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
- Fully assembled
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.
The GNS530 is compatable with:
- X-Plane 11 Plugin software is provided in our setup guide for X-Plane.
- Prepar3D v3 & v4 and FSX Steam and Boxed Editions
Note: P3D and FSX require Reality-XP, Mindstar or Flight1 software (sold separately).
- Compatible with MSFS2020 default aircrafts, please read this for more information regarding this functionality
Install guide for X-Plane, Prepar3D and FSX can be found here.
Install guide for MSFS can be found here.
Included in the box:
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x power cable (110-240V), with USA pins
- Quick start checklist
- Requires 1 X HDMI connection to your computer. HDMI cable is NOT included.
If you don’t have a spare HDMI port, you can use a display port to dual HDMI adapter.
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.