iEFIS® Lite Touchscreen
The first release is the Discovery-Lite 7”, which has a nice, bright non-reflective 7" touchscreen of around 1000+ nits. It looks, feels and operates just like a full iEFIS. Compared to a normal iEFIS system we loose one rotary control and the 12 buttons under the display which are now a fixture of the touch screen on the left side. But it has the new iEFIS G3 CPU and runs the exact same firmware as the any iEFIS system (in other words we use the same binary and sources). So, considering the above, we can say it can do anything a full iEFIS can do subject to having fewer hardware interfaces - but because of that there is no need for an iBOX.
We gain a built in GPS, attitude sensor, airspeed pressure sensor as well as altimeter. It also has a built in OAT sensor (but an external one can be fitted). It has a CAN bus as well as two RS232 ports, for external devices such as radios and transponders/ADS-B transceivers. The "Lites" also do not support video inputs and the VGA video output (for that you need the standard iEFIS system).
The single CAN bus supports any number of MGL Avionics devices, such as autopilot servos, engine monitoring modules (RDACs), flap and trim controller, transponders, SP-6 Compass sensor. You can also connect up to three external SP-7 attitude sensors if required.
The iEFIS Lite is a stand-alone system unlike our standard iEFIS systems where you can have multiple, joined panels in a complex infrastructure.
Planned for "Lite" support is a small expansion module - if needed, it provides analog and digital inputs, more RS232 ports, an AOA sensor and few additional items - almost like a "mini" iBox.
"Lite's" are straight forward to install and make great panels for many smaller aircraft that would like a sophisticated EFIS but without the cost and complications of a large system.
The panel may be mounted at any pitch angle relative to the aircraft despite the built-in AHRS. The AHRS can be easily rotated to provide the expected image.
Notably, the G3 iEFIS systems boots to operational state in 0.5 seconds (zero point five) from application of power. GPS is online 0.5 seconds later (provided you have not moved more than 500 Km from last known fix and a fix is possible). Synthetic vision, terrain data, maps etc are all up and live in a blink of an eye.
The Discovery-Lite is our first "Lite" release. This will quickly be followed by a regular iEFIS Discovery. We have now also released the Explorer-Lite and the Challenger-Lite to complete the iEFIS range.
The Discovery could be viewed as a direct replacement for our popular Enigma that was discontinued a while ago. It is similar in panel size but with a bigger, much higher resolution screen and of course is a powerhouse of functionality where needed...
The iEFIS Lite is available in 3 screen sizes:
Discovery-Lite: Only $2,685!
Explorer-Lite: Only $2,850!
Challenger-Lite: Only $3,450!
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