Time for a new EFIS release. This one has been in the worx for three years and has gone through several design iterations.
This EFIS has been inspired by developments in the microcontroller chip World. These little devices originally ran your fridge - but they are getting really powerful now so why not make an EFIS, and not just a basic one, using one of these things ?
The chip we had been waiting for became available little more than a year ago and went straight into our Navigation radio the N16 - it was instrumental in getting this highly digitized radio going and then the MX1 EFIS followed.
Using these chips brings down costs, reduces component count and ultimately increases reliability. We have been there before - our systems done 15 years or so ago used microcontrollers. Our first EFIS ran with just 256 bytes of memory in 1998. So in a way we are coming full circle now.
The MX1 packs an almost fully featured iEFIS system with 7" touch screen into a portrait mode EFIS. Very low cost combines with versatility. Compatible with a wide range of peripherals the MX1 can be combined into a multipanel system with up to 8 panels or used stand alone.
GPS and a newly developed AHRS all built in - altimeter of course, airspeed with a range of just 20mph to mach 1 at sea level and AOA sensor fitted standard. The MX1 features the same screen design system used in the regular iEFIS range so you can modify our screens or create your own !
There is much to tell about the MX1 - go and have a look at the MGL Avionics stand at Oshkosh or check our website soon, we should have manuals etc up in a week or so. The first batch is already manufactured and we will start accepting orders after Oshkosh.
While you check us out at Oshkosh, we have lots on display including our ever expanding range of popular Vega and Blaze singles - we added some interesting ones during the year.
CEO MGL Avionics