Avionics

Video: Avidyne's Synthetic Vision »

Avidyne showed up at Sun n' Fun 2016 with a handful of new products and enhancements to its IFD-series navigators. This included synthetic vision, the IFD550 navigator, and an iPad app that wirelessly connects the IFD products for redundant display. In this video, "Aviation Consumer" magazine editor Larry Anglisano takes a look at the products with Avidyne's Tom Harper. More

Video: Dynon's New Skyview SE »

At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Dynon continued to push into the world of non-certified avionics with its Skyview SE, a less expensive version of its popular Skyview EFIS system. For "Kitplanes" magazine, Paul Bertorelli prepared this video report. More

Avidyne Intros Synthetic Vision, iPad Connectivity »

With its IFD-series navigators gaining some market ground, Avidyne announced at Sun 'n Fun Tuesday several enhancements to the product line that expand capability and convenience for users, according to Avidyne CEO Dan Schwinn. Schwinn said Avidyne is making synthetic vision available for its entire line of IFR navigators. More

Sun 'n Fun The Day Before »

What to expect this year? Judging by the press conference schedule, not many surprises. More

Garmin Intros New Gyro, Audio Panel »

Garmin continues to expand its line of avionics for experimental and light sport aircraft with the introduction of two new products this this week, the G5 gyro and a pair of low-cost audio panels. Both products are aimed at the experimental and LSA segments. The G5 is a 3 1/8-inch self-contained electronic gyro for use as a stand-alone or backup instrument. Equipped with autopilot annunciation, the G5 can be paired with the GMC 307 or 305 autopilot mode controllers and the GSA 29 autopilot servos. That means is can actually function as a stand-alone autopilot for LSAs and EAB aircraft. It can also be paired with the new aera 660 portable GPS through a serial port to allow lateral and vertical flightplan coupling. More

FAA To Ameri-King: Cease And Desist »

The FAA issued an emergency cease and desist order to Ameri-King Corporation for manufacturing, selling and distributing parts and articles for installation on FAA type-certificated aircraft that did not conform to an approved design, but were represented as FAA-approved. More

Video: BendixKing KSN770 Navigator Bench Tour »

Now that BendixKing's KSN770 retrofit navigator is certified and shipping, it's a worthy alternative to models from Garmin and Avidyne while priced thousands less. But many buyers are unfamiliar with the KSN770's multi-function capabilities, its feature set, and its flight-planning capabilities. "Aviation Consumer" magazine editor Larry Anglisano put the KSN770 and the company's other retrofit systems on his test bench for a closer look. More

The Toyota Mirage »

A decade ago, I was sure the automotive giant was getting into the airplane market. That hook stung a little when I bit down on it. More