Video: Pilatus Unveils PC-24 TwinJet By Mary Grady
At the European Business Aircraft Conference & Exhibition in Geneva this week, Pilatus unveiled its design for a new twin-engine jet that can operate from short and unpaved runways.
Video: Total Eclipse Quick Look By Paul Bertorelli
Eclipse Aerospace is touring the country with a Total Eclipse jet, using it as a demo for the soon-to-be-delivered Eclipse 550. In this AVweb video, Paul Bertorelli offers a quick product overview.
Video: Rotax 912iS Efficiency -- Better than Claimed By Paul Bertorelli
When Rotax introduced its high-tech 912iS a year ago, it claimed that the engine would be about 20 percent more fuel efficient than previous 100hp models. But new testing done by the company last year reveals that those claims fell short of the engine's actual efficiency. In this video shot at Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany last week, Paul Bertorelli reports that the 912iS may improve fuel efficiency by up to 30 percent.
Video: Free Flights For Medical Patients -- Angel Flight West By Glenn Pew Angel Flight West arranges free flights for people with chronic medical conditions are urgent needs when traditional forms of transportation are unavailable or cost prohibitive. This specific organization is active in the western United States. They're always looking for volunteer pilots to fill the ranks because there is always a need.
Video: Bendix/King Moves into Europe With Wingman By Thomas Borchert
Bendix/King is moving its myWingman app into Europe with new charting features for both Europe and for the U.S. At Aero, AVweb caught up with Jeff Simon for a briefing on new features.
Video: Pipistrel at CAFE 2013 By Mary Grady
At the 7th annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium in Santa Rosa, California, Tine Tomazic of Pipistrel summarized the new and emerging projects the company is working on to promote hybrid and electric flight.
Video: Jeppesen's New Euro Charts By Paul Bertorelli
For years, we've been wondering when someone would get around to producing data-driven charts -- that is, a portable or a panel mount that renders charts not from an enhanced PDF but from a database of coordinates it uses to draw the basic map graphics. Now Jeppesen has stepped up and done just that, offering what it calls Mobile Flight Deck VFR for the Euro market. In Germany, for instance, pilots are required to carry visual charts -- and not just sectionals but visual approach charts as well. Mobile Flight Deck boxes up everything into one app for the iPad, and fliegermagazin's Thomas Borchert, AVweb's European editorial partner, reports on the new product in this video from Aero in Friedrichshafen.
Video: Smart Car Goes Flying -- FlyEco's Three-Cylinder Diesel By Paul Bertorelli
Although some may consider it a smugmobile, Mercedes's diminutive SmartCar has gained a worldwide following and a market. The European version has a nifty three-cylinder diesel with impressive fuel specifics that a company called FlyEco has adapted for aircraft use. The engine has all the usual suspects -- high-pressure common-rail injection, turbocharging, and liquid and oil cooling. In this excluse AVweb video from the Aero show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, FlyEco's Arnim Wegener gave us a detailed rundown on the FlyEco 450 three-banger.
Video: Video Tour of Tecnam 2010 By Thomas Borchert
At Aero 2013, Tecnam seems to be pulling out all of the stops, introducing two new LSAs -- one aerobatic -- and showing off the highly refined P-2010, which might best be thought of as a reimagined Cessna 172 that's faster and carries more than the progenitor that may have inspired it. In this Aero 2013 video, fliglermagazine chief editor and AVweb contributor Thomas Borchert, who has flown the airplane, gives us a tour of the P-2010. Look for more coverage on the two product announcements from Tecnam later in the week.
Video: Panthera Wows at Aero 2013 By Paul Bertorelli
When Pipistrel displayed the innovative Panthera retractable at Aero in Friedrichshafen last year, it was the hit of the show. And now they've flown in the test article in a 90-minute hop over the Alps, and showgoers are crawling over the thing like ants. Pipistrel is allowing cockpit and rear-seat access, and the line stretches nearly around the block. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli interviewed Pipistrel's Vid Plevnik about the test program and, in this exclusive video, Plevnik gives you a visual cockpit tour of this unique aircraft as part of our continuing coverage of Aero 2013.
Video: FK's Incredible P-51 Mustang LSA By Paul Bertorelli
At Aero 2013, FK Lightplanes pulled the cover off a show stealer: a 70% scale Mustang ultralight and LSA. Molded of carbon fiber, the aircraft is true to the original, right down to the dimples in the rivet lines. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took a tour of the airplane with FK's Roland Hallam.
Video: Randall Fishman's Electric-Powered Ultralight By Mary Grady
Randall Fishman first exhibited this lightweight new design at EAA AirVenture in 2012, shortly after its first flight. At Sun 'n Fun in April 2013, the prototype had about 30 hours of flight time, and Fishman was ready to sell copies under Part 103.
Video: Wega Show Off Brazilian Export Kits By Paul Bertorelli
A Brazilian company called Wega appeared at Sun 'n Fun 2013 with a pair of good-looking retractables they hope to sell as kits. AVweb talked to the company's principle, Jocelito Wildner, about what Wega's plans are.
Video: Flight Training Cockpit Advanced Panel By Larry Anglisano
You can build your own custom instrument panel, so why not do the same with your table-top simulator? That's the idea behind the Flight Training Cockpit Advanced Panel product offered through PilotMall.com. AVweb's Larry Anglisano took a look at the simulator at Sun 'n Fun 2013.
Video: Zenith Aircraft's New CH-750 Cruzer By Paul Dye
At Sun 'n Fun 2013, Zenith Aircraft unveiled its new CH-750 Cruzer, a faster version of its popular CH-750 STOL, which is available as both a kit and an LSA. AVweb took a video tour of the new airplane.
Video: MyGoFlight iPad Cockpit Accessories By Larry Anglisano
Without the proper hardware, managing an iPad in the cockpit can be a challenge. MyGoFlight has a line of high-quality iPad mounts, knee boards, cases, and other accessories designed for the task. AVweb's Larry Anglisano had a look at the products at Sun 'n Fun 2013 in Lakeland, Florida.
Video: MWFly's New Experimental and LSA Engines By Paul Bertorelli
At Sun 'n Fun 2013, an Italian company called MWFly showed off an intriguing variable compression ratio engine that they say addresses the typical torsional loads on a small engine's gearbox.
Video: Just Aircraft's SuperSTOL By Paul Dye
Just Aircraft is well known for it's line of sporty two-place taildraggers. Now it's offering a new kit called the SuperSTOL. How about landings and take-offs in less than 100 feet. (Even less with a wind?)
Video: Redbird's Unique Take on Desktop Training By Larry Anglisano
At Sun 'n Fun 2013, Redbird showed off a new desktop training device capable of flying detailed and novel flight scenarios for training. It's a dedicated box selling for $2,495. In this AVweb video, Redbird's Jeff Van West gave us a tour of the new product.
Video: ForeFlight's New Stratus with AHRS By Paul Bertorelli
At Sun 'n Fun 2013, ForeFlight and Sporty's introduced the new Stratus ADS-B portable, which features two-band traffic and an AHRS. ForeFlight's Tyson Weihs gave AVweb a tour of the new gadget.
Video: Sagetech's Clarity SV ADS-B/EFIS By Paul Bertorelli
Portable ADS-B is all the rage these days, including a new class of products that provide not just ADS-B weather and traffic but also turn an iPad into an EFIS. AVweb just flew with the first of these products this week, and Paul Bertorelli prepared this video report.
Video: Aspen's New ADS-B Products By Paul Bertorelli
Demand for ADS-B products continues to trickle upward, and everyone who is anyone in the avionics business is developing or already selling ADS-B gadgets. Aspen rolled out its first products at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Las Vegas, with an eye toward a range of solutions that rely on the company's innovative Connected Panel system, an in-cockpit wireless network that links up with tablet computers. In this video from the show, Aspen's George Pariza gives AVweb a tour of the new products.
Video: Sandia Aerospace's New Compact Transponder By Paul Bertorelli
As avionics manufacturers are spinning out new ADS-B products by the week, they're also creating some new sub-niches. One of those is for a simple, compact Mode-C transponder since some kind of transponder will be needed once the ADS-B mandate is in place. Sandia Aerospace recently added just such a product to its well-respected line of avionics fans, integration boxes, and encoders. At the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Las Vegas, Sandia's Dennis Smith gave AVweb a video tour of the company's new STX 165 compact transponder.
Video: Garmin Team X -- Passion-Driven Products By Paul Bertorelli
Although they're not the centerpiece of Garmin's booth at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Las Vegas this week, Garmin has made quite a ripple with its announcement of seven new avionics products for the experimental and light sport markets. In this video, Garmin's Jim Alpiser explains why the company is so bullish on the experimental segment and why Garmin carved out a segregated engineering team to develop uncertified avionics, with more products on the way.