MGL Avionics Odyssey - Dicontinued but still fully suported by MGL
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MGL Avionics Voyager "Generation 2" - 8.4" screen
MGL Avionics Odyssey "Generation 2" - 10.4" screen
Both with the new MGL168 graphics card for superior synthetic vision.
Voyager Dimensions: Panel cut out dimensions CLICK HERE
Odyssey Dimensions: Panel cut out dimensions CLICK HEREDownload a copy of the G2 Getting Started GuideCLICK HERE. PLEASE NOTE Before despatch, we will have done all the instaltion of navigation files, loaded the maps, created and modified the screens to suit your aircraft, and commissioned the EFIS to work straight from the box.
See below for comprehensive details.
FREE GPS aerial, FREE 2GB SD Card, FREE Wiring Harness, FREE OAT probe and FREE 2.9 Ahr Backup Battery. BEST PRICE GUARANTEED
Software Updates for G1 and G2 Voyager and Odyssey|
Odyssey / Voyager Generation 2 - The best VALUE systems in the world.|
9 Different Screens Instantly Available From The Keypad - not just one or two like the competition.
GPS receiver built-in and aerial supplied - not an expensive add-on like the competition.
Maps installed for the whole of Europe. Navigation database for the whole of Europe - all free of charge.
Free route planning software for PC. Flight log software and "black box" recorder to monitor all flights - included as standard.
Harness and OAT probe included - we don't charge extra.
Low-cost engine sender modules: install on the engine side of the firewall for easy wiring - no bulky harness through the firewall, just a single slim cable.
Lowest power consumption in its class, no internal cooling fans and heat sinks required - means lower weight. Only 1.5 amps at full screen brightness - it won't tax even the smallest alternator.
Odyssey and Voyager - With multiple screen options.
The following section shows some of the built-in screens in action (based on the Odyssey simulator - a free download). You can use these screens as they are by selecting from menu options. Or, start completely from scratch and design your own. These screens are also used on the Voyager (The Voyager is 100% compatible to the Odyssey).
The choice is yours...
NEW VIDEO FEATURE: Common to all screens (using the built in default screen designs):
Install up to 4 low-cost cameras. Open and select a video channel and overlay the video on top of the screen. With a camera mounted under the nose of a tail-drager, the pilot can see directly in front, he no longer needs to weave. A rear mounted camera provides a "rear view mirror". The image below represent the view from an Infra Red night camera.
HITS - Highway In The Sky|
Fly to your destination through the boxes. Simple en-route GPS navigation, activate your route or perform a Go-To and fly from waypoint to waypoint.
3D Synthetic Vision Terrain Display|
Overflying Chambery airport, France, with the mountains in the distance. Runway is clearly visible in correct orientation, and runway number.
This shows a split screen between synthetic vision/primary flight and a vector map showing airspace boundaries, navaids, airports and cultural map items.
Fly an ILS approach using the built-in GPS|
We call this a GLS approach. In the picture we are doing a GLS into EGAE - City of Derry airport. The approach to RW 26 is over the water and we have 1.1 miles to run. We're marginally to the left of the centre line and a little high on the glideslope. You can just see the runway on the screen, behind the left bar of the yellow track chevron.
Split Screen - North Wales|
Scanned maps can be used, in this case a CAA 1/2 million chart. We supply software that allows you to scan and georeference any map, but CAA charts for the whole of the UK are included at no cost. With a simple two button presses you can cycle between the CAA charts and the generic GPS mapping (which covers the whole of Europe).
GPS Moving Map|
Display airspace boundaries and airfields from the navigation database on top of CAA charts. Or you can use the generic vector mapping for the whole of Europe. Switch quickly between the two map types at the push of a button.
Flight Planning Tool|
This image shows the built-in flight planning tool. Easily create routes from any source. Create waypoints directly from map references, use the built in database or pick from other routes. We also supply a PC based route planning software program called MGL Central. Use it to plan routes at home and transfer them using the supplied SD card.
NOW FOR THE DETAIL:
Odyssey and Voyager features|
10.4" and 8.4" top quality, wide temperature range, direct sunlight viewable TFT screen with non-reflective surface etch.
Robust, composite and aluminium housing with control rich user interface including user assignable buttons and rotary controls.
Light weight at around 3 lbs (1.5Kg), simple mechanical installation, no brackets required.
The Odyssey platform traces its history back to the monochrome Ultra series which evolved into the colour Enigma which is still in production today. The Odyssey MKI platform followed soon after offering higher resolution screens and additional connectivity. Now, the Odyssey MKII introduces the new MGL168 processing hardware that also includes a dedicated graphics engine with support for video inputs and even a VGA output.
Features listed here are only some of the available functionality, Odyssey is a dynamic and very flexible development with features being added or modified all the time. Due to this, Odyssey includes a very easy to use software update mechanism that allows you to keep up to date with only a single, free file download of modest proportions and an update process that needs only a SD (or SDHC) memory card and a few seconds of time.
Odyssey is fully compatible with the Enigma database system and application programs, all of which are available free of charge via Internet download. Please note that 3rd party applications created by other companies or individuals may require purchase or licensing. Contact the relevant owners/creators of these applications directly for information.
Primary flight system features:
Altimeter: -700 to over 40.000 ft range, 1ft resolution at sea level.
Airspeed: 16mph to 250mph (default) or 28 to 600mph ranges (optional).
Vertical speed: 2000 ft/min analogue displays, 10.000 ft/min digital displays. TE mode available.
AOA: 18 degrees nominal range (Range set during calibration flight).
Connects to either low cost SP-7 AHRS or high performance SP-5 AHRS.
Magnetic heading (compass) is derived from the SP-6 magnetometer, for reliable remote installation.
Or use the no-cost built-in GPS track derived horizon and GPS heading.
Built in 16 channel WAAS GPS with RAIM, can use external GPS feed if required.
Connection to standard NAV radios for ILS, Glide slope, VOR: RS232 serial, ARINC 429, 150mV analogue inputs.
GPS only simulation of VOR navigation and ILS, Glide slope.
GLS (GPS landing system) with highway in the sky 3D navigation to runway threshold.
HITS (Highway in the sky) navigation system for GPS waypoints and routes.
Long range 3D terrain look ahead with free World-wide terrain database (Synthetic vision, range to several 100 Km's containing up to 1 million square KM).
3D runways with live approach information without pilot interaction.
Moving map navigation using raster or vector maps with zoom levels extending to continent wide proportions.
Unrestricted ability for user to create and edit navigation data as well as raster and vector maps using free software applications.
Navigation data from free sources as well as subscription products from PocketFMS and Jeppesen Navdata (soon).
Garmin 400/500 series compatibility via ARINC (including the 430W).
User configurable "plates" database with plates viewer including geo-referenced plates.
Create 18 different types of holding patterns "on the fly". Holds made simple with just a few key presses...
Built in flight panning and route creation tool. Easily create route waypoints from any source...
Flight director coupled to autopilot (can be used without autopilot).
Support for various types of traffic information systems:
TCAS, ARINC 735 compatible.
TIS from sources such as GTX330 and compatibe.
XRX PCAS via RS232.
FLARM via RS232.
Single or dual engines, normally aspirated and turbine, fully flexible monitoring setup to cater for any type of engine.
Uses standard, low cost RDAC remote engine monitoring modules for ease of installation as well as J1939 (CAN bus) based engine monitoring.
EGT,CHT,Oil temp,Oil pressure,RPM,Coolant temp,fuel flow,fuel level(s),fuel pressure,voltage,current,... etc,etc.
Engine leaning assist with graphical display of EGT temperature curves.
Odyssey includes an internal autopilot. Using the optional COM extender module, Trio Avionics or PWM servos can be connected. 1,2,3 axis or more can be supported. The internal autopilot can be connected to any available navigation source, both internal or external.
External autopilots are supported via either NMEA interface or ARINC.
MGL's systems are known for their flexibility and the MKII editions of the Odyssey and Voyager build on this, however at the same time these systems now contain fixed operation options including built in screens and a selection of built in choices (type of aircraft, type of engine monitoring).
The previous flexibility allowing users to completely customise their displays however has been fully maintained for those that have special needs.
Velocity vector functionality.
Automatic flight folio flight logging with export to PC based flight log viewer program (Enigma Flight Planner). Logs up to 1000 flights with internal viewer.
"Black box" style logging of all flight data (primary flight, navigation, attitude, engine monitoring) to SD card with free PC based viewing application including export of flight path to Google Earth.
Interface to COM and NAV radios for setting of frequencies from internal data base or rotary controls.
9 fully user customisable screens using free Odyssey Screen Designer and simulator software.
Layout your screens exactly the way you need them.
Voice prompts and warnings (if connected to suitable audio system), engine monitoring, navigation, primary flight etc. Voice prompts can be recorded to requirements using free PC application.
Fully "Enigma" map and database compatible.
Operates as single panel, dual or triple panel system with full, unrestricted functionality in each panel.
Low power requirements, 1.5A at 12V at full backlight level.
Dual backlights with independent power supplies.
Connects to I/O extender for applications requiring large amount of additional monitoring and control such as remote control of Odyssey panel (using "hat switch" or similar on joystick).
Easy and fast software upgradability using SD card. Free updates for life, high frequency of update cycles.
Built in high capacity solid state hard drive (no moving parts, no G-force restrictions). All navigation data and maps may reside on internal drive.
Ability to operate fully from external SD card slot including external booting of system (emergency operation in case of hard drive failure or during system test and configuration).
User selectable units of operation, metres/feet, mph/knots/kph, litres/gallons etc
Connect the Odyssey simulator to Microsoft Flight Simulator to aid in your screen design and setups.
Connect a real Odyssey instrument to Microsoft Flight Simulator for pilot training.
RS232 port 2 - NMEA autopilot output, serial altitude encoder output / external GPS input
RS232 ports 1,3,4,5 (allotted as required: NAV/COM radio, FLARM, XAON XRX traffic systems, XM Weather interface).
Ports 1 and 2 are standard fit, Ports 3,4,5 are available with optional USB RS232 port extender module.
ARINC429 - 1 x TX, 3 x RX. Normal and high speed. TX->Autopilot messages, RX->NAV radios, traffic information systems (ARINC 735).
USB Host - 2 x. Interconnect between multiple panels, MGL communications peripherals (Weather systems etc).
USB Device - 1 x.Interconnect between multiple panels (slave connection).
CAN (J1939). Automotive multidrop communications interface.
Analogue - 4 x 150mV analogue differential inputs for connection to older generation NAV receivers (ILS, Glide slope and flags).
Audio - high and low level outputs for audio voice prompts.
Airtalk - 2 x multidrop communications bus (MGL propriety bus). Used to connect MGL attitude and compass sensors.
Gillman altitude encoder output (standard parallel output bus).
Input for Rotor speed sensor (Rotor craft usage only).
GPS antenna input for active GPS antennas (SMA connector).
One input to 12V nominal supply. System operates from 6V to 28V.
One input/output for optional rechargeable backup battery (recommended sealed lead acid, 2-5A/H capacity). Built in current limited charger.
One secure 12V supply output for connection of vital equipment (AHRS, compass sensor, engine monitor(s)).
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