Grand Rapids HXr Debuts at SNF

Grand Rapids Technologies introduced its 10.4 inch HXr EFIS at the show, which is designed to allow the use of an Android phone or tablet that can function as a second display. A moving map is standard and includes nearest weather frequencies, range and bearing to a fix, etc.

Other features include dedicated serial channels for AHRS communication along with triple serial outputs from AHRS, synthetic approach standard on all models that couples to the autopilot, flight director that combines lateral and vertical steering, demo recording to capture incoming data, XM weather radar, ADS-B weather and traffic, TIS traffic datalink, Strikefinder interface, five or eight serial ports (depending on the model) and one or two USB ports (depending on the model).

There is no charge for standard Android interface and app. The Android phone or tablet must be purchased separately.

Introductory pricing of $6995 is available for orders placed before April 10, 2012, for the 10.4-inch HXr complete (display and AHRS for four-cylinder package). (The regular price is $10,550.) The limited time introductory price for an additional 10.4-inch display unit is $3600.

For more information, visit www.grtavionics.com. GRT is located at Booth D-005 and 006 in the D hangar at Sun 'n Fun.

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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