there a cheaper way to have the Garmin and Navigraph information synced without taking out a mortgage on my house or starting a new career as a drug kingpin?

Or do I have to resort to using an old Navigraph cycle?

 

And just to be clear, I am just a newbie flightsim enthusiast and not a PPL holder so even though I may think thousands of dollars a year for map updates are fine, my wife most certainly do not agree.

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My wife wouldn't agree either LOL

 

Like you've well understood, The Garmin Trainer powering the backend of our GTN simulation comes with its authentic and real  (real as in the same in a real GTN) database. Actually it comes with 2 database:

 

- Worldwide from Jeppesen (includes Americas)

- Americas only from Garmin

 

You can choose from either one in the RealityXP.GTN.INI file saved in your aircraft folder. Please make sure to open our GTN manual for more details about this file.

 

Hopefully it is quite current a database per-sim need, but I also understand as time goes it will get older.

 

There is no legal ways to update the database for now but to subscribe to the real world database, or purchase a one shot update.

 

We are looking at innovative ways to offer such option to our customers, but please allow us to focus on the other products in the pipeline before we pursue this avenue.

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We are looking at innovative ways to offer such option to our customers, but please allow us to focus on the other products in the pipeline before we pursue this avenue.

 

I'm just glad and appreciate that you are willing to look into it.

I can imagine though, that there is a lot more to updating the GTN's database because it also includes charts and easy-taxi maps. 

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My wife wouldn't agree either LOL

 

Like you've well understood, The Garmin Trainer powering the backend of our GTN simulation comes with its authentic and real  (real as in the same in a real GTN) database. Actually it comes with 2 database:

 

- Worldwide from Jeppesen (includes Americas)

- Americas only from Garmin

 

You can choose from either one in the RealityXP.GTN.INI file saved in your aircraft folder. Please make sure to open our GTN manual for more details about this file.

 

Hopefully it is quite current a database per-sim need, but I also understand as time goes it will get older.

 

There is no legal ways to update the database for now but to subscribe to the real world database, or purchase a one shot update.

 

We are looking at innovative ways to offer such option to our customers, but please allow us to focus on the other products in the pipeline before we pursue this avenue.

 

I got an active subscription for Garmin Europe. Will this work?

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I cannot answer this question, but I can tell you that provided the EULA permits you doing so, you might try getting the file out the card, copying it on your hard drive, and trying this out?

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