JPI EDM-900 Engine Analyzer at SNF

JP Instruments was promoting its new EDM-900 engine analyzer, introduced in January, at SNF. The unit measures about four and a half inches by three and a third inches and is a half inch deep. A standard three inch hole is required for installation.

Features include percent of horsepower, all engine temps in Fahrenheit or Centigrade, lean find, manual dimming with CD cell bias, EGT/CHT/TIT, USB port for downloading and uploading, a non-primary instrument area, turbine inlet temp and more, plus a message area where all functions show up by tapping step.

The unit is TSO and STC primary to replace all engine gauges. Fuel quantity probes are not included. Units are available for four cylinders up to nine cylinders. The 900-D model may also be used to display parameters in a second location.

There is also a special $1000 discount from standard prices for Experimentals. Standard prices range from $5790 for the primary four-cylinder package to $8400 for the nine-cylinder left/right and aux four tanks setup.

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JPI Announces New “Flat-Panel” Engine Monitor

JP Instruments has just introduced the new EDM-730/830 engine monitor, which can be bought as an LCD screen upgrade for an existing 700/800 series system, or as a complete new system. Recognizing the market demand for larger, more readable color displays in the cockpit, JPI has created a 4x3-inch flat panel that improves upon the original amber LED round display. Continue reading "JPI Announces New “Flat-Panel” Engine Monitor"

JPI Rolls Out Four New Instruments

J.P. Instruments announced three new displays for twin-engine aircraft, as well as a fuel quantity instrument—all will be available in January 2009.

JPI's Ottis Cameron gave us the rundown of each display, starting with the 6.5 x 5-inch single display Twin EDM-960. Expected to sell for about $15,000 for a six-cylinder display, including all probes and leads, the all-in-one instrument displays the manifold pressure and rpm for both engines in a conventional arced display with a dual needle. In addition to the graphical display, both MP and rpm readings are displayed in a large blue box with the digital readout.

Vertical bars with dual needles display your oil temp, oil pressure, fuel pressure, volts, fuel flow and fuel quantity on the right-hand side of the display. The screen is laid out in a logical, uncluttered fashion—the arcs are clustered together, as are the bars.

The display is bright, crisp and has good contrast; in a busy cockpit, it doesn’t seem as if it would take extra brain power to integrate the information. EGT and CHT information for every cylinder is depicted graphically and numerically in the lower left quadrant of the screen, accompanied by the OAT digital readout. A USB port is installed in the instrument, allowing you to download the data in the plane without hauling your laptop out.

The flat panel EDM-760 for twin-engine planes features a bright new color 3.25 x 4-inch LCD, a real improvement over the traditional displays. Priced at about $5000 when it becomes available, the EDM-760 displays the CHT and EGT for each cylinder full-time in large, bright white digits; the appropriate cylinder number being read is highlighted in white as well. Other features include lean find, shock cooling, and long-term memory with USB downloading incorporated.

JPI’s new twin fuel flow instrument, the 3.125-inch Fuel Scan 450M, will retail for $1695 when available. It features a larger LED format readout for the flow rate, as well as total fuel numbers. It has the same format as original 450, displaying the calculation in the lower window, including total fuel used for the left or right engine, fuel remaining and time remaining.

The FQ-400 is a 2.25-inch dual fuel level capacitance instrument, showing left and right tank fuel quantity. The price point hasn’t been finalized yet, and it’s intended to be a modern replacement for the older aircraft capacitive sensors.

Turk Joins JPI

Lance Turk, former president of Vision Microsystems, has accepted the position of director of product development at JP Instruments. Turk brings extensive experience in the field of microcomputer-based instrumentation and business development to the position and, says JPI President Joe Polizzotto, “We now have a truly merged Vision Microsystems. Lance’s experience and enthusiasm will be a welcome and exciting addition to the JPI team.”

After retiring as president at VMS, Turk took a position in aerospace, managing interior reconfiguration of Part 25 airliners and custom business jets for the last two years. “I have truly missed the customers and camaraderie that is found in the Part 23 world, and also the technological fast pace and flexibility that is found in smaller corporations,” he said. “I look forward to being an integral part of furthering technology in the general aviation marketplace and the success of JPI.”

Turk will be at AirVenture to renew and cultivate customer and OEM relationships. Stop by JPI booth numbers 1071 and 4123 to welcome him back.

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