Dynon Unveils Next-Generation EFIS

Without a formal press conference, Dynon Avionics showed prototypes of its next-generation (and as yet unnamed) EFIS at Oshkosh. Set to debut in the first quarter of 2009, the systems, one with a 10-inch screen and the other with a 7-inch display, break new ground for the company.For one, the new displays include synthetic vision with terrain awareness in a new split-screen format that can be configured as a full-screen attitude instrument, a top-down moving…

Oshkosh: 2008 Goes Into the Books Exceeding Expectations

Finally home in California, there's time for me to take a quick look back on this year's Oshkosh. The highlights included the fact that it wasn't a bust, economically. Pre-show scuttlebutt suggested that it would be lightly attended on the premise that the economy is suffering and high fuel prices are keeping pilots flying less than they'd like. (For me, it was scheduling and cost that put me on an airliner to and from CA.…

Super Sport Cub SLSA Debuts

CubCrafters has announced that its most powerful aircraft yet, the Super Sport Cub, is now available. The SLSA-certified (factory-built, ready to fly) Cub is a higher-power version of the company's Sport Cub S2. The Super Sport uses a 180-hp, 340 cubic inch engine, which allows a 2100-fpm climb, the company says. The two-place taildragger can be outfitted with Tundra tires floats or skis for backcountry exploring.

Two-Camera Digital Video System for Aircraft Debuts

Milwaukees Datatoys has entered the aviation market with a compact two-camera video system, the XM-DVR Pro Plus 2.

Zenith Aircraft Offers Hot Deal on CH 701

By combining the economical Jabiru 2200A engine with the LSA-legal CH 701 airframe, Zenair has been able to produce a complete kit package for a remarkable $29,980.

News from Van’s: 3000th RV-8 Kit Delivered, First Customer RV-12 Flies

Despite a flaccid economy, the Van's Aircraft RV line is holding steady. Word has come that the 3000th RV-8 kit has been delivered. Tom Carter, of Big Fork, Montana, is the lucky recipient. The RV-8 was everything I wanted, he says. You look out both sides of a big bubble canopy. It can fly like a fighter or I can put it on autopilot and relax on a fast cross-country flight, too."

Pilot My-Cast Now on iPhone, iTouch

Garmin has announced that its Pilot My-Cast application will now be available for the iTouch and iPhone devices from Apple. Pilot My-Cast is an aviation weather, flight planning and flight filing app for U.S. and Canadian customers.Pilot My-Cast is designed to take advantage of the iPhone/iTouchs gesture-based user interface and includes five intuitive tabs at the bottom of the page for routes, flight plan, weather, airport information and settings.

New Products: Garmin Introduces GPSMAP495

Two weeks before Sun 'n Fun, Garmin has introduced a new model to its portable GPS lineup, the GPSMAP495. While rumors have been circulating...

Thunderbirds Roar at Sun 'n Fun

You want an airshow? You got an airshow. When the skydivers drop in and Old Glory unfurls, you know it's showtime as people gravitate...

Now the Sounds from Sun 'n Fun

We had the opportunity to field a few podcasts from Sun 'n Fun this year, hosted on our sister site, Avweb. Here are links...

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