Boy, ya gotta see this... Advanced Flight Systems has come up with a unique way of combining synthetic vision and a hybrid attitude indicator and HSI for its experimental-only EFIS system. KITPLANES editor Marc Cook recently took a flight with Advanced Flight System's Rob Hickman in an RV-10 equipped with this new system and reports on the details in this video.
JPI's Lance Turk explains the features of the new JPI EDM-740. This full-featured engine monitor mounts into a 3.125-inch hole and can monitor all the vital systems including fuel level. The 740 is an Experimental-only version of the 730/830 instrument. It is shipping now.
All paper Airman Certificates will expire on March 31, 2010, except for some temporary certificates and student pilot certificates. Otherwise, those who hold paper certificates will not be able to legally exercise the privileges of those certificates after March 31. Continue reading "Paper Airman Certificates to Expire Soon"
Grand Rapids Technologies has expanded its EFIS lineup with the introduction of the Sport SX. Until recently, the company’s EFIS lineup was neatly divided between the Horizon HX, which includes synthetic vision, and the Sport models, which could not be fitted with SV. The key point is that the HX required an external AHRS module, while the Sport EFIS carried its AHRS equipment inside the main display box.
Zero Gravity Builders Studio LLC has completed its move to a newly renovated 14,000 square foot facility with taxiway access on airport property in Richland, Washington. The new facility is more than four times larger than the previous space, allowing Zero Gravity additional elbowroom to serve its builder-assistance projects. Continue reading "Zero Gravity Builder-Assistance Facility Expands"
The homebuilt aviation community lost two longtime, ardent enthusiasts recently with the passing of Morry Hummel, 93, and Howard Levy, 88.
Hummel was the designer of the Hummel Bird and UltraCruiser as well as his one-of-a-kind design, the Eagle. In the 1970s, he decided he wanted a metal light plane, so he built one and flew it to Oshkosh. The HummelBird caught the attention of like-minded builders and Hummel was soon selling plans for it. His follow-on Ultracruiser was designed to be able to fit the Part 103 Ultralight category. Continue reading "Two Homebuilt Aviation Luminaries"