Garmin's new GTX 335/345-series ADS-B transponders serve a broad market - from basic aircraft with stark panels to all-glass G1000 models. That's because the transponders are available with an internal ADS-B mandate-approved WAAS GPS receiver, wireless Bluetooth transmitters for overlaying traffic and weather on tablet computers, Garmin's portable GPS systems, and internal AHRS. They come in a remote LRU version for finally bringing ADS-B weather and traffic data to many G1000 screens.
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.
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.
The staff at Aviation Consumer magazine is conducting an avionics equipment and brand satisfaction survey. They want to know about your experience with recent major avionics upgrades, including ADS-B equipment. The results will appear in an upcoming issue of Aviation Consumer magazine.
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.
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.
The Garmin Flight Stream wireless data hub connects the Pilot tablet computer app with a variety of onboard avionics systems, including the Garmin GTN and GNS panel navigators and the GDL88/84 ADS-B transceivers. In this video, "Aviation Consumer" editor Larry Anglisano, along with Garmin's Jessica Koss, goes flying with the system in the company Cirrus for a hands-on demo.