SportairUSA showed a new forward looking infrared
(FLIR) system from Foresight for $7,495 to $9,995, with a
number of display options. •
Datatoys displayed its latest Helios Thermal Imaging System, which offers a FLIR system ($6,949) that includes the
thermal imager module mounted in a carbon fiber box, a
mount for the system, and a 7-inch diagonal high-resolution
Kelly Manufacturing highlighted the new R.C. Allen
RCA2600 ($2,495) digital attitude indicator, which can
replace existing artificial horizons in either 2- or 3-inch sizes
with an electronic attitude indicator. •
SolidFX FX10 portable aviation information manager is
a sunlight-readable display system ($1,595 plus chart subscription) that supports the Jeppesen eChart Reader software and provides a cost-effective electronic cockpit for the
noncommercial pilot. •
VirtualHUD offers a first-of-a-kind projection system
($3,295) that uses lasers to project a heads up display,
including highway in the sky, on the back of your propeller.
The unit times the laser pulses to hit the prop blades, which
provides a clear image. •
SkyVision Xtreme now has its Xtreme Vision ADS-B display system available ($2,300 with display and receiver).
This low-cost system provides a low price of admission to
the ADS-B environment. •
Advanced Flight Systems AFS autopilot ($4,950) is a new
autopilot designed to interface with the company’s electronic
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flight instrument system (EFIS) or EFIS/engine monitor to
provide a two-axis autopilot system for experimental aircraft.
In addition, the company is expecting to release its synthetic
vision solution for existing displays in the latter part of 2009.
George Wilhelmsen holds a commercial certificate, airplane
single-engine land, with an instrument rating and has more
than 1,000 hours of flight experience. He has a bachelor’s
degree in engineering technology with a background in DC,
analog, and digital controls. He flies a Beech Debonair.
1.) Advanced Flight Systems AFS 2.) Foresight FLIR
3.) Virtual HUD 4.) SkyVision Xtreme Vision