The multifunction instrument includes a number of useful features.
uAvionix announced on August 31 that its AV-30-C panel display has received FAA STC (supplemental type certificate) approval. The AV-30-C offers pilots an effective attitude indicator or directional gyro replacement that incorporates a probeless angle of attack indicator, with data including baro-corrected altitude, indicated/vertical/true airspeed, non-slaved heading, bus voltage, G-load, and GPS navigational data. The AV-30-C fits into nearly any aircraft with a three-and-one-eighth-inch diameter round instrument slot without cutting or modifying the panel.
The AV-30-C can operate 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. The AV-30-C can act as the companion to tailBeaconX, 1090/ES ADS-B transponder doubling as tailBeaconX’s control interface, allowing the pilot to set the mode and squawk easily, while maintaining AV-30′s existing feature set. tailBeaconX with AV-30-C keeps installation costs to a minimum and removes the need to drill additional holes in the airframe to satisfy diversity requirements in countries outside the US. The AV-30-C is available from uAvionix resellers for $1,995 retail.
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 lbs) that are listed on the AV-30-C approved model list, which currently contains 635 aircraft models including Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, American Champion, Maule, Boeing, Swift, Mooney, Aviat, and others. The full AML is available at on the uAvionix website.