MGL Avionics Xtreme G2 mini EFIS

MGL Avionics Xtreme G2 mini EFIS
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Our Price:  £960.00(Inc. 20% VAT)(£800.00 Exc. VAT)
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Model:  XtEfis
Brand:  MGL Avionics

MGL XTreme mini EFIS Generation 2 is a comprehensive flight, engine and full autopilot head. 

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, display and a 65 channel high performance GPS system (aerial supplied).

Able to connect to existing engine sensors (or add additional sensors) via an optional MGL RDAC module mounted in the engine bay. It will also connect to the SP-7 AHRS module and SP-6 compass. Without these senors the horizon will still work by using software based GPS track derived information and the displayed heading is the GPS track. On top of all that, the XTreme EFIS can act as an autopilot control head, you just need to add MGL servos. 

The XTreme is designed to fit a standard 3.1/8" / 80mm 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 it will operate from 9 V to around 28V. 

Download the XTreme EFIS manual

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What do you get for my money ?

You get the XTreme instrument, wiring harness, GPS aerial, OAT probe, 2Gb SD card and pitot/static fittings. This is a very comprehensive flight instrument out of the box and without the optional peripherals such as SP-7 AHRS and SP-6 compass modules. The internal GPS and software will generate the horizon based on track prediction and this is very effective up to about 30 to 40 degrees of bank. The track heading is also provided by the GPS. The only areas that don't function without the optional peripherals are balance ball, G-force and wind speed and direction (you need the SP-6 and SP-7, see 3rd paragraph below). If all you need an artificial horizon for is the ability to keeps wings level in poor visibility and execute a 180 degree turn to get out of trouble, then this is a very complete, low cost solution.

To enable the EMS engine monitoring 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. There are a selection of RDAC engine modules available. The RDAC-XG for most 4 cylinder engines including the Rota 91X series. The RDAC-XF adds more inputs and can cater for a 6 cylinder engine and if you want manifold pressure, the RDAC-XF-MAP adds that function to the basic RDAC-XF. We also have specific RDAC modules for the Rotax iS injected engine and the UL Power range of engines. 
 
Whichever RDAC you choose, it simply connects to the EFIS via a single twin 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. 

If you require the higher performance artificial horizon afforded by solid state gyros, then the SP-7 unit simply connects to the XTreme and is remotely mounted somewhere within about 2ft of the centre of rotation and close to the centre-line of the aircraft. The SP-6 will provide the compass, and it is best located away from anything magnetic or ferrous, usually 9" is sufficient distance. The software will calibrate-out any small discrepancies, so no need to be too paranoid about location. It can be mounted side-by-side with the SP7 (or it can be mounted anywhere, even in a wing tip if necessary) and it can share the data cable and power feed.
 
The internal GPS, as mentioned earlier, will drive the horizon display. It also gives you the ground speed and there is a database installed covering the whole of Europe for waypoint-to-waypoint navigation. 

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 SD card is also used for firmware updates, which are free.

In 2014 a free firmware update enabled the XTreme to act as an autopilot. You need to add MGL servos and an SP-7 AHRS module for this to work.

The XTreme will monitor flight and engine parameters and provide clear warnings should anything stray from the user's pre-set levels. The LAA's John Brownlow, writing about the XTreme after evaluating the Gropo Trail, in the official flight test report, wrote the following: 

"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."
Hardware
 
Powerful ARM processor

4.3” high resolution 
1000cd/m2 sunlight readable colour display

LED back light (brightness can be adjusted for low light flying conditions)

Fits standard 3 1/8” / 80mm aircraft instrument panel hole

SD Card interface for data recording, user splash screens, checklists, graphic information pages, firmware upgrades etc

Male barbed fittings for Altitude and Airspeed pitot tube connections

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

Built in 50 Channel GPS receiver with over 1 million effective correlators with high immunity to jamming

Time To First Fix (TTFF) of less than 1 second

External active GPS antenna connection

Support for an internal or 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
 
EFIS:

Attitude display, requires SP-7 or SP-5 for full AHRS. Or attitude can be displayed using the internal GPS flight path (GPS calculated bank and pitch angles) - no cost option.

Magnetic heading indication. Note (2)

Heading bug

Precision altimeter from –1000ft up to a maximum of 30 000ft (-304m to 9144m). Altitude can be displayed in ft or m

Altitude bug

Airspeed indicator (16mph to 250mph), 1mph resolution. Airspeed can be displayed in mph, km/h or kts

Digital VSI indicator (+/-20 ft/min to +/-10 000 ft/min) and analogue VSI indicator (+-2000 ft/min range). VSI can be displayed in ft/min or m/s.

Serial Altitude encoder output via a RS232 port

Density altimeter

OAT (Outside Air Temperature) display using an external OAT probe

Supply Voltage display

Stopwatch timer

Automatic flight timer

RTC (Real Time Clock)

Glide and climb ratio indicator
Barometer (actual local pressure)

TAS (True airspeed) display

G-Force indication. Note (1)

Wind speed and wind direction indication. Note (2)

Turn Indicator. Note (1)

Slip/Skid indicator. Note (1)

Waypoint navigation

Nearest waypoint display
 
 

Engine Monitor

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
 
 

General

Alarms on most displays

Programmable maintenance timer for scheduled routine engine maintenance

Programmable airframe timer for scheduled airframe maintenance.

Records maximum and minimum values of most displayed values

Built in black box recorder – records all flight data, engine, attitude and GPS data to SD card. Data can be

exported to Google Earth, Microsoft Excel, etc.

Includes a 1000 entry automatic flight log (Records start date & time, flight time, pilot number, Hobbs time,

maintenance time, max altitude, airspeed and VSI reached during the flight)

User configurable start up (Splash) screen

Unlimited configurable checklists

Unlimited configurable graphic information displays

Automatic or manual local magnetic variation

Dual menu system for quick item selection and user setups

Sunrise/Sunset calculator

Firmware upgrades via SD Card

Vertical Power VPX support (5)

 
 

Notes

(1) Requires optional MGL Avionics AHRS sensor unit (SP7/SP5)

(2) Requires optional MGL Avionics compass sensor unit (SP6)

(3) Requires optional MGL Avionics RDAC unit

(4) Requires optional MGL Avionics current monitor sensor

(5) Requires Vertical Power VP-X Generation 2 unit


 

All the screens below are available on the XTreme EFIS.  Screens can be toggled in flight at the press of a button. Engine screens are fully configurable to display only the sensors fitted to your engine. 

 


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