Garmin G3X Touch – Now Available

Garmin G3X Touch – Now Available

Today, Van’s Aircraft and Garmin are excited to announce the availability of G3X Touch in the Van’s RV-12. The G3X Touch system seamlessly blends the use of familiar buttons and knobs and puts flight information right at your fingertips.

RV-12 Garmin In Use SM

The RV-12 has enjoyed glowing reviews from owners, pilots and flight schools alike. Characterized by the responsiveness, harmonized controls and outstanding performance of the Van’s series, the RV-12 is a joy to fly!

The Garmin options for the RV-12 include either single or dual displays with split screen functionality and a number of interface options, including integrated two-axis autopilot, ADS-B traffic and weather, SiriusXM aviation weather and more.

A Special Edition RV-12 featuring G3X Touch will be on display and For Sale at the Van’s booth at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida January 14th – 17th, 2015. Stop by for more info and to see the latest custom color for the Factory Built RV-12.

More about the G3X Touch:

The G3X Touch suite in the RV 12 offers pilots a state-of-the-art avionics package, which provides a sleek and clean appearance in the panel. Incorporating the latest in infrared touchscreen technology, the display offers a resilient, high-resolution, sunlight readable screen. The touchscreen provides a simple user interface, which is easy to learn and offers efficient access to information. The bezel contains four dedicated buttons and two rotary knobs, which provide increased efficiency in performing common in-flight functions like direct-to navigation, setting altitude, changing heading or radio tuning.

This well-equipped avionics suite includes a number of features which come standard with the G3X Touch system, including:

  • Synthetic Vision (SVX)
  • Built-in WAAS GPS receiver
  • Connext wireless cockpit connectivity
  • Terrain/Obstacle alerting
  • Geo-referenced Garmin FliteCharts terminal procedures
  • SafeTaxi airport diagrams
  • Interactive mapping
  • Video Input and more!

Van’s Aircraft continues to be a bright spot in GA with continued production of an all-American S-LSA that is affordable to buy, economical to operate, and fun to fly. With the new G3X system, Van’s can offer pilots an even greater array of options to enhance their piloting experience and ensure that RV Grin!

“We think the company achieved its goal of building an LSA that offers light and responsive control feel without any bad habits that might get low-time pilots in trouble” - Aviation Consumer
“The control response is light, nimble, solid, fighter plane-ish, and so natural and balanced, you feel like you've flown this bird all your life.” - Plane & Pilot Magazine
“With the RV-12, Van’s Aircraft created a light-sport aircraft that hit a sweet spot in the market while earning high marks from owners/builders.”
“Do yourself a favor: If a low-wing, all-metal funship with wonderful handling and a good cruise are on your bucket list, don't fail to check out the Van's RV-12.” - Plane & Pilot Magazine
“In a market where most LSAs are slow sellers, Van’s hit the mark with the RV-12, delivering a model true to the company’s kit-built DNA while bridging the gap between the home-built and certified world.” - Flying Magazine
“The RV-12 may be the most good-natured, docile, yet sporty LSA I've flown yet. It feels both sweet and a little sassy.” - Plane & Pilot Magazine
“The new RV-12 is truly a breakthrough airplane, and it will change the way you think about Van's Aircraft. This factory-built Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) is ready to fly, with no assembly required. So even if you've never touched a wrench, you can own one of these amazing airplanes.” -


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Aurora, OR 97002 USA
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