FlightSimBuilder GNS 530

  • $280.00

Change History

March 2023
New metal stands for GNS 530 introduced. The front panel slightly increased to simplify the panel or metal holder mounting. 
January 2023
- Long hold "CLR" functionality has been added via the launcher update to version 1.2
- 430 mode beta functionality has been added to the launcher on version 1.2

- Switch Between GNS 530 and 430 mode added by long press ".V". This will change the unit name in Windows/Mac
- LCD control mode has been added (brightness, contrast, etc.)

Prior Changes
- Power On / Off button
- All cables are on the back
- HDMI connection
- Encoder speed change mode has been added (for future software support)

166mm X 121mm

This is a GNS 530 unit for your flight simulator. We offer a high quality, easy to setup flight simulator avionics at a reasonable price. The item comes with support and 30 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the unit for any reason.

You can also use this unit as GNS 430.

The item is really easy to setup, there is no additional drivers or software required. After you plug it in, your PC or Mac will recognize it as a joystick. 

If you are using X-Plane, all you need to do is to map it to your GNS 530 in your flight simulator  X-Plane. Instructions and youtube video provided.

No mapping is required for MFS2020 as we also provide a WASM module. All you need to do is to plug the unit, place the provided module in the community folder and enjoy your flying.

The item has professionally printed letters and quality rubber buttons.

DIMENSIONS: 167mm X 121mm

ADDITIONAL Mount Options:

1. Available HDMI port (or usb-hdmi adapter)
2. Available USB port 

-1x 5ft USB cables 
-1 5ft HDMI cable 
-1 Power adapter

Note: The below videos is of the older v1 model with plastic buttons and laser engraved text 

Normally shipped the same day with 1-3 business day Priority Mail delivery

NOTE for customers OUTSIDE OF US: If you order product from US, you might be responsible for import fees due to your country customs. It can be up to 30% for some EU countries. 

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Joseph p.
United States United States

GNS 530 panel

Setup instructions very clear. I use this for XP11. Works great.

Ivan G.
United States United States

Very useful for a student pilot

This unit looks and feels like a real Garmin 530 in the aircraft in my flight school. Now I can do my homework and practice navigation and instrument procedures in X-Plane, and it makes things much easier in real flight.

Carlos C.
United States United States

Almost perfect

It is just missing Volume switch to ident the Navaid and for that reason I said it almost perfect because everything else it works as it should be. The screen image does not cover the entire screen on the sides when is set as a 530 but for some reason when is set as 430 the screen get extended and cover the sides on the left and on the right of image but then is spaces in the top and also in the bottom, for sure this may be fix later on with a software update. Thank you so much

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Harvey E.
Netherlands Netherlands

It was perfect, works fast and install is no big deal! My next item will be the Garmin G3x Touch if you create it hope it comes soon! Thanks and keep the good work!

Bruce M.
United States United States

Exceeded my expectations

This is a game changer for my sim. I always found the GPS extremely difficult to use with the mouse - almost to the point where I thought it was defective in some way. Now I can input flight plans and approaches with ease. Works flawlessly with MSFS 2020, haven’t tried XP yet. I only wish the power cord was a bit longer. Well built and looks just like unit in the trainer I’m flying.

John E.
United States United States

Great addition to your flight sim cockpit!

The build quality and functionality on this GNS530 is excellent! I am a rusty pilot that is getting back into real world flying and decided to build a sim to assist with that. I am blown away with how realistic this GNS530 combined with X-Plane is! For the price you can beat it, definitely glad I purchased it. Also, if you have any questions along the way their customer service is excellent!

Howard F.
United States United States

Experienced GNS530 Pilot and Twitch Streamer Gives it Full Marks!

This is the second one I have and when I shipped it to my friends house, Fedex wrecked it. The screen was black and nothing was working. Flightsimbuilder support had me ship it to them and they sent back a new one right away with no charge. I cannot believe the high level of customer service. These things work like a charm. I show them all the time on my twitch stream and YouTube videos.

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Pieter v.
United States United States

Fantastic tool.

Great unit. Unfortunately the one we received was defective, but the part that worked, worked great. Can't wait for my unit to be returned.

Angel J.

This config on X-Plane 12 worked for me

This config on X-Plane 12 worked for me

Luis P.
Canada Canada

Real GNS530

For me as most simmers have a "replica" of the Garmin GNS530 in my flight simulator setup makes the big difference at the time you have to interact with it using real knobs and bottoms in order to operate the device. I rum FS2020 (store) and the device communicates and operates as expected. The no need to use the mouse makes the big difference. Good product!!.