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    Default New Aerovonics AV-30 AI and DG. Promising tech!

    I don't have a vacuum system in my Pacer, so I've been looking at electric alternatives for an AI and DG to do basic IFR flight. To me, for my 30K airplane, the Garmin G5, Dynon D10/D100 and Aspen are just all too expensive and depending on how you slice it, should really be hooked into a WAAS receiver. Plus, I really have no interest in doing LPV approaches to mins in a single engine airplane. I do enough of that stuff at work.

    While at Airventure, I came across Aerovonics. It's promising technology, that seems cost effective and a lot more reliable then our current vacuum system instruments.

    STC and Experimental versions are targeted at $1595. Seems they aren't trying to gouge the certified crowd.

    You can setup 2 units. 1 as an AI and 1 as a DG.

    What I found awesome was, For the DG it's non slaved. They are doing this so it's a drop in replacement for existing equipment. No having to add extra antenna's or hook into a GPS. Just drop it in and hook it up to your electrical bus. No major panel mods which I thought was pretty cool.

    You do have the option to via an RS-232 for the DG unit to act as a repeater for GPS data. If you have an older KLN or Garmin unit it should be compatible and act as a display for your Nav data.

    If you think this could even possibly be something in your future, PLEASE send them a quick email through their web site asking them to add the PA-20 and PA-22's to the AML for the STC. I'm trying to get as many people possible to email them, so we are included. IMO I think it's great tech and hopefully makes it through the certification process.


    https://aerovonics.com/av-30



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    Default Re: New Aerovonics AV-30 AI and DG. Promising tech!

    Are the STC'd or have some other certification. Technology is ever evolving.

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    Default Re: New Aerovonics AV-30 AI and DG. Promising tech!

    They are in development. Experimental this year and STC version next year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by siouxpilot77 View Post
    I don't have a vacuum system in my Pacer, so I've been looking at electric alternatives for an AI and DG to do basic IFR flight. To me, for my 30K airplane, the Garmin G5, Dynon D10/D100 and Aspen are just all too expensive and depending on how you slice it, should really be hooked into a WAAS receiver. Plus, I really have no interest in doing LPV approaches to mins in a single engine airplane. I do enough of that stuff at work.

    While at Airventure, I came across Aerovonics. It's promising technology, that seems cost effective and a lot more reliable then our current vacuum system instruments.

    STC and Experimental versions are targeted at $1595. Seems they aren't trying to gouge the certified crowd.

    You can setup 2 units. 1 as an AI and 1 as a DG.

    What I found awesome was, For the DG it's non slaved. They are doing this so it's a drop in replacement for existing equipment. No having to add extra antenna's or hook into a GPS. Just drop it in and hook it up to your electrical bus. No major panel mods which I thought was pretty cool.

    You do have the option to via an RS-232 for the DG unit to act as a repeater for GPS data. If you have an older KLN or Garmin unit it should be compatible and act as a display for your Nav data.

    If you think this could even possibly be something in your future, PLEASE send them a quick email through their web site asking them to add the PA-20 and PA-22's to the AML for the STC. I'm trying to get as many people possible to email them, so we are included. IMO I think it's great tech and hopefully makes it through the certification process.


    https://aerovonics.com/av-30


    I installed a GRT Mini X in my pacer and removed the vacuum system. This system has synthetic vision, turn coordinator and magnetic compass and wind vector/speed. It is capable of AOA but requires a probe. The GRT is not STC'd, however a field approval was very easy to obtain. I would gladly share the documentation.
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    Default Re: New Aerovonics AV-30 AI and DG. Promising tech!

    Was it approve for IFR flight or only for reference VFR only.
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    Not IFR. VFR reference only. Truly not a primary instrument, however it is truly all I need. I maintained CAR3 minimums of a magnetic compass, airspeed and altimeter. I am very happy with the addition. I have practiced under the hood and would feel very comfortable if I needed to do an IMC 180 or marginal conditions. This unit also has an integral GPS and a CDI indicator. However I am still flying the magenta line on Foreflight for the routes.
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    Default Re: New Aerovonics AV-30 AI and DG. Promising tech!

    New offering from Dynon.

    http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...clickkey=94789
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert Pierce View Post
    Saw that at the show as well. Itís a very nice unit, and I really like how it has a mount for a 3Ē instrument hole on your panel. Great idea since you donít want you AI flopping around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert Pierce View Post
    I had the D1 it was OK but, too touchy for me.
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