Avionics

Yingling's New Glass Panel 172 »

At AirVenture 2016, Yingling showed off the next generation of its Ascend refurbished Cessna 172, which features a glass panel from Garmin. As part of AVweb's continuing coverage, here's a video tour of the airplane. More

TruTrak Aims for Affordable Autopilots In Certified Market »

TruTrak is a mainstay in the experimental market with its well-regarded, sophisticated autopilots at affordable prices. Now, following the lead of EAA and Garmin, TruTrak aims to make its new Vizion autopilot available for certified airplanes, starting with the Cessna 172. And this is no stripped-down wing lever, but a full-featured three-axis autopilot that even includes some envelope protection with minimum and maxium airspeed and an emergency wings-level button. More

Podcast: With New Autopilot, TruTrak Aims At Certified Market »

TruTrak is a mainstay in the experimental market with its well-regarded, sophisticated autopilots. Now, following the lead of EAA and Garmin, TruTrak aims to make its new Vizion autopilot available for certified airplanes. In this exlusive AVweb podcast, TruTrak's Andrew Barker summarizes the product and the marketing plan. More

Airbly's Cockpit Canairy Monitor »

Big data is a big thing for airlines, which monitor flights in real time to track maintenance and anomalies. Now the same capability is available for light aircraft, albeit on a reduced scale, in the form of the Canairy Cockpit Monitor sold by Airbly Inc. The company’s Chris VanHorn was showing the gadget at AirVenture 2016. More

BendixKing KX155/165 Radio: Obsolete Display Creates Refurb Program »

BendixKing says the gas discharge display assemblies for the venerable KX155 navcomm radio has become obsolete, but that has birthed a cosmetic refurbishment program, which also includes an LCD replacement display with increased longevity, plus a cosmetic overhaul. More

Podcast: Airbly's Canairy Cockpit Monitor »

If the age of the piston engine flight recorder isn't upon us yet, you can see it from AirVenture 2016, where Jeff Van West spoke with Chris VanHorn from a company called Airbly. They make a clever cockpit monitoring system that automatically records critical flight parameters and downloads them to a smartphone for storage and analysis. Hear the full podcast here. More

Aspen Announces New Micro-i GPS Source »

Aspen is venturing into the experimental market with a micro GPS receiver that’s a suitable position source for ADS-B installations. At AirVenture 2016, the company announced the new NexNav Mico-I GPS. The device is part of the product line Aspen acquired when it bought Accord Technology last year. More

Innova Intros King Air Upgrades »

Innova Aerospace has two new upgrades available for King Air 90 series aircraft owners, the company announced this week at EAA AirVenture. Those in need of a cockpit overhaul can choose a full avionics retrofit with the AeroVue integrated flight deck by BendixKing. Replacing the old engines with two new GE H80s brings a “significant reduction” in operating costs, Innova says, while also reducing the required maintenance. More