Levil Aviation's New BOM And ADS-B

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At Sun 'n Fun 2017, Levil Aviation introduced two innovative avionics products, one called the BOM and a second, an ADS-B Out system built entirely into the antenna that's installed on the belly of the aircraft. The BOM is a clever self-contained AHRS, pitot system, GPS and angle of attack system contained in a wing-mounted pod and driven by a small wind turbine on the back of the unit.

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Comments (7)

Hooray for innovation and Levil !

Posted by: Tom Yarsley | April 6, 2017 10:49 AM    Report this comment

Well, yea. That's exactly why I've procrastinated on shelling out 6 grand on ADS_B out. The hardware is actually dirt cheap and all it needs is an innovator to package it. Well don, Levil.

Posted by: Mark Fraser | April 6, 2017 7:11 PM    Report this comment

Great stuff!

One question though. She mentioned using a second pressure source for the ADS-B antenna altitude source. That is not quite in accordance with AC20-165 recommendations. Maybe just a verbal "typo"... :)

Great report!

Posted by: William Goebel | April 7, 2017 7:46 AM    Report this comment

Clever product. Not so clever name. Last thing anyone should be talking about near airplanes is about BOMs. (I can see some hapless pilot being arrested at KIGM, where TSA has a presence, for telling some curious person in the Terminal what that thing hanging off his wing is.)

Posted by: Mike P | April 7, 2017 9:36 AM    Report this comment

Clever product. Not so clever name. Last thing anyone should be talking about near airplanes is about BOMs. (I can see some hapless pilot being arrested at KIGM, where TSA has a presence, for telling some curious person in the Terminal what that thing hanging off his wing is.)

Posted by: Mike P | April 7, 2017 9:37 AM    Report this comment

Good catch on the name BOM and the consequences !! LOL.

I also emailed and asked them :

1- Does it need some control head or do you use an app to see if it's sending the same altitude as my transponder's blind encoder or is the internal encoder over-ridden by the transponder's blind encoder?

2- Does the internal static source pressure sensor need to be inspected & calibrated every 2 years ?

3- Does it need any special equipment to install or inspect & calibrate?

3- If it only needs power, why 14/15 pin connector?

Posted by: Carlos Rodriguez | April 7, 2017 1:04 PM    Report this comment

They could have called it the A-Bom. Little Boy would be over the line I suppose.

Dave Ostergaard,

Posted by: dave ostergaard | April 28, 2017 6:58 AM    Report this comment

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