Sun ‘n Fun 2023: What’s Happening At uAvionix


Shane Woodson breaks down where uAvionix is with the development of the AV-30 and its other avionics/lighting products in this video from Sun ‘n Fun 2023. Still in process: Autopilot functionality for legacy autopilots (think S-Tec), ARINC 429 connectivity to make an IFR-capable HSI in the AV-30 and other products. The AV-30 was recently updated to use an external magnetometer and can drive a digital autopilot in experimental aircraft.

Marc Cook
KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.


  1. Genius! A TSO’ed LED green anti-collision light that doubles as an ADS-B in receiver sensor. NOW, they need to make a RED matching LED light only for those who already have ADS-B out and merely need a matching pair of lights.

  2. “and drive a digital autopilot in an experimental “
    I have yet to figure out why a Lancair 4 P is OK in the flight levels with “ experimental avionics and engine monitoring” but an Aeronca Champ, DAY VFR only has to use all certified dtuff

    • Welcome to the illogical nonsensical world of the FAA, Tom … making simple s*#t hard since 1958.

      That is why their failure to incorporate the tenets provided to them by the FAR Part 23 rewrite team burns ME up immensely. Had they instituted a new category of airworthiness called “Primary” described in an Appendix to the recommendations, owners of certificated airplanes could have gone that route and then done what you said … essentially making, say, a 172 into a pseudo LSA. AND … airplanes so re-licensed would have only needed a condition inspection by an A&P vs a full up annual by an IA … helping to deal with a shortage of IA’s in some areas. All we got out of five years work by that team was NORSEE … big deal 🙁

  3. After one year of using My AV-30 the LCD panel is fading out. I purchase the AV link to update the software, after that the OAT stop working to never come back again. The customer service is terrible. Spent, about 2 months calling back and forth to solve the problem that never happened. The altimeter adjustment skips all the time when trying to adjust the pressure, and more problems with this unit. No uAvionics for me ever again.

  4. I’m debating the AV30 vs. the Garmin but it appears the AV30 will NOT serve as a localizer/GS indicator when tied to an IFR GPS.