The RealSimGear® GNS530 is a high quality, ultra realistic hardware interface for your flight simulator. The RealSimGear® GN530 matches as close as possible to the real thing, including ultra realistic silicone buttons and replica knobs. It is the best way to learn the functionality of the Garmin 530, much more realistic than using the mouse or a touch screen.
Fully functional knobs and tactile silicone buttons
We have replicated the feel and function of the Garmin 530 knobs and buttons, allowing you to learn how to easily navigate the menu system, load a flight plan or approach procedures.
Change your comm radio frequencies quickly and easily
No more fumbling with the mouse. The RealSimGear ® GN530 allows for the development of muscle memory and improves proficiency needed for instrument flying.
Make your sim training more effective
And representative of real world flying.
Desktop or panel mount
This product can be mounted in an existing panel or used with our desktop stand. Great for flying students, pilots and home cockpit builders
No assembly, 3D printing, soldering etc required
This product is especially helpful for learning and practicing instrument flying procedures. When coupled with virtual ATC like PilotEdge or VatSIM, this provides the most realistic simulation possible. This allows you to develop familiarity with the Garmin 530 interface and controls so you can be better prepared for actual lessons with your CFII.
This unit features it's own 5" LCD screen that is used to display the Garmin 530 pop out screen from your flight simulator program.
** This system is NOT compatible with Mac due to driver and screen handling issues with MacOS. This will require a PC to work.
- X-Plane 11 or 12 (Windows only NO Mac support)
- Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS)
- GNS530 Navigator
- USB cable
- Power supply adapter
** Note, requires 1 X HDMI connection to your computer. HDMI cable is NOT included.
This equipment is amazing! High quality and adds so much to my flying! I am more than happy with my purchase! Have not hooked up the 530 yet. To busy flying the G1000. I am a commercial pilot with instrument rating. I am also 82 years young. Thank you so much!
GNS530 / GNS 430 Bundle
I purchased the GNS530/430 bundle from Australia and had to RMA the 530 due to an issue with the screen. RealSimGear provided amazing service, I had a new device delivered from California to my door in Australian within 4 days - service doesn't get any better than that Both devices are great; very tactile, and give you next level immersion, that I'm hoping will build muscle memory and assist in my instrument renewal. The only issue I have is there is no backlighting on the buttons, so when I fly at night (and no ambient lighting), I am unable to see the location of the buttons
using B737 com1 nav1
in spite of menu bar in upper corner, quality is satisfying. I found I can use gns530 as com1 and Nav1 with the window of radio frequency. It is fantastic!
One of the best add-ons to any simulator
Enjoyed Realsimgear for years now. Bought it a few years ago when I did up my first simulator and once again buying another for my new setup. Customer service is First Class then I had an issue which was instantly rectified.
1st one did not work out of the box
At first I was a bit upset as the first unit sent was defective. That said RSG support was amazing, the support team walked me through various fixes only to conclude it truly was defective. Within 24 hours they sent me a new gns 530 set it up worked excellent. I love it and am very pleased in the electronic word this can happen but they back there product. Definitely will always buy from real sim gear,bravo excellent job
Very close the real thing!
I took a break from flying for a few decades and am now trying to get my instrument rating. This certainly makes practice much easier (and cheaper) than it was when I originally got my pilot's certificate. Although you can't officially log the time on a home simulator, it is the next best thing, especially when you having a working screen, knobs and buttons for the 530!
Frequently Asked Questions
All out cutout dimensions can be found here.
The power pack we supply is 110-240V, 12 volt, 2 amps. It has a plug suited to North American outlets.