Announcing New G900X for Lancair & RV Kitbuilt Aircraft

Now, Garmin glass cockpit capability is no longer limited to factory-built aircraft.

With the launch of our new G900X series – and its authorized installation group of factory-trained Aviation Distributors – Garmin is bringing integrated “big screen” avionics to selected models of kit-built aircraft. Initially, the Lancair IV/IV-P and ES/ES-P, and Van’s RV-10, RV-9/9A, and RV-7/7A airframes will be able to install this leading-edge G900X system. Equipment deliveries should begin later this year, with airframe-specific software and custom bracketing available early in 2007.

Responding to numerous customer requests for this technology in experimental aircraft, the Garmin solution includes primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, surveillance, weather, and engine sensor data on two 10.4 inch, high definition LCD’s. Digital AHRS offers precise attitude and heading reference, WAAS GPS navigation including vertical guidance, and Mode S transponder with traffic from FAA TIS sites, while a GMA 1347 will supply the entire audio panel functions in addition to 6-place intercom capability.


The G900X system will list for $66,745.


Your cost $59,800 East coast and $60,500 West cost.


This price includes complete wiring package, equipment, and a Stark Avionics technician dispatched to your build site to perform the Garmin required system setup and complete functional check using our certified test equipment (includes airfare, lodging, car rental, labor etc.).   


Below is the Garmin press release reprinted. Go to for this same information or for more information.


Garmin’s® G900X™: The Ultimate Glass Cockpit for Kitplanes


OLATHE, Kan./July 23, 2006/PR Newswire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced its G900X avionics suite will be available on a number of leading kitbuilt aircraft – Lancair’s IV/IV-P and ES/ES-P, and Van’s RV-10, RV-9/9A, and RV-7/7A.  This is the first time Garmin has offered an all-glass panel for kitplane airframes.

“The G900X is a highly reliable system that dramatically increases safety of flight and situational awareness,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “We are confident that our industry-leading technology and core principles – commitment to quality, reliability, service, and value – will make the G900X an extremely popular avionics suite with kitplane owners.”

The G900X avionics suite integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, surveillance, weather, and engine sensor data on two 10.4-inch, high-definition LCDs.  The color TFT displays on the G900X suite boast XGA (1,024x768-pixel) resolution with wide viewing angles. The following G900X system components will be available on the Lancair and Van’s airframes:

  • The primary flight display (PFD) replaces many of the traditional cockpit instruments and presents this information in an integrated fashion on a large-format display, and the multi-function display (MFD) puts all aircraft-systems monitoring and flight-planning functions at the pilot’s fingertips
  • Designed with reversionary capabilities, allowing all flight-critical data to transfer seamlessly to a single display for added safety during flight
  • Solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), which can align while in motion, including in-flight dynamic restarts
  • Digital Air Data Computer
  • Engine-monitoring display
  • Mode S transponder with Traffic Information Service (TIS)
  • Dual integrated radio modules that provide WAAS-certified IFR oceanic-approved GPS; VHF navigation with ILS; and VHF communication with 16-watt transceivers and 8.33-kHz channel spacing
  • Digital audio control system
  • Garmin SafeTaxi™ airport diagrams that help pilots navigate unfamiliar airports
  • Optional integrated satellite weather datalink and digital-quality audio via XM Satellite Radio
  • Optional remote Flight Management System (FMS) controller for simplified waypoint, navigation, and communication tuning and selection
  • Optional integrated Class-B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) with worldwide terrain and U.S. obstacle database, which does not require an external LRU as with other TAWS systems

Kitbuilders purchase the G900X through a Garmin G900X qualified distributor. Specific AHRS and magnetometer mounting brackets are included with the G900X. These customized brackets will help simplify the assembly process and allow homebuilders to install these sensitive instruments with the assurance that the Garmin G900X certified distributor will approve the installation. The G900X distributor-supplied package also includes the wiring harness and installation drawings.

The G900X will be available in the first quarter of 2007 at a suggested retail price of $66,745. Additional G900X information is available from any of the approved Garmin G900X Experimental Aircraft distributors.  A list of these distributors is available at