Digital Cyclone, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. has announced that Pilot My-Cast by Garmin is available for the iPad. The new app has a distinctive tile-format user interface designed specifically for the iPad, and will help pilots visualize the weather along their route so that they can make informed decisions about the intended flight path prior to departure.
Pilot My-Cast for the iPad includes VFR aviation sectionals with real-time animated aviation weather, fuel prices, AOPA airport directory, and flight planning and filing. Customers can overlay multiple map elements so that they have the best weather information. In addition to customizable maps, the weather report may be viewed in text format. Continue reading "Pilot My-Cast Now Available on iPad"
Garmin announced that it is developing a new stability augmentation system called Garmin Electronic Stability and Protection (Garmin ESP) system, which is electronic monitoring and exceedance-correcting technology for the Garmin G1000 and G3000 integrated flight decks (the G900X package used in Lancairs and the Vans RV series is similar to the G1000). The ESP system will assist the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a safe, flight stable condition in certain situations to prevent the onset of stalls and spins, steep spirals or other loss-of-control conditions should the pilot become distracted, disoriented or incapacitated during flight. Continue reading "Garmin Introduces Electronic Stability to Flight Deck"
Garmin has moved to reduce the cost of its modular G3X EFIS, and will feature something called the G3X-perience at AirVenture. The rebates, which will come directly from the manufacturer, work like this: For a single-screen G3X (which includes one GSU AHRS module and one GDU display screen), the rebate is $2000. For a single-screen system featuring XM Weather, the rebate is $2500. For a dual-screen, no-XM system, the rebate is $3000. For a dual-screen system with XM, the rebate is $3500. Continue reading "Garmin Announces G3X Rebates, G3X-perience for OSH"
Approach Fast Stack, a manufacturer of avionics interface products, announced that its popular Pro-G hub was been issued an FAA-PMA (Federal Aviation Administration Parts Material Authorization).
The Approach modular wiring system interconnects avionics equipment with a central hub and ready-made cables for the major avionics manufacturers in the market including Garmin panel-mount systems. All of the cables are double-shielded and grounded at the hub, the company says, which eliminates the possibility of ground loops and protects against noise being introduced into the avionics system. Approach helps customers develop the package they need, along with installation and operation of the system once installed as well as providing interface documentation and support.
“We always strive for the highest quality in our products,” said General Manager Tim Hass, “and the issuance of the FAA-PMA will help us achieve the results we and our customers expect… We are proud to have achieved this FAA-PMA qualification.”
American Legend Aircraft Company has debuted its Classic J3. This new aircraft is based on the Legend Cub, and incorporates safety improvements and slimming features. It will be SLSA certified and priced at $94,895, ready to fly.
The Classic J3 is configured with a single clamshell door/window combination for right-hand entry and exit that is similar to the Piper J3. It also features a sliding window on the left-hand side, much like the Piper Super Cub. The Classic J3 is available in a single configuration with numerous standard features including a 100-horsepower Continental O-200 engine, Sensenich wood prop, all-metal cowling with exposed cylinders, 25-hour+ battery with starter, 16-gallon fuel system, disk brakes, die-spring gear, shoulder harnesses at both seats, and more. The instrument panel closely resembles that of the Piper J3. Engine instruments include oil pressure/temperature and tachometer, with flight instruments including altimeter, airspeed and inclinometer. The Classic J3 retains the Legend Cub’s 3-inch wider cabin, aft bench seat and large baggage compartment. Continue reading "Classic J3 SLSA and Legend Smart Cub G3 Introduced"