The AV-30-C offers pilots an”effective and affordable AI or DG replacement that goes far beyond a single feature gauge,” according to company officials.
AV-30-C is installable as either an AI or DG and adds a suite of in-flight information to the panel right out of the box, including a Probeless Angle of Attack Indicator, Baro Corrected Altitude, Indicated/Vertical/True Airspeed, Non-Slaved Heading, Bus Voltage, G Load, GPS Navigational Data, and more, company officials reported, adding additional features are in the works.
AV-30-C is designed to fit into nearly any aircraft with a 3-1/8 inch round instrument slot without cutting or modifying the panel.
The AV-30-C STC provides authorization to install in FAR Part 23 Class 1 and Class 2 aircraft (singles and twins weighing less than 6,000 pounds) that are listed on the AV-30-C Approved Model List (AML), which includes 635 aircraft models, including Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, American Champion, Maule, Boeing, Swift, Mooney, Aviat, and others. The full AML is available at uAvionix.com/AV-30.
AV-30-C can work as a single primary instrument or by installing two units, one as an AI and another as a DG, the aircraft’s original failure-prone vacuum pump system can be removed “to further benefit from a fully digital primary instrument cluster,” company officials noted.
AV-30-C extends its functionality outside the cockpit as the companion to tailBeaconX, a 1090/ES ADS-B Transponder with Aireon support for world-wide use and future mandated airspaces.
Upon tailBeaconX TSO certification, AV-30-C can double as tailBeaconX’s control interface, allowing the pilot to set the mode and squawk easily, while maintaining AV-30’s existing feature set, company officials explained.
tailBeaconX with AV-30-C removes the need to drill additional holes in the airframe to satisfy diversity requirements in countries outside the U.S. and keeps installation costs at a minimum, officials add.
“uAvionix is creating avionics with fundamental engineering advantages,” said COO Ryan Braun. “These are beautiful, no-compromise certified avionics designed to deliver an affordable total cost of ownership. The AV-30-C provides an innovative probeless angle-of-attack and non-slaved directional gyro, both designed to dramatically lower the cost of installation without compromising performance. Where other avionics seem designed to be replaced, the AV-30-C will get better with age. We’re actively developing ADS-B In, electronic flight bag, transponder, and autopilot integrations to ensure AV-30-C becomes an indispensable instrument for every panel.”
AV-30-C will support third-party autopilot systems via the APA-MINI adapter, interfacing AV-30’s Heading Bug with legacy autopilots. The APA-MINI autopilot adapter is expected to be released in early 2021, with more advanced autopilot integrations to follow, company officials said.
Pricing and Availability
Preorders placed with AeroVonics, uAvionix, and through the company’s resellers will begin shipping immediately. Price: $1,995 (plus applicable tax and shipping).