General Simulator G1K GDU

GS1000 G1K

The General Simulator G1K is a Garmin G1000 GPS simulator. The hardware and firmware are made by General Simulator using PFC's communications protocol. The firmware does not emulate the G1000; it merely sends messages to simulation software regarding the controls (knobs and buttons).

Configurable Options

OptionDefaultAvailable SettingsDescription
Device SelectorPFDPFD, MFD, PFD2Primary Flight Display, Multi-Function Display. PFD2 is for use in 3-screen configurations.
G1000 PANELGDU-1044BGDU-1040,-1042,-1043,-1044,-1044B,-1045Selects the autopilot layout.
Backlight Channel0,70-8Allows various types of control of the panel and button brightness.

GDU autopilot layouts

GDU-all.PNG (70.54 Kb)

Beechcraft A36/G36, Baron 58/G58 – (1 - GDU 1040) and (1 – non-WAAS GDU 1043) or (1 – WAAS GDU 1045)
Cessna Nav III (2) GDU 1040 or (1+1) GARMIN GDU-1044B
Columbia – (1) GDU 1040 and (1 – GDU 1042) or (1 – GDU 1044)
Diamond - (2) GDU 1040 or (1+… (1 – GDU 1042 or 1 – GDU 1044)
Mooney - (2) GDU 1040 or (1+… (1 – GDU 1042 or 1 – GDU 1044)
Tiger AG-5BI - (2) GDU 1040


Firmware is provided by General Simulator. Note: we recommend you update your firmware only under the direction of PFC tech support.

To update, download G.S1000 and extract to C:\PFC UTILS. Download the desired binary file and follow the instructions in C:\PFC UTILS\G.S1000 Update\readme.txt.
For the binary files, see the Output file directory (look for .wwt files) or the Changelog.

Note: we have noticed a tendency for the update utility to crash; it appears to be more stable if you plug the panel directly into the computer (rather than into a USB hub). Your mileage may vary.

See also

Some simulators that may use G1000 panels

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