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Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2007

Gill 7638-44 24V sealed battery Battery shelf life has been a persistent concern among aircraft owners — anyone who has to leave an airplane for several weeks either tied down outside or in a hangar without electrical service knows the fire drill associated with resuscitating a half-dead battery. A new sealed 24-volt battery from Gill Batteries, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies, addresses this problem.

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Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2007

SPRING TRAINING Jeppesen/Cirrus training If you're old enough, you may recall self-paced Jeppesen Sanderson training programs at your local flight school. An audiotape would present information and beep periodically to advance a coordinated filmstrip.

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Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2007

TravelScoot Flying offers tremendous mobility to pilots and their passengers — in fact, for many pilots, once they get to a destination, mobility on the ground becomes a far greater challenge. Hardy Huber, a 50-year pilot, skydiver, and builder of a 1993 Wheeler Express, has designed and introduced the TravelScoot, a motorized, foldable scooter for pilots and passengers who have limited mobility.

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Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2007

AvMap EKP-IV It's been almost two years (see "Pilot Products," March 2005 Pilot) since we last reviewed C-Map Aviation's AvMap EKP-IV (the division of the company producing it is now called AvMap Navigation), and some significant improvements have been made since then. The updated EKP-IV offers a large, bright display, even on sunny days.

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Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2007

P2 Aviation Time Trac Aircraft owners and chief pilots of flight departments and flight schools want to spend their time flying airplanes instead of sitting in front of smudged and often-illegible flight records in the attempt to maintain pilot currency records, as well as those of maintenance components and service-bulletin and airworthiness-directive compliance. Now they can abandon their pencils in favor of a nifty solution called TimeTrac from P2 Aviation Technology in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2007

Garmin GNS 530W and 430W Garmin International has completed the process by which it will add WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) capability to its popular 400- and 500-series GPS/nav/coms, including the GNS 430 and 530 and the new 430W and 530W (the W stands for WAAS, of course). The certification and approved model list supplemental type certificate allows most owners to upgrade their units without a field approval.

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Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2006

Radios to roam After a new handheld GPS, probably the gift a pilot would most like to receive during the holidays is a handheld transceiver. Especially in today's high-density traffic areas and temporary flight restrictions, it pays to have a handheld radio on board-whether it's your primary or a backup.

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Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2006

The AOPA Pilot staff will be reporting on new products from AOPA Expo in Palm Springs in November. Check out the coverage at Virtual Expo.

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Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2006

Oshkosh products The AOPA Pilot staff was out in full force at Oshkosh surveying a new crop of products. Here's a summary of our findings.

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Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2006

Lightspeed Mach 1 headset For years, pilots of jet aircraft have used "in the ear" headsets with a single earplug, taking advantage of the relative quiet of most modern airliners and business jets to save weight and headaches from traditional muff-style headsets. Now Lightspeed Aviation offers the Mach 1, its version of the in-the-ear style of headset, modified to work in light piston aircraft as well as in jets.