Aerovonics just released the AV30E

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by Unit74, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Unit74

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    That’s a awesome price for the list of features. Only I think I don’t buy is the probe less AOA. Not sure how they measuring that angle without a physical probe.
     
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    Yea, the only doughnuts I want come from Winchell's ...... I suspect it is a really good guess at what the AoA is, but I don't buy the problems AoA at all. Don't care who makes it... Especially Boeing!
     
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    Just remember, most gear aimed at non-certified aircraft is 1/3rd the price of similar gear in certified configuration.
     
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    These are some cool units.
     
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    Aspen claims to do it. I'd suspect an algorithm involving attitude, pitot-airspeed, gps-groundspeed.
     
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    Oh I like it!
     
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    I have issues when AOA is computer from airspeed, but I am full of issues and no one cares... so there is that
     
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    They determine pitch angle with the AHRS, then determine flight path angle from IAS/VS and then adjust for G-load. The example they give is that if the pitch angle is 10 degrees and the flight path is 7 degrees then the AoA is effectively 3 degrees positive.

    https://aerovonics.com/av-20-product-faq
     
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    I am on the waiting list for 2 of them, version C.
     
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    Just went on the list for 2 as well looks like a nice alternative to a dual G5 setup.
     
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    Hopefully they come through with the GPSS promise..... That would be a G5 killer to me.
     
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    Sincerely impressed by these offerings. Glad to hear of something other than G5 potato for once.
     
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    Showing them both as the same price in their basic configuration unless I'm reading it wrong.

    PRICE:
    • AV-30-E, MSRP $1,595
    • AV-30-C, MSRP $1,595
    • APA-10, MSRP $799
    E stands for experimental and C for certified.
     
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    I still have a deposit on a certified -C version...
     
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    So 'probeless' depends on the Pitot probe and static port and all kinds of assumptions. I like the display, but I'd find a better source of AOA if I were going to use it.

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    on-speed
     
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    Whoa...UPDATE!

    "The philosophy for the AV-30 (when configured as a DG) is to replace the vacuum driven DG with an electrical equivalent. It was not initially intended to replace an HSI, which is an integral part of a flight control system and has multiple interface requirements.

    The AV-30, when installed as a stand-alone display, will not interface to the autopilot.

    However, based on feedback, we have designed the APA-10 Autopilot Adapter to address the wide variety of autopilots found in legacy aircraft. The APA-10 will provide roll, pitch, heading datum, course datum and flight director to/from the autopilot.

    We have also incorporated dual ARINC receivers, which will allow the AV-30 to communicate to a digital radio (Garmin 4XX/5XX Series, or compatible). This will allow full traditional HSI functionality down the road.

    Autopilot integration will be provided after the initial stand-alone certification effort."

    Seriously considering pulling the trigger on a deposit to reserve two slots here. Question now is whether or not my aircraft will be on the AML...
     
  18. Unit74

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    If it will be a legal back up for Aspens, G3X, etc, I think it has a lot to gain.
     
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    When used in a non autopilot plane, is it an acceptable substitute for the attitude indicator?
     
  20. Chip Sylverne

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    Now they're talkin...Here's hoping the KCS55A ystem holds out until it's all certified.
     
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  21. Unit74

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    Once it is certified, yes.