Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The LSA Glass Menagerie


Start Christmas shopping now: There are tons of glass to choose from!



PM3000 stereo intercom from PS Engineering
Grand Rapids Technology
Sport S200-HS PFDwith AHRS ($2,800) and S100-HS MFD ($1,800). Both can be outfitted with optional 8.4-inch screens, as well as EIS (engine information system), internal GPS, XM weather and more. If synthetic vision is on your shopping list, then the Horizon HX dual PFD/MFD with engine monitoring deserves a look. Price: $13,350. Contact: www.grtavionics.com.

MGL Avionics
More turf means easier viewing. The horizontal, 5.7-inch Stratomaster Enigma MKII with integrated GPS unit is packed with features: voice terrain warning, nine programmable screens, moving map, engine monitoring, checklists, weight/balance calculator, etc. Price: $2,350. Contact: www.mglavionics.com.


EFIS & EMS Integra TL-6624 from TK Elektronic
TL Elektronic
The EFIS & EMS Integra TL-6624 multifunctional system monitors flight and engine with primary flight and engine instruments, HSI, 3-D terrain mapping, headphone voice alerts and more. Price: $3,190. Contact: www.tl-elektronic.com.

TruTrak Flight Systems
TruTrak’s EFIS SG panel-mount display shows flight instruments such as HSI, airspeed, altimeter, artificial horizon, gyro, heading and altitude bugs, GPS, airspeed warning and more. Upgrade models include built-in single- or dual-axis autopilot and GPS steering. Price: $3,800. Contact: www.trutrakflightsystems.com.

UAV Navigation
Spain-based UAV Navigation offers its EFIS, an integrated PFD and HSI, in a 3.5-inch, panel-mount screen. The PFD screen displays all flight information such as altitude, airspeed, etc. The HSI shows standard two-needle navigation, including GPS-based HSI, ADF, TAS and more. Check this: Everything is touch-screen-controllable! Price: about $5,000. Contact: www.uavnavigation.com Autopilots, Transponders, Radios & More.

The prime driver here is that faa certification isn’t required for lsa... that has opened the floodgates to a broad and deep range of sophisticated, compact, affordably exotic instruments...




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