RV-12iS Avionics Packages Available to Order
November 16, 2018 Ė
Vanís Aircraft has announced that it has opened orders for its RV-12iS avionics kits,
which include complete state-of-the-art avionics options from both Dynon and Garmin. Builders may order these kits beginning today using the RV-12iS Avionics Kit order forms, which are located at:
Vanís anticipates shipping initial orders for these kits starting in December. Note that when building the RV-12iS, the avionics kit is typically installed after
the powerplant kit due to building sequence dependencies. Therefore, customers who have already ordered and received their RV-12iS Powerplant kit will have shipping priority if their avionics kit order is placed by December 15th.
I am building the RV-12iS aircraft kit. What applies in my case?
Can I customize these new avionics kits?
- If your RV-12iS aircraft is configured with the Rotax 912 iS Sport engine, you should order your choice of these newly-released avionics kit packages and options.
- If your RV-12iS aircraft is equipped with a 912 ULS engine, an avionics kit configured for your engine/airframe combination will be available to order by January 7, 2019.
The available configuration options Ė for both Garmin and Dynon equipment options Ė are listed on the avionics kit order forms. When building an ELSA aircraft, you must choose one of the complete packages from the approved options listed on the forms.
I have ordered an SLSA RV-12iS thatís being built by the factory. Do I need to order these kits?
No. As an SLSA aircraft owner, your avionics selections are made using the SLSA ordering forms, which are up to date with the all available avionics options. Please contact Vanís SLSA support with any questions.
What should I do if Iím required to have a TSOíd radio and/or 8.33 kHz spacing as in certain countries that have those requirements?
Our ďinternationalĒ avionics kit, which includes an ETSO/TSO-approved radio that provides both 8.33 kHz and 25kHz channel spacing, will be available for order by early January, 2019.
What about availability of the IFR avionics package Vanís uses on the RV-12iST trainer airplane?
An IFR avionics package that features the Garmin GTN 650 GPS/NAV/COM radio (which is also TSO approved and supports 8.33 kHz channel spacing) and the GMA 245 audio panel will be available to order by early February, 2019.
I have an original-style RV-12 and Iím interested in upgrading my avionics. Do these new kits apply to my airplane?
No, they do not. The original RV-12 avionics kits remain available for purchase and should be installed in the original RV-12 with the Rotax 912ULS engine. The original kits use much of the same avionics equipment, but include wiring, connectors and other equipment specific to the original aircraft configuration.
When will Vanís have an ADS-B Out option for my ďlegacyĒ RV-12 with a Dynon D-180?
There are two paths to ADS-B Out compliance for the legacy RV-12 aircraft.
- Vanís will publish a service letter in February, 2019 that will document a supported ADS-B Out solution for owners of original/legacy RV-12s configured with the Dynon D-180 EFIS and Garmin GTX-327 transponder. This solution will be a UAT/978 MHz add-on system, and will not replace existing equipment. Integration/installation instructions will be provided in the service letter.
- For owners who wish to upgrade their D-180 instrument panels to a newer technology, itís also worth noting that ADS-B In and Out upgrades are already available for original RV-12 aircraft via the installation of upgraded avionics/panel packages (specifically the supported Dynon Skyview, Skyview Touch, Skyview HDX and Garmin G3X Touch systems).