Garmin's New Electronic Flight Instrument and Audio Panel

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.

 

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360-degree VR short video: Zenith Aircraft demo and factory visit

Kit manufacturer Zenith Aircraft Company has released a new 360-degree VR (virtual reality) short video to showcase its kit aircraft and to promote the rewarding hobby of kit aircraft building and flying light-sport aircraft.

The immersive 360-degree video (produced using a cluster of six GoPro cameras) gives the viewer a true virtual experience of flying in a light aircraft and of being inside the Zenith kit aircraft factory (based in Mexico, Missouri).

Video viewers, such as Google Cardboard, allow you to immerse yourself in the 360-degree video to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and affordable way using your smart phone.
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Experimental Audio Panel Bench Review

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.

Installing Avidyne's Slide-In IFD440 GPS Navigator

Avidyne-440 video

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.