MGL Launches XTreme Mini EFIS

After several years of development, MGL Avionics has announced its XTreme mini EFIS, a functional primary flight display (PFD), engine monitor, fuel computer and basic GPS built into a compact package. It mounts in a standard round 3.125-inch hole (offset) and boasts a bright 4.3-inch diagonal sunlight-readable display (the same size and resolution as the Garmin aera and BendixKing Av8or GPSs), according to MGL.

The XTreme can be used as a PFD or PFD/engine monitor, depending on the application. It can also be used as primary instrumentation or as a backup gauge to a large EFIS. The XTreme includes a built-in GPS that is used for ground speed, range calculations and as a backup/control to the AHRS and will soon include a basic GPS navigator via a free software update. Direct To and Basic Route navigation will be supported (though there’s no moving map). Full two-axis autopilot functionality will be included in a free software update later this year (add MGL Avionics CAN servos at $1000 each).

The basic unit has been introduced at a special price of $1000, and includes the built-in GPS and antenna. For a full AHRS package, add another $1260. Without the attitude sensor the XTreme will still display a GPS-derived bank angle (no pitch information), so it can be used without AHRS sensors if necessary. For engine monitoring, an RDAC (remote data acquisition computer) must be added (starting at $160) along with a full complement of engine and fuel sensors.

For more information, visit www.mglavionics.com.

KITPLANES Editor Mary Bernard began her career in aviation journalism in 1998 and has worked in publishing for more than 15 years.

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