MGL Stratomaster XTreme EMS
This low cost unit is based on a 4.2" sunlight readable, wide viewing angle, high resolution LCD display. It integrates SD card reader, function buttons, rotary control, and display.
Requires one of our RDAC engine modules that you install in the engine bay. All existing engine sensors can be attached to the RDAC module and you can add extra sensors to expand the functionality. The RDAC connects to the XTreme via a simple two wire CAN bus, so no bulky harness passing through the firewall.
Able to connect to existing engine sensors (or add additional sensors) via an optional MGL RDAC module mounted in the engine bay.
The XTreme EMS is designed to fit a standard 3.1/8" round instrument hole. The body is located off-centre allowing the unit to replace instruments on the right side of a standard 6-pack configuration or any other location that currently occupies two instruments.
Due to the light weight and very low mounting depth no complicated mounting brackets or trays are needed. Power use is low and operation from much less than 12V to around 28V is fully supported without further items required.
The XTreme breaks new ground in current un-certified (experimental/ permit to fly) EMS technology as it is a universal platform and can run many different MGL application programs, much like you can do on a home computer by installing different software. This means that functionality is not fixed to what you have at the time of purchase (like a Dynon EFIS). There will be upgrades to existing application programs, and it is likely that entirely new applications, that extend the area of functionality into new regions, are posible in the future for this remarkable, highly flexible unit.
So what do you get for £750.00 ?
For £750.00 you get the XTreme EMS instrument, wiring harness, OAT probe, and 2Gb SD.
To enable the EMS functions you need to add an engine module (RDAC) and install it inside the engine bay, usually on the firewall. You will probably want to monitor CHTs, EGTs, oil T&P, RPM, Fuel Flow, Fuel Level, and possibly even Coolant Temp. You can monitor and display up to 6 cylinders. The RDAC for this level of functionality is the RDAC-XF, which is £228.00, but we also have a cheaper 4 channel unit suitable for Rotax 912 and other small engines. It cost £149.95. Whichever RDAC you choose, it simply connects to the EFIS via a single supplied cable, so no bulky wiring harness to accommodate through the firewall, and hooking it up to the engine is easy because you are able to mount it in a convenient position. The RDAC and XTreme will interface to virtually all senders fitted to any engine, and we can supply the additional senders you may want. We have a couple of alternative RDAC units for more engine sender flexibility, so if you want to measure something else, for instance manifold pressure, we can almost certainly accommodate it.
The SD card is used to record "black box" information and a flight log. The data can be downloaded later from the card and displayed on a PC.
The XTreme will monitor engine parameters and provide clear warnings should anything stray from the user's pre-set levels. The Groppo Trail (see photos below), which recently (2011) went through its flight trials with the LAA, has an XTreme EFIS fitted, which is the same as the XTreme EMS but it also has full flight instrumentation. The LAA test pilot, John Brownlow, actually passed comment about the warning alarms in the official flight test report. This is the paragraph from the Flight Test Report...
"MGL Avionics EFIS Display
The MGL Avionics EFIS displayed a very clear visual warning in red, in the screen centre as low indicated airspeeds were approached. This was the first EFIS display used by the test pilot that gave such a dominant warning. The warning was assessed as a most useful safety benefit."
To sum-up, the XTreme EMS employs state-of-the art electronics in a compact and very light (260g) package. At first glance this is instantly apparent just by comparing the clarity, definition and brightness of the screens. In this respect the XTreme is remarkable. Numerous visitors to our MGL Avionics display at the Sywell LAA Rally, Aero Expo and the Flying Show commented very favourably upon that aspect.
It's also remarkable in many other ways - please call me, Paul, on 02892667187 to discuss.
Clear Engine Monitor Screen that can be
configured easilly from the menu.
And now for the detail:|
Powerful ARM processor
4.3” high resolution 480x272, sunlight readable, wide viewing angle, 600 nits TFT LCD display
LED backlight (brightness can be adjusted for low light flying conditions)
Fits standard 3 1/8” aircraft instrument panel hole
SD Card interface for data recording, user splash screens, checklists, graphic information pages, firmware upgrades etc
1x RS232 communication port
1x MGL Avionics Airtalk communication port
1x MGL Avionics RDAC communications port
1x CAN communication port
Rotary control plus 5 independent buttons for easy menu navigation and user input
External alarm switch output for an external indicator lamp etc
Support for an external GPS receiver
Built in RTC (Real Time Clock)
Wide input supply voltage range of 8 to 30V DC
Built in voltage reversal and over voltage protection for harsh electrical environments
Light weight design
Engine Monitor: Note (3)
1x Engine RPM
1x Rotor RPM
1x Manifold pressure
1x Oil pressure input
1x Oil temperature input
2x Auxiliary analogue channels (Pressure/Temperature/Current)
12 Channel EGT/CHT display
2x Fuel Flow
2x Fuel Level
Programmable maintenance timer for scheduled routine engine maintenance
Engine display screens are automatically configured to optimize screen space depending on what
parameters are been displayed
Settable Hobbs meter (password protected)
Fuel range / endurance based on TAS or GPS ground speed
Supply Voltage display
Current monitor to measure charge/discharge currents. Note (4)
Engine leaning feature
Alarms on most displays
Programmable maintenance timer for scheduled routine engine maintenance
Records maximum and minimum values of most displayed values
Built in black box recorder – records all data to SD card.
Includes a 1000 entry automatic flight log (Records start date & time, flight time, pilot number, Hobbs time,
User configurable start up (Splash) screen
Unlimited configurable checklists
Unlimited configurable graphic information displays
Dual menu system for quick item selection and user setups
Firmware upgrades via SD Card
Vertical Power VPX support (5)
CO Guardian CO monitor support (6)
3 year limited warranty
(3) Requires optional MGL Avionics RDAC unit
(4) Requires optional MGL Avionics current monitor sensor
(5) Requires Vertical Power VP-X Generation 2 unit
(6) Requires CO Guardian Aero-452 CO monitor unit.
Xtreme fitted to the Trail demonstrator
Graham Smith, of Sprite Aviation, has chosen the Xtreme for the Trail demonstrator aircraft. This is a VLA permit aircraft with a MAUW of 520Kg. It's fitted with the100 hp Rotax 912s and the MGL Xtreme mini EFIS.
See the Sprite Aviation website for more details.
Xair Hawk Panel, and close-up. Thanks for the pics Nick|
Jodel D18 - thanks for the pic Geoff In a Pitts Special biplane - thanks for the pic Steve|
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