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GTX 345R Bluetooth

Postby creativewebz » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:35 pm

Has anyone else after upgrading to the GTX 345R experienced connectivity issues with the bluetooth sitting in the front seat? I know 3 of the planes here in New Orleans after the install are experiencing the same issue (2 2004's non-waas, 1 2008 with waas).
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Re: GTX 345R Bluetooth

Postby Charles K » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:49 pm

Yes - I had that very issue with my 04 DA40. Have Garmin send your shop a replacement unit. That seems to have fixed my issue and others as well.

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Re: GTX 345R Bluetooth

Postby creativewebz » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:45 am

Garmin has swapped out the unit. And I am still having the same issue. I am thinking about going with the flight stream 110. Anyone else try this yet?
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Re: GTX 345R Bluetooth

Postby Charles K » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:40 pm

Ask Garmin to install that for free based upon warranty since BT does not work. That is what my shop was going to do had the swap not worked.
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Re: GTX 345R Bluetooth

Postby creativewebz » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:14 pm

I tried that, they are installing the 110 free labor and a discount on the unit itself.
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Re: GTX 345R Bluetooth

Postby Lance Murray » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:42 am

There is a note in the install manual that essentially says that if you experience BT signal issues then you are too far away from the transmitter and you should purchase a Flightstream. They know the signal isn't strong. This is expected.
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Re: GTX 345R Bluetooth

Postby Diamond_Dan » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:46 pm

My newly installed GTX 345R has weak Bluetooth as well. (G1000 WAAS) I am going to ask the avionics shop to install a Flight Stream. I will ask for price considerations for the unit and installation costs.

Question - Should I ask for a 110 or a 210? Garmin description says that the 210 supplies AHRS data while the 110 does not. I already get AHRS data from the 345R - will the 110 pass it through or would I need a 210 to get this data in Foreflight? It is hard to justify double the unit cost for AHRS data since it isn't a real back-up. Any other difference between the two that I do not see?
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Re: GTX 345R Bluetooth

Postby ScottSutton » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:18 pm

At the time when Aerotronics installed a GTR-345R in my DA-42, they suggested a FlightStream 210 because of the composite airframe. From a prior project, the shop knew I would want AHRS capability for running either ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot and it has been working great ever since the work was completed some 8 months ago - now I can't imagine flying without it.
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Re: GTX 345R Bluetooth

Postby Diamond_Dan » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:19 pm

Was told by Garmin Tech Support that the Flight Stream 110 is not compatible with the GTX 345 and that I should get the 210. Doesn't really jibe with Grant's experience so go figure.
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Re: GTX 345R Bluetooth

Postby ScottSutton » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:29 pm

Clearly, the installation and the GTX-345R itself is by far the most expensive part of this upgrade for Diamond owners. In light of the overall expense, the difference between a 110 and a 210 falls into the category of small potatoes. Yet good to know that my avionics wasn't needlessly over equipping the aircraft. Thanks for confirming this about the 110 Dan!

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