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By George Wilhelmsen, EAA AirVenture Today

July 30, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin  - In the continuing search for the latest and greatest in avionics, we found some noteworthy materials around EAA AirVenture.

Insight Avionics
The G3 monitor has been on display since last year, and Insight announced it recently received Transport Canada approval for the G3 as a primary replacement for cylinder head temperature (CHT), exhaust gas temperature (EGT), and turbine inlet temperature (TIT). It has filed for FAA approval at this time, with approval expected in the near future.

What sets the G3 apart from other engine monitors is the integrated approach it employs. Parameters tracked include vibration monitoring, fuel flow, peak fuel flow, manifold pressure, oil temperature, bus voltage, rpm, as well as EGT, CHT, and TIT. Information is displayed as both bar graphs and numbers. All of these functions are available in a device that is smaller than the company’s existing GEM 610 engine monitor.

Insight is spooling up its manufacturing facilities, to allow it to ship the unit out to customers already holding orders for the new state-of-the-art G3 engine monitor.

For more information, visit the company in Exhibit Hangar A, Booth 1142, or visit its website at www.InsightAvionics.com.

Trio Avionics
In response to the request of customers, Trio Avionics has developed a new rack-mounted autopilot. The new Pro Pilot rack mount unit has all the same functions as the company’s current model, which can be installed in a 3-1/4-inch instrument location, in a handy rack-mounted form.

This provides an alternative for builders of aircraft who have rack space available but lack available instrument panel space. The new unit is expected to be available in October 2009, with the price to be determined.

For more information, visit Trio Avionics in Exhibit Hangar B, Booth 2112, or visit www.TrioAvionics.com.

Vertical Power
Dedicated to offering alternatives to the standard switch-and-breaker electrical-system solution, Vertical Power expanded its product line with the new VP-50 unit. Priced at $1,500, the VP-50 is designed to be installed in the instrument panel where it provides eight integrated switches. It supports single-bus, single- or dual-battery, and single- or dual-alternator electrical-system architectures.

To help you keep track of electrical system health the lighted liquid-crystal display (LCD) will show over- and under-voltage alerts, as well as other alarms, trim position, current draw of the system and individual devices, as well as the bus voltage.

For more information, visit Vertical Power at Exhibit Hangar B, Booth 2067, or online at www.VerticalPower.com.

MGL Avionics
A company that recently entered the avionics market for experimental aircraft, MGL Avionics released its Odyssey display, a larger-screen variant of its Enigma system.

The Odyssey combination primary flight display/engine information system sports a 10.4-inch (diagonal) color VGA LCD and includes inputs and outputs to display external cameras or infrared detection equipment. Membrane- type buttons are used to enter commands into the unit.

In addition, the unit that comes with ADHRs has a variety of optional sensors that can be used to bring the engine information onto the screen. The equipment and sensor options for a typical aircraft will run around $6,000. Pilots can add a second Odyssey display for $3,600 and an autopilot module for $1,800.

For more information, visit MGL at Exhibit Hangar B, Booth 2139-2140, or online at www.MGLavionics.com.

Kannad has announced the approval and availability of its aircraft C406 emergency locator transmitter (ELT) pack ($950).

The new unit is designed to fit other legacy ELT and antenna-mounting holes and can also use the existing wiring harness to connect the remote switch. The new unit transmits on both the 121.5 and 406 MHz frequency required to be “heard” by today’s Cospas-Sarsat network. An Arm/Off /On switch is provided, which allows the unit to be turned off during maintenance. And it boasts a six-year battery life.

For more information, visit Kannad in Exhibit Hangar A, Booth 1127, or online at www.Kannad.com.

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