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GARMIN GDL® 51R GPS SXM AND ATTITUDE RECEIVER - EXPERIMENTAL

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Part# 11-15318
MFR Model# 010-01561-50

Overview

Note: For use with the Garmin Pilot App, other Garmin Portable systems, and ForeFlight only.


  • Receive SiriusXM Aviation satellite weather and digital audio entertainment¹
  • Remote-box datalink solution for G3X Touch glass flight display systems
  • Easy to install; supports up to 2 wired display connections and 2 Connext® wireless connections for compatible mobile devices and Garmin portables
  • Access high-resolution NEXRAD imagery and METARs weather information
  • Provides compatible mobile devices and Garmin portables with GPS position data, backup attitude3 and more
For pilots flying with G3X Touch flight displays, the GDL 51R remote receiver brings a full array of SiriusXM satellite services to the cockpit. It lets you access continuous, detailed aviation weather content from any altitude — plus more than 150 channels of digital-quality music, news, sports and other entertainment programming. When installed with your G3X Touch avionics, GDL 51R makes it easy to tap into the weather features and audio channels you want. Better still, you can use our Connext wireless connectivity to stream SiriusXM services onto multiple Garmin aviation portables (including aera® 660, aera 796 or area 795 series) as well as iPad® tablets and mobile devices with the Garmin Pilot™ app. So you get more access — on more devices — without spending more money.

Works with a Variety of Devices
Providing multiple display outputs and viewing options, GDL 51R works not only with your G3X Touch avionics, but it can also communicate simultaneously with the Garmin Pilot app running on your compatible iPad tablet or mobile devices². Likewise, if you fly with an aera 660 or 796/795 series aviation portable, the receiver’s data links can also be accessed (via wired or wireless connection) with these products as well. Plus, to help you maintain the most current weather picture, GDL 51R can queue the weather from SiriusXM while the display device is sleeping or turned off so it automatically updates when you turn the screen back on.

Satellite-delivered Weather
Continuous SiriusXM satellite updates — accessible by ground and air — help you make better, more timely flight decisions. The SiriusXM network’s powerful satellites deliver seamless coverage across the continental U.S. and its coastal regions as well as southern Canada. (See coverage map) Choose from available SiriusXM Aviation weather packages that provide METAR data and animated NEXRAD imagery plus current reports on precipitation, lightning, winds aloft, echo tops, turbulence, freezing levels, TFRs and more¹.

Great Sound Made Easy
With your GDL 51R, you can choose wired or wireless Bluetooth® audio connections to enjoy the high-quality audio entertainment channels provided by SiriusXM1. Volume adjustments and station selection may be accessed through your compatible G3X Touch display, Garmin aviation portable or mobile device app. If you prefer, you can also opt to hardwire GDL 52R through your compatible audio panel (or use the wireless connectivity of our GMA 245™ or GMA 245R) for routing through the cabin headsets.

Built-in GPS and Attitude Sensors for SVX™ Display
In addition to its satellite weather and audio entertainment capabilities, your GDL 51R feature set includes a built-in WAAS GPS receiver. This enables GDL 51R to deliver highly accurate aircraft position, speed and altitude information to your compatible mobile device app. Also, built-in attitude sensors enable select Garmin aviation portables and apps with our SVX synthetic vision technology to serve as a backup attitude reference3 during your flights. With virtual terrain, obstacles, runways, horizon cues, HSI, GPS speed, altitude and more, this brings a whole new perspective to your portable navigation.

Get Sirius
For pilots who want advanced weather capabilities plus an array of audio entertainment options, the GDL 51R remote receiver is one of the simplest and smartest ways to interface with your G3X Touch avionics. And by going with Garmin, your receiver will be backed by a comprehensive 1-year warranty — and by the industry’s No. 1-ranked product support team..

Compatible Devices

DISPLAY ADS-B Traffic & Weather

(GDL 50R/52R only)
SiriusXM® Weather & Audio Control

(GDL 51R/52R only)
Connection TargetTrend™ Capable

(GDL 50R/52R only)
GPS & Attitude Information
Garmin Pilot App Yes Yes Bluetooth® Yes Yes
G3X Touch™
Flight Displays Yes Yes Bluetooth® or Cable Yes N/A
aera 796/795 Yes Yes Bluetooth® or Cable Yes Attitude Only
aera 660 Yes Yes Bluetooth® or Cable Yes Attitude Only
FltPlan Go Yes No Bluetooth® No Yes
ForeFlight Mobile Yes Weather Only Bluetooth® No Yes

Specifications

Physical
  • Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 6.1" x 1.6" x 5.0" (15.49 x 4.06 x 12.7 cm)
  • Weight: 0.83 lbs (0.38 kg)
Performance
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
  • Operating altitude: To 55,000 ft
  • Nominal operating velocity range: 0 – 800 kts (411 m/s)
  • Power input: 10 to 32 VDC, 3.5 W max.

    Connections
    • 15-pin standard d-sub power and data connector
    • ADS-B BNC antenna port
    • SiriusXM® TNC antenna port
    • GPS BNC antenna port
    • Wireless Connext™ (Bluetooth®)

ForeFlight

The GDL 51 series datalink receivers are now compatible with the ForeFlight app, allowing customers access to a full featured suite of weather products, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and more by using a single receiver. SiriusXM Aviation weather and ADS-B traffic and weather can now be displayed using software version 10.2 or later, available from ForeFlight. ForeFlight support for GDL 52/51 does not include SiriusXM audio entertainment control at this time.

Pilots using ForeFlight Mobile with the Garmin GDL51 or GDL52 receiver can access two tiers of SiriusXM Aviation weather: 1) Pilot for ForeFlight or 2) Pilot Express. Click here to learn more.

1: The attitude information provided by GDL 52 series portables is not intended to be a source of attitude information for flight in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and should not be used under these conditions.

In The Box

  • GDL 51R
  • Trial subscription of Garmin Pilot™
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