5.0 / 5.01 ReviewDurability5.0 / 5Reliability5.0 / 5Performance5.0 / 5Ease Of Use5.0 / 5Value4.0 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (1)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesYou get seamless operation, long range NEXRAD, and subscription feesWe use the GDL51 in an older King Air. I chose it over the ADS-B unit because we make some long flights and wanted the higher resolution NEXRAD for the full US, not just the regional picture.
Paired to the iPad once and it connects immediately every time
Weather data is top-quality and available at all altitudes
More weather products than ADS-B (turbulence, storm cells, icing)
Good battery life
Subscription fees - but I knew this so I really can't complain
Doesn't get NOTAMs (need ADS-B for that)
Our heated windshield blocks the SiriusXM signal
I needed to buy the external antenna and run it to the one point on the windshield that doesn't have embedded wires for heating. Without the antenna, reception was often poor or non-existent. When I used it in my 182, with no external antenna, signal was always excellent.October 1, 2017Purchased
1 month ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 4 answersI own a Garnin 696 with a GMX42 XM antenna mounted and wired in a panel dock. I want the capability of moving the receiver/antenna to another aircraft (for use with an Ipad) without buying another xm subscription. Because the 796 uses the same GMX42 that my 696 uses, will this unit plug and work with my 696? It appears this GDL 51 has an MXC antenna port, does the other end of that antenna cord have a micro USB like the GMX 42?BEST ANSWER: As I understand the subscription is tied to the the GMX 42.Is there a monthly fee?BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is a monthly fee for the sirus weather.Will this work in conjunction with the GDL 39 for traffic?BEST ANSWER: Please contact garmin aviation support at 1-866-739-5687.Can this be used with Foreflight? If not then what apps can it be used with?BEST ANSWER: It is only available for use with Garmin Pilot.
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