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Old 12-27-2020, 04:18 PM
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Default Anyone out there using the AV-30 instrument?

Looking for feedback from folks using the AV-30 uavionics instrument. I have an old school electric turn/bank coordinator that is acting up and was thinking about replacing it with this. https://uavionix.com/products/av-30/...UaArwaEALw_wcB

Not looking for other options at this point, just need specific feedback (good/bad) on the AV-30. Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2020, 04:30 PM
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I am pretty sure that Marc Cook is flying one in his Sportsman Axel, and I think he wrote it up in the magazine - but I can never keep track of what has made it to print and what hasn’t those days. You might check with him!
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Old 12-27-2020, 04:34 PM
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Default Link to article

https://www.kitplanes.com/uavionix-av-30/
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Old 12-27-2020, 04:37 PM
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I have a few hours on the original Aerovonics version of the AV-30. It works great. Aerovonics was founded by one of the guys who started Aspen Avionics, and it shows in the quality of this unit. Solid hardware and software, and great performing AHRS.

I have been evaluating some commonly available AHRS units in dynamic maneuvering conditions for our OnSpeed project, and I wasn't impressed with most of them. They can all keep you upright, but they are not very accurate. This one does better than most.

The only negative that I can think of is that you don't get magnetic heading like on a real PFD, just GPS track (if you have it connected to a GPS).

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Old 12-27-2020, 05:08 PM
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Thank you everyone.
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Old 12-27-2020, 05:13 PM
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I have one in the RV-4. Works great! Had a G5 in the RV-3, the AV-30 is better.
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Old 12-27-2020, 05:34 PM
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Default AV-30

I installed one after my vacuum pump quit. Vacuum system, AI, and DG came out.....the AV-30E went in, taking the place of the AI. With the (optional) temperature probe installed it can display OAT and TAS.

So far it works great.
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Old 12-27-2020, 05:57 PM
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Default AV 30 wind speed and direction

Just thinking........

With the AV30 in DG mode ( ie pilot set heading to align with liquid compass) and Track being available from an external GPS. Add to that the OAT input...surely the wind speed and direction can be computed and displayed?

would be a great enhancement I think

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Iíve had one for about 4 months and love it. Still havenít got the AOA dialed in perfect yet. Work in progress.
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Old 12-27-2020, 06:25 PM
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I have two standalone instruments flown almost 900 hours. AI is rock solid but DG mode is all over the place. Desperately needs a magnetometer.
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