“The uncertified Max-Viz X1 is a lightweight, low-cost solution for the kit and homebuilt experimental aircraft operator,” said Executive Vice President Elliott Troutman. “The system complements synthetic vision systems (SVS) and allows pilots to see temporary obstructions, such as wildlife and construction barriers, which are not in the SVS database. Max-Viz X1 enhances safety for the experimental pilot community by enabling pilots to see up to 10 times further than unaided human vision in visibility-obscured conditions, such as smoke, haze and light fog, day or night.”
Max-Viz X1 is a single line-replaceable unit built into an aerodynamically shaped housing for easy installation, he noted. The un-cooled infrared detector outputs a composite RS-170 video signal, presentable on any analog video-capable aircraft display. The system also features integral window heaters to maintain operation under conditions from -55 to +70 degrees Celsius and automatic pixel recalibration to keep the picture sharp.