Dual Electronics Presents its XGPS170

The XGPS170 is sized to fit easily and unobtrusively on your cockpit glareshield.

Dual Electronics Corporation joined a host of new portable ADS-B devices debuting at AirVenture with its XGPS170 unit, which provides ADS-B weather data to electronic flight bag (EFB) apps on iPad and Android tablets. The XGPS170 can be seen in Hangar C, Booth #3042, and will be available from Dual Electronics' dealers in late September for $799.

The palm-sized XGPS170 receiver works with several apps, including WingX Pro7 from Hilton Software, EFB from Global NavSource, i1000 from Digital Sectional, Reader Plates and others. Included in the box is a 12-28V charging adapter and a non-skid pad for holding the unit on a cockpit glareshield. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 hours of continuous use. The receiver also features a detachable ADS-B antenna, allowing pilots to connect the receiver directly to an external antenna, if the aircraft is so equipped. The XGPS170 will receive the ADS-B broadcast in the area covered by the FAA. A current coverage map can be found  here. The GPS feature of the XGPS170 will work anywhere in the world.

The XGPS170 also works with most apps that require GPS, including apps for car and marine navigation, geocaching, golfing and hiking. The receiver is compatible with the iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and other Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops (Android, Blackberry, Windows and OS X devices).

For more information, visit xgps170.dualav.com.

Contributing Editor Amy Laboda is a freelance writer and editor of Aviation for Women magazine. She’s an ATP-rated pilot and instrument and multi-engine Flight Instructor with a passion for teaching and flying in light aircraft. Her steady rides these days are a 18-year old Kitfox IV and a fresh Van’s RV-10.

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