The VIRB is here!

Aviation-specific Action Camera

Garmin introduces the VIRB Elite.  The VIRB Elite offers a unique 1.4 inch Chroma color display which makes setup and playback simple and ensure pilots capture the in-flight angle they desire.  Using minimal power VIRB Elite offers up to three hours of true HD video on one charge. Digital stabilization and lens distortion correction ensures video footage is clear and vibrant.  Some of the features include capture of high quality still photos while the video camera is recording, as well as built in GPS, WiFi and ANT+ connectivity for remote control functionality with a variety of other Garmin products.

VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle

VIRB Elite Aviation bundle makes it easier than ever to capture life’s memories, both inside and outside the cockpit. Included in the bundle is a Prop filter which reduces blur, a stereo headset cable, and a mix of mounting solutions to enable pilots to easily capture footage from a variety of places. Included in this bundle is a free 6 month subscription to Garmin Pilot and a 16GB micro SD card.

Aviator Action Pack

You receive the VIRB Elite for Aviation and the D2 Pilot watch at one price!  Pilots can sync up to 10 cameras simultaneously which can be remotely controlled to capture still photos and start/stop video from one central VIRB.  The D2 Pilot Watch and Garmin Pilot application can wirelessly connect to VIRB.  Start and stop video and take photos all conveniently from D2.

This pack also provides customers an additional $100 savings.  Perfect for the aspiring pilot and videographer, this is the most comprehensive collection of Garmin equipment available.  Already own the VIRB?  Prop filter and Headset Audio cables are available separately.

Call Maxcraft for more details.  Check out our demo units on display!

 

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Large Flight Display System for Experimental Aircraft

New From Garmin,  the G3X Touchscreen

This is a large touchscreen glass flight display system designed for installation in experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft (LSA).  This newest addition from Garmin offers pilots an easy-to read, easy-to-use, high resolution 10.6 inch glass flight display with lots of advanced options and features.

The Garmin G3x offers the latest technology, including a resilient high-resolution, sunlight-readable screen, and a simple user-interface that’s easy to learn for efficient access to information.  Four dedicated buttons and two rotary knobs provide common in-flight functions like direct-to navigation, setting altitude, changing heading or radio tuning. The large 10.6 inch touch display is easily configurable  allowing installation up to three displays per panel.

The G3X Touch is capable of split-screen viewing so that pilots may view primary flight data (PFD), multi-function data (MFD), and engine information on a single display. Synthetic vision (SVX) is standard on the G3X Touch, offering a three-dimensional view of terrain, obstacles, and runway environment. Along with SVX, SiriusXM Aviation Weather compatibility adds to situational awareness by enabling pilots to view weather while in-flight.

With its seamless integration and a familiar Interface, the Garmin G3X Touch interfaces with Garmin’s autopilot, giving autopilot control via touchscreen while continuing to support the stand-alone GMC305 autopilot control panel.  The G3X gives pilots access to all autopilot modes.

The G3X also includes Comm Radio and AOA Indicator Support. With this feature pilots can choose to integrate the new GTR20 remote transceiver for added functionality. The GTR20 offers pilots an ideal solution for a clear, powerful communication radio and intercom which is controlled from the G3X Touch display. This provides features such as 3D audio, stereo intercom, stereo music input, alert inputs and standby frequency monitoring.

Current G3X customers can upgrade to the G3X Touch system using the same sensors and connectors. Customers can easily integrate the new display with their existing ADAHRS, engine indicating systems (EIS) and autopilot. Garmin’s HD action camera VIRB can easily interface with G3X Touch to display live video in-flight. Pilots may start and stop video recording, as well as take high-quality still images from the display of G3X Touch.

Need to know more on this?  Contact us for all your questions.

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

 

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New Low-Cost Addition to Radar Altimeter Product Line

New GRA 55 Radar Altimeter 

and GI 205 Indicator

This comprehensive radar altimeter solution expands upon Garmin’s high-performance, all digital GRA 5500 radar altimeter to include the GRA 55, a best-in-class and cost-effective radar altimeter designed specifically for helicopters and general aviation aircraft. The GRA 55 leverages Garmin’s patent-pending digital signal processing technology that works to provide smooth altitude tracking and results in a consistent and highly accurate above ground level indication, even in the most challenging environments such as rough terrain, tree canopies, sand and choppy water. The solution also includes the new GI 205 stand-alone indicator, designed to pair with the GRA 55 or GRA 5500, which provides a comprehensive, stand-alone radar altimeter solution. These two new products meet the latest design standards and ultimately provide pilots with rock-solid confidence of their altitude above ground. In addition to helping owners and operators meet recent FAA requirements for radar altimeter equipage in commercial helicopter operations, the GRA 55 meets the most rigorous altitude accuracy requirements, only previously seen in products for transport and military aircraft. And together, the GRA 55 and GI 205 help fulfill recent FAA requirements for radar altimeter equipage in commercial helicopter operations.

Patent-pending technology in the GRA 55 incorporates built-in self-test monitors that continuously cross check the data and system integrity, assuring the pilot of an accurate measurement of the height above ground, even over challenging ground conditions. This technology also provides for a simpler installation, with easy calibration, and eliminates the requirement for long antenna cables that are traditionally required for the installation of radar altimeters.

The GI 205 stand-alone indicator features a vibrant OLED display with full 180-degree viewing angle, allowing radar altimeter indications to be seen easily in all types of flight conditions, day or night. Visual and audible alerts are available to ensure all altitude indications are clearly presented in-flight. Pilot-selectable decision height (DH) is easy to select using a knob, and upon arrival at the DH, a “minimums, minimums” voice callout or traditional audible tone is available. Adding to situational awareness, an intuitive graphical trend indicator displays vertical velocity information, so that altitude trend can be monitored at a glance and corrections can be made promptly to avoid inadvertent climbs or descents.

For Part 135 helicopter operators, the GRA 55 fulfills the radar altimeter equipage requirement recently established by the FAA, and the GRA 55 paired with the GI 205 provides the best-in-class solution to meet these new requirements. Coupled with the GI 205 stand-alone indicator, operators can incorporate a complete, cost effective radar altimeter solution into their flight decks without the need to purchase an entire flight display system.

Call our team for more information on the new Radar Altimeter!

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Bell 212′s arrive at Maxcraft

This pair of Bell 212’s is owned and operated by one of Maxcrafts most frequent and valued clients. This year these aircraft returned to our CYPK facility after more than three years of operation in Afghanistan. Prior to that mission, the aircraft were stripped of IFR equipment, optimizing them for VFR operation and reducing their weight considerably. With these aircraft back in Canada, Maxcraft Avionics was tasked with re-installation of IFR equipment in preparation for work at home. As the original installer for much of this equipment and the holder of relevant STCs for Dual GNS530s and Kratos EHSIs, Maxcraft was a best choice for this refit. Reinstallation of this IFR equipment occurred concurrently with airframe reassembly and other maintenance carried out by our client’s engineer here at our facility.

Maxcraft’s IFR STC package for Bell 212 helicopters includes dual Rogerson Kratos EHSI units as well as Dual Garmin GNS530’s (one of which is installed in the centre console). Both the navigators and EHSIs were fully integrated into a legacy Sperry/Honeywell Helipilot Flight Director System. While this Sperry IFR system is older, it was incredibly advanced for its time, and is still highly functional when integrated with modern avionic systems like the GNS-530. Legacy HSI systems, on the other hand, are severely limited in their capability to interface with modern GPS systems. Newer electronic HSI units like the Rogerson Kratos EHSIs shown here are fully capable of interfacing with GPS navigators and provide highly improved situational awareness in comparison to legacy electromechanical systems.

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Wireless Headset / Intercom Adapter now with Radio Transmit!

wiJAC™ by Jupiter Avionics.

Announcing the wiJAC-D01 Wireless Dropcord.

The wiJAC™ is a great new wireless product for the commercial helicopter operator. The wiJAC™ Wireless Aircraft Headset / Intercom Adapter system consists of two components which provide a wireless full-duplex audio link between the aircraft’s intercom system and the user’s headset.

Adapters are available for different headset connector styles. The JA61 component plugs directly into the aircraft audio system via a standard headset jack and the JA60 component connects to a standard aircraft headset and attaches to the user’s belt. Together the two separate components allow aircraft personnel free movement both inside and outside the aircraft. (Typical range 100 metres)

  • The headset adapter features only essential controls to ensure ease of operation.
    (VOX and ICS volume control knobs, and on/off and PTT buttons.)
  • A light on each unit indicates when the RF communication link is established, and a micro USB charging port is provided for connection to a USB charging source.
  • Charging cable and rechargeable batteries are included with each system.
  • Multiple paired adapters can be co-located in the same aircraft without interference
  • The RF communication is encrypted to provide a secure link.
Now Jupiter is introducing the wiJAC-D01. The wiJAC-D01 has the added freedom that a wireless system introduces, using a standard aircraft headset and the existing aircraft installation.  Controls on the headset adapter have been kept to a minimum to ensure ease of operation. As well as VOX and Volume controls there are two buttons, one for ICS PTT and one for TX (radio) PTT.  When TX PTT is activated, the microphone audio is transmitted to the aircraft audio controller and then to the selected aircraft radio.  

Call us for more information on this product.

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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GDL 39 3D: Portable ADS-B with Attitude

Garmin combines Aircraft Attitude with ADS-B.

The GDL 39 3D is an economical and portable ADS-B receiver that features simultaneous display of subscription-free aircraft attitude, map, traffic, and weather data. The GDL39 3D features a dual-link ADS-B receiver which supplies ADS-B traffic, weather, and WAAS GPS data to Bluetooth compatible devices, as well the aera 796/795, the Aera 500 series, and GPSMAP 696/695.

GDL 39 3D Portable ADS-B with Attitude

The GDL 39 3D collects and caches all available traffic and weather data in the immediate vicinity, making it available as soon as you turn on the display. It is also capable of simultaneously providing wireless data to two devices while hardwired to a third.

For pricing or more information on this product, contact Maxcraft Avionics.

Additional information can be found at Garmin’s ADS-B Academy.

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Avidyne New Year Special!

Looking for a panel makeover?  Look no further…

DFC90 Autopilot, Entegra Panel Makeover, and 2 year Extended Warranty!

Come see us or call us for your new panel using the Avidyne systems.  For a limited time.  Offer only until February!

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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TCAS II Change 7.1 Package

Garmin® now offers TCAS II Change 7.1 Package 

Garmin expands its portfolio of business aviation solutions with our new TCAS II package, including the GTS 8000 traffic processor and a pair of GTX 3000 transponders.

 

The GTS 8000 and GTX 3000 incorporate the latest TCAS II Change 7.1, are FAA TSO and EASA ETSO authorized and available for installation and airworthiness approval.

The GTS 8000 enhances situational awareness by maintaining constant surveillance, identifying potential traffic conflicts, and issuing traffic alerts and maneuver commands to clear the aircraft of traffic conflicts. The GTS 8000 meets the most recent TCAS II/ACAS II standardization requirements, including Change 7.1 compliance, which will be mandated in many countries worldwide as early as 2014.

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Stuck for Christmas ideas?

Christmas is just around the corner!

Are you ready?  Looking for the perfect aviation gift?  Why not look into a great gift from Maxcraft.  From headsets to ELT’s, we’ve got them.

We have the Spot 3 as a great stocking stuffer;

  • BASIC service includes OK, HELP, SOS and Custom Message
  • Tracking options: UNLIMITED (change Track intervals to every 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes  EXTREME (change Track intervals to every 2.5, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes
  •  In Track mode, when unit is stationary for a period of time, it will go to sleep (will not send messages) until it moves or is motioned. Then the TRACK messages start again.
  • Can be line powered (5V USB)
  • Great for people communications (hikers, exploration, Emergency Preparedness, hunters, snowmobilers, etc……) and assets that move regularly (service vehicles, cars, taxis, helicopters, planes, etc….)

Don’t forget the Garmin 796 GPS handheld

  • 3D Vision perspective view
  • 7″ sunlight-readable touchscreen
  • Fast 5 Hz GPS refresh rate
  • Robust georeferenced charting options
  • SiriusXM™ antenna included

Come see us for Oxygen systems, ELT’s, headsets, and more!

Check out our webstore for all these great gifts or pick up a gift certificate now for your loved one!

Call us  at 604-465-3080.

Lightspeed Zulu 2

 

 

David Clark new DC PRO-X 

 

 

 

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

 

 

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STC for the GTN series on rotorcraft

Garmin gets an AML STC for the GTN Series on Rotocraft

Thanks to Garmin and Lucy’s logbook, we were able get more information on the buzz about this STC.

This community is so excited to hear that Garmin has recently obtained an AML (Approved Model List) STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) for Part 27 rotorcraft for

GTN - Helithe GTN series, which allows for the installation of the GTN 650/750 and GMA 35 remote audio panel into approved rotorcraft.

Rotorcraft listed below are approved under the latest series of certification:

  • Bell 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, and 407 series
  • Eurocopter AS350B2, AS350B3, EC130B4, EC130T2
  • MD Helicopters 369E, 369F, 369FF

As part of the GTN Part 27 AML STC, HTAWS (Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System) is included for the listed models. HTAWS offers pilots an enhanced level of situational awareness through forward-looking terrain and obstacle avoidance (FLTA) alerts. Garmin HTAWS also incorporates a high-resolution, five color terrain scale (red, orange, yellow, green, and black) and offers voice callouts in one hundred foot intervals when descending from 500 to 100 feet Above Ground Level (AGL).

GTN Heli-3 Also included is the approval for Telligence™ Voice Command for some models listed within the AML. Simply put, Telligence speech recognition technology allows pilots to active audio panel functions via spoken commands. For example, by activating the push-to-talk button on the controls and saying, “Comm One,” the pilot can easily select the radio without taking his/her hands off the flight controls.

As your local Garmin dealer, don’t hesitate to call us or come in and talk to us about this STC.

 

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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