With little fanfare, at Sun 'n Fun 2018 BendixKing was showing its new XVue Touch integrated flight deck for experimental aircraft. Priced at $5499, the XVue Touch system has a high-resolution (near 4K graphics) 10.1-inch WUXGA color display with split-screen capability. The coated glass used on the display is anti-scratch, anti-glare and anti-smudge. The tech trickles down, in part, from hardware used in the F-16 fighter aircraft's avionics, according to BendixKing. Continue reading "New Integrated Flight Deck For Experimentals from BendixKing"
At AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh, Dynon Avionics unveiled the latest-generation SkyView integrated avionics called the SkyView HDX. It has a newly designed bezel and user controls for easier use while flying in turbulence, plus brighter displays and a reworked touch interface. Continue reading "Dynon's SkyView HDX Video Review"
For Sun n' Fun 2016, Garmin has two major products for the experimental and LSA category. The G5 is a self-contained electronic flight instrument, which can be interfaced with Garmin's G3X/Touch avionics and autopilot for backup and flight instrument redundancy. The GMA245 and remote GMA245R Bluetooth audio panels have advanced entertainment input functions and onscreen programming. In this video, KitPlanes Magazine avionics editor Larry Anglisano takes a close look at both products with Garmin's Jessica Koss.
Whether you are upgrading the audio system in an older LSA or experimental or building a new project, PS Engineering and Garmin have non-certified audio panels equipped with advanced features better suited for smaller cabins. In this video, Kitplanes magazine contributor Larry Anglisano puts three of them on the bench for a look and listen.
Now that Avidyne's IFD440 hybrid touch GPS navigator is certified and shipping, the company is putting a sharp focus on the experimental and kit aircraft market. This includes builders with existing Garmin GNS navigators. In this video, Kitplanes magazine contributing editor Larry Anglisano along with Avidyne's Tom Harper show how to transition from an existing GNS430W to a slide-in IFD440, including configuration and setup of the new Bluetooth keyboard.
Van's Aircraft has a new VIRB action camera interface in the RV12 that works with the newly introduced Garmin G3X Touch avionics suite. In this video, KITPLANES magazine's Larry Anglisano took the system flying at the 2015 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, for a closer look. Continue reading "RV12 Action Camera Interface"