Chelton Flight Systems debuted its latest software release, Version 6.0, at AirVenture 2005. The software is now available for experimental aircraft and will be available for certified aircraft in 2006.
Some of the features added to the new version include: shaded-relief terrain with relative elevation-based coloring similar to a satellite map; 400-plus nm of terrain depiction; automatic PFD reversion; both V-bar and dual-cue flight director; and a basic ADI mode for training applications and transition. Version 6.0 also includes an interface to WSI weather, and displays graphical and textual METARs, TFRs, textual TAFs, winds/temperature aloft, graphical AIRMETs/SIGMETs, and more when installed with the av-100 receiver and WSI inFlight subscription.
It also includes an enhanced VNAV autopilot control, representing the first digital EFIS/autopilot combination available for the experimental market, with both LNAV and VNAV coupling. When in VNAV mode, the EFIS offers low speed envelope protection, and will not allow the aircraft to stall.
For more information, contact Direct-To Avionics, exclusive distributor to experimental aircraft for Chelton Flight Systems EFIS-SV products, at 541-504-8300.