Avionics development continues at a brisk pace in Bigfork, Montana, where uAvionix has now released an inline Wi-Fi bridge for the AV-30 multifunction digital instrument, adding to a rich feature list of the retrofit made for a standard three-inch panel cutout. The upgrade module plugs into the back of the instrument and enables ADS-B traffic display and wireless firmware updates, with more connectivity to follow.
The AV-30 display was certified in September, less than a year following its experimental aircraft debut. The multifunction display can serve as a primary attitude indicator or directional gyro, with selectable features far beyond the single-function legacy instrument it was made to replace. The AV-30 also incorporates angle of attack (without requiring a probe), barometrically corrected altitude, airspeeds, non-slaved heading, electric bus voltage, G Load, GPS navigation data, and more.
“Additionally, AV-Link opens AV-30 to future functionality and connectivity with other wireless-enabled avionics in the cockpit,” the company noted in its announcement. “AV-Link is now available for experimental aircraft with the certified model expected to be available later this year.”
The $299 plug-in retrofit is not the only new product rolled out this month. uAvionix added to its growing list of offerings for unmanned aircraft with the Ping200XR, a Mode S ADS-B transponder with integrated, aviation-certified GPS.