RelityXP GTN 750

RelityXP GTN 750

Postby EsqFlyer » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:06 am

Hi. I am considering getting the RealityXP GTN 750 but read that it's database cannot be updated (such as with Navigraph.) So, my question is whether it is worth getting and flyable, or will the procedures/charts in the GTN be outdated and not usable?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: RelityXP GTN 750

Postby zerofay32 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:07 pm

A lot of people here will say that it's a no/go to use out of date data on the network. My opinion is the opposite as long as you are aware that there may/will be issues to work around. I used FSX on the network for a several years, and only about two years with nav data that was from the current decade (purchased the Reality 430 for FSX due to a RL airplane I was getting checked out in having one)

If you are wanting to get the 750 to learn it, because RealityXP uses the actual Garmin Training software, it will be very true to the real unit. If your focus is only on simulation for entertainment then... eh. But it is true that Navigraph will not update the GTN (or the GNS for that matter) the training software gets updated about once a year. I personally feel that that is ok for PE. But it helps to know that as that data gets older, the less it will reflect what PE controllers use, still not a big deal IMO.

The key is checking routes with current charts and current Instrument plates (like with skyvector). 14 out of 15 times, there won't be any significant changes.

There are one or two ways to update the training software, with one being a subscription with Garmin themselves but for anyone that doesn't have a real unit, that option is way too expensive.
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