Note: Per Garmin, even though this product is certified, we can only sell over the counter to experimental aircraft (must verify) with wire harness.
Garmin is changing the course of aviation yet again! Introducing the GTN 650 “next generation” touchscreen avionics. This panel-mount unit is certified and approved for installation in hundreds of makes and models of general aviation aircraft. The GTN 650 has GPS/NAV/COM capabilities and new features like intuitive touchscreen operation, graphical flight planning, victor airway and high-altitude jet route navigation, remote transponder, SafeTaxi® and more.
Thanks to built-in terrain, mapping and obstacle databases, the GTN provides a greatly enhanced, high resolution presentation of the surrounding area. A built-in terrain elevation database shows color-coded alerts when potential terrain conflicts are ahead. Full Class B TAWS alerting is also available as an option. The SBAS/WAAS equipped GTN 650 series lets pilots fly GPS-guided LPV glidepath approaches down to ILS-comparable minimums. In addition, precise course deviation and roll steering outputs can be coupled to select autopilots so that IFR flight procedures may be flown automatically. This includes all ARINC 424 leg types, excluding RF legs (for example, when coupled with a G500/G600 Flight Display, the aircraft can fly fully coupled missed approaches, including heading legs).
In upcoming Garmin 5.02 software update it will allow the GNS 420W to crossfill to the GTN 650 (and only that direction) and yes it is a separate database subscription.
The Garmin GTN 650 does come with installation kit and tray.
The GTN 650 is not a slide in replacement for the GNS 430 nor is the tray the same.
No, to have a TSO you must manufacture all parts in the U.S.
The Americas database includes North and South America. The international version covers every continent. You can update the database at any time.
Yes, per Garmin, you can update the database at any time after purchase.
The GTN series supports glideslope CDI indicators. Vertical indications are displayed on a compatible CDI.
Yes via the Bluetooth on the 796 and GTX 345.
The GTN 650 includes a data card. Database information will have to be obtained from a Garmin installing dealer.
Yes, a cooling fan is included with the unit.