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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Avilution Debuts Unpanel On Zenith STOL CH 750 'Super Duty'

Traditional Panel Replaced By Free-Standing 17-Inch Display

Avilution this morning debuted its Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display in the first Zenith CH-750 Super Duty aircraft. Leveraging its eXtensible Flight System (XFS), Avilution’s Unpanel provides a flight deck specifically tailored for VFR pilots flying light experimental aircraft. As its name implies, the Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display replaces the traditional collection of instruments, controls and small, eye straining displays with 17” of easy-to-read intuitive interface tailored to the VFR pilot, while integrating an FMS, moving map, integrated audio controls, and much more – including supporting the federal mandate for ADS-B In and Out.

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Airborne 07.21.17: TruTrak Completes STC!, SureFly Helicopter, TDRS-M Satellite

Also: Oshkosh Airshows!, M400 Skycar Baloney, Apollo-Era Computers, Rockwell Collins TDR-94Ds, CAAS-EASA, Vega Prepared

TruTrak Flight Systems has completed the STC of the Vizion autopilot system. The STC was awarded on July 19, 2017. This is the first autopilot manufactured by TruTrak to be approved for certified aircraft. TruTrak will begin delivering complete autopilot systems during EAA AirVenture. The autopilot system cost is $4000, the install kit is $1000, and the STC from EAA is priced at $100. During AirVenture, TruTrak will be displaying their Cessna 172 aircraft at their outdoor booth 174. Workhorse Group will display the SureFly helicopter concept for the first time in the U.S. at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. They will also display the Workhorse HorseFly package delivery drone. The goal of SureFly is to be safer and more stable than a typical helicopter due to its redundant design which

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

It's ALIVE! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview Program Now Available

Get The Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH 2017...

The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network were pleased to release the latest in a series of novel Aero-TV/Airborne programs designed to draw attention to the most innovative and aggressively oriented companies in the aviation universe -- and most particularly, those with REAL news to impart at AirVenture 2017. ANN and EAA have joined together again to present the highly successful "AirVenture Innovation Preview," (which we call the "AIP", for short), to highlight the incredibly innovative and news-making products that provide the 'BUZZ factor' at AirVenture 2017. Not only have we got the BUZZ nailed down, you can see it for yourself RIGHT NOW… and have been able to do so since several hours before the AirVenture gates officially opened. The AIP allowed dozens

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Vans Aircraft Rolls Out A New Variant Of The RV-12 For AirVenture

The RV-12iS Features A Rotax 912iS Engine

Van’s Aircraft is rolling out a new variant of the popular RV-12 for AirVenture; the RV-12iS. The Rotax 912iS, the fuel injected version of the popular 912 series of engines as a powerplant option for the RV-12, in addition to the 912ULS.

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 07.18.17: Moon Express, DJI Drone Hacks, Airdog Sports-Drone

Also: Ride Sharing, Indago UAS, S Korean Tiltrotor UAV, Drone Simulators, Airborne-Unmanned

This is SERIOUS Unmanned Vehicle technology! Moon Express, one of the competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize program, has unveiled plans to build a new family of spacecraft. The company's agreement with Rocket Labs, which is developing the Electron booster that will propel the Moon Express lander to the Moon in hopes of claiming the $20 million GLXP award, covers up to five launches. Following the initial mission, Moon Express has scheduled a launch in 2019 that would establish a robotic research base near the lunar south pole. In 2020, Moon Express hopes to mount the first commercial mission to return a lunar sample to Earth. Hackers are making it easy for DJI drone operators to get around the geofencing function included in the firmware of DJI drones, and the company is taking steps to th

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

ONE Aviation Provides Singular Support For Coverage of AirVenture 2017!

Having Re-Energized Personal Jet Flying Already, One Aviation Prepares To Do It Again!

ONE Aviation delivers innovative access to general aviation by bringing together a line of products suited to the missions and budgets of individuals and businesses previously grounded by the inefficiencies of larger aircraft. We produce safe, efficient, comfortable aircraft to be used by those who need an entry-level business aviation solution. We build airplanes for you. ONE Aviation markets, produces, and delivers the Eclipse Aerospace line of aircraft, including the Eclipse 550 and Eclipse SE jets, as it continues to further the development of the Kestrel aircraft.

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

They Deliver! Sportys Pilot Shop Brings You Oshkosh 2017

Sporty's Pilot Shop Is A Pivotal GA Resource!

Sporty’s Pilot Shop was founded over 50 years ago by a flight instructor, and ever since has been for pilots and by pilots. Hal Shevers was a young flight instructor when he began selling pilot supplies to his students from the trunk of his car. Soon there was a small store, then a larger one and finally a extensive company headquarters at the Sporty's/Clermont County Airport (I69) in Batavia, Ohio. From humble beginnings, Sporty’s has become the world’s premier pilot shop and the leading developer of aviation education programs. Sporty’s corporate philosophy is summed up by Founder/Chairman Hal Shevers: “The focus of our business remains educational. We educate pilots to be safe and proficient.”

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

American Champion Aircraft Releases Updated Wing Design

Reinforcement Kits Also Available For Decathlon Aircraft

American Champion Aircraft Corporation (ACA) has released an updated wing design for new-production Super Decathlon and Xtreme Decathlons in response to an airworthiness directive affecting aircraft with a new-style aileron first delivered in 2012.

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

AMA Drone Report 07.20.17: FAST Drones, GeoFencing, Certified Drone Photographer

Also: SureFly Helicopter Concept, 'Design a Drone', Raleigh v Drones, Aero-TV: AMA's David Mathewson

The Drone Racing League recently tested the fastest racing drone, and set the Guinness World Records title for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter. Hand-built by DRL's Director of Product, Ryan Gury, and DRL's team of expert drone engineers, the drones fly at unprecedented high speeds. The fastest racing drone, the DRL RacerX, demonstrated a reported top speed of 179.6 miles per hour... and weighs only 800 grams. Hackers are making it easy for DJI drone operators to get around the geofencing function included in the firmware of DJI drones, and the company is taking steps to thwart the practice. Such firmware patches are being made available at various locations on the Internet. The dronemaker is reportedly "very concerned" about legal action, and does not want

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

ForeFlight Introduces New Dual-Band ADS-B Receiver

Scout Is The Industry’s Smallest, Most Affordable Off-The-Shelf Solution For Receiving Inflight ADS-B Weather And Traffic

ForeFlight has announced the availability of Scout, a portable, dual-band ADS-B receiver that delivers inflight weather and traffic information to the ForeFlight Mobile app in the smallest, most elegant form-factor on the market. Retailing at $199 USD, Scout is the industry’s most affordable off-the-shelf ADS-B In solution.

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