Lancair International has introduced a new avionics suite for the Evolution Aircraft: The EFC900X.
Introduced in 2009, the Evolution by Lancair has been equipped with Garmin avionics, centered around the G900X system. The only thing missing was the integrated flight control provided by the certified GFC 700 autopilot, company officials said. Now, for the first time in the experimental market, this level of autopilot is available in the Evolution by Lancair. The G900X is now integrated with the GFC 7X autopilot for experimental use, resulting in the EFC900X Avionics Suite (Evolution Flight Control 900X), exclusively for the Evolution, according to company officials.
The EFC900X suite features roll, pitch and yaw control, automatic pitch trim, flight director capability and symbology on the PFD, and integrated auto pilot control buttons on the G900X PFD and MFDs. The addition of the Garmin GFC 7X autopilot to the Evolution provides excellent stability and control, responding to Garmin’s solid state Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) data to smoothly maneuver the aircraft by commanding attitude, altitude, airspeed, vertical speed, and heading, company officials said. It will control the aircraft in pre-programmed VNAV descent profiles, automated Takeoff/Go-Around procedures and is fully enabled for WAAS guidance capability to fly coupled GPS-only LPV approaches. The EFC900X Avionics Suite can automatically fly any procedure published in the navigation database, including holds, procedure turns, arcs, and missed approaches, officials add.
Lancair has also selected as standard equipment the L-3 Avionics Systems Trilogy ESI-2000 Electronic Standby Instrument. The Trilogy ESI-2000 displays attitude, airspeed, and (optional) heading data in a layout that closely matches the PFD. The result is a fully integrated TSO’d digital panel that includes all backup information required for safe flight, according to company officials. Emergency operation in the event of an electrical failure is achieved through the use of high energy density lithium-ion technology. The ESI is designed to supply usable flight data for three to four hours on battery power, depending on temperature. (in the event of emergency use, the system will re-charge from the aircraft system when able).
For more information: Lancair.com