New Blaze Color 3-1/8" Singles From MGL

The MGL Avionics Blaze range of 3 -1/8" Color Singles consists of fifteen 3 -1/8" color display aviation instruments. Using a high-resolution IPS backlit color graphics display, these instruments provide excellent daylight readability, even in direct sunlight. Each instrument includes a rotary control plus 2 independent keys for easy menu navigation and to access specific instrument features. Continue reading "New Blaze Color 3-1/8" Singles From MGL"

KITPLANES Briefs the FAA on Experimental's Capabilities

Paul Dye (left) demonstrating the RV-6's avionics to FAA's Division Director of Policy and Innovation Michael Romanowski.

KITPLANES Editor-in-Chief Paul Dye responded to an EAA request for a demonstration on the glass screen capabilities on today's homebuilt aircraft. The plan was to compare the possibilities in an experimental to the EAA's fully STC-updated C172 and an "average" jet. Continue reading "KITPLANES Briefs the FAA on Experimental's Capabilities"

Belite Altimeter App - with Humidity!

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Sharp-eyed readers will figure out quickly that I am no longer at Sun 'n Fun in Florida - while I might have taken the picture in an airplane at 4406' msl, its unlikely that I'd find a relative Humidity of 16.9" anywhere in Florida - at any time of the year! But the little red dongle device was something I picked up at the show from Belite Aircraft - an atmospheric sensor that connects via Bluetooth to an i-thingy (phone or tablet) and gives you access to a lot of accurate data related to pressure, temperature, and humidity. Continue reading "Belite Altimeter App - with Humidity!"

Wingbug

Wingbug
Wingbug

In our search for the new and interesting at Sun 'n Fun today, we found a fascinating little gadget that could make flight testing a whole lot simpler. The Wingbug is a a self-contained ADAHRS designed to mount like an exterior camera to the wing of any airplane, transmitting data on airspeed, altitude, AOA, and attitude to an iPad in the cockpit. Continue reading "Wingbug"