July 30, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
- In the continuing search for the latest and greatest in avionics, we
found some noteworthy materials around EAA AirVenture.
The G3 monitor has been on display since last year, and Insight
announced it recently received Transport Canada approval for the G3 as a
primary replacement for cylinder head temperature (CHT), exhaust gas
temperature (EGT), and turbine inlet temperature (TIT). It has filed for
FAA approval at this time, with approval expected in the near future.
What sets the G3 apart from other engine
monitors is the integrated approach it employs. Parameters tracked include
vibration monitoring, fuel flow, peak fuel flow, manifold pressure, oil
temperature, bus voltage, rpm, as well as EGT, CHT, and TIT. Information
is displayed as both bar graphs and numbers. All of these functions are
available in a device that is smaller than the company’s existing GEM
610 engine monitor.
Insight is spooling up its manufacturing
facilities, to allow it to ship the unit out to customers already holding
orders for the new state-of-the-art G3 engine monitor.
For more information, visit the company in
Exhibit Hangar A, Booth 1142, or visit its website at www.InsightAvionics.com.
In response to the request of customers, Trio Avionics has developed a
new rack-mounted autopilot. The new Pro Pilot rack mount unit has all the
same functions as the company’s current model, which can be installed in
a 3-1/4-inch instrument location, in a handy rack-mounted form.
This provides an alternative for builders of
aircraft who have rack space available but lack available instrument panel
space. The new unit is expected to be available in October 2009, with the
price to be determined.
For more information, visit Trio Avionics in
Exhibit Hangar B, Booth 2112, or visit www.TrioAvionics.com.
Dedicated to offering alternatives to the standard switch-and-breaker
electrical-system solution, Vertical Power expanded its product line with
the new VP-50 unit. Priced at $1,500, the VP-50 is designed to be
installed in the instrument panel where it provides eight integrated
switches. It supports single-bus, single- or dual-battery, and single- or
dual-alternator electrical-system architectures.
To help you keep track of electrical system
health the lighted liquid-crystal display (LCD) will show over- and
under-voltage alerts, as well as other alarms, trim position, current draw
of the system and individual devices, as well as the bus voltage.
For more information, visit Vertical Power at
Exhibit Hangar B, Booth 2067, or online at www.VerticalPower.com.
A company that recently entered the avionics market for experimental
aircraft, MGL Avionics released its Odyssey display, a larger-screen
variant of its Enigma system.
The Odyssey combination primary flight
display/engine information system sports a 10.4-inch (diagonal) color VGA
LCD and includes inputs and outputs to display external cameras or
infrared detection equipment. Membrane- type buttons are used to enter
commands into the unit.
In addition, the unit that comes with ADHRs
has a variety of optional sensors that can be used to bring the engine
information onto the screen. The equipment and sensor options for a
typical aircraft will run around $6,000. Pilots can add a second Odyssey
display for $3,600 and an autopilot module for $1,800.
For more information, visit MGL at Exhibit
Hangar B, Booth 2139-2140, or online at www.MGLavionics.com.
Kannad has announced the approval and availability of its aircraft
C406 emergency locator transmitter (ELT) pack ($950).
The new unit is designed to fit other legacy
ELT and antenna-mounting holes and can also use the existing wiring
harness to connect the remote switch. The new unit transmits on both the
121.5 and 406 MHz frequency required to be “heard” by today’s
Cospas-Sarsat network. An Arm/Off /On switch is provided, which allows the
unit to be turned off during maintenance. And it boasts a six-year battery
For more information, visit Kannad in Exhibit
Hangar A, Booth 1127, or online at www.Kannad.com.