Upgraded Epic E1000 GX Most airframers tend to update their models as time passes to keep their customer-base satisfied as well as provide options for existing and new clients. For Epic Aircraft they are doing the same thing with their fast turboprop the E1000 of which the latest iteration is the E1000 GX. They received Type Certificate for the GX model last year from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). One facet about the GX variant is that it has a 5-bladed composite prop from Hartzell. The regular E1000 has has a four-blade prop. There is a Garmin GFCTM 700 Automated Flight Control System onboard.