Aspen Avionics unveiled at Sun ‘n Fun several upgrades to its Evolution Flight Display product line, including a flush mount kit that enables customers to mount the EFDs flush with their instrument panels. The kits will be available June 15. Price: $390.
Also unveiled was an Analog Converter Unit (ACU), which is used to integrate legacy analog systems, such as autopilots and VHF radios, with the all-digital Evolution system. The ACU will be available by the end of the year at a list price under $2,000.
The upgrade most requested by customers, according to Aspen officials, was a way to eliminate all mechanical flight instruments, so the company developed an Autopilot Attitude Reference Source Replacement, which will replace mechanical gyros that drive most popular GA autopilot systems.
The first version is designed to replace the KI-256 attitude indicator used in the Bendix-King family of autopilots. It is expected to be available in the first half of 2010 at a price under $5,000.
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