Garmin releases updates for TXi flight displays, GTN navigators, GFC autopilots and the G5 electronic flight instrument

Garmin announced it's adding significant capability, more configuration options and offering greater integration throughout the GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen navigators, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight displays, as well as the GFC™ 600 & GFC 500 autopilots. Additionally, the G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft is being approved for use as a standby instrument when paired with the G500 TXi or G500 flight displays. The GFC 500 autopilot will also be approved for installation with the G500 TXi or G500 flight displays, while the addition of descent vertical navigation (VNAV) within the GTN will aid in descent planning. With Garmin, pilots receive a seamlessly integrated cockpit that offers a more harmonious transition among avionics, which reduces pilot workload and provides a superior in-flight experience. Continue reading "Garmin releases updates for TXi flight displays, GTN navigators, GFC autopilots and the G5 electronic flight instrument"

Merlin PSA Four-stroke Fleet Growing. And electrics?

Merlin PSA

Another of the popular single-place PSA (Personal Sport Aircraft), the Merlin has taken flight, just hours after receiving its Airworthiness Certificate.

The builder (remaining anonymous due his celebrity) followed the manual and helped refine it. As he worked on his machine between engagements, he said, "I'm taking my time with this. I want everything to be perfect, and if that means stopping now and then to add to the manual, so be it." Continue reading "Merlin PSA Four-stroke Fleet Growing. And electrics?"

Garmin introduces the D2 Delta, the latest generation in aviator watches

Garmin D2 Delta family
Garmin D2 Delta family

Garmin announced the D2™ Delta PX, D2 Delta S and D2 Delta aviator watch series, three new GPS-enabled smartwatches built in a variety of sizes and personalities for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. New to the D2 aviator watch series, the D2 Delta PX incorporates built-in wrist-based Pulse Oximeter1 for oxygen saturation awareness. Additionally, all D2 Delta watches come with wireless connectivity with select Garmin avionics, Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution2, storage for music playlists and more. These features offer pilots more flexibility, greater connectivity and utility in a compact aviator watch that's as functional as it is stylish. Continue reading "Garmin introduces the D2 Delta, the latest generation in aviator watches"

TQ-Group Introduces Avionics Product Range at AirVenture

KTX2  mode S transponder

The technology company TQ-Group, which has established a reputation as a meeting the highest quality in engineering and precision products, is debuting two of their general aviation product ranges for the EAA AirVenture audience this year. One is an ADS-B transponder in the final stages of certification and the other is a VHF Transceiver that has become very popular in Europe. Continue reading "TQ-Group Introduces Avionics Product Range at AirVenture"

D-Motor North America returns to AirVenture

D-Motor exhibit. Photo courtesy of D-Motor.

D-Motor North America is returning to AirVenture and will be located in Booth 639 on Homebuilt Road. D-Motor NA is the Master Distributor of D-Motor engines. We will have examples of our 4 and 6 cylinder flat-head engines in the booth for all to see. We will have our US Dealer reps as well as company reps from Belgium at the booth all week to answer your questions. Continue reading "D-Motor North America returns to AirVenture"