Avionics

Mooney Unveils Something New: A Two-Door Acclaim »

Besides the signature reversed vertical fin, Mooney airplanes have always been characterized by a single cabin door. But no more. This week, Mooney rolled out the new Acclaim Ultra M20V, a significant redo of the company's best-selling Acclaim. At the company's newly refurbished Kerrville, Texas, factory, Mooney showed the production version of its new model to reporters and editors at a press event on Thursday. More

Garmin Rolls Out All-in-One ADS-B Solutions »

Apparently responding to buyer complaints about complex ADS-B Out solutions that require expensive WAAS upgrades, Garmin International has announced two all-in-one transponders that will allow owners who don't have WAAS GPS receivers to upgrade to ADS-B Out as simply as possible. One version of the new product combines both In and Out in a single box, with the option of onboard WAAS GPS, while a second is a less expensive Out only solution. More

Video: Flying Aspen's Angle of Attack System »

Aspen's angle-of-attack indicator doesn't require any additional hardware beyond the Evolution Flight display. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took it for a spin recently and prepared this video report. Although it's intended for stall awareness, it can also be used to improve approaches. More

Have We Reached Peak Drone? »

Not on your life, Sparky. But when the shakeout comes, it's going to be interesting. More

Video: SyberJet Plans 2016 Launch »

An airplane conceived in the 1980s gets a modern avionics makeover to take on the small-jet market. SyberJet's Chuck Taylor says that even after all these years, the late Ed Swearingen's crowning accomplishment still has no equal. More

Sport Expo: Electrics, Titans and Drones »

We didn't see a true electric airplane, but the parts to make one are here. If that's too wimpy for you, you can find plenty of LSAs with 180-HP Titan engines. More

Video: Experimental Audio Panel Bench Review »

Whether you are upgrading the audio system in an older LSA or experimental or building a new project, PS Engineering and Garmin have non-certified audio panels equipped with advanced features better suited for smaller cabins. In this video, "Kitplanes" magazine contributor Larry Anglisano puts three of them on the bench for a look and listen. More

Instrument Upkeep: Repairing Saves Money »

Here's a common scenario: You bring your airplane to the avionics shop for its 24-month IFR pitot and static system certification and the tech says you'll be wheels up in a couple of hours. Thirty minutes later while you're cooling your heels in the pilot lounge, the technician tracks you down with news you don't want to hear: Your encoding altimeter flunked the test because it has too much friction. More

Avionics For Old Airplanes »

If you've got more money than restraint, it's possible to stuff more avionics into an antique than is remotely reasonable. As the insurance commercial says, if you're an owner, that's what you do. Except not all owners do. More