PFC 1000 GDU (stand-alone)

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The PFC 1000 is a Garmin G1000 GPS simulator. The hardware and firmware are made by PFC. 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,-1045,-1040ASelects the autopilot layout. GDU-1040A also disables the HDG, ALT and CRS controls. (It remaps the BARO hardware to allow for using a different encoder.)

GDU autopilot layouts

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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


  • Hex File Utility Put this executable somewhere in your path, or in the same directory as the batch file.
  • HWC3_Upgrade Here's how to upgrade to the latest USB code.

Right-click and select "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (FireFox) to download the Hex file. Otherwise your browser will probably just display the raw contents. Your browser may try to save it as a text file. More later.
Bonus links:

If you have a serial unit you cannot use this to upgrade your system to USB. Please contact sales for more information.

Some simulators that may use G1000 panels

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