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Old 11-07-2013, 02:20 PM
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Default New EFIS out here

Hi guys......want to spread the word on a new program out there for android os called a-efis. Talos avionics in Germany. There is a robotics engineer that has designed a new efis system that works well in experimental aircraft. You can find it over at google play under this name. You can demo it for 3 flights.
I have done two test flights and I am totally impressed. I have the nexus7 and this program replaces 8 different steam gauges. It is a new program and there will be many changes in the near future.
Total cost including buying a new tablet....325 dollars. Compare that to other emergency gyros. Plus, you have a computer to use when done flying. There are posts on you tube of this new program and many more posts are coming.
If anyone wants to see in action email me and I will send test clips.
It's a great program,otherwise I would not endorse ....be advised it is new.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:21 PM
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Here is a link to the software.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ics.efis&hl=en
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:31 AM
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It'll be interesting to see where this type of product goes... is this really "good enough" for mass-market appeal?

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Old 11-08-2013, 11:49 AM
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It'll be interesting to see where this type of product goes... is this really "good enough" for mass-market appeal?
I was thinking along these same lines, but with perhaps a slightly different twist: what do the masses think this is good enough for?
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:18 PM
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I've been watching this app with great interest. I've tried flying with some earlier, more rudimentary tablet-based flight instruments with the tablet(s) velcroed to the panel, with varying degrees of success. (I made the mistake of posting about these experiments in an aviation forum frequented by the certificated aircraft crowd. Hoo-boy, THAT was a mistake! lol)

IMHO, these apps have the potential to revolutionize our panels in much the same way that tablets have revolutionized navigation. It remains to be seen if they can be made reliable enough for primary usage -- but this app looks VERY promising!

Edit: Here's a link to download the user's guide. This thing ain't no toy!http://talosavionics.com/uploads/3/1...ers_manual.odd
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:14 PM
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I was thinking along these same lines, but with perhaps a slightly different twist: what do the masses think this is good enough for?
Back-seat instruments for a -4, -8, or -10?

Backup for the backup?

Primary instruments for ultralights?
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:34 PM
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Back-seat instruments for a -4, -8, or -10?

Backup for the backup?

Primary instruments for ultralights?
We currently use the faux instrument panel in the Garmin Pilot app for our back seat instruments. They are better than nothing, and actually work quite well.

This EFIS is light years ahead of that.
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Old 01-22-2016, 05:06 AM
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I have been playing around with an "el-cheapo" EFIS for some time now. I call it Kwik EFIS for Android, it works on most of the newer Android devices with adequate sensors and a quick enough processor.

Kwik EFIS


It is available for free here for anyone that wants to try it:
http://members.iinet.net.au/~ninelima/efis/

If anyone would like a version with their plane's V numbers drop me an email with the numbers and I'll see what I can do to add it.

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Old 01-22-2016, 08:15 AM
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I've used this app, but I haven't purchased the air data portion. Naviator with SV and an ILevil is really good too. A good engine module and a super-bright tablet are the missing links still.
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I was thinking along these same lines, but with perhaps a slightly different twist: what do the masses think this is good enough for?
Per your question about the masses. I want this app as backup if I lose my vacumm pump in IMC in my Cherokee. In my production Cherokee if I lose vacumm I lose auto pilot, and attitude indicator. Only thing left to level the wings is Turn Coordinator, and it jumps all over the place.

If an iPAD or DROID app gave me a relatively "reliable" attitude indicator it would be valuable as a backup.
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