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New Landing Lights from AeroLEDs

AeroLEDs newest products are the SunSpot 46 and SunSpot 64 landing lights. The SunSpot 46 draws 85 watts and produces 6500 lumens, and the 64 offers over 17,000 lumens, drawing 224 watts. The SunSpot 46 has integrated wig-wag capability, and with a life of 50,000 hours, the light can be left on at all times in flight.

With an eye toward the retrofit and certificated markets, AeroLEDs is making the PAR 46 and 64 replacements available for certificated aircraft with a 337 form. The company expects to have an STC for the products soon.

The 46 is $895, and the 64 is $1600. For more information, call 208/850-3294 or visit www.AeroLEDs.com.

Electric Waiex Makes First flight

The Sonex Aircraft E-Flight Initiative proof-of-concept electric-powered Waiex aircraft flew for the first time on December 3, 2010, at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Piloted by Sonex Founder John Monnett, N270DC (a modified Waiex kit aircraft) made a short hop intended to be a conservative non-pattern flight to break ground-effect and analyze in-flight system performance as the next step in testing.
We are very proud of this achievement, said Jeremy Monnett, CEO and general manager of Sonex. We have a flight envelope expansion plan and will be working on this in the coming weeks and months. Data from the flight will be analyzed by the design team and compared to high-power ground run data to determine if any firmware adjustments are needed before proceeding to extended-duration test flights.
For more information, visit www.sonexaircraft.com and the YouTube video of the first flight.

MGL Offers Lightweight Headset

MGL Avionics new MGL-880 aviation headset includes an anthracite look, metal frame thats hand adjustable. The headband results in no pressure points due to its light weight (20.5 ounces), MGL says. It operates in mono or stereo with volume and balance controls and good audio quality. Soft gel ear seals allow for a good acoustic seal even for those who wear glasses. High passive noise suppression (rated at 27dB) figures over the full audio band, and there’s a filtered, noise-canceling microphone. 
Also included are gold-plated connectors, a long-life cable and reversible mic boom. The price is $125.

For more information, visit www.mglavionics.com.

FatBoy Debuts Throttle Quadrants for RVs

FatBoy Throttle Quadrants offers side-mounted throttle quadrants for Vans RV builders. All of the RV quadrants are designed for ease of installation and use, and drop in to all RV side-mounted quadrant consoles. The quadrants and custom throttle- and flight-control grips provide complete hands-off throttle and stick, strong and smooth action, locking and tension controlled levers, round and flat top cases with throttle, prop and mixture labeling.

Further, FatBoy throttle and flight control grips are custom fabricated with finger knurls, palm swells and comfortable non slip lightweight rubber overmolding with standard four-way and PTT switches, the company says.

For more information, call 615/400-4654 or visit www.fatboythrottles.com.

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