How to Update the AV-30 on the Bench

June 19, 2023

Are you prepared to take your aviation experience to new heights? Today, we invite you to join us on an enlightening journey as we delve into the world of updating the AV-30, a state-of-the-art device that connects and informs pilots. Guiding us through this seamless process is Rebekah Gambrell, the Technical Support Manager for uAvionix.

In this illuminating tutorial, Rebekah Gambrell unveils the essential components necessary for a successful AV-30 update. Armed with an AV-30 unit, a 15-pin D-sub connector, a 9-pin D-sub connector, a Saberrent cable, and a Windows laptop, you possess the key to unlocking the full potential of your AV-30.

Our expedition commences with the meticulous connection of pins on the 15-pin D-sub connector, ensuring a steadfast and dependable power and ground link. Rebekah Gambrell adeptly leads us through this critical step, emphasizing the importance of avoiding any potential interference that may impede progress.

The focus then shifts to the 9-pin D-sub connector and the vital USB connection to the Windows laptop. These connections establish a crucial bridge between the AV-30 and the update tool, allowing for seamless communication. Witness the AV-30 come alive as Rebekah Gambrell expertly powers it on, revealing the current software version in all its glory.

Now, with the AV-30 powered and all connections firmly established, we embark on a digital expedition. Rebekah Gambrell demonstrates how to navigate to, where the necessary firmware and update tool await. A few clicks later, the update tool is running, setting the stage for the AV-30’s transformation.

As the update progresses, the AV-30 temporarily goes dark, marking an exhilarating moment that symbolizes progress. Witness the enchantment unfold as Rebekah Gambrell adeptly guides us through the update process, showcasing the seamless transition from the downloads file to firmware programming.

Finally, the AV-30 springs back to life, proudly displaying its updated software version, 2.3.9. We rejoice in the successful completion of the update, leaving pilots equipped with the latest features and enhancements, instilling a newfound confidence to soar through the skies.

Looking ahead, the captivating insights shared by Rebekah Gambrell offer a glimpse into the dedication and expertise of the uAvionix team. Their unwavering commitment to empowering pilots with cutting-edge technology ensures a smooth and enhanced aviation experience for all.

In upcoming videos, Rebekah Gambrell will go over how to update in the plane and with the AV-Link.

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