MGL Odyssey–MGL displayed its new 10.4-inch diagonal version of its Odyssey
display ($6,000). The system has a color TFT-LCD diagonal display system with
synthetic vision, with the price including the ADAHRS sensor, engine monitor
sensors, and an internal autopilot. As an option, the company can provide the
necessary servos for the autopilot as well ($1,800).
For more information, visit
www.MGLAvionics.com or call 877-835-9464.
Levil EFIS-1831–The final offering we spotted in the PFD area was a new display
from a new company. The Levil EFIS-1831 ($4,000) offers a 10.4-inch diagonal LCD
display that is touch-screen based. The intent of the unit is to provide a reasonably priced glass panel solution for the experimental cockpit, and includes an
AHRS. With additional cost engine probes, the system can incorporate and display
the full array of engine data, offering further utility. • 407-542-3971.
VAL COM 2000–In the area of comm radios, Val Avionics showed its new COM
2000 ($1,295), one of the thinnest around, measuring 1 inch thick and weighing just
3 pounds. The 8-watt output unit has 15 memory locations and displays the active
and standby frequencies on a 3/8-inch sunlight readable display, with the ability to
switch between them. •
www.ValAvionics.com or call 800-255-1511.
XCOM VHF Transceiver–Australia-based XCOM Avionics highlighted its new VHF
transceiver ($1,200) that is now made in the United States. Available with an
optional remote head module, which allows control of the radio from both sides of
the cockpit ($340). The 6-watt output unit is designed to fit a 2-inch instrument
mounting and has 99 memory channels and a backlit LCD display. The comm can
monitor the active and standby frequencies, and receive NOAA weather. It also
has a music input. •
www.XCOMAvionics.com / 011-61-7-5568-7770.
EI MFP-50–In the engine monitor category, there are a number of stand-alone offerings
of interest. Electronics International had its new MFP-50 ($4,295 to $4,795) engine monitor on hand. The new monitor is designed to monitor all engine parameters on a color
LCD display, and it includes an innovative custom-built fuel flow sensor to get around
the expensive existing sensor issues. Better yet, since the unit has a supplemental type
certificate (STC) as a primary replacement instrument, it can be used to replace existing
aircraft instruments. •
www.B.uy-EI.com / 541-318-6060.
JPI EDM-730/830–Also in the mix was JPI, with its new EDM-730/830 series of engine
parameter monitors ($1,995 to $5,195). The new monitors have a 4-inch by 3-inch color
display that is innovative in that it can be installed in any of four orientations in a standard 3.1-inch mounting hole, to meet the installation needs of the custom builder. The unit,
when it is released, can also upgrade existing EDM-700 and 800 models. A nine-cylinder
model is also available. The unit is STC and TSO (technical standard order) approved as a
primary replacement instrument. •
www.JPInstruments.com / 800-345-4574.
Insight G3–Insight announced Transport Canada certification of its G3 ($3,200 list, $2,500
upgrade) engine monitor. This primary instrument replacement certification for exhaust gas temperature, cylinder head temperature, and turbine inlet temperature instruments precedes FAA
certification, which is expected in the near future. The new G3 monitor goes places where other
engine monitors have not previously traveled by including an integral g-meter and engine vibration
monitoring, on a sunlight-readable color LCD display. •
www.InsightAvionics.com / 905-871-0733.