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Guardian Avionics showed a line of new hardware that allows panel mounting of the entire iPad line, including the large-screen Pro models. Guardian's Ash Vig walked AVweb's video reporter through the product line.
ForeFlight Synthetic Vision - Flight Training - Gold Seal Flight Training
Russ takes a hands-on look with Foreflight's Synthetic Vision technology to see how it compares to what's really out your windscreen. SPOILER ALERT: It's amazing!
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This is a quick overview of the Talos Avionics EFiS that currently sells for less than $600 when used with your Tablet or smartphone.
ForeFlight Quick Tip: Logbook Currency - Accurate Entries with Aircraft Profile Helper - ForeFlight
Complete aircraft profile information is critical to accurate flight currency reporting - ForeFlight Logbook highlights missing information to help your currencies stay on track.
ForeFlight Synthetic Vision - Rapidly Rising Terrain - The HD Pilot
The Synthetic Vision feature of ForeFlight Mobile is a very intriguing tool to experiment with. At night, or in poor visibility, 'seeing' what's out ahead of you could be an absolute life saver!
ForeFlight's New Version 8 - AVweb
At AirVenture 2016, ForeFlight rolled out its new version 8, which includes rapidly scalable, data-driven map technology. Ahead of the show, AVweb took a look at it.
Pilot's Guide To The Garmin D2 Titanium GPS Watch - Aircraft Spruce Videos
Aircraft Spruce pilot's guide video for the Garmin D2 Titanium GPS aviation watch showing key features, how the product works, and what comes in the box.
NEW! Introducing: ForeFlight 8 - ForeFlight
ForeFlight Mobile 8 is coming! ForeFlight 8 is a major release that delivers ForeFlight’s new global data-driven aeronautical maps, featuring Continuous Zoom™ technology and dynamic decluttering powered by an all new map engine, built from the ground up to deliver next-generation maps to pilots.
Aero Glass - Head-mounted Display - Aero Glass
Aero Glass provides a unique turnkey solution addressing pilots' need to properly visualize terrain, navigation, traffic (ADS-B), instrument, weather, and airspace information with access to vital safety procedures and protocols, without the requirement of inspecting instruments, phone or iPad.
Testing your Experimental Aircraft's Communication Antenna - HomebuiltHELP
A demonstration of an electronic meter that can be used by aircraft home builders to verify the proper electrical installation of their communications antenna. This meter displays the resonant frequency of the antenna along with its SWR measurement - without connecting the radio.
Stratus Stories -- Flying with ADS-B weather in Corporate Aviation - Sporty's Pilot Shop
Stratus is the best-selling ADS-B Receiver in aviation, delivering subscription-free weather, ADS-B traffic, GPS position, backup attitude information and automatic flight data recording - all from a wireless receiver that fits in your pocket.
Aviation! Colorado Mountain AWOS Maintenance - cdotmedia
A short video documenting the obstacles communications technicians experience when maintaining and repairing the 12 mountain automated weather observing systems (AWOS) in the Colorado high country.
Lightspeed now has Wireless Aviation Headsets! - Sporty's Pilot Shop
These new headsets have the same high quality noise cancellation, comfort, and are now wireless! No more messy cables tangled in your lap.
Dynon Avionics - Skyview: Display Personalization - RV12 Pilot
A great video showing the different display options on the Dynon Avionics Skyview.
Lightspeed Sierra ANR headset overview - Lightspeed Aviation
This video goes over the features and attributes of the Sierra headset.
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This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft.
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