Bendix King Launches the xVue Touch for Experimental Aircraft

By clintonc | May 21, 2018

    xVue Touch is a fast, simple and powerful flight display with superior craftsmanship for your experimental aircraft. xVue Touch can be installed as a primary flight display in a new experimental aircraft or as a replacement for outdated steam gauges in an existing aircraft. The 10.1” display provides…

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Artex ELT’s now added to our Capabilities

By clintonc | May 14, 2018

        Aeronautical Instrumentation is Proud to announce the addition of the ACR Artex Range of Emergency Locator Transmitters to our already extensive range of Repair Capabilities. From the 1st May 2014, we are now able to offer our clients the full servicing of their Artex ELT’s in-house.…

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Garmin Receives Expanded STC approvals for the GFC 500 and GFC 600 Autopilots

By clintonc | May 7, 2018

GFC 500 Garmin is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval for the GFC 500 autopilot in several more aircraft models. Intended for qualifying piston single-engine aircraft less than 6,000 lbs., GFC 500 delivers superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance…

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Garmin Introduces GDL 50 and GDL 50R ADS-B Receivers

By clintonc | March 14, 2018

  Garmin is pleased to announce the GDL 50, a portable device capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather*, GPS and aircraft attitude1 information for display on select portables and mobile devices. A remote-mount version of GDL 50 — GDL 50R — is also available. Exclusive…

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Helicopter Flight Displays Reimagined with G500H TXi

By clintonc | February 26, 2018

Garmin are excited to announce the G500H TXi, a new generation of touchscreen flight displays for helicopters. Built on the proven capabilities of the original G500H series, the G500H TXi offers a vastly expanded array of features, options and panel possibilities that bring a new level of reliability, adaptability and affordability…

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ADS-B Mandate issued for South Africa

By clintonc | February 12, 2018

The South African Civil Aviation Authority has officially mandated ADS-B in South Africa. Read the ADS-B Mandate here. If you are anything like me, once you have read this you are more confused than when you started. One of my major concerns is the fact that Avionics companies have started marketing…

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How Does your Attitude Gyro work?

By Info | February 8, 2018

The Attitude Indicator shows rotation about both the longitudinal axis to indicate the degree of bank, and about the lateral axis to indicate pitch (nose up, level or nose down). It utilizes the rigidity characteristic of the gyro. It is gimballed to permit rotation about the lateral axis indicating pitch…

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How does a Gyro Vacuum System work?

By Info | January 19, 2018

Ever wondered how your Gyro vacuum works? Here’s a very simple flow diagram of its operation. In simple, The engine driven pump sucks air through the system. The air flows in from the inlet filter, normally located under your instrument panel, directly into the inlet ports on your Artificial Horizon…

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Garmin GFC500 Autopilot now shipping

By clintonc | January 12, 2018

                    Garmin is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for several aircraft models for the GFC 500 autopilot, including a wide range of Cessna 172 and 182 model aircraft. Intended for less complex…

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How To Care For Your Gyro: Proper Spool-Down Time

By Info | January 9, 2018

I found this posted by Duncan Aviation yesterday and thought it was brilliant for those operators who didn’t keep this in mind. We recently worked on a VG206D vertical gyro that required a complete overhaul. After landing and powering down the avionics, the aircraft was moved by a tug, which…

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