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Kivic and Epic Eagle Heads-Up Displays now supported

 

In our continuing effort to provide more options to our customers, we have added support for for two more Heads-Up-Displays, the Kivic and the Epic Eagle.

The Kivic is a compact all-in-one unit. It is light-weight and adjustable, with an attractive high-tech look. It is similar to the Hudly, but its one-piece design may be easier to mount in some cases, It’s light weight, would seem to make it well suited for a swing down installation from above in airplanes like the RV-10. It uses its own version of screen-mirroring*, which appeared to have minimal latency (delay). A very promising HUD, and retails for only $225!

The Epic Eagle is an aviation HUD which features an image focused at infinity and a high-resolution screen. We have not flown with this HUD yet, but verified its focus is at infinity. It is a larger unit, but keep in mind that our app allows it to be installed inverted if desired, for a possible swing-down installation.  The test unit we evaluated appeared to be unable to dim enough for night flying. It currently uses screen-mirroring Epic plans to add an HDMI input to the next version. It retails for approximately $2000.

 

* Screen mirroring allows a tablet or cell phone to transmit its display onto another device (such as a HUD) using wireless wi-fi technology. This method can add some latency (maybe a couple tenths of a second) to the image. Screen-mirroring is not compatible with a compute stick and does require selection of the appropriate mode on the tablet or cell phone before flying.

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Internal LPV GPS option now available on Horizon HXr EFIS*

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Check out Paul Dye’s article about the GRT Heads-Ups_display at kitplanes.com

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Mini-X and Mini-AP models now include the engine page and bluetooth capability

Mini-X and Mini-AP models now include the engine page and bluetooth capability (dongle required), the “Feature Set” is no longer required! Also, the Moving Map option now includes ADS-B display when connected to an ADS-B receiver.

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GRT Avionics to support Hudly Wireless Heads-Up Display

The latest Heads-Up Display by Hudly, the Hudly Wireless, will be directly supported by GRT Avionics. Our approach to driving after-market Heads-Up Displays(HUD) allows for full functionality of this HUD as well as display optimization using existing user settings. We will evaluate this display when it becomes available for possible optimizations and recommendations to our customers.

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Safe-Fly 2020 GPS Installation Manual has been updated (Rev. K)

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FAA Acknowledges Safe-Fly GPS

The GRT Avionics Safe-Fly GPS has been added to the available menu selections for GPS position source when requesting an FAA Public ADS-B Performance Report.

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GRT Safe-Fly Compliance for meeting GPS requirements for FAA 14 CFR 91.227

October 19, 2017

To: GRT Customers

As a result of the problems encountered by Navworx with regard to their GPS performance, I, Greg Toman, chief engineer and owner of GRT Avionics, contacted Ken Heusser of the FAA Aircraft Compliance Office (ACO) in Fort Worth, TX, in January of this year to inquire about any possible compliance issues with respect to the GPS requirements in FAR 14 CFR 91.227 for the Safe-Fly GPS being developed at that time.

In my conversation with Mr. Heusser regarding this issue, I was assured that the GPS source we had selected was approved by the FAA and met the requirements of 14 CFR 91.227 regarding the GPS performance. Mr. Heusser was immediately familiar with this device, and FAA approval is documented in the datasheet describing it. Mr. Heusser recommended that we retain a copy of this datasheet, and reference this part in our internal documentation, which we have done. He further indicated that no formal written approval was required.

Further to meeting the spirit of the FAR, we provided a mechanism to update the software in our processor that is used to transmit this GPS data in the event we introduced any software fault. This mechanism functions without the removal of the GPS when it is connected to a compatible GRT EFIS. To date, no software bugs have been found.

To conclude, I am confident our Safe-Fly GPS is suitable GPS source for any ADS-B output device described in the Safe-Fly GPS manual.

Gregory R. Toman
Chief Engineer/Owner
GRT Avionics, Inc.

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GRT HUD Software has been updated

New features include automatic runway identification, ability to predict how much runway will be used, runway over-run and low approach warnings and measurement of landing distance roll out.

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GRT HUD User Manual has been updated