With little fanfare, at Sun 'n Fun 2018 BendixKing was showing its new XVue Touch integrated flight deck for experimental aircraft. Priced at $5499, the XVue Touch system has a high-resolution (near 4K graphics) 10.1-inch WUXGA color display with split-screen capability. The coated glass used on the display is anti-scratch, anti-glare and anti-smudge. The tech trickles down, in part, from hardware used in the F-16 fighter aircraft's avionics, according to BendixKing. Continue reading "New Integrated Flight Deck For Experimentals from BendixKing"
Garmin announced a new addition to the G3X Touch glass flight display family, the 7-inch G3X Touch portrait display. For first generation G3X customers, the new 7-inch portrait display offers an easy upgrade path as the existing footprint is easily adaptable to the new display and includes all of the same features as the popular G3X Touch 10.6-inch and 7-inch landscape displays. Additionally, the new GMU 11 magnetometer allows for more flexible and cost-effective installation options for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft (LSA). Continue reading "Garmin® TeamX introduces new G3X™ Touch display for experimental aircraft"
Those homebuilders planning to attend Sun'n Fun in Lakeland next week will be among the first to get a chance to touch (literally) the newest offerings from some of the big names in the experimental EFIS market. Both Dynon and Garmin have announced large, touch screen displays this past week that will enhance and expand the capabilities of their systems - and the benefactors will be the entire experimental community. Kitplanes plans to look at and touch these systems at the show, and will report on what we find. We plan in-depth reviews of these systems as they become available in coming month, but In the meantime, we'll let the manufacturers speak for themselves.
From Dynon, the new SkyView - which includes SkyView Touch, two new control panels, and SkyView 10 software - is their biggest release ever. With this re-introduction of SkyView, Dynon will continue to offer a complete and capable avionics solution for light sport and experimental aircraft.
More information can be found at thenewskyview.com.
At the same time, Garmin is introducing the G3X Touch, a large touchscreen, glass flight display system for installation in experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft (LSA). The non-certified G3X Touch system offers pilots easy-to-read, easy-to-use, high-resolution 10.6-inch flight displays with split-screen functionality and a host of advanced interface options.
More can be found at garmin.com.