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Aspen EFD1000 E5: Low Cost, But Stark: Aspen's new budget-based retrofit EFIS has a crisp display and IFR capability, but its feature set is limited to basic flight instruments. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2019 2029
Levil BOM: Wind-Powered Backup: The BOM is a self-contained, self-powered external ADAHRS. Its real value may be more convenience than redundancy. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Jun 1, 2018 1413
EFIS Market Scan: Some Price Breaks: But all-in upgrades won't be dirt cheap. Aspen's E5 leads for now, and our eyes are laser-focused on BendixKing's XVue and Garmin's G3X Touch. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jun 1, 2018 2668
ASA CX-3 Computer: Simple, Full Featured: ASA updates the CX-series E6-B electronic flight computer with a color display, faster processor and slimmer footprint. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2018 1696
Portable SXM Receivers: Separated By Apps: For Garmin Pilot, the twin receiver GDL52 has SXM, ADS-B weather and traffic, plus attitude data. For ForeFlight, the utilitarian SXAR-1 is a solid performer. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Nov 1, 2017 2875
Sub-$200 ADS-B: Scout Versus RXWX: The uAvionix Scout is tiny and completely plug-and-play, but a pre-built Stratux-based system like the RXWX offers far more capability for the same price. West, Jeff Van Product/service evaluation Oct 1, 2017 2003
Budget EFIS shootout: Dynon versus Garmin: priced below $3000, Dynon's D10A and Garmin's G5 are approved for Part 23 aircraft, but you still need backup instruments and neither has nav functions. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2017 3073
More ForeFlight WX: SiriusXM's SXAR-1: if free ADS-B weather isn't enough, you can now play SiriusXM satellite broadcast weather on the popular ForeFlight tablet app for 40 bucks per month. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2017 795
Garmin G5 EFIS: standalone, integrated: Garmin's $1200 G5 EFIS was designed for LSA and experimentals, but an STC approval could bring stiff competition to Dynon's EFIS-D10A. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jun 1, 2016 1465
Garmin GMA350c: wireless, voice command. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Sep 1, 2015 2453
Stratus 1S and 2S: more features, reliability: Stratus 1S has features and a price to attract the VFR pilot while the 2S unabashedly aims at sophisticated IFR, corporate and airline users. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation Sep 1, 2015 552
SkyVision Salus-3: portable ADS-B out, in: at $1100, the SkyVision Salus-3 could be the ultimate ADS-B solution the market has been waiting for, but only if the FAA gives it the regulatory nod. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jun 1, 2015 2791
Garmin G600/500; upgraded for ADS-B: Garmin modernizes its G600/500-series retrofit PFD to display ADS-B traffic and weather, 13 Stormscope data, plus better mapping and charting. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jun 1, 2015 963
L-3 Lynx ADS-B: scalable, WAAS enabled. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Apr 1, 2015 3327
Budget IFR upgrades: used Garmin 430W wins. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2015 2527
Garmin GDL39 3D: virtual pitch and roll: Garmin's updated portable ADS-B receiver puts an attitude indicator on the revised Pilot app. A smaller footprint would make it easier to manage. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Mar 1, 2014 700
iPad mini: size is right: the mini is more cockpit friendly than the iPad, but screen glare is still a pain. Wireless models lack GPS. Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2013 1811
EFIS backups: worth the expense? An emerging market of standby EFIS displays tempt the budget with jet cockpit appeal. We look at three models worth considering. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2013 1844
Dynon D1 Pocket EFIS: affordable backup: stick it in an empty instrument hole or on a suction mount and off you go. Internal battery and built-in GPS are plusses. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Sep 1, 2012 966
Garmin's ADS-B WX: one box amidst many: Garmin's GDL 39 receiver for ADS-B weather and traffic works well. However, it's not the smallest or cheapest, nor does it play with the most popular apps. Van West, Jeff Product/service evaluation Sep 1, 2012 1608
Which Garmin retrofit: G500 or G600? Two retrofit PFD systems that look the same but aren't created equal. The buy decision depends almost entirely on what class of airplane you fly. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jul 1, 2012 1254
Dynon Skyview: budget sophistication: expandable glass for LSAs with a rich user interface, high-res displays and dynamic autopilot integration. It's priced right, too. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Mar 1, 2012 2340
New iPad hardware: lots of potential: for something that's really a beefed-up cell phone at heart, this device is surprisingly versatile in the cockpit. Add-on hardware is extending its reach. Van West, Jeff Product/service evaluation Oct 1, 2011 1795
Bluetooth audio panel PM8000BT does it all: PS Engineering takes the overachieving PM8000 audio panel even further with bluetooth connectivity for music and phones. it goes vertical too. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jun 1, 2011 1109
VirtualHUD Wingman: a VFR-only EFIS? An inexpensive portable horizon display with Garmin GPS connectivity, the Wingman has a great display and smart features hut lacks magnetic heading data. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Mar 1, 2011 1115
All-digital horizons: Kelly works on a budget: there are only two choices for totally digital attitude indicators. L-3 rolls out an impressive mini-PFD while Kelly/RC Allen offers an affordable AI. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Sep 1, 2009 2292
LSA EFIS shootout: Dynon sets the standard: TruTrak's EFIS is easier to fly than Dynon's D-100, but it requires changing the way you think about your flight instruments and it costs significantly more. Van West, Jeff Product/service evaluation Apr 1, 2009 2616
Avidyne's TWX670: sophisticated sferics: with datalink the rage, we haven't seen new lightning detectors in years. This product advances the technology, but display flexibility is limited for now. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jul 1, 2008 1926
Aspen evolution practical, affordable: while it might not exactly be cheap, you don't have to buy a half-million dollar airplane to have it. Modular design and in-depth engineering make it a winner. Anglisano, Larry; Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Jun 1, 2008 3056

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