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"
With the 912 iS and new iS Sport engine, Rotax is making gains with new products. Reporting for KITPLANES, Paul Bertorelli visited the factory last summer and produced this video explaining how the engines are built.
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At AirVenture 2014, our team took a video tour of Sonex Aircraft's new JSX microjet. The company's John Monnett gave us an inside look at the jet's construction and performance.
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Well, it's not entirely new to Oshkosh, but the Italian company Groppo is launching a new marketing effort for its two-seat tandem Groppo Trail at an eye-catching price. The Trail will be available as an E-LSA, an LSA, and an amateur-built kit, according to Steve Bassinger, who's representing Groppo in the U.S. Think of it as an Italian Cub, and you'll be pretty close.
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In April 2014, Kitplanes announced the new 914 iS, specifically tailored for the U.S. market. At the company's Wels, Austria headquarters, Kitplanes took a brief flight demo in an aircraft equipped with the new engine.
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Garmin has redesigned its G3X glass cockpit for LSA and experimental aircraft. It has a touchscreen feature set and supports on-screen display and command for the Garmin VIRB action cam, plus it controls the GMC305 flight control/autopilot system. Garmin's Jessica Koss gave us an overview of the system at Sun 'n Fun 2014 in Lakeland, Florida.
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