The XTreme can be used as a PFD or PFD/engine monitor, depending on the application, according to company officials. It can be used as primary instrumentation or as a backup gauge to a large EFIS. The XTreme includes a built-in GPS that is used for ground speed, range calculations and as a backup/control to the AHRS. It will soon include a basic GPS Navigator via a free software update, company officials said. Direct To and Basic Route navigation will be supported (no moving map). Also, full 2-axis autopilot functionality will be included in a free software update later this year. Users will have to add MGL Avionics CAN Servos at $1,000 each.
The basic unit has been introduced at a special price of $1,000, and includes the built-in GPS and antenna. To add a full AHRS package, another $1,260 is required. Without the attitude sensor the XTreme will still display a GPS-derived bank angle (no pitch information), so it can be used without AHRS sensors if necessary. If engine monitoring is required, an RDAC (Remote Data Acquisition Computer) must be added (starting at $160) and also a full complement of engine and fuel sensors.
A PC program that simulates the functions and setups of the XTreme is available at MGLAvionics.com to allow familiarization with the mini EFIS before and after purchase.